Winona Health’s Radiology department performs a variety of procedures, which produce images of the organs and structures inside the body to aid in screening and diagnosis. Click on the links at the right to learn more.
MRI is used to diagnose possible issues including internal bleeding, tumors, injury, blood vessel diseases or infection, and MRI exams provide more detailed information about problems seen on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan.
Winona Health’s 3D Mammography offers a better chance to diagnose breast cancer earlier, at more treatable stages. Winona Health offers 3D Mammography (breast tomosynthesis) technology for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the obstruction often caused by overlapping tissue.
Breast screening with tomosynthesis when combined with conventional 2D mammography has a 40-percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. Tomosynthesis technology gives radiologists increased confidence with up to a 40-percent reduction in recall rates.
The tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
“We are committed to winning the fight against breast cancer,” said Claudine Van Meeteren, director of Imaging Services at Winona Health. “In offering breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, Winona Health provides the most advance technology available to detect the presence of cancer in the breast.”
To schedule a mammogram in the Women’s Imaging Department at Winona Health, call 507.457.4320 option 1. Same day and Saturday morning appointments are available.
The Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanner allows physicians to diagnose and determine the extent of various cancers, neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, and damage to cardiac muscle after a heart attack. Winona Health has partnered with DMS Health Technologies mobile service to bring this technology to Winona. (Read more…)
For more information:
Radiology & Imaging Services
Winona Health, Clinic 1st Floor
855 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday