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Imaging

Grant Regional Health Center built a new radiology suite in Spring of 2018. This expansion has brought many new technologies and procedures that are now offered locally. Why travel when you can get the same technology with the same caring faces that you are used to at your hometown hospital?

The Vesperman Radiology Suite now offers in-house MRI, CT, ultrasound, general radiology, mammography, stereotactic biopsy, and nuclear medicine all in one suite. Outpatient exams are scheduled Monday through Friday. Please call 608.723.2143 to schedule any of your radiology exams. Each type of exam has specific times and days that they can be scheduled, so please be sure to make the scheduler aware of any specific time requests or needs. However, please keep in mind that some exams can only be done at certain times and certain days.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to allow adequate time to go through the registration process. If you plan to bring a friend or family member to your appointment for support, please be aware that generally they are not allowed back into the radiology suite. They will be asked to have a seat in the waiting room during the duration of your exam. Please keep in mind that children should not be left unattended in the waiting room and many times there is not available staff to watch children. Other accommodations should be attempted for child care.

Be sure to check with your insurance on any prior authorization needs, co-pay requirements and coverage information. If your provider is checking on this information for you, please allow up to one week for approval. Certain exams require prior authorization before the exam can be scheduled or performed.

You will normally get your results within two to three business days. The technologist performing your exam is not able to tell you any results or information about your exam. Once the exam is completed, the technologist enters in the details of your history for the radiologist to review while looking at your images. There are many images for the doctor to review and once the finalized report is done, it is sent to the provider who ordered your exam. They then take time to review the exam and report and decide any treatment or next steps that need to be taken before giving you the results of your exam.

If there is any chance of pregnancy, please notify your ordering provider and the technologist before scheduling your exam.

Radiologists

Matthew Berst, MD

Dr. Berst's hometown is Washington, Iowa. He studied pre-medicine at Central College in Pella, Iowa and then went on to medical school at The University of Iowa. After completing medical school, Dr. Berst started his Radiology residency at The University of Iowa. He completed his fellowship training in 2006 and joined Advanced Radiology, S.C. in July of that same year. He has been board certified in Radiology since June 2005.

Susan Bird, MD

Dr. Bird's hometown is Davenport, Iowa. She studied biology at The University of Notre Dame in Indiana before entering medical school at The University of Iowa. After completing medical school, Dr. Bird started her Radiology residency at The University of Iowa. Dr. Bird joined Advanced Radiology, S.C. in July 1994. She has been board certified in Radiology since June 1994.

Steven Cremer, MD

Dr. Cremer is from Dubuque, Iowa. He studied biology and German at The University of Iowa and then went on to medical school at The University of Iowa. He completed his Radiology residency and additional sub-specialty training in an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Dr. Cremer has a strong passion for learning, which was demonstrated with an additional visiting fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cremer has been a board certified Radiologist since 1998.

Stephen Currie, MD

Dr. Currie is from Waukegan, IL. He studied biology at the University of Notre Dame before going to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He stayed in St. Louis to complete his residency and fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mallinckrodt before moving to the Quad Cities. Dr. Currie has been board certified in Radiology since 2018.

Nathan Durick, MD

Dr. Durick's hometown is Geneseo, Illinois. He studied psychology at The University of Iowa prior to attending medical school at the University of Illinois Chicago in Peoria. Following medical school, he completed an internship at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and a Radiology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. Dr. Durick completed a Body Imaging fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. Dr. Durick has been board certified in Radiology since June 2007.

Andrew Ellingson, MD

Dr. Ellingson's hometown is Newton, Iowa. He studied biology and chemistry at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and then went to medical school at The University of Iowa. After completing medical school, Dr. Ellingson started his residency at The University of Iowa. Following completion of his residency, he immediately started a fellowship in Neuroradiology at The University of Iowa. He completed his training in June 2007 and joined Advanced Radiology, S.C. in July of that same year. He has been board certified in Radiology since June 2006. Dr. Ellingson became sub-specialty board certified for Neuroradiology in 2009.

Timothy Humes, MD

Dr. Humes grew up in Rock Island, Illinois and studied biology at Illinois State University. He graduated from medical school at Northwestern University. Dr. Humes completed his Radiology residency at The University of Tennessee and returned to Northwestern University for formal fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology. Dr. Humes has been board certified in Radiology since 1994.

