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Imaging & Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging for Southwest Wyoming

The Imaging Center at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has the most advanced staff, physicians and equipment in the area. We have the latest, state-of-the-art 3D Mammography Unit. We have the only large-bore MRI, the only 64-slice CAT scanner, and the only PET/CT Scanner. We are the only accredited Ultrasound Department in the region. That is not to mention all of the other outstanding services we provide in imaging. When it comes to radiology, the quality of your X-rays can determine whether your physician can make the right diagnosis for treatment. Trust us with your Medical Imaging needs.

It is our mission to enhance the health and comfort of our patients by providing the highest quality imaging services with sensitivity, caring, and professionalism. The American College of Radiology (ACR) has accredited our CAT, Ultrasound, and Mammography Departments for imaging excellence; an assurance of quality and radiation safety.

The Medical Imaging Department renders inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services. The population we serve includes all different age groups from newborn to geriatric patients. The department provides all services during regular business hours and emergency services 24/7.

Films/records: If you are calling to request films or records, please call (307) 352-8577.

Scheduling: To schedule a procedure, please call Central Scheduling at 362-MHSC (362-6472).

Hours: Varies depending on service provided.

Cancer Care from Start to Finish

Why go anywhere else for your 3D Mammogram? Sweetwater Memorial is a full-service facility that can take care of you from start to finish with:

  • Skilled Provider Care
  • State-of-the-Art Imaging
  • General Surgery Options
  • Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center
  • Personal Patient Financial Navigator
  • Social Work Access

Sweetwater Memorial accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients.

What we offer

3D Mammography

The $394,000 Hologic 3D Dimension state-of-the-art unit was made possible in May 2020 by the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

It is clinically proven that the new 3D Mammography Unit at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County delivers a more comfortable mammogram through its SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System. The system delivers an exceptional patient experience without compromising image quality, workflow or dose. Consider this:

  • The curved surface applies uniform compression over the entire breast.
  • It is shown to improve comfort in 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression methods.
  • The processing software takes compression surface geometry into account, so there’s no impact on image quality.
  • There’s no change in positioning technique or workflow for technologists.
  • It is proven to detect 20% to 65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D. That's an average increase of 41%.
  • It is the only mammogram the FDA has approved as superior for dense breasts.

MRI

We have the only large-bore magnetic resonance imaging in the area. It offers patients optimized comfort of conventional open bore systems, as well as the high-quality imaging of conventional closed bore systems. The wide bore MRIs have broadened the demographic of patients who can be tested, offering a less claustrophobic feeling than other systems

General Radiology (x-ray)

A radiologist is available in the hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Images are read daily. In the event there is a “critical” finding, the radiologist will call the report to the requesting physician. Outside the radiologists' normal operating hours, emergency consultations are provided by the radiologist 24 hours a day.

CAT Scan

The ACR-certified CAT Scan, or Computerized Axial Tomography, builds a 3D image of a patient's body by inspecting 1mm at a time. Sounds time consuming, right?

With Memorial Hospital's 64-slice CAT Scanner, the only one in this area, we can complete the scans faster than conventional scanners, and our images are more detailed and crystal clear. That means a better diagnosis for our patients.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, also called sonography, is an imaging method that uses high frequency sound waves to produce precise images of structures within your body. Those images often provide vital information that is valuable in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. We are one of six facilities statewide with ACR accreditation.

Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography provides a detailed x-ray of breast tissue and is vital in the early detection of breast cancer. Sweetwater Memorial's digital mammography system is fast, yet ultra-sensitive. As a result, patients are exposed to 50% less radiation than conventional mammography devices. Our Digital Mammography Department is ACR/FDA certified.

Memorial Hospital is a Pink Ribbon facility in Sweetwater County recognized for “Excellence in Breast Health and Exceptional Commitment and Support to the Women of Their Community." We're in your corner.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a specialty that uses safe and painless techniques to both image the body and treat disease. Nuclear imaging consists of examinations in which a small amount of radioactive material is injected or swallowed and travels to a target organ that can then be studied. These examinations are especially valuable as they can show how the organ or system is functioning.

DXA Bone Mineral Study

Osteoporosis is a growing health concern. Our Hologic Discovery DXA machine gives Sweetwater Memorial the opportunity to provide high-quality bone health assessments by offering two powerful screening tests that can help our patients live longer, healthier, more active lives.

We offer vertebral fracture assessment and Bone Density Measurement (BMD). Our DXA unit provides spine and hip bone mineral density results in seconds – no other osteoporosis screening system comes close to the combined speed and image resolution. With high resolution vertebral fracture assessment, we can detect vertebral fractures early, and save patient from debilitating and life-threatening spine and hip fractures in later life.

PET/CT Scan

Memorial Hospital is the only imaging center in the area that utilizes a PET/CT scanner. This scanner combines the most state-of-the-art PET and CT scanner technology to increase diagnostic confidence and improve patient management with faster scan times and higher-quality images. For our patients, this means more comfort and confidence in the treatment of their cancer and other disease states.

In oncology or cancer care, PET/CT provides for early diagnosis, more accurate tumor detection and precise localization, improved biopsy sampling, and better assessment of patient responses to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. PET/CT is also used by cardiologists to detect certain types of heart disease and by neurologists for assessing disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Who we are

  • Medical Imaging Director Tracie Soller can be reached at (307) 352-8386.
  • Lead Radiologic Technologist Jerry Love can be reached at (307) 352-8589.


The organization and management of the Medical Imaging Department promotes quality of care. Clinical direction is provided by the department leader, who is a board-certified radiologist and is supported by other radiologists. All of these physicians are board certified radiologists and are members of the hospital medical staff.

Administrative direction is provided by the Medical Imaging Department director, assisted by a lead technologist. The supervisors and all technologists — radiology technologist, nuclear medicine technologists, ultrasonographers, and cardiac sonographers — in the department are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. They are licensed to practice radiologic diagnostic imaging by the State of Wyoming. In addition, most technologists in the specialty areas are registered in their areas of expertise.

They are an important part of your medical team. The radiologists, technologists and support staff work closely together to assure that high-quality, personalized imaging care is provided to all patients. Radiologists and technical expertise are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, either in department or on-call.