The Prairie Ridge Health Medical Imaging Department provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Scheduled appointments may be made on weekdays by calling 920-623-6466.

The department is located on the hospital's first floor across from the main information/registration desk.

Madison Radiologists have been serving patients at Prairie Ridge Health for over 5 years. As the largest independent radiology group in South Central Wisconsin, the group of over 30 board-certified radiologists has been providing leading-edge medical imaging services and imaging interventions to residents of Madison and surrounding communities for over 40 years.

Subspecialty radiology services provided by Madison Radiologists include; MRI, mammography and breast biopsy, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, neuro-interventional radiology, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and general diagnostic radiology.

Services Offered Include:

  • Bone Densitometry: A bone density test measures how strong your bones are. This procedure helps to determine risk for osteoporosis. 

  • Computerized Tomography (CT): A CT takes multiple images of the body by using an x-ray beam and computer processing. Exams include head, neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis, spine, injection procedures, biopsies, and extremities. 

  • 3D Mammography: A mammogram is a breast X-ray. Yearly mammograms are recommended for women over the age of 40. 

    Learn more about Mammograms

  • Digital X-Rays: Services include images of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and extremities. X-rays are available at the main hospital in Columbus and the Prairie Ridge Health Beaver Dam clinic.

  • Fluoroscopy Services: Studies include but are not limited to contrasted GI and GU exams, joint injections for pain relief, myelograms, and swallow studies.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create cross-sectional images of the body. MRIs are able to detect injuries, diseases, and disorders affecting tendons, ligaments, cartilages, and bone. If you are claustrophobic please discuss it with your doctor before the appointment. 

  • PET/CT:  A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan is an effective way to examine the chemical activity in parts of your body. It may help identify a variety of conditions, including many cancers, heart disease, and brain disorders.
    Learn more about PET/CT Exams

  • Nuclear Medicine: Requires an injection of a radioactive isotope into a vein. Common exams are bone, cardiac, lung, and thyroid. The patient lies on a table with the camera above them while multiple films are generated. Isotopes are prepared for a specific time and weight for the patient.

  • Ultrasound Services: Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images within your body without the use of an X-ray. The images show the structure and movement of your body’s internal organs as well as blood flow. Ultrasound is often used for obstetrics, gynecologic disorders and abdominal, musculoskeletal, and transplant imaging. It is also used for guidance during procedures and surgery.

To learn more or schedule a medical imaging appointment, call 920-623-6466.