Our team of radiologists, physician assistants, radiology practitioner assistants, radiology technologists and nurses use imaging technology to diagnose and treat diseases.
Radiology equipment includes many different modalities: by their common names, CatScans, MRIs and ultrasounds are among the most well known. Additionally, there are traditional x-ray machines, DEXA, nuclear medicine, PET scanners, and "cath labs". Of these, MRI and ultrasound do not even use x-rays; instead, they use radio waves (MRI) and sound waves (US). The others take advantage of the x-ray. We want to assure you that we always use the least amount of radiation (ALARA: As Low As Reasonably Achievable) whenever we do use the x-ray equipment.
As you can imagine, radiology equipment is very expensive. As such, we spend a good deal of time determining how best to spend the resources we have. We want to ensure that all of our patients are imaged appropriately, using the most-up-to-date equipment. With a few exceptions, we have chosen to work largely with equipment from Philips Healthcare, and we believe everyone has benefited greatly from that decision. Philips has exceptionally advanced imaging equipment and is a leader at reducing radiation dose – both to patients and to the radiologist in the "cath lab."
Services & Locations
Radiology - Red Building P4.100
- CT Scan
- General Radiology (Fluoroscopy)
- Interventional Radiology
Radiology - Green Building G1.250
- Nuclear Medicine
*For ultrasound appointments after 5PM, enter via the Red Building entrance and check in at the welcome desk on Level
Our mission is to transform HCMC Radiology into the premiere radiology group in the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest. By recruiting outstanding, patient-centered radiologists, overseeing the installation of state-of-the-art imaging equipment, and leading the technical and nursing staff to expect excellence of themselves and the radiologists, we would like to believe we have achieved that goal. Our group is constantly working to exceed expectations – of our patients, of our colleagues, and of ourselves.