Diagnostic & Medical Imaging at UnityPoint Health
Please Call Ahead Before Any Visit & Wear a Mask or Face Covering
To reduce community spread of COVID-19, we're asking all patients to please call ahead before visiting a clinic. If you have an appointment at a UnityPoint Health location, please wear a mask or face covering.
Outpatient Imaging is currently only available at UnityPoint Health - Methodist North. In our effort to keep you healthy, we have implemented a virtual waiting room.
UnityPoint Health 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 and Pekin, introducing innovative and important new technologies to Central Illinois.
Today, our state-of-the-art Imaging Centers offer 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 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 screening mammogram gets a "second look" from our R2 ImageChecker computer-aided detection system.
UnityPoint Health offers more locations for mammography so you can always find one that's close to you. All UnityPoint Health mammography sites, including Methodist and Pekin, use advanced digital equipment and highly qualified female technologists.
Find out more about Digital Mammography.
Smart Heart Scan
The Smart Heart Scan helps identify your risk for heart disease and is available at both UnityPoint Health - Methodist, and UnityPoint Health - Proctor. 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
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.
Bone Density Testing
Take the first step towards healthier bones! UnityPoint Health 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. Schedule your DEXA test at the UnityPoint Health - Methodist or Pekin locations.
Learn more about Nuclear Medicine.
MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays & More
UnityPoint Health offers several other medical imaging and diagnostic tests in the Peoria area. Other tests offered 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