IU Health Goshen Hospital Imaging
At Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital Imaging, we’re making disease diagnoses and treatment plans with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. That's because we have a full range of imaging capabilities – from traditional radiology to some of the most advanced technology available today. And our team focuses on unsurpassed patient care.
In addition to traditional radiology, our services include full cardiac diagnostic services, nuclear medicine stress tests, cardiac CTAs and more. We’re also one of the few places in Indiana to perform cardiac PET/CT testing.
- Bone density
- Nuclear medicine
- Cardiac CTA
You or your physician may schedule an appointment. Please call IU Health Goshen Hospital Patient Access at 574.364.2400 between 8 am and 5:30 pm. Depending upon the type of test, imaging services may be performed at IU Health Goshen Hospital, The Retreat Women’s Health Center or the Outpatient Imaging Center on The Retreat campus.
General imaging services
This area includes many of the services that you would typically associate with radiology: diagnostic and routine x-rays and fluoroscopy (upper and lower GI studies), arteriography and other special procedures.
The specialized technologists in our Ultrasound area offer routine abdominal and obstetric/gynecological studies in addition to cardiovascular techniques, such as cardiac doppler, carotid doppler, echocardiography and venous doppler.
This painless procedure provides a view inside the body without surgery or x-rays. We use magnetism and radio-frequency energy that provides information not possible with traditional imaging technology. IU Health Goshen Hospital's MRI unit serves adults who need routine MRI studies, such as those of the spine, head and any soft tissue body parts.
A variety of nuclear medicine studies are available in this area, including cardiac stress tests (e.g., cardiolite stress and thallium), bone scans, thyroid scans, renal scans and lung ventilation perfusion scans. This unit features the Prism Model 2000 Premier SPECT camera, whole body and planar imaging system.
Cardiac PET/CT is a diagnostic procedure used to provide diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular disease. This test is used when people are unable to tolerate walking on a treadmill. Cardiac PET/CT takes nuclear pictures of the heart while the heart is at rest, as well as after, and after the blood vessels have been enlarged with medication.
Computerized tomography, also called computed axial tomography or CAT scan, allows us to view the brain, bones, chest, abdomen and spine. Our state-of-the-art unit features a spiral CT scanner that operates in one continuous rotation instead of incremental steps. This reduces scan time and enhances patient comfort. It also greatly improves the quality and contrast of the image and results in a continuous spiral of data. At IU Health Goshen Hospital, CT services include scans, biopsies and 3-D reconstruction.
The IU Health Goshen Hospital mammography facility is certified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by the American College of Radiology – two important factors to look for when choosing where to have a mammogram. As part of our commitment to helping women maintain optimum breast health, we issue annual mammogram reminders to women, offer education on mammography and breast self examination, and sponsor special promotions to encourage women to practice early detection.
The mammography facility performs both diagnostic and screening mammograms. Diagnostic studies are performed when there are indications of a breast problem (i.e., suspicious lump) and must be ordered by a physician. Screening mammograms are those performed on a regular basis as an early detection tool and do not require a physician's prescription. Results are sent to both the patient and her physician.
One of the two mammography units has the capability to perform stereotactic breast biopsy, a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure to biopsy the breast.
One in three women over age 50 has osteoporosis, often resulting in hip and other fractures. If osteoporosis is detected early, changes in eating habits, an increase in exercise, and/or the use of medication can help slow its progression. Until recently, X-rays were the only way to detect osteoporosis and associated bone loss. But by the time the disease showed up on an X-ray, 25 to 30 percent of the patient's bone density was already lost.
Bone densitometry can identify individuals at risk for osteoporosis at an earlier stage than was previously possible. This simple, comfortable procedure takes only a few minutes to complete, and it can help prevent years of debilitating bone loss.
For more information about our imaging services, call IU Health Goshen Hospital's Medical Imaging Department at 574.364.2604.