Radiology is the oldest form of imaging, using small amounts of radiation to produce images from within the body. With the installation of digital technology, images are produced and visualized immediately.
This allows us to pass information on to our radiologists more efficiently and decrease the patient's time in the x-ray room. OSF St. Mary Medical Center offers general radiography procedures including x-rays of the chest, abdomen, spine and extremities.
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 St. Mary Medical Center also offers many other specialty radiology exams for which specific information is provided to the patient at the time of scheduling.
Outpatient Medical Imaging Department
OSF St. Mary Medical Center has two Medical Imaging locations. The main hospital still has all of the state of the art imaging services it has always had.
Additional imaging services were added in 2008 through the completion of our Outpatient Medical Imaging Department.
This Imaging Department is located in the remodeled portion of the OSF Medical Group Building, but is part of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
This department provides the following services: