Diagnostic Imaging Services at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital include:
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.
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 to detect breast cancer.
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.