Radiology is the oldest form of imaging, using small amounts of radiation to produce images from within the body. OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center offers general radiography procedures including X-rays of the chest, abdomen, spine and extremities.
Computerized Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) systems are completely filmless and allow the technologist to take your X-rays and transmit them directly to the Radiologist via the computer. This technology also allows your physician to see your images on a computer in his/her office.
Specialized exams are also done in our radiology department. These exams are performed using fluoroscopy and a type of "contrast." A radiologist administers barium to visualize the intestines (UGI or colon).
They also supervise an injection of iodinated contrast to view the urinary system (IVP), or inject joints such as the shoulder (arthrogram).
OSF Saint James also offers many other specialty radiology exams for which specific information is provided to the patient at the time of scheduling.
The OSF Saint James radiology department is open seven days a week, 24-hours a day. Scheduling of non-emergency testing is requested.
Greater than 90 percent of results are available for your physician within 24 hours.