Radiology & Imaging

Advanced Technology, Excellent Care

Glendive Medical Center is on the cutting edge of imaging technology with a primary focus on the following advanced imaging services:

  • Bone Densitometry (DXA Scan)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Digital 3D Mammography
  • General Radiography (bone, soft tissue, and chest imaging)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound

Our full-time Radiologist and team of Radiologic Technologists (RT's) provide accuracy as well as compassionate care and believe in making the experience as comfortable as possible for you. Our RT's are educated in anatomy, patient position, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care. All radiologic technologists employed at GMC are licensed by the State of Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists.

Imaging Services at Glendive Medical Center include:

  • General Radiography – the use of radiation (x-rays) to produce black and white images of anatomy. X-rays may be used to detect bone fractures, find foreign objects in the body, and demonstrate the relationship between bone and soft tissue. The most common type of x-ray exam is chest radiography.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – the use of a rotating x-ray unit to obtain "slices" of anatomy at different levels within the body. A computer then stacks and assembles the individual slices, creating a diagnostic image. With CT technology, physicians can view the inside of organs, a feat not possible with general radiography.
  • Ultrasound – the use of sound waves to obtain images of organs and tissues in the body. During an ultrasound examination, the sonographer (ultrasound technologist) places a transducer in contact with the patient's body. It emits high-frequency sound waves that pass through the body, sending back "echoes" as they bounce off organs and tissues. Special computer equipment converts those echoes into visual data.