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Imaging Services

Committed to providing quality service, our Medical Imaging Center ensures patient comfort and accurate test results.

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Our imaging suites and patient prep areas have been thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience with more comfort and privacy, too. We value your time, using technological advancements and efficiencies, while keeping individual care and respect at the forefront of every visit. Tell your doctor you want to schedule your next exam at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital or call 618-607-5600 to make your appointment today. 

When can I schedule an appointment?

  • General X-Ray  |  24 hours/day
  • CT Scan  |  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • MRI  |  7a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ultrasound  |  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mammograms  |  7:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • DEXA (bone density)  |  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Nuclear Medicine  |  By appointment only

Appointments are not necessary for general X-Ray, but are requested for the other modalities. Exceptions are made on emergency cases.

Certain modalities such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine may require a pre-authorization from an insurance provider before the exam may be performed. All imaging tests need to have an order from a provider.

For more information about the services available at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, call 217-757-6565.

X-Ray services are also available at our HSHS St. Joseph's Outpatient Clinic in New Baden Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Lung Cancer Screening

Are you one of the thousands of Americans who is at risk for developing lung cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer each year than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.  The good news is that when diagnosed early, lives can be saved. HSHS St. Joseph's Lung Cancer Screening can do just that. 

St. Joseph's Lung Cancer Screening is a quick, painless, non-invasive low dose CT scan which can detect nodules or spots on your lung which might be early indicators of lung cancer. It takes just one-minute to have a scan which can potentially save your life. 

Lung cancer screenings are most beneficial to those with the highest risk of lung cancer:

  • Current or former smokers who are older: A lung cancer screening is generally an option for smokers and former smokers who are 50 years or older. Check with your insurance provider or Medicare on their age/smoking history requirement, as well as any other criteria.
  • Smoked heavily for many years: Those who have a tobacco smoking history of at least 20 “pack years” – an average of one pack (20 cigarettes) per day for 20 years.
  • Once smoked heavily but have since quit: Those who were once a heavy smoker for a long time but have since quit smoking in the last 15 years.

Patients should consult with their insurance provider about coverage.

A physician’s order is required for a Lung Cancer Screening. If you would like to consider having this screening, please make an appointment with your family physician to have an informed discussion on the potential benefits, limitations and possible risks of having a Lung Cancer Screening. After reviewing and discussing the criteria for the Lung Cancer Screening, your physician will determine if you are a candidate for a Lung Cancer Screening.