Diagnostic or medical imaging is a powerful tool to help doctors diagnose a condition and plan treatment. Patient comfort and medical needs are our top priorities. We provide extraordinary speed and quality in diagnostic medical imaging with leading-edge imaging equipment.
Angiography is the study all of the arteries and veins of the body (other than those of the heart). Learn more.
Mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) allows doctors to view the organ systems of our body and how they are functioning. PET is an invaluable clinical test for cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders and is used more and more to diagnose patients with these serious afflictions. Learn more about PET scans.
The Hologic Selenia Digital Mammography machine is a low-dose digital system that uses less radiation than film X-rays. The images are stored electronically. Physicians can adjust brightness or zoom in for close-ups of specific areas, which is not possible with film. Learn more about mammography.
Fluoroscopic radiology uses contrast to help physicians and radiologists visualize joints, organs and even blood passing through veins.
Our high-resolution 16-slice CT scanner is one of the most commonly used tools to examine the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Computed tomography (CT) scans help diagnose a range of conditions that affect the lungs, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels by taking thin slices (images) of your body. Learn more about CT scans.
The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images to help diagnose problems affecting the spinal cord and brain, or monitor the progress of treatment for disease. Learn more about MRI.
Ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool to view organs, veins, arteries, legs, arms and the neck. It is used by OB/GYN physicians to visualize and track the size, development and position of a mother and her baby. Learn more about ultrasound.
Using high-energy photons, X-rays produce still images of the body to help physicians diagnose abnormalities.
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiomentry (DEXA) scans are the most commonly used tests for measuring bone mineral density. It is one of the most accurate ways to diagnosis osteopenia, a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal, or osteoporosis, a disease where bone mineral density is reduced, and leads to an increased risk of fracture. Learn more about DEXA scans.
One suite is set up to perform a cardiac ultrasound (also called an echocardiogram, or echo). These tests capture images of the heart which cardiologists can use to help diagnose many cardiac problems. The images are stored in a system that allows clinicians and cardiologists to view the images and report on the tests at reading stations throughout the hospital. The medical imaging department also has mobile capabilities to perform these tests throughout the hospital. Learn more about cardiac ultrasound echocardiogram.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital has just installed an Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS), approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for women with dense breast tissue.
Local donations and a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust are bringing 3D mammography to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.