Kaweah Delta Imaging Center
Diagnostic Services at Kaweah Delta
You have a choice where your medical imaging services are performed, and
Kaweah Delta offers a local facility for residents of Tulare County. We
have equipped our imaging center with cutting-edge devices that provide
doctors with detailed information on a patient's health.
Our address is:
4949 W. Cypress
Visalia, CA 93277
Our uncompromised professional imaging standards rely on state-of-the-art
equipment and skilled medical professionals trained in their use. This
combination ensures that patients receive the best diagnostic services.
We utilize the only high quality digital imaging (also known as a filmless
environment) to dramatically reduces wait time and provides referring
physicians reports within 24 hours. Digital images are available instantaneously
to physicians in their office, at the hospital, or at home.
The equipment at Kaweah Delta Imaging Center is designed for high speed
as well as quality. That means that we are able to complete exams quickly,
with minimal exam times on uncomfortable imaging surfaces.
Our advanced line of imaging modalities allow us conveniently serve our
patients and their physicians by minimizing the inconvenience of traveling
from one facility to another.
The Imaging Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 559-624-3200
if you have any questions.
Hours for lab services at The Imaging Center are Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.
- 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our imaging tech includes:
Our Visalia breast cancer care center is dedicated exclusively to comprehensive
breast imaging services for women. It is a state-of-the-art breast cancer
care facility that is the first of its kind in Visalia and the Central
Valley. We are fully accredited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Learn More About Our Breast Center
GE’s 1.5 tesla Hi Speed Plus MRI with eight channel Excite technology
provides the finest MRI images quickly, accurately, and with extreme detail.
Our “short bore” technology also provides a more comfortable
environment that will make the exam less stressful.
Toshiba’s Aquilion 16 Helical CT is one of the most highly advanced
units available. Highly detailed images are acquired within seconds to
provide our patients the most comfortable experience in CT procedures.
Ultra fast scan times, speed, and accuracy. It’s all to give our
patients a more comfortable experience.
Our diagnostic x-ray units are pure digital, filmless x-ray technology.
That means that there is no film or heavy cassettes that take valuable
time to process. A chest x-ray is taken, and within several seconds, the
image is on a monitor, and the patient is finished.
Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS)
Kaweah Delta Imaging Center is a totally filmless facility. Physicians
can access any films taken at Kaweah Delta Imaging Center or at Kaweah
Delta Hospital for immediate electronic viewing online. Physicians at
SRCC can access any images, whether CT, MRI, or x-rays, at the hospital,
their offices, or their homes. The speed in which we provide the information
for physicians to provide treatment could not be faster.
Kaweah Delta Imaging Center is proud to be the first in Visalia to provide
3D mammography to our community. Digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo),
also known as 3D mammography, is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic
breast imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer. During
the 3D part of the exam, an x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple
images in seconds. Images are displayed as a series of thin slices that
can be viewed by our radiologists as individual images or in a dynamic
interactive animation. 3D mammography is used in combination with 2D digital
mammography. The resulting digital images are immediately available to
the radiologist for diagnosis and are incredibly flexible. Digital technology
also offers better visibility of the entire breast. In addition to a more
flexible image, the new digital system works with ImageChecker, a computer-aided
detection system. The software analyzes the image and highlights areas
on the mammogram that contain features associated with cancer-much like
a second set of eyes for the radiologist reading the mammogram. Breast
localizations, stereotactic biopsies and biopsies utilizing ultrasound
are also completed within this state-of-the-art facility.
Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA,
uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the
inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone
loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s
risk for developing fractures. DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive.
It’s also the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis.
This exam requires little to no special preparation. Tell your doctor and
the technologist if there is a possibility you are pregnant or if you
recently had a barium exam or received an injection of contrast material
for a CT or radioisotope scan. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable
clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown. You should not take calcium
supplements for at least 24 hours before your exam.
Kaweah Delta Imaging Center provides a wide-range of ultrasound services
for obstetrical and general diagnostic patients, by licensed technologists
with more than 21 years of experience. We feature Toshiba ultrasound-imaging
technologies including the state-of-the-art Toshiba Aplio system with
the latest in color flow and Doppler capabilities.
Other outpatient radiology services are also offered at the following locations:
Nuclear Medicine Kaweah Delta Hospital
400 W. Mineral King - Visalia
Services included isotope studies of the entire body including thyroid
scans/uptake, ventilation/perfusion scans, liver/spleen scans, hepatobiliary
scans, brain scans, renal scans, thallium myocardial scans and nuclear
medicine angiocardiograms and radioiodine therapy.
Kaweah Delta Imaging Center
4949 W Cypress Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277
Services include routine abdominal, pelvic and obstetrical studies, endovaginal
and transrectal sonography of the prostate, echoencephalography, color
and conventional Doppler studies, ultrasound-guided needle biopsies and
drainages and amniocentesis.
High quality sonography studies of all types are available with Toshiba
scanners and a variety of transducers. Our technologists cumulatively
have more ultrasound experience than any others in the area. Early morning
and late day appointments are available at the Kaweah Delta Hospital location.
We are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Services include state-of-the-art arteriography and venography of the entire
body including aortograms, runoffs, cerebral studies, mesenteric studies,
specialized examinations including renal vein and adrenal vein sampling,
interventional procedures including peripheral angioplasty, thromboses,
transhepatic cholangiograms and drainages, percutaneous nephrostomies
The Siemens angiography suite is capable of high quality examinations.
The physicians and staff have the greatest experience with angiographic
and interventional studies of anyone in the area.
PET/CT is performed at Kaweah Delta Imaging Center on, Monday, Tuesday,
and Thursday by an outside specialty service. The company brings in the
PET/CT unit in a trailer, which sits outside the imaging center and is
staffed by their own technologist. There is limited room on the trailer
so patients must be able to ambulate to some degree from a wheelchair.
Centralized Scheduling Phone: (559) 624-4000
Centralized Scheduling Fax: (559) 713-2225