At Providence Imaging Center, “innovation” is more than just a buzzword. It’s about leading change and being at the forefront of technological advances before anyone else. We live up to that mission each day from blazing new ground with the first Outpatient Imaging Center in Anchorage to leading the way in implementation of critical diagnostic tools, like digital mammography and integrated PET-CT. We believe you deserve the most advanced technology available and that pioneering spirit lives here at Providence Imaging Center.
Imaging and radiology tests play a large role in diagnosis and treatment plans. Providence Imaging Center has brought together a panel of credentialed experts and is accredited by the American College of Radiology as having met the highest professional standards in personnel qualifications, image quality, equipment performance, safety standards, quality assurance and quality control. Providence Imaging Center partners with the most highly trained and experienced radiologists in the state of Alaska. Many of our Radiologists have undergone fellowship training in an array of subspecialties.
We know how important your health is to you and that you might be feeling anxious about your results. We have been taking care of Alaskans for nearly 30 years and are dedicated to providing compassionate care you can trust. We make it a priority to be responsive to your needs and to treat each patient with dignity and professionalism. From routine screenings to complex cases, you are in good hands at Providence Imaging Center.
What People are Saying...
My doctor called for the scan & I was seen within 15 minutes after leaving the (Ear, Nose and Throat provider's] office.
~ C.C., CAT SCAN Patient
You all are great! I walked in with a doctor's order from Georgia. I had no lab work or anything else. Within an hour I had orders for labs...authorization for CTs and a same day appointment. Living in remote Alaska I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this service...you all saved me from having to schedule another trip...thanks again!!!
~ R. G., CT patient
I just want to take a moment to pass along my appreciation of Paige (CT Tech). I underwent a CT Scan with contrast today and Paige was courteous, knowledgeable, and professional throughout the entire process. She introduced herself immediately, anticipated any questions I might have, and explained every step of the process. Her efforts gave me a sense of assurance that I was in the care of someone who was experienced and entirely competent. She was an excellent model of Providence’s charge to 'Know me, care for me, and ease my way.'
~ R. H., CAT SCAN Patient
Services We Offer
CT, or CAT Scan
Computed tomography - more commonly referred to as CT, CT scan or CAT scan - uses x-rays and advanced computer technology to generate detailed cross-sectional, and if needed, three-dimensional views of the body's internal organs and body structures. CT scans are used to identify normal and abnormal body structures, as well as guide procedures. The exam is painless.
General Radiology, or Digital X-ray
X-rays are a form of radiant energy, like light or radio waves. Unlike light, X-rays can penetrate the body, which allows a radiologist to produce images of internal structures. The radiologist can view these radiographic images on a TV or computer monitor.
Our 34 foot long mobile mammography coach provides 2D and 3D digital screening mammography, the same tests we provide in our Imaging Center. Purchased in 2016 with funds from CARRS/Safeway, and in conjunction with the Providence Cancer Center and the Providence Alaska Foundation, this state-of-the-art breast cancer detection unit rolls near and far.
Providence Imaging Center in Anchorage now offers the two most advanced scanners in Anchorage: the GE Optima 450W 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner that emphasizes patient comfort without compromising quality, and the GE Signa HDx 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner, meeting clinical musculoskeletal and neuro needs with exquisite image quality.
Providence Imaging Center's PET-CT in Anchorage combines two scanning technologies - PET and CT - into one machine, providing clinicians with highly defined, 3-D images of the human body in one system. The result is excellent image quality and spatial resolution, improved tumor detection and localization, precise disease staging, better monitoring of cancer recurrences, shorter investigation time, and greater patient comfort and convenience.
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (X-ray). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Providence Imaging Center in Anchorage is accredited as the State's first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, and is the only center in Anchorage with this accreditation. We provide many imaging services specific to women.
Mammography plays an important role in the early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast that is used to detect many breast changes too small or too deep to feel.