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Diagnostic Services

Before you begin any kind of treatment it’s vital to know what’s wrong. We are here to help you and your doctor make a diagnosis.

Our diagnostic unit is equipped with the most current technology and staffed by highly qualified and experienced medical professionals. We have the capacity to run an extensive range of laboratory tests and produce a wide-ranging set of reports through diagnostic imaging. Getting an accurate diagnosis will often require that we run multiple tests or a combination of tests and studies. We excel in analyzing the data and recognizing the evidence to create the big picture.

The reports we produce and advice we provide will help your doctor plan the best course of action.

We are experts in laboratory testing and have the capacity to perform 92 different tests in 18 different categories quickly, safely, and accurately right here in Bishop. We can do everything from simple to highly specialized blood work as well as microbiology testing. The results could pinpoint a cause, or an unrecognized problem, and you can begin your treatment with minimal delay.

Our lab equipment exceeds the basic requirements for our designation as a Critical Access Hospital. We have two of every piece of lab testing equipment so there’s no downtime. When one piece is operational the other is being checked and tested for quality control. We can run all tests at all times which means, especially as we test for microorganisms, we can keep you, our facility, and our community healthier and safer. Infection control is a priority in any medical facility and we employ the current best practices to identify risk and provide solutions.

It is often more than basic lab work that is needed to identify a problem. The correct diagnosis of illness, and a clear understanding of injury, may need a more detailed view of the body or affected area. This is when diagnostic imaging produces valuable information. We do non- and minimally-invasive studies that result in better exams with better reports.

Our machines are state-of-the-art, and the new technologies mean that you’re subjected to less discomfort, shorter testing times, and limited exposure. In addition to the tried-and-tested imaging like, x-ray, we have the latest equipment to conduct CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography (including breast MRI), ultrasound, and other highly specialized and specific medical radiology and sonography. In fact, we can scan the entire body, head to foot, into .625mm slices in less than 10 seconds.

A few of our imaging techniques are also used for therapeutic services. We work closely with physicians to provide a combination of diagnosis, intervention, and therapy.

Our team of scientists, technologists, technicians, and assistants hold some of the highest certifications in their respective fields. They provide best practices in testing and produce highly accurate diagnostic results. This combination of up-to-date equipment and superior professional expertise means you don’t need to leave Bishop, nor do we have to send your test specimen away.

We can do more, because we are committed to making sure you have local access.

You want to find out what’s wrong and get the best possible treatment in a timely manner. That’s why we believe in the efficient coordination of patient care. Whether you come to us as an outpatient, or we serve you as a hospital patient, our team has excellent relationships with local physicians, our outpatient clinics, and our hospital nursing floors. We have processes and procedures in place that ensure the right result at the right time.

You are not an exam. You are a person. Our team is here to serve you and your family.