Radiology Exams

Watson Imaging offers a number of exams using the latest diagnostic technology.

Many of our patients are surprised to learn that they have a choice on where to have their diagnostic imaging services performed. Tell your doctor you choose Watson Imaging Center. We are a Missouri radiology imaging center with locations in St Louis and St Joseph that provides our patients with personalized imaging services from highly trained staff that "truly cares".

Digital Mammograms

Today, 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. The most important thing to remember is that breast cancer is best treated when found early. Early detection of breast cancer is maximized through a combination approach of a monthly self-exam, a thorough physical examination by a physician and a mammogram. A mammogram is a special breast x-ray that can detect 90% of cancers - even before a lump can be felt. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have annual mammograms beginning at age 40.

3D Mammography

Watson Imaging now offers 3D mammography, or True Breast Tomosynthesis in the St. Louis area. Breast Tomosynthesis takes images from many angles of each breast, which is not available in 2D mammography. Pictures are taken in a 50-degree arc around the breast for a more complete image. Twenty-five pictures are taken of each breast, and then those images are sent to a computer and assembled into a 3D picture of the breast.

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging. Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and thus determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus.

CAT Scans

Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, also known as “Cat Scanning” (Computer Axial Tomography), combines the use of a digital computer together with a rotating x-ray device to create detailed cross sectional images or “slices” of the different organs and body parts. A computer reconstructs these “slices” to produce the actual pictures. CT has the unique ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels, giving your doctor the best information to make the most accurate diagnosis.

Bone Density Scans

Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and reformed. As a person grows, bone forms faster than it breaks down until it reaches a peak bone mass between the ages of 25 and 35. After age 35, both men and women lose bone mass at a greater rate than it forms, causing bone loss.

X-Ray Exams

An x-ray (radiograph) is a method of obtaining images inside the human body by exposing a specific part of the body with a minimal dose of ionizing radiation. An x-ray is the oldest and most used form of medical imaging. X-rays are the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and diagnose: fractures, joint dislocations, fluid buildup on joints and other medical conditions.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is an advanced, state-of-the-art method that produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body without the use of X-rays. MRIs use a powerful, but harmless, magnetic field and radio waves, much like the kind that transmit your favorite FM station. The combination of the magnetic field and radio waves produce detailed images of body structures such as the brain, the spine, and other vital organs.

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With our convenient office hours, many procedures can take only ten minutes or less and walk-in x-rays are welcome. Please note that we do not perform ultrasounds on Saturdays.

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St. Louis, MO - Hours
Monday - Thursday
8am - 4pm
Friday
8am - 2pm
2nd / 4th Saturday
8am - 12pm
St. Joseph, MO - Hours
Monday - Thursday
8am - 4pm
Friday
Closed