With well over a dozen locations, and some of the most advanced imaging technologies available, MultiCare Medical Imaging offers convenient access to a wide range of imaging tests.
We also provide specialized imaging services just for kids at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center in Tacoma and at our Olympia location.
Radiation is a form of energy. You use it when you turn on a lamp, microwave food or listen to your radio. Pictures of bones and organs are made with a special type called ionizing radiation. Medical imaging methods that use ionizing radiation include X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT scan), nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET scan).
In general, infants, children and young adults are more sensitive to radiation than adults and older people. We shield certain organs and use special techniques to limit doses.