Juneau County Medical Imaging
State-of-the-Art Diagnostics at Mile Bluff Medical Center
Complete medical imaging services are available in Mauston to diagnose
and treat patients. Images are produced by state-of-the-art equipment,
and are stored digitally. This allows staff members to easily share vital
information with other key healthcare providers, in order to quickly meet
Mile Bluff provides the following imaging services:
Bone densitometry measures bone density, and helps to diagnose osteoporosis and assess a
person's risk for bone fractures.
CT scans produce cross-sectional and 3-D pictures of the body. CT scans are useful
because they can show several types of tissue - including lung, bone,
soft tissue, and blood vessels - in great detail. This allows the radiologists
to more easily diagnoses cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease,
trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Digital mammography is used to screen patients for breast cancer. The technology can produce
clear images within seconds. At Mile Bluff, mammograms are available on
a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm. In order to
utilize this convenience, patients need to have established care with
a provider and be free of any specific breast cancer concerns.
Interventional radiology provides minimally-invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of disease
in every organ system. It can be used to perform lung and liver biopsies,
epidural steroid injections, and tube checks and changes.
Fluoroscopy involves the use of contrast agents to highlight body areas during scans.
Fluoroscopy is often used to diagnose conditions of the upper gastrointestinal
tract, lower gastrointestinal tract and esophagus. Many physicians will
also use it to guide catheter placements and needle injections.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a safe test that does not require radiation.
In many cases, MRI can detect disease in the early stages without a need
for surgery. This non-invasive procedure allows radiologists to examine
bones and soft tissue. Very little patient preparation is required.
PET scan technology is available at Mile Bluff through a portable unit. It measures
important body functions such as blood flow and oxygen use. It uses a
small amount of radioactive material to produce pictures that reflect
both the structure and function of organs and tissues. It is often used
to detect cancer.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images from inside the human
body. The sound waves' echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time
visual image. Ultrasounds are often used during pregnancy, but can also
be used to detect small lesions in the breast and other tissues.
Virtual colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a CT scan to produce detailed images of the inside
of the colon and rectum. It is a safe, noninvasive exam.
X-ray uses radiation to produce images of the spine, abdomen, chest, pelvis
and other extremities. Licensed radiologic technologists are trained to
use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results.
This service is also available in Elroy, Lake Delton, Necedah and New Lisbon.
Partnership with the University of Wisconsin
Mile Bluff has a partnership with the University of Wisconsin - Department
of Radiology to provide medical imaging services. While Mile Bluff has
state-of-the-art equipment and a skilled medical imaging team, this partnership
allows Mile Bluff to collaborate with a diversely experienced radiology
team for the most accurate results. Thanks to this partnership, imaging
procedures and protocols that previously may have only been available
at academic medical centers, are being provided to patients in smaller
patient-centered hospitals like Mile Bluff.
The following team of radiologists work with Mile Bluff regularly to provide
care at its finest.
- Zachary Borden, MD
- Edward Borman, MD
- Robert K. Bour, MD
- Lynn S. Broderick, MD, FACR
- Peter J. Chase, MD
- Carolyn Haerr, MD
- Newrhee Kim, MD
- Anthony Kuner, MD
- B. Keegan Markhardt, MD
- Vinny Meduri, MD
- Bora Ozel, MD
- Pamela A. Propeck, MD, FACR
- Tyler Prout, MD
- Conrad Pun, MD
- Charles Stepherson, DO
- Elizabeth Teigen, MD
- Frank J. Thornton, MD, FRCS
- Michael Woods, MD
For details on any of these services, talk to your primary care provider,
or call Mile Bluff's Medical Imaging Department at 608-847-1829.