About ERA

Eastern Radiological Associates (ERA) is a professional partnership of board certified radiologists (doctors trained in medical imaging and image interpretation) who have been providing radiology professional services since 1970. Our mission is simple. Eastern Radiological Associates serves the patient and physician community of the region (Montana, Wyoming, and surrounding) by providing the highest quality diagnostic imaging and interventional services in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. ERA provides a full range of professional radiology...

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Meet the Radiologists

Brian Christenson

Brian Christenson, MD

Brian Christenson is a board-certified radiologist. He is fellowship/ subspecialty trained in interventional radiology.

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Services

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Breast Imaging

Breast Imaging

Radiologists of Eastern Radiological Associates provide radiological services exclusively to Yellowstone Breast Center. The Yellowstone Breast Center, which is part of Saint Vincent Healthcare, is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and certified by the FDA. The Yellowstone Breast Center has been accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for demonstrating excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in: Digital Mammography Digital Mobile Mammography Breast...

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Body Imaging

body image

ERA’s body imaging specialists utilize modern imaging equipment and powerful computer systems  to identify disease formations at an earlier stage through the use of body imaging. Our radiologists work closely with physicians and/or specialists to provide interpretations based on body image scans. Our radiologist’s ability to view the body’s internal structures and system functions enables them to detect and diagnose disease and illnesses earlier in a non-invasive manner, leading to treatment and intervention in the timeliest manner...

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TIPS

tips

What does TIPS stand for? TIPS stands for transjular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: Transjugular – through the jugular vein in your neck Intrahepatic – within your liver Portosystemic – from the portal vein to the hepatic vein Shunt – a tube that allows flow from one blood system to another What is a TIPS procedure? A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a procedure where a path is created in the liver to connect two veins, the path is called a shunt. The shunt is held open by a small tube called a stent (see picture...

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