WCRA provides every patient with access to the most sophisticated medical imaging technology.
In the high tech, rapidly evolving specialty of medical imaging, WCRA maintains its position at the cutting edge of imaging technology and technique adoption. We continuously integrate incredible new processes like artificial intelligence and minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures into our diagnostic toolbox to support the most highly trained radiologists in the region. This combination assures the highest possible level of care available on the Western Slope, translating to continuously improving health outcomes and quality of life for our patient population.
Neuroradiology obtains and analyzes images of the structure and function of the brain, diagnosing and treating neurological conditions like stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, headaches, MS, and brain tumors.
WCRA’s subspecialized neuroradiologists collaborate with specialists likes neurologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, and others to provide a coordinated, informed, effective approach to neurologic care.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging focuses on diagnosing bone and joint abnormalities, including orthopedic, rheumatologic, and traumatic conditions, as well as the soft tissue surrounding bones and joints. By specializing in musculoskeletal imaging, these physician experts are capable of focusing on additional nuances related to orthopedic and sports medicine injuries.
MSK imaging subspecialists work in tandem with primary care physicians, surgeons, sports medicine and orthopedic specialists, and others.
Body imaging radiologists diagnose and help treat diseases and conditions affecting major body organs and systems, including the lungs, liver, stomach, spine, pelvis, kidneys, colon, pancreas, other organs and throughout the abdomen. WRCA’s subspecialized body imaging physicians conduct exams from the throat down to the pelvis up. By specializing in the body cavity, body imaging radiologists focus on additional nuances related to this anatomical area of to deliver more detailed analyses.
Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical subspecialty utilizing imaging guidance to perform minimally invasive, targeted treatments, often as an alternative to open surgery. IR procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis, and require short recovery times. These procedures are often less risky and less painful than traditional, surgery-based treatment options. Because many IR procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, they are often less costly due to brief or no patient hospital stays.
WCRA interventional radiologists are fellowship trained and are adeptly skilled in performing a variety of interventional oncology procedures, vascular and vein interventions, and hepatic focused interventional procedures, along with many other exams to increase patients’ comfort and quality of life.
Breast imaging radiologists are clinical experts who work as a team to use best practices for early detection of breast cancer. Our breast imaging radiologists do as much to prevent breast cancer as they do to treat it and are a vital part of any women’s complete breast health. They must meet several criteria for quality and adhere to high standards of care.
WCRA’s breast imaging subspecialists work hand in hand on a daily basis with breast surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, OBGYNs, family practitioners, and more. They utilize a variety of procedures, depending on a patient’s needs.
Women’s imaging includes mammography, 3D mammography, ultrasound, MRI, elastography, breast biopsy, and breast needle localization, and DEXA bone mineral density scanning.