Imaging & Radiology

Trust the radiologists and technicians at Essentia Health to provide safe and accurate imaging services using the most advanced technology available.

What’s a Radiologist or Interventional Radiologist?

A radiologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions using medical imaging such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound.

An Interventional radiologist is a radiologist with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions using minimally-invasive image-guided procedures.

Types of Medical Imaging

Imaging tests can help your doctor detect or diagnose a health condition. Sometimes, treatments can even be done by interventional radiologists during imaging test.

Depending on your needs, your doctor may recommend:

Radiation Exposure During Imaging

The amount of radiation used during medical imaging is very low and it rarely causes side effects. And, if you need a test that uses radiation, you’ll receive the lowest effective dose.

The benefits of diagnosis and treatment with medical imaging are much greater than the risks. However, before any imaging test, tell your doctor if you are or may be pregnant. During pregnancy, it’s better to use medical imaging equipment that doesn’t use radiation.

Gentle Imaging for Children

Trust the radiology team at Essentia to protect your child’s health by using an age-appropriate, child-sized dose of radiation during their imaging tests. Many of our facilities have joined a nationwide pledge to Image Gently, which means you can rely on us to minimize radiation doses without compromising quality of care.