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Diagnostic Imaging

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center's diagnostic imaging experts provide valuable support for the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions. Our staff has access to the latest technology offering very accurate imaging services.

What is Diagnostic Imaging?

This is a type of imaging technology allowing trained staff to view internal aspects of a patient's body using radient energy. Examples of how diagnostic imaging is used include:

The Latest Technology

We have integrated the latest technology into our diagnostic imaging facilities to make sure you get the most comprehensive and accurate care available. Our new EXCITE 1.5T system provides this technology and makes it easier than ever for our experts to use and interpret imaging tools.

Some of the features this technology makes available to us include:

  • A new high performance operating and high volume image database for faster workflow
  • New imaging techniques enhance diagnostic options for stroke evaluation, peripheral vascular imaging, breast cancer staging and other clinical applications
  • New propeller technology eliminates distortion in the image caused by magnetic interference and patient movement, allowing for much more accurate imaging of moving patients (such as those with Parkinson's)
  • New VIBRANT technology gives us the only imaging technology in the city allowing for simultaneous bilateral breast imaging so the patient can now have one contrast injection and experience no delay in exam periods

You can view our Radiology section to learn more about our inpatient radiology services in the hospital.

For more information about our diagnostic imaging capabilities, please call our Radiology department at 605-322-1600.