A specialized test, called bone mineral density test, measures the density of bone in various parts of the body. The test used to measure bone density is known as the Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA). This test measures the bone mineral density of the spine and hip. Once you have your test, your results are sent to your physician for review.
At St. Joseph Healthcare, our patients have access to Computed Tomography or CT scans. A CT scan is a non-invasive diagnostic test that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and diagnose disease or injury. It’s also helpful to plan for medical or surgical treatment as it is much more detailed than an X-ray.
Our Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI suite, is a state-of-the-art facility designed with you in mind. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed, high-resolution pictures of organs, soft tissues and bone. Here, you’ll have access to the latest MRI technology in a stress-free, patient-friendly environment.
Think you might have a broken bone? With a provider order, you can walk into X-ray services. An X-ray machine produces a small burst of radiation that passes through the body, recording an image on a special digital image recording plate. This allows us to diagnose your injury or illness quickly and accurately.
The Breast Care Center at St. Joseph Healthcare is one of the first women’s centers in Maine to offer 3D Mammography, also called Tomosynthesis, for breast cancer screening. 3D technology supports better views of the breast tissue; especially in dense breast tissue.