Outpatient Medical Imaging at St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony Outpatient Imaging Center is now located in Medical Plaza 2, Suite 150. Phone: 720-321-8200.
St. Anthony Outpatient Imaging Center offers a complete array of advanced imaging technology. In choosing equipment for this new center, we selected systems designed to promote patient comfort and safety. Several, in fact, deliver precise imaging with significantly lower levels of radiation than that of traditional imaging methods.
Key outpatient imaging technologies at St. Anthony Hospital include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides information beyond that seen by X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans. It is particularly valuable in diagnosing problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases or infection.
- PET Scan - Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are a type of nuclear medicine imaging. These scans can measure organ and tissue functions such as blood flow, oxygen use and metabolism.
- Ultrasound - Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce "echo" images of soft tissue inside the body. It is used to help diagnose the presence of tumors, cysts, heart conditions and more.
- 64-row Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan - Computerized tomography (CT) scans merge multiple X-rays taken from different angles. The resulting cross-sectional images help physicians diagnose health problems of the bones and soft tissues.
- Mammography - 3D mammograms (tomosynthesis) and digital mammography in our state-of-the-art breast center
- X-ray - The advanced X-ray equipment in our Outpatient Imaging Center reduces the amount of radiation required to obtain clear images of bones and other body structures.
- Fluoroscopy - This imaging technology provides real-time moving images of the patient's internal structures through the use of a fluoroscope.
Before opening the doors to our new outpatient medical imaging center, we considered the patient experience carefully and designed our imaging care around it. Among the differences we you'll appreciate at the new St. Anthony Outpatient Imaging Center:
- Ease of access.
You can enter the Imaging Center directly from the parking area on the south side of Medical Plaza 2 or by the walkway connecting the building with St. Anthony Hospital. Valet parking is free for patients.
- More comfortable waiting.
Given the requirements of accurate diagnostic imaging, some waiting is unavoidable. Our waiting area—like all of St. Anthony Hospital—has been designed to make this time less stressful for patients and guests. Patient areas are considerably more private, as well. Wi-fi is free and cell phones can be used.
St. Anthony Hospital has earned a strong reputation for trauma, cardiology, orthopedic and neurosurgical care. While each of these Centers of Excellence addresses a highly specialized and complex medical discipline, all have one important resource in common - advanced medical imaging. St. Anthony Hospital was the first in the state to have radiologists on site 24 hours-a-day. Today, the hospital offers full interventional service for the benefit of its patients, as well as more traditional imaging capabilities.
In addition to outpatient imaging services, St. Anthony Hospital in-patients benefit from these leading edge imaging services:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Computer-guided Stealth 3-D imaging for complex surgeries
- Fluoro-navigational imaging
- A new bi-plane angioroom for interventional radiology procedures
- PACS (picture archiving and communications system), for digital image/record access
But the most remarkable technology is only valuable when it's in the hands of skilled staff and physician specialists. All radiologists at St. Anthony Hospital are fellowship trained, and all technologists have the highest accreditation.
St. Anthony Hospital is also home to the first radiologic technology training program in metro Denver. It now operates one of the few hospital-based two-year programs in the nation, and those trained here are sought after by medical centers internationally.