Radiology

Our team of radiologists, physician assistants, radiology practitioner assistants, radiology technologists and nurses use imaging technology to diagnose and treat diseases.

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Our equipment

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

HCMC Campus

Red Building P4.100

  • CT Scan
  • General Radiology (Fluoroscopy)
  • Interventional Radiology
  • MRI

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Green Building G1.250

  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound*

*For ultrasound appointments after 5PM, enter via the Red Building entrance and check in at the welcome desk on Level

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Clinic & Specialty Center

First floor

Interventional Radiology Clinic

Interventional Radiologists use x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body in order to non-surgically treat a disease at the source.

Lung Cancer Screenings

Low radiation dose computed tomography (CT) scans with real-time results for patients at risk for lung cancer, and services to help quit smoking.

Whittier Clinic Imaging

Located at our Whitter Clinic, the latest imaging technology is used for preventive medicine, screening healthy patients to look for underlying disease or to diagnose a suspected illness.

Mammography

A safe procedure using low doses of radiation to produce high quality x-rays to determine if you may or may not have breast cancer.

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

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.

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