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Radiology Center in International Falls

Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology, or imaging (X-ray), services are an important part of your preventive and diagnostic imaging healthcare. Rainy Lake Medical Center’s state-of-the-art radiology technology allows our highly trained technologists and professional staff to provide friendly, quality medical care, making sure you’re comfortable every step of the way.

Rainy Lake Medical Center provides the following radiology services:

  • Digital Radiography
  • Digital Mammography
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • CT Computed Tomography
  • MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density Scans
  • Pain Management Injections
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Biopsies
xray imaging


MRIs at Rainy Lake Medical Center
 provide patients with the latest technology and diagnostic imaging software—right here at the hospital, available for your care. Images from our MRI machine are clearer than ever, resulting in sharp, detailed images of the organs and tissues
within the body—without the use
of radiation.


CT scans combine
a series of low-dose X-ray 
images taken from different angles and use computer processing to show images of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. Our in-house, state-of-the-art, 64-slice CT scanner creates high-resolution images within seconds, providing high-quality images for your diagnosis.


RLMC offers patients a powerful new diagnostic imaging system known as PET/CT. This hybrid technology combines the strengths of two well-established imaging modalities in one imaging session to more accurately diagnose and locate cancers while increasing patient comfort. A PET/CT scan is noninvasive, painless and takes about 30 minutes.

Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography (DR) is similar to a conventional X-ray, but produces images digitally rather than on film. This method is faster—almost instantaneous—and more consistent. Our DR table is easily accessible, ideal for elderly or orthopedic patients. We also offer a portable DR for emergency or bedside imaging.

Pain Management Injections

Rainy Lake Medical Center offers a variety 
of pain management options including image-guided injections, such as epidurals, facet, sacroiliac, and all joint injections to help with acute or chronic pain management. Fluoroscopy (live imaging) or CT scans are often used in conjunction with injections given for pain management.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Rainy Lake Medical Center’s new tomosynthesis equipment has taken breast imaging to a whole new level. Called SenoClaire, this advanced 3-D imaging technology is able to reduce blur and increase sharpness, providing images that are so clear and precise, early cancer detection—and survival—is more probable than ever before.

Accurate, comfortable breast imaging

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is 
a breast-screening technique that makes breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, while making the procedure more comfortable than a conventional mammogram. DBT takes multiple 3-D X-rays of each breast from many angles, quickly and safely.

Safe testing practices

During any mammography screening, we keep radiation levels as low as possible. Our 3-D imaging technology uses the same low dose as
a standard 2-D mammogram, meaning there is not increased radiation to patients during breast exams. In fact, radiation is concentrated in one area, reducing scattered radiation while improving the scan’s clarity and accuracy.

State-of-the-art technology

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is world-class technology that is enhancing our ability to detect cancer in its earliest stages, increasing the survival rates of women of all ages. While tomosynthesis is usually not found outside of metropolitan areas, we have this state-of-the-art technology right here, close to home—for you.

The radiation therapy and medical imaging professionals at Rainy Lake Medical Center use some of the most advanced equipment to diagnose illnesses, plan and administer treatment, and restore patient health. Our radiology center in International Falls also boasts a highly trained team of technologists who provide quality medical attention.

Professional Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology or imaging services (otherwise known as X-Ray) play a critical role in medical diagnosis and treatment plan design. We support your doctor’s diagnosis by offering a comprehensive range of tests and radiological procedures:

  • Digital radiography
  • Digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis – Screening for breast cancer and lumps too small to be felt by doctors
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Produces detailed images of internal body structures with radio frequency pulses and magnetic fields
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Creates detailed images of bones, blood vessels, soft tissues, and other internal organs
  • Bone Density Scans – Used for diagnosis of bone diseases (e.g. osteoporosis)
  • Ultrasound – Uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of body structures
  • Nuclear Medicine – Produces physiologic images of different body processes; helpful in assessing issues in the kidney, thyroid, or gallbladder
  • Pain Management Injection
  • Biopsies

Our radiology services in International Falls also include pain management injections and biopsies.

Quality Services Within Your Reach

We believe patients don’t have to travel far to receive medical attention. Thus, our full-service radiology center in International Falls aims to offer countless options locally. And, unlike other clinics, we do not send our patients to other facilities. We perform all services here. There’s no need to travel around, either; our hospital-based imaging center provides advanced services around the clock and can accommodate patients with urgent needs.

For more information on our services or appointments, call us at (218) 283-5495.