From the ultrasound that gives the first glimpse of a growing baby to digital mammograms, CT scans and other tests that help diagnose health concerns and guide treatment, imaging tests can offer many benefits to our life and health.
At Saint Alphonsus we're proud to provide imaging and radiology services in a variety of locations in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon so the communities we serve can have access to this technology close to home.
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho, offers a full menu of radiology services. Imaging procedures are reviewed by 21 trained radiologists through Gem State Radiology. The radiology department offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Radiology services that are available at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa include:
Diagnostic procedures are also performed by cardiologists in the radiology cardiac cath lab.
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa is proud to offer some of the latest radiology tests and technologies, including:
- 80-slice, high-speed CT scanning. Our state-of-the-art 80-slice CT scanner ensures less radiation exposure and superior imaging. In addition, most CT scans take only a few minutes, allowing physicians to quickly evaluate the cause of pain or the extent of injury or disease.
- Virtual colonoscopy. This test allows diagnostic viewing of the colon for patients who refuse to have or are too fragile to survive invasive conventional colon screening exams.
- PET (positron emission tomography). PET is a medical imaging tool that assists physicians in detecting disease. PET scans produce digital pictures that can identify many forms of cancer; damaged heart tissue; and brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
A PET scan is very different from an ultrasound, x-ray, MRI or CT scan, which detect changes in the body’s structure or anatomy, such as a lesion or musculoskeletal injury. A PET scan can actually distinguish between benign and malignant disorders and between living and dead tissue.
For more information about the Radiology Department at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa, call 208-463-5000.