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Radiology

About Us

Springfield Clinic Radiology is committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic imaging services in central Illinois and surrounding areas by using state-of-the-art technology and providing exceptional service. We provide a comprehensive range of imaging services at convenient locations to assist physicians in their diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Above all, our medical imaging team is centered on your individual health care needs. Our board certified radiologists, licensed technologists and professional support staff are dedicated to meeting your needs.

All radiation producing equipment is inspected by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Department of Nuclear Safety and meets all compliance criteria. Many of our services are accredited by the following agencies:

  • American College of Radiology - Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Breast Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, and Ultrasound

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

  • Food and Drug Administration

  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Department of Nuclear Safety

  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories

  • Mammography Quality Standards Act

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Our Services

Springfield Clinic's Radiology team provides services in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and neurointerventional radiology and cover a wide array of specialties, including:

  • Body imaging

  • Breast imaging

  • General radiology

  • Interventional radiology

  • Musculoskeletal imaging


  • Nuclear medicine

  • Neurointerventional radiology

  • Neuroradiology

  • Pediatric radiology

Tests available by location and hours of operation

Springfield Clinic offers state of the art diagnostic imaging procedures in a relaxing and private environment in several clinic locations throughout central Illinois.  Hours of operation vary by location and test.

Below you will find a list showing available services at each location:

Bone Density (DEXA Scan)

CT Scan

Mammography (Diagnostic)

Mammography (Screening)

MRI

Nuclear Medicine / PET-CT

Ultrasound

Ultrasound (Vascular Lab)

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology allows providers to diagnose and treat many conditions in an outpatient procedure using a small needle. Through a small incision, providers use ultrasounds, CT scans or MRIs to target specific areas for diagnosis and and treatment. This typically allows the patient to avoid general anesthesia and surgery. Interventional radiology is especially important for cancer treatment.

Interventional Radiology Services

Arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a condition caused by hardening of the arteries over time. This interferes with the normal flow of blood and can be dangerous if left untreated. Interventional radiology treatments include angioplasty, stents, thrombolytic therapy and stent-grafts.

Dialysis access

Dialysis treatment is for patients who have lost a significant amount of kidney function. Interventional radiologists insert dialysis catheters, manage catheter placement and perform other procedures to help ensure proper access.

Hospital-based procedures

Interventional radiologists work closely with hospitalists to help diagnose conditions and treat various symptoms or diseases. Conditions like a pulmonary embolism, embolization (blocking) of blood vessels, abscess drainage and many more are all treated with the assistance of interventional radiology.

Men's health

Patients struggling with urinary tract symptoms caused by an underlying prostate condition can be treated by an interventional radiologist using an X-ray or other advanced imaging.

Neurointerventional

Our highly-trained radiologists use medical imaging to perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat conditions of the brain, neck and spine.

Pain / spine intervention

Severe migraines, painful fractures, epidural steroid injection, nerve root blocks and several other conditions are regularly treated through interventional radiology.

Venous disease

Interventional radiology is used for diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing painful varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and those struggling with blood-clotting issues.

Women's health

Treatment for fibroids, pelvic conditions or other conditions causing excessive bleeding or pain can be managed and treated through interventional radiology.

Interventional Oncology

Interventional oncology plays an important role in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our radiologists will work closely with your cancer team to determine the best treatment plan, which will often be used in combination with other therapies.

Interventional oncology procedures provide minimally invasive treatment for cancer by utilizing guided imaging to treat cancerous tumors. Interventional radiologists at Springfield Clinic can provide the following services to patients:

  • Radioembolization for liver cancer

  • Minimally invasive ablation for live and kidney cancer

  • Port and gastrostomy placement

Interventional oncology is typically reserved for patients who do not qualify for surgery, often due to the size or location of their tumor.

Resources

Frequently, we receive questions from patients on how to prepare and what they can expect when they are scheduled for a procedure. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us. We are here to answer any questions and concerns before your scheduled appointment to ensure your experience is a great experience.

How to prepare for:

Bone Density

Preparation: Patients should not take a calcium supplement or any vitamin the morning of their exam. Patients should also wear loose fitting clothing with no zippers or buttons.

What to expect: Patients will be asked to lie on their back and (possibly) their side on a padded table. Exam will take approximately 30 minutes.

CT Scan

Preparation: Some patients will be required to change into a gown. Personal items will be locked in a locker or changing room.

What to expect: 

  • Patients may receive an IV to inject contrast material

  • Some exams require the patient to drink approx. 40oz of liquid

  • Some exams require patient to be in radiology approx. 1½ hours.

  • Patients may be asked to lie in on their back, stomach or side depending on what type of exam they are having done. Scan times will vary.

Fluoroscopy

Preparation: The patient’s physician will give detailed instructions on how to prepare for the exam. Patients will be asked to remove some or all clothing and wear a gown or scrubs for the procedure.

What to expect: Patients may be asked to lie on their back, stomach or side depending on what type of exam they are having done. Procedure time will vary.

Mammography

Preparation: Patients should not wear deodorant, lotion or talcum power under their arms the day of the exam, these items may interfere with the quality of the images.

What to expect: Patients will be asked to remove their clothing and wear a gown. Personal items will be locked up in a dressing room.

MRI

Preparation: Patients may receive an IV to inject contrast material.

What to expect: Most patients will need to lie on their backs for the exam. A typical MRI's take between 30-60 minutes. If you are having a liver MRI, you may need additional images taken 1 hour after the contrast injection is given.

Nuclear Medicine

Preparation: Some studies require patients not to eat or drink prior to the study. 

What to expect: Patients will lie on a padded examination table. Scanning times will vary with a minimum of 30 minutes.

Ultrasound

Preparation: Varies depending on exam. Some exams require NPO, while other exams require drinking 32oz of liquid 1 hour prior to exam. The patient’s physician will give detailed instructions on how to prepare for the exam.

What to expect: You may be asked to change into a gown. Most patients will lie on their back on a padded table. The technologist will apply a gel to the area that they will be scanning. Exam will most likely take between 30-60 minutes.

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