Our state-of-the-art technology quickly generates reliable findings that lead to accurate diagnoses. The results are shared rapidly via electronic medical records with all St. John’s Riverside Hospital participating physicians. Test results are available on our Patient Portal. This ensures that you have access to the most accurate, up-to-date information possible.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital is committed to fostering a positive patient experience. Our experienced staff provides efficient and expert care to all our patients. Our Radiology staff is here to answer exam-related questions before or during the exam. We offer convenient central scheduling services for all your diagnostic needs at both campuses.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital provides advanced diagnostic care to the community through our American College of Radiology Accredited Diagnostic Imaging Center.
Our State of Art Diagnostic Imaging Center offers a comprehensive list of services provided by a team of experienced, caring, and friendly technologists and board-certified Radiologists.
When experience matters most, know that our board-certified radiologists interpret over 130,000 images annually.
We offer the following digital exams:
• CT Scan
• CT Vascular Angiography
• X Rays
• 3D Mammography
• Bone Densitometry
• Nuclear Medicine
• Gastro-intestinal Studies
• Fluoroscopy Studies
• Barium Enema Studies
• Interventional Radiology
• CT, Ultrasound biopsies
• MRI and Ultrasound Breast Biopsies
• Stereotactic Biopsies
St. John’s Riverside Hospital is committed to providing the lowest possible radiation dose in all our diagnostic imaging studies.
Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a medical imaging technology that provides storage and access to digital images acquired by imaging modalities to expedite patient care. It transmits digital images and reports electronically, eliminating the need to manually file, retrieve, and transport film jackets. With the help of PACS in radiology, studies can seamlessly be accessed from anywhere utilizing institutional secure guidelines.
A core staff of highly trained technicians and professionally licensed Medical Laboratory Technologists work in St. John’s Riverside Hospital Diagnostic Laboratory. Our laboratory has the most advanced technology, ensuring patient test results are accurate and immediately available. The laboratory provides thousands of diagnostic tests, from a standard blood count or urinalysis to the new generation of more complex tests.
Some standard tests include:
Complete Blood Count
This is the most common blood test. It measures the types and numbers of cells in the blood and is used to determine many health issues.
This test measures how long it takes blood to clot.
Basic Metabolic Panel
This test measures glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine which can help determine blood sugar level and kidney function.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
This test combines the Basic Metabolic Panel with six more tests for a more comprehensive evaluation of metabolic functions, focusing on organ systems.
A lipid panel is a group of tests used to evaluate cardiac risk. It includes cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
The liver panel is a combination of tests to assess liver function and establish the possible presence of liver tumors.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
This test screens and monitors the function of the thyroid.
This test is used to diagnose and monitor diabetes.
Often the first lab test performed is a general screening test used to check for early signs of disease. It may also be used to monitor diabetes or kidney disease.
Cultures are used to test for diagnosis and treatment of infections. Illnesses such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, strep throat, MRSA, and meningitis can be detected.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital offers various cardiology tests to diagnose heart and blood vessel disease. Your doctor may order different medical tests to help determine your heart condition and the best way to treat it.
Some of these tests include:
Blood tests can measure if your heart muscle has been damaged. Blood tests are also done to measure the level of substances in your blood, such as blood fats (e.g., cholesterol and triglycerides).
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
An ECG reads your heart’s electrical impulses. It shows how well your heart is beating.
An echocardiogram is a common test. It gives a picture of your heart using ultrasound, a type of X-ray. It uses a probe on your chest or the esophagus (throat).
A stress test sometimes called a ‘treadmill’ or ‘exercise’ test, is a type of ECG done while exercising. It helps your doctor discover how well your heart works when physically active.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of your heart on a computer. It can take still or moving pictures of your heart.
CT (Computerized Tomography) of the Heart
This is a specialized type of computed tomography (CT) scan that may be used to help diagnose coronary artery disease. It is a non-invasive test for people experiencing unusual cardiac symptoms.
For this test, you wear a small, portable, battery-powered ECG machine. Small, wired electrodes are attached to the skin over your heart. The monitor records heartbeats over 24 to 48 hours during normal activities.
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