One of the greatest technologies at our disposal for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is Computed Tomography, better known as a CT or a CAT scan. This safe and painless exam is an invaluable tool that uses x-rays to obtain detailed cross-sections of a person’s anatomy. It is the preferred way to visualize bone and tissue with exceptional clarity.
“The gentleman who did the procedure was most competent and did a super job of explaining everything to me. I had a lot of questions. I felt relaxed and encouraged for he definitely knew what he was doing. And he was a nice guy on top of all that!” —Actual IMI Patient
CT imaging allows many types of cancers to be caught and treated early, including cancer in your lungs. If you meet any of the following criteria, we recommend visiting with your primary care provider to see if CT Lung Screening is right for you.
- You are between the ages of 55 and 77 and are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years.
- You have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or more.
- You have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for over 20 years and have an additional risk factor such as a family history of lung cancer or exposure to asbestos or other airborne chemicals
When you choose IMI for your CT Lung Scan, you will not only receive the highest quality of care from some of the best physicians in the Treasure Valley, you get to enjoy first-class treatment from our professional and friendly CT technologists.
“There are many reasons I love working at IMI. The Radiologists were my initial attraction and outpatient imaging was the next step in my career path as a CT Tech. I am so proud to be a part of IMI when I hear patients say that this is the only place they will ever get their imaging done because everyone is always so nice. I believe that factor is always consistent at IMI. We always treat the customer right.” – Susan, CT Tech for 26 years
“I knew I wanted to be a CT Tech when I realized that it was the perfect combination of computers, radiation physics and patient care—what could be better? My favorite part of working at IMI is that I get to see all different kinds of patients in either our emergency room environment at Eagle or our 3 outpatient locations.” —Mike, CT Tech for 15 years
At IMI, it is our goal to make your medical imaging appointment a positive experience, even if the reason that brought you to us isn’t. We carefully screen our staff to ensure that they aren’t only technically competent, but caring and compassionate also.
“You are doing a wonderful job! Please just keep up your high level of service to the patients and you will continue to get the best ratings from me and others.” – Actual IMI Patient
“There is no improvement needed, in fact I filled out some comment cards (before I left) to give credit to the three employees that I dealt with to say what A GREAT job they had done.” —Actual IMI Patient
Whether you have orders for a CT Lung Screening or any of the other medical imaging services that we offer, make sure your primary care provider knows that you want to experience the IMI difference for your upcoming exam. We can even securely provide them with your results the same day using our online Web Ambassador system. Contact us to schedule your appointment at one of our four convenient locations today.