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.
Radiology services include a new MRI along with an Ultrasound, a Mindray for US and the Phillips for
CT, nuclear medicine, a digital mammography system. 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 CT, MR, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Radiologic
Technologists work to provide the best imaging studies for our
CT studies are performed on a GE Light Speed 16-slice CT scanner. 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.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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 about.
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.
It's comfortable. 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.
It's accurate. The Phylips 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 Williston.
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 Imaging Services Department offers a revolutionary new mammography
system. The Hologic Selenia offers top of the line technology in Full
Field Digital Mammography as well as excellent image quality. Another benefit
is a one third reduction in dose of radiation to the breast over conventional
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 suspicious areas.
A General Electric Precision 500 technology is used to perform: Upper and
Lower GI studies, PICC Line Placement, IVP, Barium Swallow studies, VCUG,
Mylography, and various other procedures.
The Imaging Services Department also utilizes a GE 9800 Mobile C-arm.
This unit is primarily used in the surgical suite for orthopedic and abdominal
A Philips IU22 Ultrasound machine and the IU22 is a state of the art
ultrasound machine capable of providing 3D / 4D images.
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