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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
  • PET/CT

 

  • Pain Management Injections
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Biopsies

Breast cancer survivor and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Sheryl Crow, knows that she doesn’t have to compromise between comfort and accuracy when it comes to getting the best care with the Genius™ Smart Curve exam.

MRI

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

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.

PET/CT

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 3D tomosynthesis equipment has taken breast imaging to a whole new, comfortable level. Called Smart Curve, this advanced 3-D imaging technology is able to reduce blur and increase sharpness, providing that are so clear and precise, early cancer detection—and survival—is more probable than ever before with less pinch and more ease.

Accurate, comfortable breast imaging

3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Smart Curve) 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 with less pinch and pressure. DBT takes multiple 3-D X-rays of each breast from many angles, quicker and safer.

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

We’re Transforming the Mammogram Experience.
Genius technology. More comfortable. Shorter scans. More accuracy. Here.
Smart Curve technology is the latest weapon to fight against breast cancer. This 3D exam delivers a more comfortable experience for patients. Its’ cutting-edge, less pinch & pressure technology can detect up to 60% more invasive breast cancers in denser breast tissue than a 2D exams. Faster scans, less call backs and no travel. This advanced 3D mammography is the only system in Northern MN.

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
  • 3D mammography and breast tomosynthesis – Screening for the earliest of breast cancers.
  • 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.