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Our highly skilled, compassionate staff is committed to providing the very best care and technology. Our imaging staff members are all licensed technologists. Clinical Radiologists, SC provides on-site interpretative services and diagnostic procedures. All radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology.  

Locations

Services

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides images of internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, tumors, areas of infection, and more—without using any radiation. The excellent quality of MRI images provides early detection of many conditions so treatment can be more effective. It can be used to look for issues such as internal bleeding; tumors; infection; blockage; or injury in the brain, organs and glands, blood vessels, and joints. In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan.

    • Full-Body MRI: Our patient-friendly suite features natural light from two large windows and a spacious setting designed to put you at ease.

    • Extremity MRI: provides quality imaging previously only available with full-body MRI. We can examine the arm—including elbow, wrist, or hand—or the leg—including knee, ankle, or foot.

  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy (X-ray) are forms of radiation that make images of bones and internal organs. Fluoroscopy uses a continuous or pulsed X-ray beam to create moving images of working body structures.

  • Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body. It is often used to help diagnose the cause of pain, swelling, or infection in internal organs or to examine a baby in utero or the brains and hips of infants. Doctors also use the technology to guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, or make assessments after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.

  • Computed Axial Tomography (CT Scan) is an X-ray technique that produces more detailed images of internal organs or bones than conventional X-ray. During the exam, a patient will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the body area that is being studied. In some cases, a contrast dye may be used. It may be put in a vein in the patient’s arm or for some types of exams, a patient may drink the contrast. The contrast or dye makes structures and organs easier to see on the CT images. Some exams require IV contrast and oral contrast. CT scans are used to evaluate all parts of the body, including organs, bones, blood vessels, and the spinal cord.

  • Nuclear Medicine procedures use tiny amounts of radioactive materials called tracers (radiopharmaceuticals). The tracers are attracted to and accumulate in certain organs and tissues, such as bones. These tracers emit waves of radiation that are detected by a special gamma camera. The camera produces images that are interpreted by radiologists. It is noninvasive, safe, and painless. It is often used to diagnose and manage the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, lung disorders, bone disorders, kidney and thyroid disorders, and more.

    • Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT or PET scan) is available via a mobile unit that comes to the Blessing Cancer Center twice weekly.

  • Mammography is offered at the Blessing Breast Center. It is an X-ray of the breasts performed to detect breast lumps when they are too small to be detected by physical examination. These small lumps can be the first finding of early-stage breast cancer. The Breast Center is equipped with both 2D and 3D digital mammography units, stereotactic breast biopsy equipment, and ultrasound. It also provides bone-density examinations

  • Imaging available at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield 

Contact Us

To learn more about available services or to schedule an appointment, please call (217) 223-8400, ext. 6100.

Refer a Patient

If you are a doctor who wants to refer a patient to Blessing Radiology Services, please call (217) 223-8400, ext. 6100.