At West Valley Medical Center’s diagnostic imaging center, timely test results and superior patient care are our standards of practice. Whether you need an annual mammogram or a complex interventional radiology procedure, our imaging specialists and staff offer compassionate, professional care to meet your individual needs.
West Valley’s diagnostic imaging center now accepts Saturday appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call (208) 455-3905.
West Valley Medical Center is a Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare Organization. We are also accredited by the American College of Radiology in several imaging modalities.
All imaging procedures are supervised and interpreted by a specialty-appropriate, fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologist. West Valley Medical Center partners with Gem State Radiology, one of Treasure Valley's esteemed physician groups, which specializes in performing and interpreting medical imaging studies.
Visit our Radiation Right® page to learn how we limit patients’ exposure to radiation.
Diagnostic imaging services
Our imaging department offers a full range of services, including:
- General diagnostic X-ray
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine studies
- Bone densitometry
- Advanced imaging procedures
All of our imaging services are performed and managed in a digital environment. For most routine studies, a completed report is available within a few hours of your exam. Your physician can review those results over a secure internet link as soon as they are available. This substantially decreases the time from diagnosis to treatment of your health concerns.
If your images or results need to be sent to a specialist or an additional physician for consultation, we will gladly accommodate your request while keeping your personal health information private and secure.
Women’s imaging services
West Valley Medical Center offers comprehensive women’s imaging services at its new Women’s Imaging Center, located at:
Family Medical Center (third floor)
315 East Elm Street
Caldwell, ID 83605
2D and 3D mammography screenings
West Valley Women's Imaging offers patients the choice of 3D or 2D mammography. The 3D mammography screening allows doctors to see masses and distortions associated with cancers significantly more clearly than conventional 2D mammography. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
Thus, 3D mammography is more accurate—it detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancer and reduces false positives up to 40 percent.Preparing for a mammogram
3D and 4D ultrasounds
We offer 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging capabilities, which can produce still images in a 3D presentation, such as a baby's face, and moving 3D images.
Bone density screenings
Our Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometry System scans the hips and spine for most routine patients, providing improved measurement accuracy. This system significantly reduces the testing time for patients.