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64-Slice CT Scanner


The Toshiba’s Aquilion 64-Slice CT scanner is capable of capturing high resolution 3-D images of internal organs and anatomy in a matter of seconds. It is especially useful in diagnosing blocked coronary arteries without an invasive procedure.

St. Claire Regional uses customized protocols to minimize the radiation exposure to our patients, and is committed to our patient’s safety and well-being. We proudly adhere to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Possible) and Image Gently concepts.

ACR Accredited Facility

St. Claire Regional is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in computed tomography (CT).


 

MRI - 1.5T

The Siemens Magnetom Symphony magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner acquires detailed images quickly and comfortable, thanks to its patient-friendly design. MRI procedures are faster and simpler for the clinician and patient, thus keeping examination times to a minimum. In many cases MRI provides different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show things that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

Our technologists are committed to ensuring that our patients are comfortable as possible during their tests. Patients are encouraged to ask any and all questions they may have so the feel confident and at ease during their visit at St. Claire Regional.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. MRI DOES NOT PRODUCE IONIZING RADIATION.

St. Claire Regional is accredited by the American College of Radiology in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

   

PACS


The Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS), enables diagnostic images such as x-rays and CT or MRI scans to be stored electronically and viewed on monitors. Physicians and other health professionals to access the information and compare it with previous images at the touch of a button. In addition, this new technology enables SCR place patient images onto a disk that the patient can take with them.

   

3-D Ultrasound

The Siemens Sequoia Signature II Series ultrasound provides excellent image quality and is used in a wide range of clinical applications. Most commonly ultrasounds are used to capture images of the blood vessels, such those in the legs, neck or abdomen.  In addition, it provides 3-D images of an expectant mother’s unborn baby.  Images from the advanced ultrasound equipment provide the clarity of a black and white photograph the baby’s features. 

   
   Nuclear Medicine

St. Claire Regional provides nuclear medicine exams in a caring environment using advanced technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques, and every scan is proformed by a registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist and interpreted by a board certified Radiologist. We ensure image quality while making patient comfort, saftey, and satisfaction our number one priority.


St. Claire Regional is accredited by the American College of Radiology in both Nuclear Medicine Planar Imaging, and Nuclear Medicine Cardiology.


   
Bone Densitometry

The addition of the Discovery™ Bone Densitometry System allows patients to receive the most comprehensive and convenient bone health assessment by conducting both a bone densitometry (DXA) and vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) at the same time as. The non-invasive test, similar to a chest x-ray, provides regional patients the highest quality screenings and diagnostic images - allowing early stages of osteoporosis and bone injuries to be detected sooner.

The DXA and VFA assessments are important additions to the annual mammography and PAP smear screenings that female patients currently receive. It is also a valuable annual screening for male patients age 50 or older, or who have experienced a bone fracture, lower back pain, or noticed height loss.