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Imaging Associates of Providence

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2280 South Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK 99645
907-746-4646
1751 East Gardener Way, Suite B
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-357-1220
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Welcome


Were proud to feature the most convenient, comfortable and patient-focused imaging services in Alaska.

Here at Imaging Associates, patients enjoy a warm, caring atmosphere thats more like a spa than a hospital and doctors get all the advantages of images with superior clarity, reviewed immediately by Alaskas top radiologists.

We invite you to explore our site for helpful information specific to your needs. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.

ABOUT US


Imaging Associates of Providence (IAP) was created by Alaskas leading radiologists, Alaska Radiology Associates, in partnership with Providence Healthcare. IAP is dedicated to making healthcare more convenient and accessible and to delivering patient care of the highest quality.

Our Imaging Office:
At all of our locations, youll be greeted by our friendly staff and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere thats nothing like a hospital. Weve designed our offices to be warm and inviting to make you feel at home.

Our Technologists:
We hire only the very best. IAP technologists are professionals who not only know their equipment inside and out and what it takes to produce the highest quality images, they also understand your needs as a patient and a human being. Our technologists will answer all your questions, gently guide you through your procedure, and work with skill and efficiency to help you on your way.

Our Radiologists:
Your images are read by the same team of board-certified Alaskan radiologists youve trusted for decades at Providence. Many of our physicians have sub-specialties with experience and expertise in areas such as womens imaging, CT with 3-dimensional imaging, CTA, MRI, MRA, nuclear medicine, PET, neurology, pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Together, the IAP physicians cover every facet of radiology.

The IAP Advantage:
Imaging Associates of Providence delivers the best of both worlds, with advanced diagnostic tools to better serve your medical needs and conveniences second to none:

Advanced Technologies:
*3T, 1.5T short bore, ultra-short bore and open MRI
*Low-dose, 64-slice CT scans
*Low-dose, 40-slice CT scans
*Nuclear Medicine
*Digital mammography
*Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
*Positron Emission Tomography (PET) & PET-CT
*Laser treatment for varicose veins
*Other state-of-the-art imaging services
*3D/4D Ultrasound
*Patient Conveniences

Same-day Appointments:
*Convenient locations
*Easy parking
*Comfortable, friendly atmosphere
*Global billing no separate facility and physician bills

IMAGING SERVICES


Imaging Associates of Providence is committed to offering you the very latest in imaging technology all with comfort and convenience. For helpful patient information on each of our services, click on the links below.

MRI
IAP features Alaskas first 3T MRI along with 1.5T short and ultra-short bore and open machines ideal for accommodating larger or claustrophobic patients.

CT Scan Or "CAT Scan"
Our 64- and 40-slice CT scanners use dose protection technologies to reduce patient exposure to radiation and feature three-dimensional imagery that allows radiologists to examine areas from every angle.

Mammography
IAP features the latest in digital mammography, often allowing us to identify potential problem areas before they are detectable by touch.

Women's Imaging Services
We offer a comprehensive suite of imaging services specifically for women from mammography and breast MRI to sonograms and follicular studies.

Ultrasound
Our state-of-the-art ultrasound technologies enable IAP produce excellent images and offer new ultrasound-guided procedures.

X-Ray
With the latest in digital radiology, IAP produces precise images, with results delivered quickly to your doctor.

Bone Densitometry
Our Mat-Su locations offer bone density screenings of superior image quality and precision, with one-pass technology.

Vein Treatment
We offer patients a fast, effective way to treat both deep varicose veins and surface spider veins without surgery and minimal recovery time.

PET Scans
IAP offers Positron Emissions Tomography (PET), including PET/CT, at our East Anchorage and Mat-Su Bogard Road locations.

Nuclear Medicine
We offer diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine at our Mat-Su Bogard Road location.

Pain Management / Musculoskeletal Radiology
Led by two board-certified, fellowship-trained musculoskeletal specialists, IAP helps diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of bone, joint, muscle and connective tissue conditions.

