CHI St. Alexius
Health Williston offers the regions only full-service imaging center and is
committed to investing in state of the art equipment and technology to
provide the highest level of imaging services.
services include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound (US),
Nuclear Medicine (NM), a Mammography and Bone Density (DEXA).
A positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scanner is also available at CHI St.
Alexius Health - Williston Medical Center twice a month. Each of these
machines offers vastly enhanced image quality, meaning improved diagnostic
capabilities for your physician.
Along with our
Board Certified Radiologist, Dr. Hegge, our imaging staff consisting of Registered
NM, CT, MR, US, Mammography, and Radiologic Technologists work to provide the
best imaging studies for our patients.
CT studies are performed on a Philips Ingenuity 128-Slice CT
Scanner. This scanner allows us to
lower our dose and reduce the amount of IV contrast we use while increasing
our image quality. This scanner also
offers Orthopedic Metal Artifact Reduction or O-MAR which improves the image
quality by reducing the streaking artifact caused by metal implants. The CT
machine scans and reconstructs images much faster than previous technology
while producing much higher image quality. Benefits to patients include
shorter scan times and less radiation exposure.
Big Bore CT Scanner is perfect for procedures, radiation oncology planning
and a larger bore for those patients who may be claustrophobic who would be more
at ease with a wider opening.
The Philips Ingenia 1.5T MR system provides our patients with
fast scans, exceptional comfort and unmatched quality.
Has your doctor
ever recommended that you get an MRI exam? Or are you simply curious about
this safe imaging test? There's no better place to schedule an MRI exam than
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center. That's because we're the
only facility in the region with the Philips Ingenia 1.5T, the first-ever
digital broadband MR scanner. This revolutionary system delivers superb image
resolution, fast exams, and a more open patient experience you can feel good
It's fast. Our
Ingenia 1.5T can scan patients of varying size, age, and medical condition in
less time than previous MR systems on the market. Routine exams of the brain,
spine, knee, ankle and liver are quick and easy. And even more complex scans
may only last 15 to 40 minutes.
The revolutionary Philips Ingenia 1.5T has a wide-bore opening to make you
feel less confined. In fact, most scans can be done with your head completely
out of the system.
The Philips Ingenia 1.5T delivers the revealing images your doctor needs to
help diagnose your medical condition correctly.
This makes it
easier for your doctor to identify and pinpoint any potential problems and
helps reduce the number of repeat exams.
The right choice
for imaging Philips Ingenia 1.5T is one more reason to ask your doctor about
scheduling your next diagnostic imaging exam at CHI St. Alexius Health
The General Electric Infinia is a dual-head gamma camera
allowing us to use shorter scan times and aiding in patient comfort.
With new technology, we are able to achieve improved image quality.
Some of the Nuclear Medicine studies offered include: Cardiolites, Stress
tests including wall-motion studies and ejection fractions, HIDA studies,
bone scans, thyroid imaging, renal scans and MUGA studies.
The Hologic LORAD Selenia offers high-resolution superior
digital mammography images for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. One benefit
is a one third reduction in dose of radiation to the breast over conventional
film radiography. All mammograms performed at CHI St. Alexius Health -
Williston Medical Center analyzed R2 CAD (computer-aided detection) system.
CAD is a computer-based process designed to analyze mammographic images for
A General Electric Precision 500 technology is used to
perform: Upper and Lower GI studies, PICC Line Placement, IVP, Barium Swallow
studies, VCUG, Myelography, and various other procedures.
Services Department also utilizes a GE 9800 Mobile C-arm. This unit is
primarily used in the surgical suite for orthopedic and abdominal imaging.
The Philips IU22 and
MindRay DC-8 EXP Ultrasound machines are capable of superb image
quality for all patient types, advanced volume imaging solutions, innovative
workflow tools and exceptional scanning ease. From abdomens to babies and Venous Doppler
to echocardiograms these US machines can tackle all your needs.
Both machines are
also used for procedures as well including, but not limited to, thyroid,
breast or lymphnode biopsies, thoracentesis, paracentesis and assisting in
PICC Line placements.
The Imaging Services Department utilizes a GE Lunar bone
densitometer (DEXA scanner), which measures bone density painlessly.
The bone densitometer uses small amounts of x-ray to produce images of the
spine, hip, or even the whole body or forearm(s) in instances of hip