Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Swedish Medical Imaging Centers are staffed by board-certified radiologists and licensed technologists and sonographers. To see a list of services by location, click here.

Guide to services 

  • Bone densitometry: Offered at the Ballard imaging center as well as several Swedish Physicians Clinics.

  • Computed diagnostic radiography (X-ray): A full range of radiographic plain film studies are available at Ballard, Cherry Hill, Edmonds, First Hill, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond.

  • Computed tomography (CT) imaging: Provided at all facilities. The fastest available scanners make the exam much easier on the patient, provide enhanced diagnostic information, and decrease the chance that sedation will be required for children and agitated adults. This technology allows us to obtain 3-D and other views without additional imaging.

  • Coronary calcium scan or electron beam tomography (EBT): The Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute at Cherry Hill offers EBT for early detection of coronary artery disease.

  • Fluoroscopic radiography: Available at Ballard, Cherry Hill, Edmonds, First Hill and Issaquah. All locations provide state-of-the-art digital capabilities.

  • Interventional radiology: Interventional radiology is available at our First Hill, Cherry Hill and Edmonds facilities. The departments feature several procedure rooms, and specially trained physicians utilize a wide variety of the latest interventional, less-invasive techniques. 

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): All Swedish facilities maintain MRI scanners. Our systems are designed to be less claustrophobic for patients.

  • Mammography: See Swedish Breast Centers

  • Nuclear medicine: Available at First Hill, Cherry Hill and Edmonds. Our board-certified physicians and specially trained technologists utilize radioactive isotopes to help diagnose diseases like heart disease and cancer.

  • Positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT): available through the Swedish Cancer Institute's PET/CT Imaging Center and Swedish Issaquah and Swedish Edmonds.

  • Ultrasound: The latest scanning technology for general and OB studies is available at all facilities. Physicians are able to monitor examinations in progress through a bank of monitors stationed in the physician's interpretation room.

About the Swedish imaging centers

The imaging centers share a central database of patient records which is available to physicians electronically. This allows us to get the results of your exam to your physician more quickly, so he or she can get started on a course of treatment for you if necessary.

Our centers are designed for patient convenience and comfort, and special care was taken to make the various medical imaging areas comfortable for children. Typically, procedures for children are scheduled when child-life specialists are available to counsel children and families. Every patient is treated with dignity and respect.

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