Keyle Kreinbring, MD

Dr. Kreinbring's hometown is Preston, Iowa. Dr. Kreinbring studied biology and pre-medicine at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and then completed medical school at The University of Iowa. After finishing medical school, he went to Southern Illinois University for his residency in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Kreinbring completed additional sub-specialty training in Musculoskeletal Radiology at The University of Iowa. Dr. Kreinbring honorably served several years in the military prior to joining Advanced Radiology in 2003. Dr. Kreinbring has been board certified in Radiology since 1999.

Nicholas Ludwig, MD

Dr. Ludwig’s hometown is Bettendorf, IA. He studied Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa prior to attending medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After finishing medical school, Dr. Ludwig attended San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium for his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He completed his Fellowship training at the University of Nebraska in Musculoskeletal Radiology with emphasis in Neuroradiology. Dr. Ludwig honorably served several years in the military while completing his specialty training. Dr. Ludwig has been board certified since 2015.

Kelsey Moran, MD

Dr. Moran began his medical education at Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation, he continued his radiology training with an internship and residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Moran became board certified for Diagnostic Radiology in 2009. He finished his Fellowship in Neuroradiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology just before joining Advanced Radiology. Dr. Moran became sub-specialty board certified for Neuroradiology in 2011.

Pranav Patel, MD

Dr. Patel's hometown is Iowa City, Iowa. He studied both biomedical engineering and biochemistry as an undergraduate and then went to medical school at The University of Iowa. After finishing medical school, Dr. Patel stayed in Iowa City to complete his residency in Radiology. After residency, he did further sub-specialty training in Musculoskeletal Radiology as an Associate Fellow at The University of Iowa. Dr. Patel has been board certified in Radiology since 2003.

George Patramanis, MD

Dr. Patramanis is from Moline, Illinois and studied both biology and pre-medicine at Augustana College. He completed medical school at The University of Illinois. He completed his internship and Radiology residency at The University of Illinois Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and also completed additional sub-specialty training with a fellowship in Body Imaging from Northwestern University. Dr. Patramanis has been board certified in Radiology since 1999.

Bernie Saks, MD

Dr. Saks hometown is Los Angeles, CA. He studied Applied Mechanics & Engineering with sub-specialty in Bio-engineering a University of California prior to attending medical school at the University of California. After finishing medical school, he went on to University of Vermont for his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology and returned to the University of California for formal fellowship training in Gastrointestinal Imaging and Body CT. Dr. Saks has been board certified since 1985.

Reid Schroeder, MD

Dr. Schroeder is from Lombard, Illinois and studied biology at Augustana College. He completed medical school at Northwestern University. Dr. Schroeder stayed at Northwestern University for his Radiology residency. Dr. Schroeder has been board certified in Radiology since 1995.

John Swanson, MD

Dr. Swanson's hometown is Rockford, Illinois. He studied biology at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and then completed medical school at Saint Louis University. Dr. Swanson completed his Radiology residency at Southern Illinois University and has been board certified since 2004.

Craig Tillman, MD

Dr. Tillman's hometown is Springfield, Illinois. He completed his pre-medical school at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. He went on to complete medical school at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Following medical school, Dr. Tillman completed his Radiology residency at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Dr. Tillman has been board certified in radiology since June 1983 and received a certificate of added qualifications in Vascular & Interventional Radiology in 1999. Dr. Tillman serves as the President of Advanced Radiology, SC as of January 2011.

Moe Tun, DO

Dr. Tun is from Schiller Park, IL. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she obtained B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. She attended Osteopathic school in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Tun subsequently finished her specialty training in diagnostic radiology in Kansas City and sub-specialty training in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Tun has been board certified in Radiology since 2018.

Casey Veach, MD

Dr. Veach's hometown is Bellevue, Iowa. She studied biology at Iowa State University in Ames, IA before attending medical school at The University of Iowa. Following medical school, she completed an internship and Radiology residency at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Veach graduated from her residency in 2008 and joined Advanced Radiology, S.C. in July of that same year. Dr. Veach has been board certified in Radiology since 2008.

Staff

Taylor, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and Computed Tomography Technologist, Cross-trained in Mammography and Bone Density

Education: Northeast Iowa Community College for Associates Degree in Science, Bachelors of Science through University of Iowa, MTMI-Medical Technology Management Institute training in Mammography

Why did you choose your profession? I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people. I job shadowed at GRHC when I was in high school and that helped me decide nursing was NOT for me. I also broke 3 arms, 1 leg, and multiple sprains so xray was a big part of my life when I was younger haha!

