The North Memorial Difference
- We have a Radiologist in-house 24 hours a day. Minneapolis Radiology Associates (MRA) provides Radiologist services for North Memorial and a Radiologist is always available to meet patients’ imaging needs.
- We have the latest technology and accredited imaging modalities. North Memorial’s technology includes the 64-slice CT and 3-Tesla MRI, as well as accredited CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and PET CT modalities.
- Our staff members have the highest accreditations possible. All staff members must be registered through an accrediting agency such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
North Memorial offers a wide range of diagnostic exams that are provided using leading-edge equipment and interpreted by specialty-trained Radiologists. Our imaging services include:
- General Radiology (including X-ray & Fluoroscopy) X-rays refer to radiation, waves or particles that travel through the air like light or radio signals. X-ray energy is high enough that some radiation passes through objects (such as internal organs, body tissues, and clothing) and onto X-ray detectors.Medical X-rays are used to diagnose medical conditions or injuries. They are used in many types of examinations and procedures. Some examples include:
- X-ray radiography - to find orthopedic damage, tumors, pneumonias and foreign objects
- Fluoroscopy - to dynamically visualize the body as in a live image
- Computed Tomography (CT) CT scans create detailed images of the body's soft tissue, including blood vessels, muscle tissue and organs. The CT department provides advanced multi-slice scanning abilities to produce cross-sectional images of the body. North Memorial’s 16-slice and 64-slice CT are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) An MRI machine creates cross-sectional images of the body without the need for radiation. An MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves and is an extremely effective way of evaluating a variety of medical conditions. North Memorial 3T MRI is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
- Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine offers diagnostic examinations for bone, GI, pulmonary, parathyroid and tumor. These images are obtained using a camera to detect radioactive isotopes in the body. North Memorial Nuclear Medicine is accredited the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine/PET.
- Ultrasound Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to look at certain areas of the body. Examinations include obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal and vascular imaging. North Memorial Ultrasound is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.
- Interventional Radiology Interventional radiology is a specialty of radiology in which image-guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat a multitude of diseases across all body systems. A catheter or probe is advanced in the body to treat at the source of the disease non-surgically.
- Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) PET/CT provides full PET and CT scanning ability. PET scanning involves the injection of an isotope which identifies areas of increased glucose activity. These areas of increased activity indicate rapid cell growth and potential tumors. Images from both exams can be fused to provide a high level of accuracy in diagnosing tumors. North Memorial PET/CT is accredited the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine/PET.
- Mammography North Memorial’s Hope Chest Breast Center offers both screening and diagnostic digital mammography. North Memorial’s Hope Chest Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Imaging services are offered at the following locations: