Imaging Services

• Bone Densitometry
• Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)
• Mammography
• Ultrasounds
• X-rays

Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics Imaging Services is staffed with highly trained and licensed technologists whom are registered with the American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). They are available to provide you with their knowledge and professional abilities 24/7, 365 days a year. Together, staff has over 60 years of experience making them exceptionally skilled within their scope of practice.

A Provider may recommend medical imaging services if they feel it is necessary to better understand a patient’s condition. Such services may be performed in house or may require a specially trained professional, from an outside company, to perform the desired service locally.

Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics Imaging Services offers the following in-house and mobile imaging services:

Bone Density Testing, also called bone DEXA scanning, is used as a screening tool to detect osteoporosis by measuring bone mass. Osteoporosis puts you at increased risk for fractures, and bone densitometry is recommended for people with specific medical conditions who meet certain criteria. It is also necessary for those currently being treated for osteoporosis, for instance, if your doctor wants to check if your therapy is working. DEXA works like an X-ray, and uses a tiny dose of ionizing radiation so your doctor can see inside the body, usually the lower spine and hips, to measure bone mass. The test is quick, simple, and noninvasive and requires little or no special preparation.

Computed tomography, more commonly called CT scans, is used to diagnose many different health conditions. CT scans are a type of diagnostic imaging test using X-ray equipment and sophisticated computers to produce cross-sectional images from inside the body.

Digital mammography is a key component in the diagnosis of breast disease in women and plays an important role in early detection of breast cancer. KCHC performs screening mammography to assist your physician in the detection of disease even if you have no complaints or symptoms. It can reveal changes in the breast up to two years before you or your physician identify them on an exam.

DR X-Ray and portable DR X-Ray

General X-rays, known as the simplest medical imaging, are especially useful when used to help identify disease or injury to the body including heart and lung disease, bone fractures and digestive system disease.

Mobile Services at Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics

Mobile MRI

Shared Medical Services has been providing outstanding Mobile MRI care to hundreds of hospitals and clinics since 1987. With our expansive fleet of Mobile MRI systems in service throughout the country, we are an industry leader with the knowledge, depth of experience and resources. Our certified Mobile MRI systems are housed in a self-contained environmental system which allows us to operate directly at your facility.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | Wednesday am by appointment only

This testing is non-invasive and painless. It is a medical diagnostic imaging test to help your doctor diagnose and treat your health condition(s). MRI equipment uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and a sophisticated computer to produce detailed images of the soft tissues in your body, including the organs and other internal structures. These images are examined on a computer monitor to evaluate certain health disorders.

Mobile Ultrasound/ECHO Ultrasound

With specialists trained in both Ultrasound and Echo Ultrasound, Health Enterprises provides a specialized sonographer along with their own medical technology so patient studies can be performed on a scheduled basis, allowing you to provide care at your facility.

Ultrasounds | Tuesday by appointment only

An ultrasound is a non-invasive (no needles, dye, etc.) medical diagnostic procedure using high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound can produce better images of certain “soft” tissues than x-rays do, because ultrasound distinguishes one form of tissue from another. Ultrasound can also show internal motion such as blood flowing through veins, the heart beating, etc. Ultrasound does not involve the use of X-rays and is a safe procedure for all ages.