3D Mammography

 

3D mammography services are now available at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The new 3D mammography equipment is the latest imaging technology and increases the detection rate of invasive breast cancer by 40 percent. With a scan time of less than 4 seconds, this new machine is faster and more accurate as it reduces the need for follow-up imaging.

Ask your physician about scheduling a 3-D mammography screening at St. Francis Hospital - or call
217-324-8446 to schedule. Hours are 6 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday. (A physician's order is required.) 


Digital X-Rays

 

Digital X-rays: Digital x-rays are used to take images of the extremities, pelvis, head/face, ribs and shoulder/clavicle. Barium exams of the stomach, small bowel and colon are also available.

 

MRIs

 

By combining radio frequency waves with a strong magnetic field, our MRI unit creates remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. This is valuable in diagnosing cancer, vascular disease, stroke and joint musculoskeletal disorders. The open MRI machine at St. Francis helps patients who suffer from claustrophobia. It can also accommodate nearly every patient thanks to its higher weight capacity. 


Nuclear Medicine

 

Nuclear medicine uses radioactive substances to image the body and treat disease. These images are useful to detect heart problems, thyroid disorders and bone disease.

CAT (CT) Scans

 

A CT scan creates cross-sectional images (like slices) of inside the body with a great level of precision with the lowest dose possible. 


Ultrasounds 

 

Ultrasounds uses high frequency ultrasound waves to produce images. It is used for diagnosis, management and follow-up in many areas, but is particularly useful for obstetric, gynecologic and pediatric imaging. This technology is also used for rapid diagnosis of medical, surgical, obstetrical and gynecologic emergencies.