Imaging Department Services
The Imaging Department at St. Francis Hospital offers advanced technology, including all-digital imaging which increases accuracy and the speed at which test results are available, allows quick and easy access for physicians via the internet, and facilitates fast duplication for computer viewing.
With an experienced team that is patient-focused, our goal is to provide each patient with the highest quality of care and an outstanding customer experience.
Board-certified physicians and support staff provide:
- 64-slice CT scans
- 256-slice CT scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans
- Bone Density / Osteoporosis Tests
- Nuclear Medicine
- CT and/or Ultrasound Guided Biopsies
- Lumbar Punctures (spinal tap)
- Liver and Renal Ablations
- Cyst Drainage
Center for Breast Health
The Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health at St. Francis is one of the premier facilities in the region dedicated to improving women’s health. As such, we’re proud to be the only breast imaging center in the region that offers diagnostic Automated Whole-Breast Ultrasound (AWBU), Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), 3-D Tomography, and a dedicated Breast MRI.
St. Francis was the first hospital in the state of Georgia to provide Automated Whole-Breast Ultrasound. A blinded study of this system combined with screening mammography showed that adding AWBU both doubles overall cancer detection and triples the 1 cm-or-less invasive cancers found in dense-breasted women. Another study showed that adding AWBU to mammography improved callback rates, accuracy of breast cancer detection, and confidence in callbacks for dense-breasted women.
St. Francis was also the first hospital in Georgia to offer Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) with the addition of the Dilon 6800 gamma camera. BSGI is another one of the more advanced tools aiding in the early diagnosis of breast disease and breast cancer. It is pain-free, effective and the next non-invasive step when mammography results are inconclusive.
Providing access to outstanding technology is only part of our commitment. Because we understand the importance of staying healthy for both yourself and your family, we make it a priority to convey information clearly and accurately through a variety of services and wellness programs.
We want you to expect exceptional and professional care here. As a center dealing exclusively on breast imaging and diagnostics, our radiologists have among them more than 50 years of experience, along with advanced training in BSGI and dedicated breast MRI.
Our staff of technologists are also specially trained in breast imaging and provide our physicians with top-flight support.
A breast exam or procedure can be an anxious time and we make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. You’ll find private dressing rooms, calming environment, and a staff both sensitive to your needs and respectful of your time.
Our physicians and staff are here to answers any questions you may have about mammography, ultrasound, biopsy, and general breast health. Learn more about the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health here>>
Board-certified radiologists perform a variety of procedures supported by our highly trained staff. Among the services offered are:
- Urologic Procedures
- Abcess Drainage
- PICC lines
- Peripheral Vascular Run-off
- Vascular Embolizations
- Dialysis Catheter Insertions
- Vascular Angioplasty and Stents
- Behavioral & Mental Health Care (The Bradley Center)
- Breast Center (Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center)
- Cancer Care
- Cardiac Services (St. Francis Heart Hospital)
- Diabetes Education (Health Matters)
- Endoscopy Lab
- Emergency Services
- Imaging Services
- Labor & Delivery
- Orthopaedic Services
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
- Sleep Disorders
- Surgical Services
- Stroke Treatment & Care
- Wellness Center
- Women’s Services (St. Francis Women's Hospital)
- Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center