From simple X-rays to sophisticated PET/CT scans, Ascension Via Christi uses the latest diagnostic technology and employs highly qualified registered or registry-eligible technologists under the direction of board-certified radiologists.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital imaging services include:
- Vascular imaging
- Nuclear medicine
- Fluoroscopic imaging
For scheduling, please call 785-565-4700.
Ascension Via Christi Imaging and Women's Imaging Center
Ascension Via Christi Imaging and the Women's Imaging Center, located at 1133 College Ave., Bldg. G, also offers outpatient diagnostic imaging services in a clinic setting.
- Breast biopsy
Now offering 3D mammography!
Ascension Via Christi began offering 3D mammograms in 2018. This technology produces state-of-the-art digital images that can increase early detection rates and decrease false positives by more than 40% and is especially effective in detecting abnormalities in dense breast tissue. The equipment is one more way that Ascension Via Christi can bring much-needed services to the community and help provide better access to care close to home. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 266,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year and the average risk a woman developing breast cancer is 12%.
This high-tech system is proven to find invasive cancers at earlier stages than previously possible.
By capturing multiple images — or slices — of the breast from several angles, the system creates a multi-layered breast image. The radiologist is then able to review the breast, one thin layer at a time, which helps in making a more accurate diagnosis.
Benefits of 3D mammography vs. 2D mammography
- Statistics show 20 percent of breast cancers are missed by conventional 2D mammography
- The clearer picture of 3D mammography means fewer patient call-backs: About one in 10 women who have a 2D mammogram are called back in for additional diagnostic screening, many of whom discover there is no abnormality.
Money to purchase the 3D mammography equipment was raised by the Mercy Community Health Foundation, in order to provide the countless women who receive mammograms at Ascension Via Christi Hospital the most accurate test available.
An annual mammogram is important to your long-term health. Call 785-565-4707 to schedule your 3D mammogram today.