Diagnostic imaging is often the first step in diagnosing and treating disease. New technological advancements now allow physicians to see inside the body - often without having to touch the patient. Imaging tests can examine bones, blood vessels and organs, allowing physicians to diagnose tumors, identify causes of internal pain and more - all quickly and with little or no discomfort.
Advocate Trinity Hospital offers a complete array of quality diagnostic imaging services. All services are provided by a staff of experienced, registered radiographers and board certified radiologists. Sophisticated equipment, such as our 16-slice CT scanner and cutting edge breast biopsy system, enable physicians to make the most accurate diagnoses possible.
Our new state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Center, makes the testing experience more comfortable for our patients. The center, opened in spring 2004, offers more privacy for patients and allows for faster scheduling and test results.
Quality Diagnostic Imaging Services
Trinity Hospital's patients benefit from a broad scope of diagnostic imaging services that make it possible for physicians to accurately screen for, evaluate and diagnose illnesses and injuries from outside the body. Our advanced imaging technology provides clear views of the inner structure and function of the body and can eliminate the need for surgery. Services include:
Diagnostic x-ray of the body's internal tissues, bones and organs.
Low-dose x-ray screening and diagnostic mammograms for the detection and evaluation of abnormalities in breast tissue.
Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT Scan)
Advanced x-ray technology that provides detailed cross sectional views of the muscles, bones, internal organs and structures from outside the body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Highly sophisticated imaging that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce very clear pictures of areas such as the brain, spine, bones, chest, abdomen and pelvis.
Sound waves used to create still pictures and live views of blood vessels, tissues, organs and other body parts. Often used for OB exams, ultrasound guided biopsy, ultrasound guided cyst aspiration and more.
Radioactive isotopes injected as a contrast material, then captured by a nuclear medicine camera for better evaluation of organ function and structure. Often used to examine soft tissues like the heart and brain, to analyze blood flow or diagnose tumors.
Diagnostic imaging equipment at Trinity Hospital features some of the latest technology available, including:
- 16-slice CT scanner- A complex scanner that provides 16 different images or views of any area of the body. Its many uses include cardiac angiography and bone mineral analysis to screen for osteoporosis.
- Mammotome® Breast Biopsy System- A cutting edge, hand-held biopsy device used in conjunction with ultrasound. The Mammotome requires a single, tiny incision, obtains better samples during biopsy, and enables more accurate results and earlier diagnosis of breast cancer.
- 3-D ultrasound- Advanced equipment that provides extremely clear three-dimensional pictures of the inside of any area the body.
- Digital radiography- X-ray equipment that captures images like a digital camera. Digital radiography uses less radiation, is extremely fast and provides clearer images for improved accuracy. It also has the capability of adjusting image contrast for better views without subjecting a patient to more radiation.
- Digital fluoroscopy- An advanced machine used for upper and lower GIs, gall bladder and duct examination.
- Mammography- Uses the lowest amount of radiation possible to produce an accurate pictures of the breasts.
- Nuclear Medicine Camera- A high resolution camera that provides three-dimensional images of the body and internal organs.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment for a diagnostic test ordered by your physician, call 773.967.1000.