Imaging

Bear Valley Community Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department offer state-of-the-art technology, on par or better than many large hospital systems. Our services include a full-service Imaging Department with digital radiology, computerized tomography (CT scan), diagnostic ultrasound, bone density screening and mammography. Our board certified Radiologists and Registered Technologists are dedicated to offering the highest quality imaging services in the area.

Hours

  • Outpatient Hours: 8-5pm
  • Emergency Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Scheduling Hours: 8-5pm

Contact
Imaging scheduling for all services can be accessed by calling 909-878-8204.
No appointment necessary for most radiology procedures. CT and ultrasound require an appointment.

What Is A CT (CAT) Scan?

Computed tomography, or CT scan, is also known as a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan. Bear Valley Community Hospital state-of-the-art multi-slice CT scanner is a high quality piece of equipment that combines traditional x-ray technology with computer technology. CT scanning allows your physician to see a detailed image of your body or internal organs with a high-resolution 3-D image. The CT Scanner is a diagnostic tool that provides a quicker, more accurate diagnosis of many medical conditions that are very difficult to detect with regular x-rays. CT scanning is painless, non-invasive and involves minimal radiation exposure, due to thin beam scanning technology.

During The CT Examination

After you change into an examination gown, a Certified Radiology Technologist who is specially trained in imaging procedures will comfortably position you on the CT exam table. You will lie face up as you pass through the opening of the scanner, called the gantry. The scanner is open-faced and non-claustrophobic. The CT scanner resembles a large ring, which rotates around your body at 360 degrees as it sends and picks up thin beam x-rays obtaining cross-sectional images. Each organ can be seen clearly without overlap from other organs in the body. Periodically, the technologist may use the intercom to ask you to hold your breath for a short period of time. This helps to create better pictures when scanning the abdomen or chest. Most CT examinations take approximately 15 to 45 minutes.

After Your CT Examination

After your examination is complete, the radiologist checks the quality of the images taken. Occasionally, more scans may be needed. After you exam, you can eat and drink as you normally would and resume all of your regular activities. The radiologist will interpret the results of your examination and give a report to your physician.

Mammography

If you’ve never had a mammogram, or you haven’t had one in over a year, you should consider making an appointment. No physician referral is necessary, and most insurance plans are accepted. Statistics show that mammograms and monthly self- checks are the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer early. The sooner you are diagnosed, the sooner you can be treated. You are never too old to have your first mammogram, and follow-up care is available from a local physician. The procedure is simple, non-invasive and is performed by one of our certified mammography technologists. Our equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology, meeting tough Federal standards for performance.

Imaging scheduling for all services can be accessed by calling 909-878-8204.

  • Outpatient Hours: 8-5pm
  • Emergency Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Scheduling Hours: 8-5pm

No appointment necessary for most radiology procedures. CT and ultrasound require an appointment.