Radiology and Imaging

Welcome to Denver Health Radiology! We are excited you are exploring our services and would welcome the opportunity to serve you and your imaging needs at one of our many facilities. We take great pride in our advanced technology and expert staff. Please find below a quick overview of our department. Additional information can be found under the tabs on the left. 

Imaging Sites

Denver Health radiology operates out of sites throughout the city of Denver, though the majority of our services are offered on the main campus of Denver Health. There you will find all the major imaging modalities offered with convenient times during the day and after hours or patients looking for options after the work day. 

In 2020, Denver Health will be opening a 7-story, 293,000 square foot outpatient medical center; imaging equipment will be located on multiple floors of this facility with comprehensive imaging services on the first floor, the Breast Imaging Center on the fifth floor and the Orthopedic Division on the sixth floor, thereby representing a significant increase in capacity and the ability to serve all patients’ imaging needs. 

In 2019, Denver Health radiology is on track to complete almost 300,000 imaging examinations and therapeutic treatments. Despite our volume, each examination is done meticulously in a patient-centered manner. 

See a full list of our imaging sites and times of operation.

Imaging Technology

Denver Health uses state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including the latest and most updated technology and software. We have numerous multislice Computed Tomography (CT) scanners with the latest advanced imaging software, precise cardiac gating and other capabilities. We have high field strength Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) units offering clear images and quick scanning times. Our ultrasound units are top-of-the-line, and we continuously update and add to our interventional radiology suites. In total, Denver Health offers the best radiology equipment for our patients and our providers. 

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology that uses a wide range of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases. The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risks to patients and improve health outcomes. The range of diseases and organs amenable to interventional radiology are extensive and include, but are not limited to, vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and the central nervous system. Generally, interventional procedures have less risk, pain and recovery time in comparison to open surgery.

Advanced Radiology

Advanced radiology is a term often used when referencing the following imaging services: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine (including positron emission tomography). Each of these imaging services are more powerful and sophisticated than general radiography and generally have a much higher diagnostic yield. Use of advanced radiology services has proliferated over the past several due to the rapid technological advances in CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. Alternative names for advanced radiology are advanced imaging and advanced diagnostic imaging services.

Radiography

Radiography is a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat diseases. Using diagnostic images, radiologists or other health care practitioners can diagnose the cause of a patient’s symptoms, monitor how well a patient’s body is responding to a treatment, and screen for different illnesses such as breast cancer, colon cancer and heart disease. The most common types of radiologic examinations are X-rays, bone densitometry, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography and ultrasound. Alternative names for radiography are radiology, diagnostic radiology, medical imaging and X-ray imaging.

Our Radiologists 

All Denver Health radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and all have completed fellowships and other advanced training. We offer subspecialist reads that are informed by the latest medical research. Each radiologist completes extensive medical education annually. Our radiologists participate in educating the next generation of medical providers by teaching University of Colorado School of Medicine students, residents and fellows. 

Over the years, multiple Denver Health radiologists have been named “Top Docs” by the 5280 Magazine, including Denver Health physicians specializing in Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Radiology. 

We follow industry best practices, including the use of standardized reports and reports with hyperlinks to key images. Our picture archiving and communications system is state-of-the-art, having recently been updated in 2019.

The ultimate goal of Denver Health radiologists is to provide imaging services reflecting the highest standards of clinical excellence delivered in a compassionate, caring and respectful environment.

See a full list of our team members.

Our Staff

Denver Health Radiology prides itself on our incredible team members. Our department includes talented technologists, caring radiology nurses, engaged clerks, administrative assistants and transporters. We work with dedicated information technology experts and additional support staff throughout the institution. We are proud of our team and receive rave reviews from patients and visitors.