The diagnostic imaging department offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient imaging services. All imaging staff are registered nationally. We are committed to providing accurate and timely diagnostic imaging services, including:
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Bone Densitometry (DXA)
- 3D Mammography
- Needle Biopsy
- Interventional Procedures
Exams at Samaritan Hospital
Walk-ins x-rays are welcome at the hospital diagnostic imaging department from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients with scheduled and walk in exams, need to check in at the registration booth at the main entrance of the hospital during normal business hours. For appointments during the weekend or after hours, you may be asked to check in at the ER entrance registration booth. The department staff will come to the main waiting area to escort you to the proper imaging area. The report of the exam will typically be sent to your provider in 24-48 hours.
To Schedule an Exam
All exams, with the exception of screening mammograms require an order from your healthcare provider. Once you have your order, call our scheduling desk at 509.793.9651 to schedule an exam. Exams like fluoroscopy, CTs, ultrasounds, MRIs, nuclear medicine, echocardiograms, and diagnostic mammography must be scheduled in advance. Scheduled exams are typically between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday—except ultrasound, which is scheduled until 8 p.m., and also has scheduled weekend slots. There is no need to schedule general x-rays.
Samaritan’s imaging department offers our new Tesla 1.5 MRI, CT, 3D mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and more. Our personalized imaging care provides state-of-the-art imaging technology, with a wide array of inpatient and outpatient imaging services.
The Women’s Imaging Center offers comprehensive breast health services including Genius 3D mammography, breast MRI, and ultrasound—the latest technology available in the battle against breast cancer. This 3D mammography technology produces sharper, enhanced images at multiple angles—allowing our doctors to detect and identify possible cancers earlier. The 3D technology also allows our doctors to perform specialized biopsies—making Samaritan the only facility within a 70-mile radius to offer this full array of breast-imaging services.
High-quality imaging services at Samaritan Healthcare mean comprehensive care is available conveniently close to home—with faster diagnosis and quicker answers for your health questions. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of patient-centered service.
The Women’s Imaging Center, located inside Samaritan Hospital, provides 3D digital mammography and osteoporosis DEXA scanning. These exams must be scheduled in advance. Once scheduled, go to the admitting area in the main hospital lobby to sign in. Our mammography technologist will meet you there and escort you to the Women’s Imaging Center for your exam. We are open Monday through Friday with some evening and Saturday appointments available.
GE Tesla 1.5 MRI
The latest in advanced imaging, right here.
Samaritan Healthcare’s new, state-of-the-art, GE Signa Artist 1.5 Tesla MRI—the first of its kind in Washington State—features sophisticated MRI technology that produces sharper images for more-accurate results.
The new machine is more open and allows for feet-first and head-first exams, accommodating patients who are claustrophobic or who need extra monitoring.
Permanently installed and conveniently located at Samaritan Hospital, the new Tesla 1.5 MRI can handle a larger number of patients and offers more-flexible operating hours—so patients can receive high-quality imaging right here in Moses Lake.
Better images. Better results. Better experience. If you need an MRI, ask your doctor about scheduling a state-of-the-art, Tesla 1.5 MRI at Samaritan Hospital.