Imaging and Radiology
Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center - two locations
834 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.2200 ext. 2100
Jefferson Healthcare's Diagnostic Imaging Department delivers high-quality imaging services in a patient-friendly environment. We offer outpatient, emergency, and inpatient services. Our department is staffed with specialized professionals, including board-certified radiologists and licensed/certified radiologic technologists.
We partner with RADIA Radiologist group to provide a full range of imaging services including:
Bone densitometry uses an advanced technology called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, to accurately and painlessly measure the density and mineral content of bone. During a bone-density evaluation, the patient lies comfortably still on a padded table while the DEXA machine scans one or more areas, usually the fracture-prone spine and hip.
Radiation exposure during bone densitometry is extremely low—less than the radiation exposure during a coast-to-coast airline flight. The entire process takes only minutes to complete, depending on the number of sites scanned. This procedure does not involve injections or invasive procedures, and the patient remains fully clothed, unless there are metal zippers or snaps on their clothes. You will need a prescription or physician’s referral to schedule a bone density exam.
Generates detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels to evaluate for stroke or to help detect many different cancers and disease processes.
Provides detailed images of breast tissue and detects cancer early. The American Medical Association (AMA) recommends annual mammograms for woman over 40.
On the day of your exam, we ask that you do not wear deodorant or powder because this may affect the quality of the image. You will need a prescription or physician’s referral to schedule a mammogram.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Evaluates soft tissue injuries such as ligament or tendon tears, meniscus tears in the knee, spinal cord maladies, and diagnose a variety of conditions such as diseases of the liver, heart, bowel, and brain.
Our Radiology Department staff, along with our MRI technologists, will review your history so you may enter the MRI suite safely.
Used to help diagnose cardiac anomalies, cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders.
Non-invasive procedure that provides a clear picture of soft tissue and aids in the diagnosis of disease causing pain, swelling, and infection, as well as monitoring pregnancy.
Helps diagnose fractured bones, look for injury or infection and locate foreign objects in soft tissue.
Produces real-time moving images of the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestine to help diagnose pain, acid reflux or other symptoms of the GI tract.
Measures bone loss and is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and assess the risk of developing fractures in the hips and spine.
Imaging Services are available in several locations on the hospital's main campus. These include first floor Diagnostic Imaging West (Mammography, Ultrasound, DXA) and 2nd floor Orthopedics (X-Ray) in the Emergency and Specialty Services Building (ESSB), as well as Main floor Diagnostic Imaging East (Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray). Port Ludlow Health Clinic also has X-Ray services available.