Archive for the ‘Imaging’ Category

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital adds 1.5T Wide Bore Digital High Definition MRI.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a highly advanced diagnostic test that provides detailed images of the body. It uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to scan your body and produce particularly clear pictures that cannot be seen on conventional X-rays.

Superior Care

  • The SIH team provides the highest quality imaging services to southern Illinois residents
  • The team consists of board-certified licensed radiologists with advanced fellowship training
  • MRI registered technologists
  • On-site registered nurses

Features and Benefits

  • Highest resolution images available
  • Remarkable speed reduces patient exam time and patient repositioning
  • Designed with all size patients in mind
  • More space reduces patient anxiety
  • We participate with all major insurances
  • Appointments available 5 days a week

Herrin Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale both feature 1.5T & 3T Wide Bore Digital High Definition MRI.

For more information about our Imaging Services



Bone Density
Interventional Radiology
Nuclear Imaging

Using Imaging To Care For You From Head To Toe

SIH Imaging Services uses the latest technologies to help you gain a clearer picture of your health. Our trained, certified staff provide professional, convenient X-rays, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET scans.

Recently, Southern Illinois Healthcare upgraded all CT scanners so that you could enjoy the same seamless service at any location that offers CT imaging.

When would you need a CT scan? CTs are commonly requested for a variety of patient needs ranging from abdominal, pelvis, or sinus issues to brain and head trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.

When would you need a CT scan? CTs are commonly requested for a variety of patient needs ranging from abdominal, pelvis, or sinus issues to brain and head trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.

Nine Southern Illinois Locations:

(not all services available at each location)


Benton Professional Building 618.439.3160 ext 68111


Memorial Hospital of Carbondale 618.549.0721 ext 65679
Center for Medical Arts 618.549.5361 ext 25227


Primary Care Group Harrisburg 618.252.8625


Herrin Hospital 618.942.2171 ext 35400
Primary Care Group Logan Park 618.993.3300 ext 68509


St. Joseph Memorial Hospital 618.684.3156 ext 55550

West Frankfort:

Primary Care Group West Frankfort 618.937.3400 ext 35711
Miners Memorial Health Center 618.932.2155 ext 4

Click to learn more about our imaging diagnostic services or call 855.457.0100.

Low Dose Radiation Techniques

Since the introduction of the CT Scanner, radiation has become intimately intertwined with the delivery of healthcare. Its use has increased over 300% since its inception. However, with this powerful innovation comes great responsibility. A patient has a 1/1000 chance of having a fatal malignancy with a standard single phase CT Scan of the abdomen and pelvis. It is imperative that clinicians judiciously use this technology when treating patients.

Under the guidance of Dr. D. Duane Baldwin at Loma Linda University, Dr. Don Arnold has been trained in low dose radiation techniques. He uses this knowledge to diagnose, surgically treat and monitor his patients. In pregnant patients he uses no radiation at all to place ureteral stents.

Dr. Arnold is currently working with the emergency department and the radiology department to develop low dose radiation protocols that can be used to treat all the patients in southern Illinois. This will lead to high quality healthcare without compromising patient safety.

Dr. Arnold is located at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Professional Office Building in Ste. 400. For appointments call: 618.351.9300

So you don’t care who reads your CT or MRI results?

Would you hire a chef to fix your car? No, you want a trained mechanic that can identify the problem and get you results. You don’t want someone who thinks they might know what’s wrong with your car and then fixes the wrong thing—costing you both time and money!

It shouldn’t be any different when it comes to having a radiologist review your imaging results from a CT or MRI scan. Your diagnosis is all in the details. What does the picture reveal? The advanced training of a board-certified radiologist gives you a knee CT scan read by a musculoskeletal radiologist and an MRI of your brain reviewed by a neuroradiologist, not a general radiologist. Sure, you could have a general radiologist review your imaging, but why waste crucial time on a diagnosis that may not lead to the best care for you.

Like choosing a mechanic to fix your car,
not all radiologist are the same.

You have a choice when it comes to Imaging services and the diagnostic Imaging Services at SIH are brought to you by specially-trained radiologist. For more information about Imaging Services, visit

How to get an X-ray without going to the Hospital

Have you ever needed X-rays, but wished you could go to some place convenient and close to home—a place besides the hospital?

Here’s a little-known secret about SIH Imaging Services: While Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital offer a more comprehensive set of Imaging Services, several routine services like X-rays and ultrasound do not require going to the hospital.

Many don’t know that SIH conveniently offers imaging services in Carbondale, Herrin, West Frankfort and Benton. Our services can be found at the Center for Medical Arts, Herrin Logan Primary Care, West Frankfort Logan Primary Care, West Frankfort Miners Memorial Clinic and Benton Franklin Medical Arts.

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X-ray studies are a “walk-in” service, where as CT scans, ultrasound and bone density must be scheduled in advance.

“We want to provide our southern Illinois community with accessible, convenient diagnostic imaging to make everyone’s life a little easier,” said Jon Lough, Director of Imaging Services.

Talk with your doctor to find a convenient location that offers the Imaging services that you need.

For more information, visit or call 866-744-2468.