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

DILLARD JOE

Joseph Dillard, MD

Joseph Dillard is a board-certified radiologist and he is fellowship/sub-specialty trained in neuroradiology and interventional and vascular radiology.

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Services

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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures–similar to an X-ray “movie.” A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail. Read more: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=modbariumswallow

X-RAY

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X-RAY technology lets doctors see straight through human tissue to examine broken bones, cavities and swallowed objects. Modified X-ray procedures can be used to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels or the intestines. The X-ray camera uses the same film technology as an ordinary camera, but X-ray light sets off the chemical reaction instead of visible light. 

Tumor Cryoablation

Tumor-Cryoablation

What is tumor cyroablation? Tumor cryoablation is a procedure that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy cancer cells. Cryoablation is used to treat tumors of the kidney. How is tumor cyroablation done? A needle-like applicator will be placed in contact with the tumor, more than one applicator may be used depending on the tumor size and location. Dr. Christenson will use ultrasound and other x-ray imaging to guide the applicator(s) to the treatment site. Once the applicator is in the correct location, Dr. Christenson will administer argon gas...

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