Hobby/fun fact: My family, especially my son, loves going out on the river. We enjoy the pool, ranger rides, glamping (going in my parents camper), and just hanging out with friends and family. I also sell earrings on the side and have some late nights because I wait until my son goes to bed.

Traci, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and Mammography Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography and Bone Density

Education: Northeast Iowa Community College for Associate's Degree in Science for Radiology Technologist and MTMI-Medical Technology Management Institute training and board certification for Mammography

Hobby: Spending time with my family and traveling

Jacqueline, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography, Mammography, and Bone Density

Education: Associate's Degree in Science, MTMI-Medical Technology Management Institute training in Mammography

Interests/hobbies: Golfing!!! I LOVE TO GOLF!!! Snowmobiling- I LOVE SNOWMOBILING-that's my winter "sport"!! I also enjoy Boating, Playing Bean Bags, Playing Ladder Golf, Visiting Wineries and Breweries, Watching Movies-Netflix-Hulu-Amazon Prime-Theatre, Watching Badger Sports, Watching the Green Bay Packers, Canoeing, Playing Board and Card games.

Other info: Proud mother to 3 beautiful daughters: Madeline 18, Reagan 17 and Emmaline 15. My kids keep me busy for the most part, otherwise my 7 month old French Bulldog, Pearl keeps me EXTREMELY busy! My parents live in Rhinelander on Lake Boom and I try to get up to visit and live the lake life as often as possible! I also have many relatives in the surrounding area that I try to visit when I can- life is short-enjoy it while you can. Too short for regrets these days!! I have fun with friends when I can, and hope to travel soon with them on one of the many girl trips they do yearly.

Jen, MRI Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and MRI Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography and Bone Density

Education: Northeast Iowa Community College for Associates Degree in Science

Why did you choose your profession: I like helping people.

Hobby/fun fact: I like to kayak.

Jenna, Ultrasound

Position: Sonographer

Education: Associates Degree from Argosy University

Why did you choose your profession: I really enjoy being able to help diagnose and figure out what is going on with patients to be able to help make them feel better.

Hobby/Fun Fact: I enjoy learning about foreign cultures.

Lynlee, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and Computed Tomography Technologist, Cross-trained in Bone Density

Education: Associates Degree in Science from Northeast Iowa Community College

Why did you choose your profession: I chose this specific profession because every day is different and you never know what you may encounter. I love working on the diagnostic team helping patients find the answers they need to be treated appropriately.

Hobby/Fun Fact: I love being with family and friends, fishing, and being out on the lake or river.

Megan, MRI Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and MRI Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography and Bone Density

Education: Associates Degree in Science from Northeast Iowa Community College

Why did you choose your profession? When I was little I had to have surgery and ever since then I have been interested in the medical field.

Hobby/fun fact: Spending time with family and being crafty.

Sarah, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography and Bone Density

Education: University of Wisconsin School of Radiologic Technology

Why did you choose your profession: I knew I wanted to be in healthcare, but didn't want to poke people with needles.

Hobby/fun fact: I enjoy crafting and spending time with my family

Sara, Radiology Manager

Position: Radiology Manager, Registered Radiologic Technologist, Cross-trained in Computed Tomography, Mammography, and Bone Density

Education: Northeast Iowa Community College for Associate's Degree in Science for Radiology Technologist and MTMI-Medical Technology Management Institute training in Mammography

Why did you choose your profession: I had always known that I wanted to do something in healthcare. Then I started needing multiple Radiology exams due to health issues and injuries and found it very interesting. So at age 16, I decided Radiology was my path and have loved it since!

Hobby/Fun fact: I enjoy spending with my friends and family, and especially spoiling my niece! I love spending time outdoors (hunting, fishing, gardening, etc) and doing woodworking and remodeling projects.

Katie, Radiology Tech

Position: Registered Radiologic and Computed Tomography Technologist, Cross-trained in Bone Density

Education: Associates Degree in Science from Western Technical College

Why did you choose your profession: I always wanted to work in the medical field and my grandfather was an x-ray technician so I wanted to follow in his footsteps working at the same hospital he did.

Hobby/Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my husband and newborn baby girl and going to flea markets/antique stores.

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