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Radiology Procedures

Mercy performs more than 122,000 procedures every year, so you can feel confident that our radiologists are experienced and skilled. We offer state-of-the-art imaging technology used to diagnose or treat disease.

The Radiology Department complies with all of The Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation (JCAHO) standards, the Nuclear Medicine Department is licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, and our Ultrasound is accredited by the American College of Radiology – recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence.

There are many procedures we perform, but some of our most common are:

  • CT Scan: Also known as a "C.A.T. scan", the CT scan is a valuable diagnostic tool.
  • Mammography: An X-ray technique that's used to create an image of the breast.
  • MRI: An extremely precise way to look inside the body without using X-rays.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Using radioactive materials, nuclear medicine helps diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders.
  • PET/CT Scan: PET/CT scans produce pictures of metabolism and anatomy.
  • SPECT/CT: Combines the functional imaging of Nuclear Medicine and the anatomical imaging of CT
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses sound waves to obtain a medical image or picture of various organs and tissues in the body.
  • X-ray: A medical procedure using X-rays that helps identify disease or injury inside the human body.

For information on more detailed procedures and printouts for your radiology visit, visit our resources.