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Added Benefits Of In-House Testing & Imaging

Not only is our x-ray department conveniently located, but allows providers the ability to get your results quickly and is a service to our patients. If you require a more complicated study or further testing beyond what we can offer in our office, we are happy to help coordinate services with outside providers to ensure you receive the care you need.

Shining A Light On Our Services

On-Site Radiology Services

At Palouse Medical, we have an unwavering commitment to producing quality and accurate imaging for patients of all ages. Our highly trained team has the experience you can depend on. We look forward to assisting you with the imaging that you require and provide you with the best experience possible.

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Imaging Dept: Hours Of Operation

Monday – Friday:

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

NOTE: We currently do not offer imaging services during evening hours or weekends. If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please call
509-332-2517 and a friendly staff member will be happy to assist you.

Palouse Medical: Your Health Partner

At Palouse Medical, we understand that diagnostic testing can be uncomfortable or stressful for patients. We also appreciate just how valuable the information gathered from these tests can be to help our patients, as diagnostic services are often the foundation of your healthcare provider’s diagnosis and treatment. That is why we strive to offer a wide variety of patient services in our office!

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Bone Desitometry Scans

This advanced technology produces accurate bone density test results, by utilizing a painless approach, similar to an X-Ray exam. Additionally, our DEXA bone densitometry machine also provides an instant vertebral assessment, shedding  even more light to help your provider assess and understand your bone and skeletal health.

Palouse Medical has been providing this valuable testing to patients for nearly two decades. We understand the importance of monitoring bone health and encourage patients who are interested or concerned about their bone health, to talk to your provider at your next visit!

What is a Bone Density Scan (DEXA)?

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of X-Ray technology used to measure bone health by analyzing bone mineral density (BMD).

A DEXA scan is effective in assessing and analyzing a patient’s risk of developing fractures and can help our providers track the effects of treatment for conditions that cause bone loss. There are many risks that increase occurrences of fractures, such as:

  • Age
  • Body weight
  • History of prior fracture(s)
  • Family history of osteoporotic fractures
  • Life style factors (i.e., diet, smoking, medications, excessive alcohol consumption, etc.)

Let Us Know…

As always, if you are interested, would like more information, or feel you may benefit from a DEXA scan, please discuss your thoughts with your provider or contact our office.

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About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common of human bone diseases.  It occurs when bone resorption exceeds bone formation, resulting in reduced bone strength, poor bone quality, and an increased risk of bone fracture. Palouse Medical provides access to the comprehensive testing necessary to reveal vertebral fractures, measure bone density, identifying and determining your risk for osteoporosis, and much more! 

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Early Detection Is Critical

Identifying problems, determining risk and implementing therapeutic interventions are key to reversing the process of bone-loss. These scans become a valuable resource for your healthcare provider.  Since results from your DXA scan will indicate if you are experiencing positive or negative changes in your bone density, it will allow your provider to better guide you along your personal care plan.

More services will be added to this list shortly. Look forward to learning more about our nerve conduction studies and ABI tests. Thank you and check back again soon!

 

Let Us Know…

As always, if you are interested, would like more information, or feel you may benefit from specific service, please discuss your thoughts with your provider or contact our office.