Mercy Health — St. Joseph Warren Hospital

Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital
667 Eastland Ave.

Warren, Ohio 44484
Phone: (330) 841-4033
Fax: (330) 841-4281
To schedule an appt.: (330) 884-7218

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At Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital, we realize the importance of offering state-of-the-art medical imaging services. As a leader in technology, we are making sure we’re equipped with the best tools for diagnosing conditions, as well as the most experienced registered nurses and technologists dedicated to providing the best possible care. All radiologists are American College of Radiology board certified.

Medical Imaging Services:

  • General Radiology
  • DEXA Scan (Bone Density)
  • Angiography
  • CT Scan 
  • MRI 
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • PET/CT  
  • Ultrasound and Non- Invasive Vascular Lab
  • Mammography

General Radiology
State-of-the-art equipment, such as CR (computed radiography) and digital radiography. All technologists are ARRT certified.

In addition to general radiography, our services include:
Upper GI studies
Barium enema
DEXA scan (bone density imaging)

Digital Mammography
With digital mammography, you can expect:

  • A much shorter exam time - approximately half the time of film-based mammograms
  • Greater accuracy and detection - with improved contrast between dense and non-dense tissue
  • Instantly correctable scans - to ensure a clear image and avoid having to schedule another appointment

DEXA Scan (Bone Density) 
A bone density scan is a low dose x-ray that checks an area of the body such as the hip or spine for signs of mineral loss and bone thinning. It is a simple, painless and non-invasive procedure that takes approximately 15 minutes to perform.

We also offer vertebral fracture assessment (VFA). It is a low- dose x-ray of the spine that provides high-resolution images for the precise detection of the smallest vertebral deformities, to detect osteoporosis at its earliest stage, enabling immediate treatment to minimize deterioration of bone structure.

Our angiography suite is led by a board certified interventional radiologist and staffed by a team of registered nurses and registered technologists. The angiography suite offers a full range of interventional services provided by highly skilled professionals.

  • Aneurysm stenting
  • Peripheral arterial angiography (cerebral arteriography, archogram, aortography with runoff, selective visceral arteriography)
  • Selective venography
  • Fistulograms of dialysis access graft
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (arterial, venous, dialysis access grafts)
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stent deployment
  • Inferior venacava filter placement
  • Medi-port insertion
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Selective embolizations (including uterine fibroids)
  • PICC line insertions
  • Carotid stenting
  • Epidurals
  • Paracentesis
  • Nephrostomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Abcess drainage
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC)
  • Vertebraplasty

CT Scan 
As a result of continuous improvements in the speed and usefulness of ct, it has evolved into one of the most useful diagnostic tools available. In accordance with St. Joseph’s Level III Trauma status, the CT department offers on-site 24-hour coverage.

Our medical imaging department houses multi-slice scanners, including the lightspeed 64-slice. This scanner offers sub-second scanning with multiple slices or images per second. In addition to conventional scanning, it has the ability to do CT angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries, brain, carotids, chest, abdomen, extremities, cardiac scoring, lung windows and bone reconstruction.

Our state-of-the-art multi-slice scanners improve image quality, dramatically reduce scan time and radiation dose. In order to reduce radiation dose during ct exams, St. Joseph Warren Hospital has established dose limits for both adult and pediatric patients, using guidelines established by the ACR (American College Of Radiology).

We offer a full range of services from diagnostic imaging to CT guided interventional procedures. Imaging may be enhanced using oral contrast or intravenous contrast as indicated by diagnosis.

PET/CT can detect cancer and other diseases before they are evident on other imaging tests. By injecting a small amount of radioisotope into the bloodstream, PET/CT demonstrates the functions of different organs in the body as well as measure metabolic activity in the cells of the body.

The 1.5T MRI unit offers a wide range of exams, including magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). This helps diagnosis torn ligaments, cancer, brain and spinal cord conditions by creating highly detailed images of organs, tissues and other body structures.

Nuclear Medicine 
Our nuclear medicine department offers equipment for both Planar and SPECT imaging. A wide range of diagnostic procedures are available, including lymphoscintegraphy and nuclear stress testing (both pharmologic and exercise). Therapeutic procedures including the treatment of patients with I-131 radioiodine for thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism and Samarium-153 for palliative treament of bone metastases are available.

Ultrasound and Non- Invasive Vascular Lab 
Our ultrasound and Non-Invasive Vascular Lab offer a full range of services including:

  • Carotid duplex ultrasound
  • Venous duplex ultrasound (for DVT, vein mapping and venous incompetence)
  • Visceral vascular duplex ultrasoundGeneral ultrasound procedures such as thyroid, abdomen and pelvis
  • Interventional procedures such as biopsies, drainage aspirations and thrombin injections
  • Peripheral arterial physiologic tests (extremity pressures, doppler wave forms and exercise testing)
  • Arterial duplex ultrasound
  • Our Ultrasound Department and Non-Invasive Vascular Lab is staffed by a team of ARDMS Registered technologists and a registered nurse.

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Lung Cancer Screening Program  

Did you know that survival rates for lung cancer patients increase when their cancer is detected and treated early? It’s true. Unfortunately only 1 in 8 people with lung cancer are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease. National studies have shown that screening a specific population for lung cancer with a CT scan can reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent. Lung cancer screening is quick and easy, and the radiation exposure is very low.

For this reason, Mercy Health launched a Lung Cancer Screening Program that offers a low-cost service based on state-of-the-art screening methods for lung cancer in high-risk patients.

Who Should Be Screened?
Screening is recommended for people who are at a high risk for lung cancer:

Age 55 or older
Current smoking history of 30+ pack years
Quit smoking within the past 15 years with a prior smoking history

How Does it Work?
If you have a doctor, contact them for a referral. Simply tell them you want to take part in the Mercy Health Lung Cancer Screening Program. If you meet the criteria for lung cancer screening, your doctor will be able to schedule your chest CT at a Mercy Health facility.

If you do not have a doctor, call Mercy Health Youngstown at 877-654-8594 or visit Find a Doctor.
The results of your scan are sent to your doctor. Depending on the results, you will be advised about the need for continued screening or additional testing and treatment. Fortunately, most health insurances now cover early screening for lung cancer.

For more information please contact:
Vanessa Chamberlain B.S., R.T. (R)(T) Radiology Patient Navigator at: