In 2014, St. Joseph’s Imaging and St. Joseph’ s Hospital entered into a joint venture for all radiology services provided by St. Joseph’s Imaging as well as the out-patient imaging services provided by St. Joseph’s Hospital. The radiologists of St. Joseph’s Imaging have been working at the hospital since 1976. In 1986, they opened their first Imaging Center in The North Medical Building. Today, St. Joseph’s Imaging operates out of eight Imaging Centers.
St. Joseph’s Imaging is certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Center of Excellence. Most women have an annual mammogram to make sure they are healthy. At St. Joseph’s Imaging we have many locations making it convenient for women to have a screening mammogram. If the mammogram is abnormal, the patient meets with Mary Kapfer, ANP-C, CBPN-IC, our Breast Patient Navigator. A Breast Health Navigator is a nursing professional who is specially trained to coordinate the clinical, educational and supportive needs of patients who are either facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis or who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
St. Joseph’s Imaging was the first Radiology Center to move to a Picture Archival Communication System or PACS. This digital system benefits our patients by allowing us to read the images from multiple locations. The most important piece of digital equipment became the mammogram unit. Here, the radiologist was able to manipulate images allowing them to see calcifications and tumors more clearly.
The St. Joseph’s Imaging team includes 22 board certified radiologists who along with more than 70 registered and certified technologists who are committed to your ensuring you are treated with dignity and receive the best care possible.