Winona Health’s Radiology Department performs a variety of X-ray procedures, which produce images of the organs and structures inside the body to aid in diagnosis. Click on a service below to learn more.
- Bone Density (DEXA/DXA – Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry)
- A bone density measurement will determine your bone mineral density (BMD) for the area measured and compare that result with the average BMD of young adult normals of the same gender and race at their peak BMD. This information will help your doctor determine if you need to take certain steps to protect your bone health. Bone density measurement is simple, safe, noninvasive and painless.
- CT (Computerized Tomography) Scan
- Winona Health’s Aquilion ONE CT scanner is the world’s first dynamic volume CT system. It uses 320 ultra-high-resolution detector rows to image the entire brain or heart in one rotation, plus show the organ’s structure, movement and blood flow. This sophisticated CT technology goes beyond the traditional anatomical imaging (which is measured in “slices”), to high-resolution, four-dimensional functional imaging of whole organs in less time with much less radiation. In fact, this new CT scanner can get a complete image of the brain in a blink of an eye.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- MRI is used to obtain images from areas of the body by means of a strong magnetic field and a radio frequency. The images are helpful in evaluating body parts with great detail from multiple angles.
- Mammography is the most accurate X-ray method available for detecting lumps in the breast. An X-ray examination of the breast can detect lumps much sooner than they may be felt through self-breast examination. Mammograms are examined by radiologists who are specially trained in diagnosing breast disease.
- Nuclear Medicine
- A nuclear medicine test is the best early warning system for certain kinds of problems involving the heart, bones, brain, liver, lungs, gall bladder and thyroid. Unlike X-rays, nuclear pictures show your doctor how your organs work. The information it reveals helps doctors diagnose disease earlier for more effective treatment.
- This examination uses sound waves to obtain images of your abdominal organs. It is used to evaluate a number of conditions, including vascular disease, the status of organs or to check the growth and health of a fetus. To learn more about our new 4D Ultrasound technology, click here.
For more information:
Radiology and Imaging Services
859 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987