OUTPATIENT SERVICES
RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

We have a dedicated Radiology Department to provide the best medical services possible. Our Radiologic Technologists and medical professionals are ready to help diagnose any medical issue that requires radiology services. Find out more about our radiology services below.

  • Imaging is done on any of the modalities offered at St. Aloisius and can also be exported to larger facilities, including the Mayo Clinic.  If we can’t export to the facility of your choice, we can put the images on a CD and mail them to your provider.
  • Digital X-rays
  • Routine and emergency services
  • Must have a physician’s order
  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and after hours/weekends/holidays are staffed with an on-call technician

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) creates cross-sectional pictures of your body to diagnose a wide range of conditions. St. Aloisius enlists the mobile MRI unit Northland Imaging Services to provide convenient, high-quality diagnostic MRI imaging.

Risks
  • If you have a pacemaker you cannot have a MRI on the mobile unit.
  • There are no known harmful effects from exposure to the magnetic field or radio waves used during MRIs.
  • If your scan requires the injection of a contrast material, there is a very small risk of an allergic reaction.
  • If you are a metalworker, you may need to have an X-ray of your head before undergoing MRI. This will check to see if there are any tiny slivers of metal in your eyes, which could move during the MRI and possibly damage your eyes.
  • A CT scan (also called a CAT scan) is an X-ray technique that produces images of your internal organs that are more detailed than those produced by conventional X-ray exams.
  • CT scans use a powerful computer and an X-ray generating device that rotates around your body to create cross-sectional images of the inside of your body, like slices.
  • CT scans can be done even if you have a pacemaker or an internal cardioverter defibrillator. CT scans are not recommended for women who are pregnant or who suspect they are pregnant.
Risks
  • If you’re pregnant, your doctor may recommend another type of exam to reduce the possible risk of exposing your fetus to radiation.
  • If you have asthma or allergies and your CT scan requires a contrast medium, there’s a slight risk of an allergic reaction to the contrast medium.
  • Diabetes, asthma, heart disease, kidney problems, or thyroid conditions also increase your risk of a reaction to contrast medium.

CT scans at St. Aloisius are available 24/7 and provide expedited reports (in one hour or less). A patient must have a physician’s note to undergo a CT scan. Ask your doctor how to prepare for your or your loved one’s CT scan.

  • 3D Mammography Unit installed April 2019
  • Available Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm
  • Screening and diagnostic imaging available
  • Certified by the FDA
  • Call 701 324-5107 to schedule your appointment or ask questions
  • Available every Tuesday and Thursday through Dakota Imaging
  • Staffed by a registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

A DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Scanner evaluates Osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density (BMD) for bone loss.

  •  A patient must have a physician’s note to undergo a DXA scan.
  • DXA scans at St. Aloisius are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm.
  • Medicare covers a DXA scan every other year
  • Wear comfortable clothing, avoid clothing with metal
  • Contact Radiology Department at 701 324-5107
  • Echocardiograms
  • EKGs
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Nuclear Medicine
LABORATORY DEPARTMENT
  • Staffed by 3 full time medical technologists and 2 phlebotomists
  • 24/7 laboratory services
  • Provides services for oncology, inpatient, outpatient, LTC, and wellness clinics
  • Lab must have a physician’s order
  • Hematology
  • Blood banking/Transfusion
  • Coag (Protimes/PTT)
  • Chemistry
  • Urine testing
  • Microbiology
  • Drug Screening

REHABILITATION / THERAPIES

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is the treatment of injury, disease, or physical ailment for all ages through massage, heat treatment, and exercise.

Physical Therapy Services:
  • Post-surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Graston Technique
  • Cervical and lumbar mechanical traction

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy aims to assist those with, but not limited to:

  • work-related injuries
  • sports injuries
  • arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other serious illnesses
  • development disabilities
  • spinal cord injuries
  • broken bones
  • hand and wrist injuries
Occupational Therapy Services
  • Customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to complete daily activities
  • Comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation
  • Assessments and treatment for work performance skills
  • Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment to replace lost function
  • Instructions to family members and attendants in safe and effective methods of caring for individuals

speech Therapy

  • Speech/Language Pathologist performs an evaluation and therapy in areas of speech, language, cognition and swallowing

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Our team of healthcare professionals is ready to help you every step of the way.