Our physicians use the latest technology for diagnosing and communicating test results. Imaging reports are available to referring physicians within two hours. Physicians can view imaging results from any secure device, including a tablet or smart phone. Once an image study is performed by a technologist, the images are interpreted and “read” into the PowerScribe system by a radiologist who is specialty-trained for the patient’s condition and the specific imaging technology. PowerScribe is a voice-to-text system that allows radiologists to immediately review, edit and sign their reports.
3.0 Tesla MRI Scanner
1.5 Tesla MRI Scanner
- MRI imaging services for routine and specialized care such as breast, cardiac, neuro, and musculoskeletal. For breast, we are capable of MR spectroscopy and fiber tracking. Patients may receive anesthesia, conscious sedation, or valium for their ease and comfort during the procedure.
CT (CAT Scan) Imaging
- A 64-slice CT unit that performs CT angiography, lung nodule assessment, cardiac screening and cardiac CTA.
- A16-slice unit that performs CT fluoroscopy and radiation oncology simulation.
Diagnostic Imaging / Multipurpose Technology /Ultrasound
- Performs routine X-rays, barium studies, myelography, PICC line placement, port placement, dialysis catheter placement/removal.
Sophisticated Storage and Transmission of Images
- Enabled by the hospital’s ultra-modern Fuji Synapse Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
Full-field Digital Mammography Units, plus stereotactic biopsy.
- Saint John’s new Imaging Center also offers full-field digital mammography, one of the most recent advantages in mammography. Digital (computerized) mammography is similar to standard mammography in that X-rays are used to produce detailed images of the breast.
- Digital mammography uses essentially the same mammography system as conventional mammography, but it is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette.
- The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved full-field digital mammography system screens for, and diagnoses of, breast cancer. Digital spot-view mammography allows faster and more accurate stereotactic biopsy. This results in shorter examination times and significantly improved patient comfort and convenience since the time the patient must remain still is much shorter.
- With digital spot-view mammography, images are acquired digitally and displayed immediately on the system monitor. The FDA also has approved spot-view digital systems for use in guiding breast biopsy. Traditional stereotactic biopsy requires a mammogram film to be exposed, developed and then reviewed, greatly increasing the time before the breast biopsy can be completed.