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Ready to Care For You

Our radiology staff is ready to care for all of your imaging needs.



If your doctor orders a screening test, our team of board certified radiologists and specially trained staff are ready to care for you.

Imaging and Diagnostic Radiology

The radiology team at St. Joseph's provides expert care in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, PET/CT, MRI, CT, digital mammography and diagnostic radiology .

  • ACR center of excellence
  • 1st center in the Central Valley to have state of the art 128 slice CT scanner
  • Two MRI scanners including the only wide-bore 1.5T magnet in the Central Valley.
  • Dedicated advanced CT and MRI protocols for specific indications and disease states
  • Advanced cardiac CT and MRI
  • Diagnostic vascular and nonvascular ultrasound
  • Digital radiography
  • Nuclear Medicine

Womens Imaging

The radiology team at St. Joseph's provides expert care in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, PET/CT, MRI, CT, digital mammography and diagnostic radiology .

  • ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence—includes accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and breast MRI.
  • Affiliated with the Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Center of Excellence—overseeing all phases of breast cancer— from imaging to diagnosis, through treatment, and follow up.
  • Perform approximately 10,000 mammograms per year.
  • Offer Bone Densitometry, 3D Tomography, mammography, Ultrasound (biopsy and diagnostic), and Mammography (screening and diagnostic).
  • Dedicated Women's Breast Imaging Center.

Interventional Radiology

At St. Joseph’s Medical Center, our advanced diagnostic imaging services offer non-invasive methods to diagnose your illness or injury. We also have the capability to perform more advanced imaging studies or procedures, including:

  • Venous Access (Peripheral Inserted Lines; Tunneled and Temporary; Implantable Devices; Chemotherapy; Dialysis)
  • TIPSS Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-Systematic Shunt Procedure (for treatment of ascites and gastrointestinal tract bleeding)
  • Embolizations (Uterine) Fibroid Embolization; Varicocele (testicular & ovarian vein; treatment of Pelvic Congestion; Chemotherapy treatment)
  • Vertebral Augmentation (Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty)
  • Urinary tract obstruction/stone management
  • Biliary tract obstruction/cancer management
  • Arterial and venous imaging, angioplasty and stent placement of all types
  • Usage of state of the art closure devices

Interventional Radiology

For More Information

For more information about St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s Imaging Center call (209) 944-1223. For more information about the Women’s Imaging Center call (209) 466-5027.

Conditions Treated

Today, with minimally invasive techniques, Interventional Radiologists can treat many conditions that once required surgery. Interventional Radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain, and less recovery time compared to open surgery.

Interventional Oncology

  • Conditions: Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma), liver metastases (colon or rectum, neuroendocrine, breast, other), kidney cancer, lung cancer, adrenal tumors
  • Services: Embolization, chemoembolization, Yttrium-90 (90Y) radioembolization, microwave ablation, cryoablation, alcohol ablation, biopsies

Men's Health

  • Conditions: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), varicocele
  • Services: Prostate artery embolization (PAE), varicocele embolization

Women's Health

  • Conditions: Uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, infertily
  • Services: Uterine artery / uterine fibroid embolization (UAE / UFE), High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), gonadal vein embolization, fallopian tube recanalization

Venous Disease

  • Conditions: Superficial venous disease and varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, May-Thurner syndrome, Paget-Schroetter syndrome
  • Services: Varicose vein ablation, sclerotherapy, inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion and removal, thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting, angiovac thrombectomy

Dialysis Access Interventions

  • Conditions: Hemodialysis access, access malfunction
  • Services: Dialysis access catheters, maintenance of dialysis fistula / graft patency (de-clot, thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting)

Portal Hypertension

  • Conditions: Portal hypertension, esophageal varices, gastric varices, variceal bleeding, ascites, portal vein thrombosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Services: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), Balloon-assisted retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO), portal vein recanalization, paracentesis, abdominal PleurX placement

Genitourinary Interventions

  • Conditions: Hydronephrosis, ureter obstruction, angiomyolipoma (AML)
  • Services: Nephrostomy, ureteral stenting, embolization

Billiary Tract Disease

  • Conditions: Bile duct obstruction, bile leak, cholecystitis
  • Services: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), cholangioplasty, stenting, cholecystostomy

Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, and Lung Transplant Interventions

  • Conditions: Rejection, infection, abscess, vascular problems (stenosis, bleeding), bile duct obstruction, bile leak, hydronephrosis, ureter obstruction, urine leak, pleural effusion
  • Services: Angiography, venography, angioplasty, stenting, transjugular liver biopsy, biliary drainage, cholangioplasty, nephrostomy, ureteral stents, chest tubes

Vascular Malformation

  • