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  The Department of Radiology blends state-of-the-art imaging in a personalized and healing environment for St. Anthony patients. St. Anthony has continually invested in the best diagnostic imaging technology to insure that we provide the people we serve a cutting-edge diagnostic advantage.


From simple fractures to complex procedures, our patients enjoy the convenience of having comprehensive diagnostic imaging available close to home, in one location, with only one place to go when multiple tests are needed.

St. Anthony also provides the benefit of having a board-certified radiologist on our staff. That means that tests are interpreted in a timely manner and results are reported to your physician as soon as possible.

For non-emergency imaging services, patients can schedule their exams with an order from their physician. For patients who have an unplanned or emergency need for imaging, our staff of radiology professionals is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Imaging Services Include:
General Radiography (X-ray): Used for trauma and surgery patients. Sevices also include digital fluoroscopy used for procedures such as gastrointestinal studies and joint studies.

Mammography: An x-ray examination of the breast used for screening and diagnosis of breast tissue. St. Anthony offers a digital mammography technology which allows images to be digitally acquired and stored to provide even better, more accurate diagnoses..

Ultrasound: Diagnostic ultrasound is used for abdominal and pelvic testing. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy and for other cardiac and vascular tests.

Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear tests require the use of short-lived radioactive isotopes to evaluate organ function or aid in oncology diagnosis. Oncology procedures using nuclear medicine include PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography fused with Computed Tomography).

CT (Computed Tomography): Also known as CAT scan, this technique uses a computer to assemble multiple x-ray images of soft tissues or bone in a two-dimensional, cross-section image. Three dimensional computerized reconstruction is also available.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): Uses a strong magnetic field to create images in all parts of the body. MRI can acquire images of blood vessels, bones, joints, spine and the brain.

Additional services offered by the radiology department include invasive radiology, surgical radiography with fluoroscopy.

For additional information about diagnostic imaging, go to www.radiologyinfo.org.
 

 
St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401