Imaging

Imaging is available at the following locations for our patients' convenience. A valid physician order is required.

Vail Valley Medical Center Imaging Department provides:

  • Walk-in X-rays
  • Scheduled Fluoroscopy procedures
  • Scheduled CTs, MRIs and Ultrasounds
  • Nuclear medicine

Exams for outpatients are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Please call (970) 479-7251 to make an appointment. Walk-in X-rays are available 24 hours/day, seven days/week.

Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center in the Shaw Pavilion provides:

  • Screening and diagnostic mammography, including stereotactic and ultrasound biopsies.

Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please call (970) 569-7690 to make an appointment.

Edwards Campus imaging services include:

  • Walk-in X-rays
  • Scheduled CTs
  • Ultrasounds
  • Pet/CT Scanning

Walk-in X-rays are available 8 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. For a scheduled exam, please call (970) 479-7251 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Avon Urgent Care imaging services include:

  • Walk-in X-rays

Walk-ins are welcome from 8:30 AM - 7 PM, seven days/week.

Eagle Health Care Center imaging services include:

  • Walk in X-rays
  • Scheduled bone density scanning

Walk-in X-rays are available 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday-Friday. To schedule a bone density exam, please call (970) 328-6734.

Gypsum Urgent Care imaging services include:

  • Walk in X-rays

Walk-in X-rays are available 11 AM - 7 PM, Monday-Friday and 9 AM - 9 PM Saturday-Sunday.

ACR SealAccreditation
In 2011, The American College of Radiology (ACR) awarded VVMC a three-year term of accreditation in MRI. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
 
ACR Patient Notice (pdf)

Imaging is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.

Imaging

A New CT Scanner for VVMC
Vail Valley Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of a Toshiba Aquilion Premium CT scanner to the imaging department. VVMC is the first hospital in Colorado to bring this 160-slice scanner to its patients. The new equipment minimizes radiation exposure, maximizes safety and image quality and increases patient comfort.

  • Radiation exposure is automatically adjusted to minimize exposure based on a patient's age, weight and exam type. The scanner is also quicker and can examine several body parts during the same exam to reduce exam time and radiation.
  • The new CT uses wider detectors to cover more area and complete scans faster so less radiation is needed. It also shows contrast better than other systems so physicians can distinguish soft tissues and other details more clearly.
  • A longer, wider table supports larger patients and provides a more extensive area for scanning without repositioning them. Aquilion's gantry also tilts to provide easier access to patients and helps avoid unnecessary exposure to critical organs such as the eyes.