List of Imaging Scans
Black Hills Imaging offers a variety of CT and MRI exams for adult and pediatric guests. If you do not see a scan on the list below, please contact us at (605) 721-4800.
- Sinuses/facial bones/inner ear/orbits
- Chest/lung including lung screening
- Lower Extremities including femur, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot
- Upper extremities including shoulder, humerus (arm), elbow, forearm, wrist, hand
- CT angiograms including carotids, Brain, Pulmonary vein, and arteries of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and lower extremities
- CT Arthrogram studies of joint
- CT Intrathecal studies of spine
- Calcium Score (also known as a Cardiac Score)
- Brain MRI
For more information or to schedule an exam, call (605) 721-4800.
Lung cancer is an ominous disease often with detrimental outcomes when it is diagnosed in later stages. By the time lung cancer is seen on a conventional chest x-ray, the odds of a cure are small and long-term survival low. Earlier detection of lung cancer with the 64-slice CT scan significantly improves the likelihood of survival. The American College of Chest Physicians recommends CT screening of any person who has smoked more than five years. If you have smoked for more than five years, a lung scan may be an important part of your wellness disease prevention program. Select the image to the right or select here to read an article on how to spot lung cancer early (new window will open).
A Calcium Score, also known as a Cardiac Score, is a very quick, non-invasive test designed to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. In recent years, it has become a reliable estimator of the presence of stenosis and coronary artery disease.
The higher the score or degree of calcification found the more plaque you have in the arteries of your heart, which means your chance of having a heart attack is high. Depending on the score, you and your doctor can determine if you need to make simple lifestyle changes (such as diet, quit smoking, and increased exercise), take medication, or arrange for further testing.
Who is a Candidate for a Calcium Score
Calcium Scores are most appropriate for men, age 35-70 and women 40-70 who have any of the following risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure