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Medical Imaging  

UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Medical Imaging team is dedicated to providing the highest quality and safety, while focusing on the patient's physical comfort and emotional needs. The imaging team consists of dedicated Technologists, Radiologists, Advance Practice Providers, Nurses, Managers and Reception staff all working to assure the best patient experience possible.  Our Imaging Technologists perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on both inpatients and outpatients at UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital and select UnityPoint Health – Meriter Clinic locations. 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded accreditation status to specialty departments in Medical Imaging, including Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), and Nuclear Medicine. 

Specialty Areas 

General Diagnostic Radiography 

UnityPoint Health - Meriter's General Diagnostics section uses Direct Radiography (DR) for routine, emergency, and surgical x-ray procedures of the spine, abdomen, chest, pelvis, and extremities. Our Technologists have extensive training, and are licensed by the state of Wisconsin. We also function as a site for clinical rotations for Madison College students. 


UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Fluoroscopy section uses real-time digital imaging to evaluate body areas and organs, specifically the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts and esophagus. This section also performs complex procedures including Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials, Epidural Steroid Injections, Denervations, Discography, Hysterosalpingography, Myelography, and Arthrography.

Computerized Tomography (CT) 

UnityPoint Health - Meriter's CT section utilizes multi-detector and dual source scanners to perform diagnostic and therapeutic imaging on inpatients, outpatients and Emergency Services patients. CT scans combine a series of X-Ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT technology is a fast and accurate tool, allowing for speedy diagnosis, followed by swift and accurate treatment of the patient. The most common procedures include Head CT, Chest CT, Abdominal CT, CT Angiography, Interventional CT (biopsies and drainages), and Musculoskeletal CT.   

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"What drives my passion is the satisfaction of helping people" - CT Technologist

Nuclear Medicine 

UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Nuclear Medicine section provides radiopharmaceutical scans on inpatients, outpatients, and Emergency Services patients. Nuclear Medicine involves the use of a pharmaceutical (medicine) that is attached to a radioisotope (radioactive material) – the combination being a "radiopharmaceutical". A small amount (dose) is put into the body, usually via an injection into a vein. The radiopharmaceutical then goes to a specific part of the body based on the body's natural functions.  The images are obtained using "gamma cameras" and can be used to detect injuries, cancer, infection or other medical problems. 

We offer the latest technology in SPECT/CT, which combines functional information of Nuclear Medicine and anatomical information from CT. Our Technologists are board certified, maintain annual education requirements and are highly trained in the specialty of Nuclear Medicine.  The most common procedures include Heart Perfusion Scan with Stress Test, Hepatobiliary (for gallbladder problems), Bone Scan, and Thyroid Uptake and Scan. 


UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Ultrasound section provides therapeutic and diagnostic imaging for inpatients, outpatients, Emergency Services and surgical patients.  Ultrasound is a noninvasive medical test that uses an Ultrasound machine, imaging probe and warm, water based gel to send out high frequency sound waves that enable a Physician to view and evaluate organs and structures within the body.  Ultrasound examinations do not use radiation and pose no known risks to patients.  

Our Technologists are board certified in multiple Ultrasound specialties and function as professional mentors for students during clinical rotations.  Common Ultrasound procedures include Abdominal Ultrasound, Pelvic Ultrasound, Venous Doppler, Carotid Doppler and Obstetrical Ultrasound.   

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"Meriter has been such a wonderful organization to work for, and I love the standard of care we can give our patients" 
- Sonographer 

Interventional Radiology (IR) 

UnityPoint Health - Meriter's IR section performs invasive procedures using imaging guidance such as fluoroscopy, CT and ultrasound to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.  Invasive procedures are sterile procedures that typically involve localizing the skin with numbing medication and entering a blood vessel or tissue with a needle or catheter. Some invasive procedures require conscious sedation by a nurse who works in the Medical Imaging Department.  Staff performing invasive procedures have advanced training and skill and work directly with an Interventional Radiologist.  Common procedures include Biopsy, Abscess Drainage, Embolization, Angiography, Angioplasty, Stenting and Thrombolysis. 

Medical Imaging RN's 

UnityPoint Health – Meriter's Medical Imaging department has dedicated RNs who work with the Imaging Team on all invasive procedures and some non-invasive procedures that require complex patient preparation. Our RN's are all ACLS certified and available to provide sedation for patients as needed during procedures. They are an integral part of the MI team in assuring patient comfort and a great patient experience. 

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"I chose Meriter because I was a newly graduated student who was ready to jump into the field and I Knew I would learn so much here! - Sonographer

How to Apply

If you would like to search our available opportunities and apply to open positions, please visit the search page of our Meriter Career Center.    

Our team of highly trained professionals has diverse backgrounds and skill-sets in a variety of modalities, including General Diagnostic Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Computerized Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Staff must possess a valid Wisconsin license as a Licensed Radiographer. CT, IR, General Diagnostic, and Fluoroscopy Imaging applicants must be certified and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Ultrasound applicants must be registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and certified in Vascular Technology (RVT) and Nuclear Medicine applicants must be certified with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (CNMT). 

Our Medical Imaging RNs are skilled in invasive procedures and are trained to provide conscious sedation.  Medical Imaging RN applicants must be licensed in the State of Wisconsin.