ALASKA LASER VEIN TREATMENT


Imaging Associates now offers total vein treatment for Alaska, including VenaCure laser treatment of large, painful varicose veins, and visual sclerotherapy for smaller, surface veins known as spider veins.
Both are non-surgical, outpatient procedures and offer the advantages of:

*Minimal downtime
*No hospital stay
*No scarring
*Long-lasting results

Is laser vein treatment right for you?
Call us for a free consultation. Well talk to you about the nature of your veins, your medical history, and other factors to determine if our VenaCure laser varicose vein treatment or visual sclerotherapy spider vein removal procedure is right for you. In Anchorage, call 222-0200; in the Valley, call 357-1220.

WOMENS IMAGING


Every aspect of Imaging Associates was designed with your comfort in mind. From the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to the best technology available that make your procedures quick and efficient, your images crystal clear, and your whole experience a positive one.

Womens Imaging Specialists
Your studies are read (and procedures performed) by physicians with specialized training in womens imaging. Led by board-certified, fellowship-trained womens imaging specialist Heather Tauschek, M.D., IAP features an entire team of radiologists to meet your needs in a timely fashion.

Comprehensive Womens Imaging Services
IAP is proud to be a leader in womens imaging in Alaska. In addition to bringing 3T MRI to the state, we were the first to offer digital mammography, breast MRI and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the Mat-Su Valley at our Trunk Road location. Today, we offer a comprehensive suite of womens imaging services, including:

BREAST IMAGING


Screening Mammograms These are the routine type of mammograms you get every year. All of our mammography is digital, which can often identify abnormalities before theyre large enough to be felt as a lump. Digital mammography is also more accurate, uses less radiation and is faster, too.

Our 25 Minute Promise: With digital technology, convenient locations and easy parking, we can take care of you and still have you in and out of your screening mammography appointment in 25 minutes or less! For more, visit mammography.

Diagnostic Mammograms These are more in-depth diagnostic breast evaluations for patients requiring additional attention.

Breast MRI Breast MRIs are available for certain patients, including those considered at high risk for breast cancer. Learn more on our Breast MRI page.

Breast Ultrasound Breast ultrasound is usually used to determine whether a lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid (potentially cancerous) lump. Ultrasound offers additional information in selected situations and may be particularly valuable in younger women, and in women who are pregnant or lactating. Like all ultrasound, its painless and uses no x-rays. For more, visit our general ultrasound page.

Breast Biopsies IAP offers non-surgical, minimally invasive breast biopsies, including those guided by ultrasound, x-ray (stereotactic) or MRI. Learn more on our Breast Biopsy page.

OBGYN & MORE


Bone Density Scans:
DEXA, or Bone density scans, check for osteoporosis, test the strength of your bones and evaluate your risk for serious bone fractures. Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when the bones become thin and weak; it begins after menopause in many women and often worsens after age 65. For more, visit bone density.

Pelvic Ultrasound:
A pelvic ultrasound evaluates your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Images may also include the bladder and kidneys. This is a painless exam to check for growths, lumps, fibroids, causes of vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain, and other problems.

The test starts with a trans-abdominal ultrasound, where a transducer is placed over your abdomen and gently moved over your skin. We usually follow this with transvaginal ultrasound, using a vaginal probe for an internal view of the area in question. For more general information, visit ultrasound.

Follicular Studies:
Follicular studies are done using ultrasound technology. Imaging Associates works with you and your doctor, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife to help diagnose fertility issues, monitor your ovulation process and provide more information than a traditional pelvic exam.

Some exams require precise timing with various stages of your cycle. Imaging Associates offers a great deal of flexibility in scheduling including same day appointments that help make accurate timing easy.

Female Pelvic MRI:
Pelvic MRI is an excellent problem-solving tool, often used as a follow up to an abnormality seen on an ultrasound. Its useful in evaluating pelvic masses, whether uterine, cervical or ovarian.

Unlike CT scans, MRIs do not use x-rays. Instead, a strong magnetic field and radio waves produce clear, precise images of your tissues from all angles. Imaging Associates is home to Alaskas most powerful MRI, and thus delivers the most accurate MRI images available. We also have a high-field short bore, ultra-short bore and open MRI options at our various locations. For more, visit MRI.

Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

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