MMI Mckenzie Medical Imaging

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960 N. 16th St, Suite 103
Springfield, OR 97477
Office: 541-726-4694
Fax: 541-744-6069







Fluoroscopy and Plain Films (Diagnostic X-Ray)


Bone Densitometry - DEXA


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Utilizing state-of-the-art computer aided diagnosis

  • Screening and Symptomatic/Diagnostic Patients
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Ductogram

How do I prepare for my mammogram?

  • No underarm deodorant or body powder
  • Patients must have an order for diagnostic mammograms but do not need an order for their yearly screening mammogram.



  • General Ultrasounds
    • Abdominal
    • Renal / Bladder
    • Thyroid
    • Soft Tissue
    • Carotid Arteries
    • Peripheral Arteries / Veins
    • Scrotal
  • Women's Imaging
    • Breast
    • Needle Breast Localization and Cyst Aspiration
    • Breast Core Biopsy
    • Pelvic
    • Obstetric

Preparations for specific Ultrasound Procedures

Drink 4, 8 ounce glasses of water 1.5 hours before your appointment and do not void until your exam is finished for the following Ultrasound Procedures:

  • Transabdominal
  • Pelvic
  • Obstetrics

Nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to your exam (unless advised otherwise) for the following Ultrasound Procedures:

  • Abdomen/Gall Bladder
  • Renal
  • Vascular Dopper
    • Aortic, Renal
    • Mesentreric
    • Hepato - Portal
    • Lower Extremity Arterial
    • Bypass Graft Surveillance

No Preperation Necessary for the Following Ultrasound Procedures:

  • Carotid / Vertebral
  • Upper Extremity Arterial
  • Lower Extremity Benous
  • Hemodialysis Access Site
  • Vein Mapping
  • Thyroid
  • Scrotal
  • Breast

About Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging (also called Sonography) is a method of obtaining diagnostic images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool that can assist doctors in making recommendations for further treatment.

What are some common uses of Ultrasound?

  • Viewing an unborn fetus.
  • Examining many of the body's internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, and ovaries.
  • Enabling physicians to see blood flow.
  • Guiding procedures such as needle biopsies.
  • Imaging the breast and guiding biopsies of breast abnormalities.
  • Evaluating superficial structures, such as the thyroid gland and scrotum (testicles).
  • Lower extremity vascular ultrasound to evaluate for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

What should I expect during this exam?

After being positioned on the table, a clear gel will be applied to the area under examination. This will help the transducer make contact with the skin. The technologist will firmly press the transducer against the skin and move it back and forth to image the area.

After the examination is complete and the gel has been wiped off, you may be asked to wait while the ultrasound images are reviewed by the radiologist.

Diagnostic X-Ray

  • Plain Films
  • GI Fluoroscopy
    • Esophagram/Barium Swallow
    • Upper GI
    • Small Bowel
    • Barium Enema
    • Hysterosalpingogram

What are some common uses of X-ray?

  • X-ray assists doctors in the identification and treatment of a broad range of conditions, including fractures, arthritis, joint injuries, etc.
  • Fluoroscopy, or real-time X-ray, allows the radiologist to view the body as it functions, making it possible to detect subtle abnormalities such as reflux or a hiatal hernia.

What should I expect during this exam?

Due to the high number of vastly different procedures performed at MMI, experiences will vary.

  • Each exam will be explained in full prior to the exam, and you will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Every effort will be made to make you as comfortable as possible.
  • After the exam, you will be asked to wait until your images are reviewed by the radiologist for quality control purposes.

What will I experience during an X-ray?

  • If your exam requires you to lie on an X-ray table, it may feel cold, and you may experience some discomfort due to the hard surface. Depending on your exam, the technologist may be able to place a pad on the table for your comfort.
  • When X-raying an injury, the technologist may require you to hold an uncomfortable position for a few seconds. Any movement could result in the need for additional imaging.

How do I prepare for my Fluoroscopy?

  • UGI: Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam
  • Lower GI/ barium enema: Patient must pick up evac kit and instructions from MMI
  • Barium swallow: No preperation necessary

DEXA - Bone Density Osteroperosis Screening

Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is a tool used for measureing bone density. DEXA calculates Bone Mineral Density (BMD), a measurement used to estimate bone strength and the likelihood of breakage and/or fracture

Some common uses of this exam are:

  • Aiding physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Assessing an individual's risk for developing fractures. Emphasis is placed on the spine and hips, which are weight-bearing areas that are more susceptible to fractures.

During this exam you should expect the following:

  • You will not have to change into a gown for this test if you wear loose, comfortable clothing without zippers or metal buttons.
  • You will be asked to lie on a padded table and hold very still for approximately five minutes.

MMI technologists are experienced in high quality patient care. Communication with your technologist is vital in insuring your comfort, as well as the attainment of quality diagnostic images.