Benefis Radiology is a full service imaging department that provides state of the art imaging services and the region’s most advanced technology. Located in the South Tower at Benefis Health System, Benefis Radiology offers a comprehensive array of services that include the most advanced CT and MRI scanners, the latest technology for Fluoroscopy, Digital Radiology, Computed Radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and PET/CT. Our team of highly trained and board certified radiologists and technologists perform and interpret all imaging procedures with the utmost precision ensuring that you receive
the most accurate diagnosis available.
Technology and Convenience
The faster that imaging data and interpretations can be delivered to your physician, the faster treatment decisions can be made. At Benefis Radiology, we’ve implemented an innovative image and information management system that delivers immediate access to diagnostic-quality images anytime, anywhere. Greater efficiency in image distribution and communication among caregivers has lead to improved patient outcomes and more time for direct patient care.
Benefis Diagnostic Radiology Services:
Computed Tomography (CT) – A traditional CT scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views of the body. CT scans are performed for a variety of reasons including:
- Cardiac CT
- Coronary CT angiogram
- Calcium-score screening heart-scan
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of x-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce these images. We also offer a specialized breast MRI at Benefis Breast Center.
Nuclear imaging is a method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer material is administered. The images are recorded on computer and on film. The nuclear imaging physician studies the images
to make a diagnosis.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, or ultrasonography, is a diagnostic procedure that transmits high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, through body tissues. The echoes are recorded and transformed into video or photographic images of the internal structures of the body.
Ultrasound exams are performed for a variety of reasons including:
- Obstetrics and gynecological disorders
- Abdominal/renal/pelvis conditions
- Pediatric pelvic conditions
Interventional Radiology (Angiography)
Angiography is a way to produce X-ray pictures of the inside of blood vessels. When blood vessels are blocked, damaged or abnormal in any way, chest pain, heart attack, stroke or other problems may occur. Angiography helps your physician determine the source of the problem and the extent of damage to the blood vessel segments that are being examined.
A PET CT Scan (positron emission tomography) is a unique type of imaging test that helps doctors view how the organs and tissues inside your body function. It measures emissions from positron-emitting molecules.
Because many useful, common elements have positron emitting forms (carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen), valuable functional information can be obtained. PET CTs show molecular function and activity not structure of the body part being scanned, and therefore can often differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. PET CTs also produce 3-D images, and is usually used to compliment rather than replace the information obtained from standard CT or MRI scan.
For More Information call Benefis Radiology – 406.731.8400