Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Middle Park Health is proud to offer our patients state of the art diagnostic imaging services. Below is a list of what each facility provides, along with an explanation of each below that. Speak with your Primary Care Provider today to see what service you may require. X-Ray exams typically do not require an appointment, however all other imaging studies will. Please call our Central Scheduling office at 970.887.5886 to schedule your imaging appointment.

Locations for Diagnostic Imaging Services

MPH Granby970.887.58001000 Granby Park Drive SouthGranby, CO 80446

MPH Kremmling970.724.3442214 4th StKremmling, CO 80459

MPH Walden970.723.4255350 McKinley StreetWalden, CO 80480

Winter Park970.887.583947 Cooper Creek WayWinter Park, CO 80482

MPH Grand Lake970.557.6044301 Marina DriveGrand Lake, CO 80447

Granby

  • X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • US (Ultrasound)
  • Screening & Diagnostic Mammography
  • DEXA (Bone Density)
  • Echocardiography

Kremmling

  • X-Ray
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • US (Ultrasound)

Walden

  • X-Ray

Grand Lake

  • X-Ray

Winter Park

  • X-Ray

Explore our Diagnostic Imaging Services

Diagnostic imaging comprises various equipment, methods, and techniques to diagnose and monitor patients affected by disease, injury, or unexplained symptoms. Most diagnostic imaging tests are painless and noninvasive, though patients may need to remain still in an enclosed space for an extended period during some tests.

Review the scope of diagnostic imaging services at Middle Park Health and visit one of our clinics in your community when you need radiology. We provide our patients the following diagnostic imaging services.

X-Ray Diagnostic Imaging

X-Ray is a common imaging tool used to aid in the detection of bone injury and many disease processes.  MPH utilizes CR (Computed Radiography) and DR (Digital Radiography) to produce high quality imaging with shorter exam times.

Fluoroscopy Imaging Services

Fluoroscopy is real-time x-ray often used for joint injection procedures, operating room procedures, and bone fracture management.

CT Scan Imaging Services

CT (Computed Tomography) uses x-rays and computers to create sectional images of the body and its systems. These virtual slices can be manipulated to be viewed in multiple plans or 3D.

Your doctor may recommend a CT scan for these purposes:

  • Determine the cause of unexplained pain or other symptoms affecting the abdominal or pelvic area
  • Diagnose infection or obstruction of the sinus cavities
  • Detect spinal problems such as fractures, hernias, and stenosis
  • Image the neck area to diagnose unexplained lumps or swollen lymph nodes or glands
  • Provide follow-up after an abnormal chest X-ray
  • Diagnose and guide treatment of a traumatic brain injury, including detection of abnormalities such as masses, bleeding, or stroke

MRI

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the body to assess anatomy and physiology. Doctors at the medical center may issue orders for an MRI to further assess joint pain, back pain, headaches, visual changes, gastrointestinal discomfort, muscle/tendon/ligament injury, and many other conditions. Most MRI exams can be completed in 30-60 minutes.

Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging Services

US (Ultrasound) uses high frequency sound waves and resulting echoes to produce images of internal body structures. We commonly use ultrasound imaging in obstetric medicine to check the health and development of the fetus during a woman’s pregnancy. These diagnostic imaging services can also be used to diagnose issues with the blood vessels and organs, including conditions affecting the kidneys, liver, bladder, muscles, joints, or heart. 

Mammography Imaging Services

Screening Mammography uses very low dose x-rays to aid in the detection of breast cancer. Screening mammography is performed when no symptoms, such as breast pain, lump or nipple discharge are present.  The ACR (American College of Radiology) recommends annual mammography screening starting at age 40 for women of average risk of developing breast cancer.  Please consult with your Primary Care Provider to determine when you should schedule your screening mammogram.  Same day appointments are often available.  Women age 40 and older do not require an order or prescription for screening mammogram, they may self-refer (contact information for a licensed healthcare provider will be required).

Diagnostic Mammography refers to special views obtained when a Screening Mammogram is inconclusive or when symptoms such as a lump, breast pain, or nipple discharge are present. Diagnostic Mammography is performed with a Radiologist on-site and may be performed in conjunction with breast ultrasound.  An order from a licensed healthcare provider is required for Diagnostic Mammography and Breast Ultrasound.  MPH works closely with a Radiologist from Centura Health who specialize in Breast Imaging.

Bone Density Diagnostic Imaging

The DEXA scan is an advanced type of X-ray technology widely used to evaluate bone density and bone loss. If you have a high level of bone loss and low bone mineral density you have an elevated risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Your doctor may order this type of scan if you have osteoporosis symptoms; if you are older than 50 and break a bone, male older than 70, or female older than 65.

Echocardiography Diagnostic Imaging

Echocardiography uses ultrasound to image the heart. This technology is used to measure the size and shape of the heart, as well as pumping capacity and other heart functions. A cardiologist will interpret your echocardiogram.

Doctors recommend different types of echocardiograms depending on your health care needs. A traditional echocardiogram can determine whether you have cardiac blockages or other heart health issues if you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pressure, or chest pain. 

Our Radiologists:

Middle Park Health and North Park Medical Center are currently partnered with Colorado Imaging Associates, P.C. Colorado Imaging Associates is a group of over 30 radiologists who have provided services at St. Anthony Hospitals since 1957. Each physician is board-certified by The American Board of Radiology. This group includes radiologists with extensive sub-specialty fellowship training and experience in all areas of diagnostic imaging, including MRI, Computed Tomography (CT), Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine. Middle Park Health works closely with the Centura Health Breast Imaging Group in providing Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, and Breast Biopsy when indicated.

Imaging studies performed at Middle Park Health can be viewed  by your healthcare provider within the Centura Health system.  Studies can be electronically shared with numerous health systems throughout Colorado and the United States.  Imaging studies may also be saved on a CD or DVD to aid in follow-up with providers outside the Middle Park Health system.  Please contact Medical Records to request electronic sharing or a CD.

Schedule Your Diagnostic Imaging Services

If you have symptoms that require diagnostic imaging or simply need a check-up with a new primary care physician, trust Middle Park Health to serve as your community care provider. Find a doctor today and take the next step toward better health and wellness.