The advanced radiology department at St.Vincent Jennings Hospital continues to grow and offer additional diagnostic testing to assist radiologists in providing more detailed scans for patients. Other imaging services include:
This year, one out of every two deaths in the U.S. will be the result of cardiovascular disease. It’s the number one cause of death in America. It can strike anyone: men and women of all ages, races, and economic classes.
Here’s a great way to improve your odds: a HeartScan from St.Vincent Health and Suburban Health Organization.
A HeartScan can help identify your risk for heart disease. And when you know what you’re facing, you can make lifestyle changes that can reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or other form of cardiovascular disease.
HeartScan is a computed tomography (CT) scan that measures the amount of "calcified" or "hardened" plaque inside your coronary arteries. We take a rapid series of images inside your heart, lungs, and blood vessels to determine if you have any early warnings for heart disease. Doctors can then offer treatment options and suggest lifestyle changes to decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attack.
You should consult with your physician to see if a HeartScan is right for you. Your physician is in the best position to determine whether a HeartScan might help in your care. If you have risk factors for heart disease, a HeartScan may help you and your physician to determine the best treatment for you.
Risk factors for heart disease include:
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As part of our mission, we pride ourselves in providing radiological service that is timely, efficient and of the highest quality, while maintaining the rights, privacy and dignity of all our patients. All of our imaging department procedures are read by board-certified and specialty board-certified radiologists.
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Diagnostic radiology is used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury. Registered/licensed radiologic technologists and echo/vascular technologists perform approximately 21,000 procedures each year.A variety of imaging services includes:
Interventional radiology includes specialized x-ray examinations performed by the radiologist with the assistance of registered technologists.These exams are performed using state-of-the-art digital imaging techniques and equipment with contrast enhancements.A variety of exam services includes:
Breast health services are provided from routine mammograms to major breast imaging procedures. Mammograms are read by board-certified radiologists and are certified by The American College of Radiology’s mammography accreditation program, as well as the Indiana State Department of Health and federal government under the Mammography Quality of Standards Act.
Licensed and registered technologists perform approximately 2,000 exams per year. A variety of services includes:
Mammography payment assistance is available!
Special reduced rates are offered to patients in May, June and October annually.
Low-income programs are also available from St.Vincent Jennings
MRI is sectional images of the body, which are obtained by a strong magnet, radio waves and computer. MRI services include all body parts (spine, head, extremity, abdomen, pelvis). Registered licensed technologists perform approximately 1,000 procedures each year.
During the procedure, patients are made comfortable by communication with the technologist, listening to music of their choice and circulation of air provided throughout the exam.
In this procedure, a machine is used to produce sound waves that are transmitted through a hand-held transducer into the body. The sound waves are reflected and returned to the transducer and captured to produce images. Ultrasound technologist performs these studies. Areas imaged include:
In this procedure, a machine is used to produce sound waves that are transmitted through a hand-held transducer into the body. The sound waves are reflected and returned to the transducer and captured to produce images. A Licensed/Certified Vascular Ultrasound technologist/echocardiographer performs these studies.
Vascular ultrasounds can detect circulation problems in the neck, upper and lower extremities, as well as heart problems. Areas imaged include:
A computerized x-ray unit takes cross-sectional pictures of the anatomy for this procedure. The patient moves in and out of a circular/donut-shaped opening, and the machine is not enclosed. Anatomy that is scanned includes: head/brain, abdomen, extremities upper and lower, chest, facial, pelvic, and sinuses with and without contrast administration.
A bone density test allows for accurate assessment of the bone mineral density. This is a simple noninvasive procedure done by the CT scanner. Measurements of the hip and spine are taken to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis and to evaluate patients receiving treatment for osteoporosis.