Comprehensive services offered at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center Radiology Department
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning
A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses a combination of x-rays and a computer to create pictures of your organs, bones, and other tissues.
DEXA Bone Density Screening
A bone-density test is a way to measure the strength of your bones. The test, called a DEXA scan, is a kind of x-ray. The main reason to have the test is to find and treat serious bone loss.
Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures and uses a continuous x-ray beam that is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
Low-Dose Coronary Calcium Scoring
Low-dose coronary calcium scoring uses a CT scan, which is a special type of X-ray that takes multiple images of your heart and coronary arteries from various angles. This provides a 3-dimensional cross-section that will show whether your arteries have become narrowed or blocked by plaque buildup, which can be an indicator for coronary artery disease (CAD) or atherosclerosis.
Low-Dose Coronary CT Angiography
Low-dose coronary CT angiography uses a CT scan, which is a special type of X-ray that takes multiple images of your heart and coronary arteries from various angles. This provides a 3-dimensional cross-section that will show whether your arteries have become narrowed or blocked by plaque buildup, which can be an indicator for coronary artery disease (CAD) or atherosclerosis.
Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening
Low-dose CT lung screening is a special type of X-ray that takes multiple images of your lungs from various angles, providing you with a 3-dimensional cross-section of your lungs. It is used to screen for lungs cancer, particularly in current or former smokers over the age of 50.
Digital mammography is when X-rays are taken of a woman's breasts and turned into digital signals that create images that can be stored on a computer. It is a diagnostic screening procedure that helps doctors with the early detection of breast cancer so that early intervention can reduce a woman's risk of serious complications.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging technique that uses a combination of computer-generated radio waves and a magnetic field to create detailed images of the soft tissues and organs inside the body.
Nuclear Medicine Evaluation
Nuclear medicine evaluation is the use of radioactive substances to assess and diagnose wide range of conditions. This is done with a special imaging scan that uses a small amount of a radioactive substance to make internal structures, such as bones, organs, and tissues stand out. The radioactive substance is injected, inhaled, or swallowed and collects in a certain area of the body, then the scan is done with special cameras.
Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses ultrasounds to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body.
X-rays are the most frequently used form of imaging to see inside the human body. It uses a focused beam and a special detector to obtain images of body anatomy.