Diagnostic Imaging

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) offers complete diagnostic imaging services with state of the art technology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), mammography, fluoroscopy, and general radiology are available.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

128-Slice CT Scanner Brings World-Class Imaging Home

If you or a loved one needs a computed tomography (CT) scan, GVMH's 128-slice CT scanner provides the fastest and highest-resolution imaging available anywhere.

Shorter exam times and precise images mean doctors can diagnose and treat illness and injury sooner—rather than wait for slower imaging equipment to transmit lower-quality images.

GVMH is committed to ensuring the best quality images are produced with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient. Protocols are in place along with routine inspections to ensure our equipment is functioning appropriately and our staff is provided the education needed.

What is a CT scan?
Almost everyone has had an x-ray at some point—whether it was to diagnose a broken bone or to check for dental cavities. CT scanners are similar, except the donut-shaped CT machine creates cross-sectional images, or slices, that reveal the tiniest details of bones, organs, arteries and other tissues. GVMH's scanner can a complete head-to-toe scan in 10 seconds.

Shorter exams: Comfort with precision
The increased speed of the scanner improves the accuracy of the images. A shorter exam time is crucial for some patients. The 128-slice scanner adds many more comfort features, including a larger opening that gives an open feel, and a wider table that can accommodate patients up to 650 pounds.

Putting patients first
During a CT scan, a tube rotates around your body and uses small doses of radiation to capture images from different levels of the body. GVMH's scanner is the world's first adaptive scanner, which means it reduces exposure while still capturing the most intricate images.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI painlessly uses a strong magnetic field to read the hydrogen atoms in the water found in all body tissues, turning it into a cross-sectional computer image for thorough diagnosis.

Patient Testimonial

Elizabeth Richardson of Warsaw was in for a surprise when she went for her MRI at GVMH in September. This was not a new procedure for Richardson—she had an MRI at GVMH before. The difference between this day and her previous visit was the MRI itself.

GVMH recently replaced their MRI with a new one. The MAGNETOM Aera not only offers superb image quality, but the larger opening is evident to patients as well. "I didn't feel like I was enclosed," Richardson stated. "That confined feeling one gets when they have an MRI was not there." She also noticed that the noise level was less than before. "The clanging noise wasn't so loud and the whole experience seemed so much faster and I wasn't anxious this time." Adding to her comfort were the Radiology MRI staff. "The staff is great. They checked on me frequently and everything was explained."

GVMH is proud to have provided excellent service to Richardson and all their other patients. If you would like more information about GVMH's new MRI call the GVMH Radiology Department at 660.890.7145.

Nuclear Medicine

Radiopharmaceuticals are used for diagnosis and treatment of disease processes. Nuclear medicine imaging not only looks at structure but also the function of organ systems.



Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare has purchased Toshiba’s AplioTM 500 ultrasound system, enabling its clinicians to see what they have never seen before, using the most advanced visualization tools in the industry. Toshiba’s Aplio 500 ultrasound system combines advanced visualization capabilities, workflow automation tools and superior ergonomics for more accurate diagnoses and improved departmental efficiency. “The Aplio 500 ultrasound system enables us to provide our patients with the most advanced ultrasound technology available today,” said Tami Hull, Director of Imaging at GVMH. “The advanced technologies of the system will greatly improve patient diagnoses while making our department more efficient.”

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