Medical Services

Medical Services


Mercy’s Radiology Department offers a full complement of diagnostic and specialized services. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by highly trained professionals.

Partners for your
imaging needs:
Mercy Iowa City
Corridor Radiology

Radiologic Medical Services (RMS) provides professional services to the Mercy Radiology department and all radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology.

 Diagnostic Radiology

  • Digital radiography (x-ray)
  • Fluoroscopic imaging of the upper and lower gastrointestinal track
  • IVP exams for evaluation of the kidneys, ureter, and bladder
  • Hysterosalpingogram exams for fertility evaluation
  • Voiding cystourethrograms (VCUG)

Breast Imaging

  • Digital screening and diagnostic mammogram exams
  • Computer aided detection, often referred to as CAD, is available to assist radiologists in the reading of mammograms and breast MRI
  • Pre-surgical breast needle localization procedures
  • Breast stereotactic biopsies offer minimally invasive highly accurate results for evaluation of various types of breast lesions
  • Mammopad cushions are routinely used for more comfortable exams
  • Accredited by Mammography Quality Standards Accreditation (MQSA)
  • Conveniently located on the main level of the hospital, near the Emergency Care Unit
  • Free parking in the Emergency Room parking lot located at the corner of Gilbert and Bloomington Streets.
  • Early morning and late afternoon appointments are available as well as Saturday morning appointments on the second Saturday of each month
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies

Tips for scheduling and undergoing a mammogram.

Bone Densitometry – DEXA

  • Quick and precise exam to determine bone density and evaluate osteoporosis


  • Obstetric imaging
  • Gynecological evaluations
  • Vascular imaging – carotid, venous lower extremity, Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Abdominal imaging – liver, pancreas, kidneys, aorta
  • Pediatric neurology exams
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies

Nuclear Medicine

  • Cancer evaluations
  • Bone scans – Osteomyelitis, sports injury
  • Cardiac perfusion imaging
  • Kidney imaging
  • Cardiac Ejection Fraction
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT)

  • 64-slice Dual Source CT System and 40-slice scanners featuring improved image resolution and shorter exam times critical to trauma care
  • Advanced cardiac imaging to evaluate the coronary arteries and anatomy of the heart
  • Vascular imaging provides surgery planning information
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic imaging for oncology, urology and general medicine specialties
  • CT Colonography (virtual colonography)
  • Nerve root and facet injections

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Two high-field magnet scanners featuring a new system in March 2005, providing ultra-fast image scanning and a dramatic reduction in acoustic noise
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiograpy (MRA) provides angiographic imaging of the vessels of the brain, carotids, kidneys, aorta and lower leg run offs
  • Neurologic, vascular, orthopedic, breast, and body imaging services are offered


Special Procedures

  • PICC line placement for vascular access
  • Epidural steroid injections for pain management
  • Joint injections to evaluate for injuries and treatment
  • Lung and liver biopsies
  • Paracentesis procedures
  • Thoracentesis procedures
  • Trigger point injections

Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT)

  • Siemens biograph6 PET/CT with high-resolution imaging
  • Oncology Specialties - diagnosis, staging, restaging, treatment planning and monitoring
  • Other Specialties - useful in diagnosis of cardiovascular and neurological diseases
  • PET/CT imaging is provided on Wednesdays

Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS)

  • Provides for the acquisition, transmission, storage, display and manipulation of image data and Radiology reports
  • Digital image capture allows for image accessibility through the physician portal from the inpatient units and physician offices
  • Elimination of lost films improves efficiency of exam reporting and physician diagnosis
  • Increased consultation and communication with referring physicians

Support Staff

  • 4 Full Time Radiology Nurses dedicated to provide all aspects of Radiology care
  • Point-of-Service Registration
  • Centralized Radiology Scheduling, call 319-339-3948 or 1-800-MERCYIC (637-2942)

Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 319-358-2687 or 1-888-252-1694 to pre-register for your appointment.

If you would like a nurse to help you make an appointment with a Mercy doctor, call Mercy On Call at 358-2767 or 800-358-2767, or visit