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Diagnostic Imaging

Trios Health is home to some of the most advanced diagnostic imaging technology currently available in the region. We cover the full spectrum of imaging methods and feature the latest in technology and design upgrades for maximum patient safety and comfort.  

Trios Diagnostic Imaging focuses on providing you with the best possible care. We use the most advanced technology to reduce your radiation exposure. And your providers can immediately access completed images electronically, enabling them to better share and act on your test results. 

Our skilled imaging technologists are ready to meet your inpatient, outpatient, and emergency needs. We are available around-the-clock at Trios Southridge Hospital, and offer outpatient imaging services during business hours at the Trios Care Centers at Southridge and Vista Field.

Diagnostic Imaging Procedures

CT—Computed Tomography

CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, use numerous internal snapshots to construct highly detailed 3D images. This non-invasive imaging procedure can help with identification, diagnosis, and monitoring of injuries, illnesses, problems with the spinal cord or bones, and more.

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital and Trios Care Center at Southridge

DEXA—Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry

DEXA scans use extremely low levels of x-ray to scan the bones for changes in density that relate to a variety of symptoms and conditions.

Available at: Trios Care Centers at Southridge and Vista Field

Fluoroscopy

A fluoroscope uses x-rays to obtain real-time moving images of a patient's internal structures. Fluoroscopy is commonly used for examining issues along the digestive tract and for assisting with certain surgeries or device placements.

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital and Trios Care Center at Southridge

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology involves minimally invasive procedures guided by images obtained from x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, or fluoroscopy to treat a variety of vascular, oncologic, neurologic, and therapeutic conditions. These procedures are performed by interventional radiologists using needles and catheters (narrow tubes) instead of large incisions. Interventional radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions and can, in some cases, eliminate the need for hospitalization.

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital

Mammography

Trios Health was the first in the Tri-Cities to offer 3D mammography, which significantly improves on traditional 2D technology to achieve more precise images that may enable earlier detection of breast cancer.

Available at: Trios Care Center at Southridge

MRI—Magnetic Resonance Imaging

An MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio frequency waves to provide detailed images of organs and other structures inside the body. MRIs can often be helpful in diagnosing or evaluating issues when other tests do not provide enough information. Unlike other imaging methods, MRI does not use radiation and is safe for most patients.*

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital and Trios Care Center at Southridge

Trios Southridge Hospital uses large bore MRI technology, which offers one of the largest openings possible and is beneficial for patients who wish to avoid confined spaces.

*Please notify your doctor and the MRI technologist if you have any metal or device implants.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine exams use radiotracers (low dose of radioactive chemical) in the bloodstream to examine internal cellular function. Because radiotracers can pinpoint issues at the molecular level, nuclear medicine exams can help identify disease in earlier stages and measure a patient's response to treatment.

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital and Trios Care Center at Southridge

PET/CT—Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography

A PET/CT scan uses a low dose of radioactive chemical (radiotracer) injected into the bloodstream to show how body tissue and organs are functioning. Since it can detect changes at the cellular level, a PET/CT scan can help doctors proactively monitor areas of concern or evaluate and adjust treatments.

Available at: Trios Care Center at Vista Field
(Coming soon to the Trios Care Center at Southridge)

Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to generate images of internal structures. Though commonly used in the obstetrics specialty for monitoring fetal development, ultrasound is also used to locate sources of pain, swelling, and infection as well as to evaluate cardiac, vascular, and other issues.

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital, Trios Women's and Children's Hospital, and Trios Care Centers at Southridge and Vista Field

X-ray

Available at: Trios Southridge Hospital, Trios Women's and Children's Hospital, Trios Care Centers at Southridge and Vista Field, Trios Urgent Care Centers—Auburn, Columbia Center, and Central Kennewick

Southridge: Philips Imaging Technology Demo Site

Through a partnership with Philips, Trios Southridge Hospital is a Northwest Regional Show Site for Philips diagnostic imaging technology. The agreement allows the company to bring medical leaders and prospective customers from around the nation to Trios Southridge Hospital to observe the equipment in action.

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