Peoria Imaging Services
UnityPoint Health - Methodist recognizes that today's imaging technology offers new and better ways to see inside the human body and is essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment. That's why we continue to uphold a rich tradition of leading medical imaging throughout Peoria, introducing innovative and important new technologies to Central Illinois.
Today, our state-of-the-art Peoria Imaging Center offers a variety of services at convenient locations. Above all, our Medical Imaging team is centered on your individual healthcare needs. Our board-certified radiologists, licensed technologists, registered nurses and support staff are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and confident about your picture of health.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about these types of medical imaging services we offer. For additional information about radiology, visit: www.radiologyinfo.org.
UnityPoint Health - Methodist has state-of-the-art digital mammography systems that enable physicians to better detect and diagnose breast cancer in patients. Not only are digital mammograms more accurate, they're also faster and more comfortable. Additionally, every Methodist screening mammogram gets a "second look" from our R2 ImageChecker computer-aided detection system.
Methodist was the first hospital in Central Illinois to provide an all-digital mammography imaging department and the only mobile mammography unit in the state of Illinois offering digital images.
Methodist offers more locations for mammography so you can always find one that's close to you. All Methodist mammography sites use advanced digital equipment and highly qualified female technologists.
Get your mammogram at the Methodist Diagnostic Center (112 Crescent Avenue, Peoria), Methodist North at Allen Road (2338 W. Van Winkle Way), the Medical Imaging Department on hospital's third floor, or in our comfortable, convenient Mammography Van near where you live, work or shop. In many cases, Saturday hours are available to fit your schedule. No physician's order is required if you are 40 or older. If you are under-insured or uninsured, you may qualify for a free mammogram.
Find out more about Digital Mammography.
Smart Heart Scan
The Methodist Smart Heart Scan helps identify your risk for heart disease. You lie on a table and hold your breath while our CT scanner takes a rapid series of x-ray pictures. The images show the amount of calcium build-up in your arteries. Calcium build-up is an indication of atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries." Men and women between the ages of 40 and 65 should consider getting a Smart Heart Scan. It is also recommended for anyone with one or more of the following risk factors:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- History of smoking
- Physical inactivity
- High-stress lifestyle
You do not need a physician referral to schedule your Smart Heart Scan. When you call to schedule your appointment, you will be asked to provide us with a major credit card number. When you arrive for your appointment, you can either sign authorization for us to bill your credit card, or pay by check. Your insurance company may or may not cover the cost of this screening. Medicare will not reimburse for it and no assignment of Medicare benefits will be taken.
Cancer Screening Services
UnityPoint Health - Methodist offers advanced cancer screenings to find the disease early. Request a free brochure on early cancer detection.
Coronary CT Angiogram Scan
A Coronary CT (Computed Tomography) Angiogram is a new test that uses advanced technology to look inside your heart without surgery. Doctors can see if fatty or calcium deposits have built up in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. Untreated, this build-up can cause heart disease leading to fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain and/or heart attack. The test is done using Methodist's ultra-fast 64-slice CT scanner and takes just 10-15 minutes. A doctor's order is not required.
Bone Density Testing
Take the first step towards healthier bones! Methodist makes it easy with DEXA bone density testing. A DEXA test is simple, convenient and painless. A physician's order is required for this test. Your doctor can schedule it for you or, if you have a prescription, you can schedule the test yourself.
Learn more about Nuclear Medicine.
MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays & More
Methodist offers several other medical imaging and diagnostic tests in the Peoria area. Other tests offered at Methodist include:
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- CT (Computed Tomography) scans
- Spiral CT Lung Scan for early detection of lung cancer
- Virtual colonoscopy for early detection of colon cancer
- Diagnostic X-ray
- Angiography / interventional radiology
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging