Imaging Services Department
Aspirus Riverview Hospital, First Floor
410 Dewey St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Even if you see a doctor in another community, you can have your imaging exams done at Aspirus Riverview Hospital. All of our imaging exams are performed and stored digitally, so your results will be sent quickly to your doctor.
Our state-of-the-art Imaging Services Department provides diagnostic imaging for patients of all ages. Highly trained staff members are on duty around-the-clock to provide the images needed for your diagnosis and treatment.
Click below for more information on each imaging exam:
A needle biopsy takes a sample of tissue from a patient so it may be sent to a laboratory for examination and diagnosis of a medical condition.
Needle Biopsy Using Imaging Guidance Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Mammography is an x-ray of the breast. It is the most accurate method of detecting breast cancer when no symptoms exist. If you have a family history of breast cancer or if you are over the age of 40, your doctor may recommend a mammogram as part of your routine physical exam.
Mammography Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
A needle aided with imaging guidance (either ultrasound or x-ray) is used to remove small samples of tissue from a suspicious mass for microscopic evaluation.
Breast Biopsy & Needle Localization Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams are performed on a Signa HDi 1.5 Tesla MRI. MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field, rather than x-rays, to provide detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues.
MRI Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Myelography is an x-ray examination of the spinal canal. A contrast material is injected through a needle into the space around the spinal cord to display the spinal cord, spinal canal and nerve roots on an x-ray.Myelography Instructions
Nuclear medicine scans are painless procedures used to help diagnose diseases of the body. Patients are given a small, safe dose of radioactive material—usually as an intravenous injection but sometimes orally. The radioactive material, called a radiopharmaceutical, travels through the bloodstream to a specific organ. Once there, the radiopharmaceutical emits gamma rays that are detected by a gamma camera. The gamma camera records the gamma rays in the form of images of body anatomy and function.
Nuclear Medicine Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Nuclear medicine stress testing involves two sets of images: stress/exercise images and resting images. To capture the images, a small amount of a radioactive isotope is injected through an IV. This isotope is detected by a special camera, which provides images of your heart, allowing doctors to evaluate the blood flow through the coronary arteries and the condition of the heart muscle. The amount of radioactivity to which you are exposed is very small and poses no danger to you or others.
Nuclear Medicine Stress Testing Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves (not audible to the human ear) to produce images of structures within your body. These images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Ultrasound Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Obstetrics & Gynecologic Ultrasound Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Vascular ultrasound evaluates the body's circulatory system.
Vascular Ultrasound Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
PET/CT combines the functional information from positron emission tomography (PET) with the anatomical information from CT into a single exam.
The PET exam pinpoints metabolic activity in cells and the CT exam provides an anatomical reference. When these two scans are combined, your physician can view metabolic changes in the proper anatomical context of your body. Often this exam is used to help physicians detect and monitor tumors.
PET/CT Scan Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
A narrow catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and guided to the area to be imaged. The radiologist then injects a contrast liquid that is seen by x-rays as it travels through the bloodstream.
Angiography Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Conscious sedation uses sedatives or pain relievers to reduce consciousness, anxiety and discomfort during an imaging exam or procedure. Patients are usually able to speak and respond while under conscious sedation. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.
Conscious Sedation Patient Education & Preparation Instructions.
A small bowel exam is an x-ray of the small intestine. After drinking a liquid called barium, x-ray pictures are taken of your abdomen every 15 to 20 minutes until the barium passes through your small intestine. The barium coats the inside of your intestines, enabling the radiologist to examine your small bowel when viewing the x-rays.
Small Bowel Exam Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Our 64-slice CT unit uses special x-ray equipment to obtain images from different angles around the body. A computer then processes the information to show cross-section images of soft tissues and bone.
CT Scan Patient Education & Preparation Instructions
Coronary artery calcium scoring helps assess your risk of having a heart attack by identifying the level of plaque in your arteries (atherosclerosis).
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Patient Education
This study may be performed if there are concerns about your swallowing skills.
Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study Overview