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Ascension Via Christi Imaging St. Teresa

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<span itemprop="description">Ascension Via Christi Imaging, Wichita's only multiple-location, full-service imaging network, offers outpatient diagnostic imaging services.</span>

<span itemprop="medicalSpecialty">Radiology</span>

<span itemprop="brand"> Ascension Via Christi Imaging St. Teresa</span>

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<time itemprop="openingHours" datetime="Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 07:00-17:00">Monday through Friday 7:00 am-5 pm</time>

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<span itemprop="latitude"> 37.748896</span>

<span itemprop="longitude"> -97.422786</span>

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 <span itemprop="streetAddress"> 14700 W. St. Teresa, Suite 150</span>

<span itemprop="addressLocality">Wichita</span>

<span itemprop="addressRegion">KS</span>

 <span itemprop="postalCode">67235</span>

<span itemprop="telephone">(316) 462-2000</span>

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a super conductive electromagnet, radio waves and sophisticated computer software to generate and enhance images. The result is an unprecedented view of internal organs, body structure and systems. Ascension Via Christi Imaging utilizes high-quality hardware and software to provide doctors with the detailed images they need to make an accurate diagnosis. MRI provides excellent images without radiation exposure.

What to expect during your magnetic resonance exam

The technologist will constantly be in touch with you via intercom. You’ll lie down on the MRI table, which will move into the scanner. During the exam, you may feel a slight vibration and hear a series of rhythmic knocking or hammering sounds. This is all normal. Some MRI exams require the injection of a contrast dye, which assists the Radiologist in obtaining optimal images to make a diagnosis. Most exams take about an hour.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography is a sophisticated form of x-ray imaging that provides pictures of the body in a series of slices. A CT scan shows clear images of bone, internal organs, muscles and blood vessels and allows doctors to distinguish between normal and diseased or injured tissue. The CT scanner resembles a large doughnut, and your body passes quickly through it while the scanner obtains images.

What to expect during your computed tomography exam

Depending on the area of the body being examined, we may ask you to change into a gown. You may be given a contrast dye by mouth or by injection with a small needle. The dye may cause brief nausea or a feeling of warmth.

You’ll lie down on the CT table, which passes quickly through the scanner. You may be asked to hold your breath for short periods of time as sections of your body are scanned.

X-RAY

An x-ray image is produced when a small amount of radiation passes through the body. The ability of x-rays to penetrate tissues and bones varies according to its composition and mass, which allows doctors to obtain images from inside the body.

BONE DENSITOMETRY - Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry ( DEXA )

A DEXA scan measures your bone density with a low dose of radiation, which is interpreted by sophisticated computer analysis. Your test results, after being interpreted by an Ascension Via Christi Imaging radiologist, will assist your physician in determining whether you need treatment for bone loss.

What to expect during your bone densitometry exam

A bone densitometry exam is simple and painless. You’ll lie down on a padded table, relax, be as still as possible and breathe normally while a mechanical arm passes above your hip and spine. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes.

Screening and Digital Mammography/3D Mammography

This procedure uses very low does of radiation to obtain images of the breasts, allowing doctors to detect small cancers even before they can be felt. A radiologist will interpret your mammogram and provide your physician with a written report.

What to expect during your mammography exam

Mammograms are used for two purposes, and the procedure varies for each:

Screening mammogram (for women without disease symptoms):
You’ll change into a gown, and each breast will be compressed for a few seconds while x-rays are taken. The procedure is a bit uncomfortable, but necessary for an accurate evaluation. After the exam, we’ll ask you to wait until the technologist examines the images. Around ten percent of women will be called back after a screening mammogram for additional mammogram views or ultrasound imaging to get a better view of a particular area.

Diagnostic mammogram (for women with lumps, skin changes, nipple discharge, a history of breast cancer or other symptoms/special conditions):
A diagnostic mammogram is essentially the same procedure as a screening mammogram but may include additional views or special techniques to magnify suspicious areas or obtain a better analysis of normal breast tissue. A diagnostic mammogram may take up to one hour, depending on how many views are needed.