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Diagnostic Imaging

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Our Services

With a cutting-edge imaging interface, our diagnostic imaging pros at National Park Medical Center provide exceptional imaging quality, along with the collaboration of 12 radiology specialists from the Hot Springs Radiology Group.  

CT Scans

A computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging method that uses X-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body.

We provide excellent image quality on our 64-Slice scanner for general imaging along with IR studies such as drain placement, biopsies and bone marrow biopsies, giving precise measurements and accurate locations.

LDCT Scans

LDCT (low-dose computed tomography) works much like an x-ray exam to produce pictures of your chest and lungs. This high-quality lung screening detects lung abnormalities but with 90 percent less ionizing radiation than a conventional CT scan. If you have a high risk of lung cancer but no signs or symptoms, a LDCT screening could help you catch potentially cancerous spots at their earliest and most treatable stage. Learn more about LDCT Screening.

MRI Scans

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is an imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the body. It does not use radiation (X-rays). Our top-of-the-line 1.5 tesla MRI scanner provides exceptional image quality for all MRI studies.


X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a healthcare setting, a machine sends individual X-ray particles through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created. X-ray encompasses many different types of exams such as bone imaging, scoliosis imaging, chest X-rays, abdomen plain films, fluoroscopy and studies using contrast agents.


An ultrasound is a safe and painless test using sound waves, not radiation, to get an image of different areas inside your body. We provide adult and pediatric studies, diagnostic breast studies and more.


Our leading-edge breast imaging gives you greater peace of mind. If you have dense breast tissue, you may benefit from having a 3D mammogram. 3D mammography creates more detailed images of your breast. We also have a compassionate breast navigator to help you navigate your care through the medical system.    


Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the interior of an object. In its primary application of medical imaging, a fluoroscope allows a physician to see the internal structure and function of a patient so that the pumping action of the heart or the motion of swallowing, for example, can be watched.

We provide all types of fluoroscopy imaging and work closely with our speech pathologists to offer modified barium swallows.

Nuclear Medicine is the use of tiny amounts of radiation to find and treat disease. Nuclear medicine procedures include:

  • Cardiac stress tests to see how well the heart is working
  • Bone scans for infections, injuries or tumors
  • Lung scans for blood clots or swelling

Specialty Services

Our imaging team also provides various minimally invasive procedures using medical imaging guidance, such as X-ray, CT, MRI or ultrasound for the following:

  •          Arteriogram
  •          Angiogram
  •          Peripheral vascular disease
  •          Paracentesis
  •          Thoracentesis

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