Diagnostic
Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging Services at St. Joseph's Hospital is designed for
patient convenience and physician confidence. With Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) technology, board-certified radiologists can read images immediately, and results are available to physician offices following transcription of report.

Diagnostic Imaging Services provides the following services:

Computerized Tomography (CT)— A radiological test where patient lies in doughnut-shaped machine to take pictures of the body. The scanner is used in combination with a digital computer to create "slices" of different organs of the body and makes it possible to detect diseases sooner than with a regular x-ray.

DEXA Scan— A dual energy x-ray absorptiometery, (DEXA) provides bone densitometry testing by measuring the spine and hip where osteoporotic fractures are most likely to occur.

Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray)— A general x-ray used to detect the condition of the skeletal system. Also used for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)— A technique that allows doctors to see inside the body in great detail using a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer system.

Mammography— A specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts.

Nuclear Medicine— Very small amounts of radioactive materials - which will attract to specific organs, bones or tissues - are introduced into the body. The emissions they produce can provide crucial information about a type of cancer or disease.

Ultrasound (US)— A method of obtaining images from inside the body through the use of high frequency sound waves.

NEW! Self-referring Screening: Coronary Calcium Scoring

The painless, but powerful Calcium Scoring Screening uses computed tomography (CT scan) to look for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Calcium is a component of arterial plaque (the fatty build-up that causes atherosclerosis by sticking to artery walls). When the plaque restricts the flow of blood to the heart, it can lead to a heart attack.

The exam takes about five minutes. Potential candidates must be free of chest pain, palpitations, and shortness of breath with exercise. A health assessment will be conducted by a radiology technician to confirm candidates for the screening.

Insurance does not cover this screening; however, the $100 fee includes both the procedure and interpretation. The fee is due the day of the screening. The screening is endorsed as a viable tool by the American Hospital Association and the American College of Radiology. St. Joseph's Hospital is the only hospital in the Chippewa Valley that offers this screening.

 

BENEFITS

Diagnostic imaging benefits for patients and physicians include:

   • Extended operating hours
   • Flexible appointment times
   • Quicker patient registration
     and imaging services.
   • Convenience of receiving
     multiple exams at one location
   • Lab work completed in
     conjunction with patient
     procedures

EMERGENCY CARE

At St. Joseph's Hospital, we are here when you need us most. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet your emergency imaging needs.
Learn more.

HEALTH LIBRARY

CT Scan
DEXA Scan
X-rays
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ultrasound Imaging

FOR MORE
INFORMATION

Send Diagnostic Imaging an email.

Call (715) 717-7600 to schedule an outpatient appointment Monday through Friday 7 AM to 4 PM.

 

Diagnostic Imaging