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ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL • COLUMBUS, NC • (828) 894-3311

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Best-in-Class Radiology

St. Luke's Hospital offers a variety of digital imaging modalities designed to meet the radiology needs of Polk County and surrounding communities. Our licensed, experienced technologists perform the exams while Board-Certified Radiologists interpret the findings.

101 Hospital Drive • Columbus, NC 28722
Office: 828-894-0990

With digital technology and the PACS system, physicians can access their patient's images from any remote computer for enhanced views and quicker diagnosis.


BONE DENSITY is a screening exam used in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results in more than one-million hip, spine and wrist fractures annually. This disorder affects nearly one-half of all post-menopausal women, the largest group at high risk for osteoporosis.

St. Luke's GE Prodigy Advance Full Scan takes only minutes, lowering exposure to radiation. A digital report is quickly sent to the referring physician.

3D MAMMOGRAPH Our 3D Mammography exam detects up to 65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography. And it reduces false positives by as much as 40% It is the only mammogram that is FDA approved as "superior" for dense breast tissue.

ECHOCARDIOLOGY services are offered in St. Luke's Hospital's Radiology Department. An echocardiogram, also called an echo, is an ultrasound of the heart. This important procedure uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. A computer records the images and can create a moving picture of your heart. From this test, your doctor evaluates the health of your heart and blood flow.

ECHOCARDIOGRAM can help detect and determine treatment for heart disease, heart attacks and vascular disease that can lead to stroke. Unlike an x-ray, there is no radiation with this test.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive exam that uses no radiation to create exquisite soft tissue images that are unavailable by any other means. MRI is used to examine the following:

Lumbar Spine
Thoracic Spine
Cervical Spine
Boney Pelvis and Female Pelvic Structures

MRA(Magnetic Resonance Angiography)studies the carotid artery, blood vessels in the brain, soft tissue and the aorta.

OurGE Revolution Apex Elite Computed Tomography provides full-range world-class, best-in-class diagnostic imaging capabilities to examine the entire body using standard x-ray combined with a high-tech computer. Using CT, we can evaluate many parts of the body including:


With CT, we can also direct procedures such as biopsies and drainages. We can also add 3D images for better interpretations of each exam.

ULTRASOUND is a safe, non-invasive study using sound waves to produce images rather than radiation. With Ultrasound, the following studies can be performed:

Extremities for soft tissue masses, muscle tears, etc.
Carotid Artery
Arterial/Venous Doppler Studies to rule out clotting

DIGITAL FLUOUROSCOPY is a tool used in the examination of the internal organs with tests such as:

Modified Barium Swallows
Upper GI
Barium Enema
Myelograms- Lumber, Thoracic, and Cervical

NUCLEAR MEDICINE studies are performed on-site and the following scans are available:

Bone Scans
Lung Scans
Renal Scans
Hepatobiliary Scans
Thyroid Scans
GI Bleeds
Infection Imaging
Spect Imaging

GENERAL X-RAY is used for routine studies, portable exams, and in the Operating Room.

For more information, contact the Radiology supervisor at 828-894-3311