As the leader in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasonography in southwest Montana since 1992, Sound Health Imaging is committed to excellence. Sound Health’s goal is to provide patients with the highest quality ultrasound exams. This commitment carries through in the staff hired, the equipment purchased and in patient care.
Sound Health Imaging, Inc. is owned and operated by Scott and Audrey Mendenhall of Clancy, Montana. As the first independently owned ultrasound clinic in Montana, the Mendenhalls founded Sound Health Imaging around the principals of integrity, professionalism, patient care, and genuine caring. You can expect a friendly, professional atmosphere where you will receive a prompt, accurate ultrasound exam at a fair price.
Meet Our Sonographers
Audrey is the founder and co-owner of Sound Health Imaging. A native Montanan who was born and raised in Billings, she and her husband Scott started SHI in 1992 in Butte. Audrey began her imaging career in x-ray prior to attending the ultrasound program at the Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver where she graduated in 1988. Registered in multi-modalities, Audrey has performed tens of thousands of ultrasound exams including obstetrical, abdominal, cardiac, vascular, and small parts. Audrey and Scott have been married since 1985 and are the proud parents of four children. She enjoys spending time with her family in Montana’s outdoors including mountain biking, snowboarding, wake-boarding, boating, rafting, roller derby and camping.
Melissa is the Lead Sonographer for the Helena and Great Falls locations and has been a sonographer for Sound Health Imaging since February 2012. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Oregon Institute of Technology. She is ARDMS board certified in Abdomen, OB/Gyn, Vascular, and Fetal Echo. Melissa enjoys spending time with her goofy, but loveable husband Joey and their dogs Jordi and Raji. She is a Montana native and loves all that this beautiful state has to offer, especially hiking and mountain biking. She loves traveling new places and planning “friendcations” to meet up with her college pals.
Danelle has been the Lead Sonographer at the Butte clinic since joining SHI in 2000. She graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Registered since 1998, Danelle is an accomplished professional who excels in multiple modalities of ultrasonography. She is a trusted and proven resource for referring physicians and has a great bedside manner. Danelle is a native of rural Whitehall, Montana, where she now resides with her husband Paul who is a veteran of the Iraq war. They have three children, (Trystin, Braden, and Trent) and enjoy all seasons of outdoor recreation in Montana but especially camping, rafting, hunting and skiing.
Jennifer came to Sound Health in September 2017, moving cross country to join us. She spent the last ten years working for Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital in Beaver, Pennsylvania, after graduating from Kent State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology. Jennifer is registered in Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular and Breast. With her quick wit and professionalism, Jennifer is a delightful addition to our team. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family—her husband, daughter and their dog Ellie.
Elita joined the sonography team at Sound Health Imaging in January 2019. She is from Colorado but has also lived in California, Washington and Texas. Elita has a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Platt College in California and is ARDMS board certified in abdomen, OBGYN and vascular. Before becoming a sonographer, Elita served in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer where she met her future husband. They now have four children. Elita enjoys cooking, baking, relaxing at home, and walking and hiking with her family.
Meet Our Staff
RachaelReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Butte
Rachael has been in our Butte office at the front desk since May 2017 and this little spitfire brings a lot of energy and friendliness to her work. She loves working with the public and strives to fulfill each patient’s needs. Rachael graduated from Montana Tech in 2016 with an AAS in Business Technology (Medical Office Specialist Option). She and her husband have two daughters, one son, two granddaughters and a dog. In her spare time, Rachael likes to cook, garden and ride Harleys.
KimmyReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Helena and Butte
Kimmy joined Sound Health in April 2019 and spends most of her week in Helena but travels to our Butte office at least once a week to help out there also. She loves working with the public and is ready with a smile to all who come to see us. Kimmy is a Montana native who enjoys traveling, road trips, and visiting family. She lives with her dog “Lil bit”.
DianeOffice Manager, Helena
Diane joined Sound Health Imaging in January 2021 and brings with her over 25 years of experience in her role as office manager. She oversees the office staff, manages billing and accounts receivable, and so much more in keeping Sound Health running smoothly. Diane is a Montana native and enjoys all things outdoors with her husband Brian.