Diagnostic Imaging at St. Peter’s Health provides one–stop, full imaging services for the Helena community 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our imaging is available on an outpatient, inpatient and emergency basis.
St. Peter’s Approach to Diagnostic Imaging
St. Peter’s Health uses only state–of–the–art imaging equipment managed by highly experienced technologists and radiologists. The result is the highest quality image, which allows physicians to make accurate diagnoses—key to ensuring you receive the most effective treatment.
Our imaging staff take extra care to keep you comfortable during your testing while we obtain the best possible images.
We know that you may be anxious about your test results after you’ve had imaging. That’s why most results are available to your provider within 24 hours.
Quality Diagnostic Imaging Care at St. Peter’s
- Accreditation by the American College of Radiation: Our breast imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiation (ACR), one of the premier accrediting organizations for imaging studies. In addition, we track patient safety measures according to quality standards for radiology recommended by the ACR.
- Lose dose radiation: Our modern equipment provides higher quality images quickly, using lower doses of radiation. In addition, our CT scanners are equipped with software that automatically calculates the lowest dose of radiation needed to produce an effective diagnostic test. We also offer a low dose CT lung scan for lung cancer screening.
- Reduced wait times: Our goal is to schedule you for testing within days of you calling for an appointment. We monitor our schedule daily to assess our wait times. If our wait times for any specific type of imaging extends to more than two weeks, we open up additional appointment times to get you in more quickly.
- Advanced multidetector CT scans: We offer multidetector CT, or CAT scans. Multidetector CT (also known as multislice CT) provides incredibly fast, detailed images. This means that you will be in the scanner for a much shorter period of time, while we receive the highest quality images.
- 3D mammogram and stereotactic breast biopsy: 3D breast imaging technology offers more comprehensive views for diagnosing breast cancer. At St. Peter’s Health, we have 3D mammograms (also known as tomosynthesis) and 3D stereotactic breast biopsy. Stereotactic breast biopsy is performed after a mammogram in which we find calcifications or lumps in the breast that need further investigation.
Diagnostic Imaging Programs and Services
- 3D Mammogram (Tomosynthesis)
- Bone Density Scan (DEXA Scan)
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
- Interventional Radiology
- Low Dose CT Scan for Lung Cancer
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Microwave Ablation
- Nuclear Medicine
- PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Transarterial Embolization
- Ventilation–Perfusion Scan (VQ Scan)