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Diagnostic imaging

Sunnyside Community Hospital has some of the most advanced imaging equipment in the valley. We strive to provide you with the best possible patient care, safety and comfort. Our technologists are certified by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists and have had extensive advanced training.

Sunnyside Diagnostic Imaging is completely digital, so your referring provider can access your results and images electronically for a quicker diagnosis.  

3-D mammography

At Sunnyside Community Hospital we use the Hologic 3-D genius mammography technology. We are the first in the Yakima valley to offer 3-D mammography which increases the cancer detection rate for invasive breast cancer by over 40 percent. 3-D mammography is more accurate and precise when compared to traditional 2-D mammography.

Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry (DEXA) scans are an enhanced form of x-ray that is used to measure the bone density or bone loss to determine if you have osteoporosis. A bone density scan enhances the accuracy of calculating your risk of osteoporosis so you can be treated early.

Computed tomography (CT)

CT scans are detailed images of internal organs in 3D to help aid in diagnosis. The new GE 128 slice CT scanner at Sunnyside Community Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology and uses radiation lowering software/techniques to reduce radiation exposure.


An echocardiogram (echo) is an ultrasound test that uses high frequency sound waves to make pictures of your heart. The test is also called echocardiography or diagnostic cardiac ultrasound.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI scans use a magnetic field and radio frequency waves to produce detailed images of the organs and other tissues inside your body. The GE MRI scanner at Sunnyside Community Hospital is a large wide-open bore that focuses on patient comfort.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear Medicine scans use radiopharmaceuticals introduced into your body by injection or swallowing. The nuclear medicine camera then detects the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceutical showing the physician different parts of your body where there could be disease or an abnormality.


A PET/CT scan uses a low dose of radioactive isotope injected into the bloodstream to show how body tissue and organs are functioning. It can detect changes at the cellular level, a PET/CT scan can help doctors monitor areas of concern or evaluate and adjust treatments.


Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal structures. It is commonly used for monitoring a fetus during pregnancy, but it can also provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Sunnyside Community Hospital not only offers general ultrasound but also cardiovascular ultrasound services.


X-rays are used to look at structures inside your body, particularly your bones. Fluoroscopy is a form of x-ray used to show real-time moving images of your internal organs. It is most commonly used for evaluating the digestive tract.

Accreditations: American College of Radiology (ACR); MQSA/FDA


In addition to the Imaging Department in our hospital, we also offer imaging services at our Medical Plaza in Prosser.

Medical Plaza dignostic services include:

  • CT.
  • MRI.
  • Ultrasound.
  • X-ray.
  • 3-D mammography.

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SCH Imaging Department
1016 Tacoma Ave.
Sunnyside, WA 98944
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Medical Plaza
355 Chardonnay Ave.
Prosser, WA 99350
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