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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging services at St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) remain at the forefront of advanced technology. To meet this challenge, we provide only the most sophisticated imaging and interventional radiology services through leading-edge digital technology and state-of-the-art equipment. These diagnostic services, also called imaging studies, can detect cancer earlier through routine cancer screenings. Research proves how early cancer detection dramatically increases survival rates. screening services while providing convenient, close-to-home care by skilled staff with friendly faces.

The up-to-date imaging equipment we use is maintained by a group of medical professionals, including a diagnostic radiologist. Our diagnostic imaging can examine what’s going on inside the body. Images may highlight and help diagnose conditions like fractures, blood clots, arterial blockage, gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, and more. Our imaging services

Imaging Services We Offer

The advanced imaging technologies we use at St. Claire HealthCare include:

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

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

SCH 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.

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

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. The Siemens Magnetom Symphony MRI scanner acquires detailed images quickly and comfortably, thanks to its patient-friendly design. MRI procedures are faster and simpler for the clinician and patient, which helps keeps exam times go more quickly. In many cases, MRIs provide different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. MRI also may show things that cannot be seen with other imaging methods. MRI does not produce ionizing radiation.

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

St. Claire HealthCare is accredited by the American College of Radiology in magnetic resonance imaging.

3D 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 as those in the legs, neck, or abdomen. In addition, it provides 3D images of an expectant mother's unborn baby. Images from the advanced ultrasound equipment provide the clarity of a black and white photograph of the baby's features.

Bone Densitometry

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. The noninvasive 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 those who have experienced a bone fracture, lower back pain, or noticed height loss.

Nuclear Medicine

SCH provides nuclear medicine exams in a caring environment using advanced technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques. Every scan is performed by a registered nuclear medicine technologist and interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. We ensure image quality while making patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction our top priority.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)

PACS allows diagnostic images, such as x-rays and CT or MRI scans, to be stored electronically and viewed on monitors. Physicians and other health professionals are able to access the information and compare it with previous images at the touch of a button. In addition, this new technology enables SCH to place patient images onto a disc that the patient can take with them.

Interventional Radiology

Doctors who specialize in interventional radiology interpret medical image results, as well as perform minimally invasive surgeries. The doctor will use those results during these surgeries to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Examples includes angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolization, radiofrequency ablation, and biopsies.

Women's Imaging

Women’s Imaging at St. Claire HealthCare includes mammograms and bone density analysis tests. Examples of our wide range of diagnostic and treatment services includes mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI-guided breast biopsies, breast MRI, and more.

PET scans

This scan examines the entire body, and images show details of the body’s internal organs and structures. This scan is uses to locate and highlight malignant tumors.

Cancer screenings

Routine cancer screenings, such as mammograms, are important to detect potentially cancerous breast tissues. Research proves how patients whose cancer was detected earlier often live longer, healthier lives. St. Claire HealthCare offers skilled Cancer Care from caring oncologists, and will be with you every stage of your cancer treatment.

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