Diagnostic Imaging Services Available at St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah, GA
St. Joseph's/Candler offers a wide variety of imaging services for diagnostics of comprehensive clinical conditions. Imaging services include:
Digital X-Ray Equipment
Our digital X-ray equipment enhances detail-producing, improved radiographic and fluoroscopic image quality. The result is an image that is clearer for interpretation in diagnosing and treating illness and at the same time reducing radiation exposure to the patient and the operator.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a non-invasive diagnostic tool used to look at the physiological process of the body makeup. This technology is especially useful in imaging the brain, heart and abdomen, along with muscles, joints, ligaments and cartilage injuries. Using a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer, MRI creates a detailed picture of the anatomy without exposure to radiation as used in X-rays. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, we offer 3T MRI, which is the most powerful magnet in the surrounding multiple-county area. Candler Hospital also offers complimentary technology in an oval magnet providing the widest 1.5T opening in the area for larger or more claustrophobic patients. SJ/C delivers uncompromised imaging capability for all specialties, including neurology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, oncology and urology, to name a few.
Computerized Tomography (CT)
CT is a sophisticated X-ray imaging system taking multiple views of the anatomy then using a computer to combine all the images together producing a detailed look at structures in the body. CT is a useful tool for imaging trauma, cardiac, brain, abdomen, spine and other organs in the body, as well as guidance for biopsy and treatment planning procedures.
Nuclear Medicine (Nuclear Scanning)
A technology that uses a radioactive compound and an imaging camera and computer to detect abnormalities in organs, tissues and bones that is helpful in leading to a diagnosis. The radioactive compound is usually administered into the patient’s bloodstream by injecting a radioactive substance that is later excreted by the body. A special camera and computer system then scans the patient, detects radiation deposit and produces an image.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive technology using sound waves to capture high-resolution images of the anatomy primarily focusing on abdominal scanning and vascular imaging. Ultrasounds also can be used for biopsy guidance and breast imaging.
Vascular/Neurological Interventional Procedures
St. Joseph’s/Candler also offers state-of-the-art interventional peripheral/vascular imaging capabilities and neurological diagnostic and therapeutic imaging. Our labs are equipped with the latest imaging technology and staffed with experienced physicians, technologists, nurses and support personnel.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
PET/CT scanning is a simple, non-invasive diagnostic radiology procedure much like CT or MRI test. A radioactive sugar is injected into a vein and targets areas of high or low metabolic activity. This scan is currently used to look at cancer cells, heart muscle activity and seizure activity. PET/CT is available at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.
Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS)
PACS is a digital image storage system that eliminates the need to store X-ray images on film. The system provides authorized access to digital images via a secure internet connection.
O-arm Imaging System
The advanced O-arm imaging system enables skilled surgeons at St. Joseph's/Candler to more precisely navigate and then check implant placement through image technology while patients are still in the operating room. This advanced imaging capability minimizes the need for follow-up adjustment procedures.
3-D Bi-Plane Technology
Our innovative 3-dimensional bi-plane imaging system at St. Joseph's/Candler features advanced imaging technology that creates more detailed images of soft tissue to help detect hemorrhages, visualize brain tissue and support quick and accurate decision-making for the physician. This advanced technology provides physicians real-time images directly in the interventional suite, reducing the need to move a patient out of the sterile environment for evaluation prior to proceeding with the intervention.
Contact Imaging Services
We offer convenient imaging locations all over the region for outpatient imaging services. Please visit our locations page to fine the one nearest to you.