Our radiologic imaging services offer state-of-the-art technology for detection and diagnosis.
Imaging ServicesSt. Joseph Hospital, First Floor1907 West Sycamore Street Kokomo, IN 46901(765) 456-5144 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to noon We are most easily accessed by entering the hospital through Entrance 3, which faces the Berkley Road side of the hospital. Parking is conveniently located just outside the door.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures such as organs, soft tissue, and bone.
Located on-site in the Sycamore Center, Entrance 2Monday -Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.For an appointment: Call central scheduling at (765) 456-5000
PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography) is two technologies combined into one simple exam:
The PET/CT imaging test has become the most effective non-invasive way to detect the initial spread of lung and other cancers, to see how well a patient is responding to therapy, and to assess the true extent of a recurrence.
St.Joseph Hospital Cancer Center1907 West Sycamore Street Kokomo, IN 46901PET/CT is available every Thursday.For an appointment or information: Call (765) 456-5687 or (800) 341-5687, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
X-ray is radiation in the form of a beam that is passed through the body. When X-rays come into contact with an electronic plate, they produce a computerized image. This test can be used to look at all body structures and occasionally involves an injection or ingestion of a contrast material (dye).
Ultrasound is an imaging method in which high-frequency sound waves are used to create an image of the internal organs or deep structures within the body. The reflections (echoes) are recorded and displayed on a monitor. Ultrasound is typically used for visualizing the gallbladder, uterus, endometrium, ovaries and other internal organs. Ultrasound is also used to detect the strength of bone mineral.
Mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose abnormal growths or cysts. A mammogram can reveal a tumor in the breast long before it can be felt. It is an important tool for early detection of breast cancer, and it is recommended for all women over the age of 40.
Nuclear Medicine is used to assist physicians in detecting and diagnosing diseases. Commonly, nuclear medicine is used to show blood flow and function of the heart, to evaluate bones for numerous issues including arthritis, and to measure thyroid function. Patients are given a small dose of radioactive material (called a radiopharmaceutical or a tracer) that localizes in specific organ systems and gives off gamma rays. These are detected by the gamma camera, which then produces images and measurements by a computer system.