Comprehensive Imaging Services in Five Convenient Locations

Our expansive network of diagnostic imaging centers in El Paso and Las Cruces offer a wide range of advanced imaging options combined with compassionate and personalized care.

To schedule an appointment in or near the El Paso or Las Cruces areas, please call 866-934-3627 and we’ll connect you to the nearest imaging center in your neighborhood.

For more information about Sun View Imaging Services, click here to visit their website.

Advanced Technology for a Quality Diagnostic Imaging Experience

The starting point in treating many conditions is an accurate diagnosis using clear and accurate images of the body. Our imaging centers in El Paso and Las Cruces offer advanced imaging options including computed tomography (CT) scans, 2D and 3D mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and more.

Our imaging centers offer flexible appointment times and easy scheduling so you can get the exceptional care you need, when you need it.

We are Medicare-certified and certified by the Joint Commission to give you the quality of care and expertise you need that is vital in diagnosing many medical conditions.

When you visit our imaging centers, our experienced staff and board-certified radiologists are committed to provide you with a timely and accurate diagnosis using the latest imaging technology.

We offer comprehensive imaging services in five convenient locations across El Paso and Las Cruces:

  • The Hospitals of Providence Breast & Women’s Center East
  • The Hospitals of Providence Breast Care Center West
  • The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Imaging Center
  • The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center West
  • Sun View Imaging Services (Las Cruces)

What is Diagnostic Imaging?

Diagnostic imaging is a branch of medicine that uses a variety of machines and techniques to create detailed pictures of the structures and activities inside your body. These images help doctors diagnose, treat and/or manage medical conditions.

Common Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests

The type of imaging your doctor chooses depends on the symptoms and the part of your body being examined. Imaging tests are generally painless and easy. However, some require you to remain still for a long period of time to produce clear, detailed and multidimensional pictures.

Certain tests may also involve exposure to small amounts of radiation. Other imaging tests may make use of a scope, which is a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube so doctors can look inside a particular organ, such as your heart, lungs or colon. These procedures often require anesthesia. Below are some of the most common types of diagnostic imaging tests:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Nuclear medicine scan
  • MRI scan
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound

A Diagnostic Imaging Pioneer in El Paso

We were the first to bring 3D mammography technology to the El Paso area, helping doctors better identify malignant growths in women who have dense breast tissue as compared to the standard 2D mammogram technology. The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus is a leader in the region in treating breast cancer and has recently been designated as a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

We continue to raise the bar of excellence and exceptional care as we utilize advanced diagnostic imaging equipment for CT scans, MRIs, mammograms, ultrasounds and X-rays.

When you come to us for diagnostic imaging, our team of dedicated and attentive radiology staff will guide you every step of the way, from the time you schedule an appointment to the actual screening.

Our multiple imaging locations across West Texas offer the following services:

  • Bone densitometry - a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses low doses of X-rays to measure calcium and other minerals in your bones to detect bone mineral loss at an early stage. A bone densitometry test is used to diagnose conditions, such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, predict your risk of future fractures and monitor treatment for osteoporosis.
  • CT scan - refers to a computerized imaging procedure that uses a motorized X-ray source that rotates around the circular opening of a donut-shaped structure called a gantry. CT scans create cross-sectional pictures of your body that help physicians look for fractures, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding.
  • Digital mammography – a type of mammography that uses solid-state detectors found in digital cameras, which convert X-rays into electrical signals to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen, or printed on special films to look like screen-film mammograms.
  • 3D mammography – also called digital breast tomosynthesis helps doctors thoroughly screen for breast cancer. 3D mammography has been found to be more effective in detecting more breast cancers due to the clear picture it produces of the breast tissue. Women with more dense breasts can benefit from this newer type of mammogram.
  • MRI - a noninvasive imaging technology that produces detailed three-dimensional images using a large magnet and radio waves. MRI scanners help doctors examine the brain, spinal cord and nerves as well as muscles, ligaments and tendons to detect, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases. Sun View Imaging in Las Cruces, NM is proud to offer Open MRI procedures to provide higher levels of patient comfort as well as reduced fears of claustrophobia and patient-size concerns.
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy - a diagnostic procedure for breast cancer that uses mammography to help pinpoint the area in the breast that needs to be removed for examination. The whole procedure may take an hour, which includes the time it takes for the X-rays.
  • Ultrasound - a noninvasive diagnostic technique that uses sound waves to create images of organs, tissues and other structures inside the body. One of the most common uses of ultrasound include monitoring the growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy as well as imaging of the heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin and muscles.
  • X-ray - an imaging test that uses a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body. Medical X-ray scans can help physicians diagnose blocked blood vessels, bone cancer and infections.

Schedule an Appointment

If you need diagnostic imaging in or near the El Paso or Las Cruces areas, please call 866-934-3627 and we’ll connect you to the nearest imaging center in your neighborhood.

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If you experience symptoms of any condition or if you need a doctor to help you understand the results of your imaging test results, The Hospitals of Providence is here for you.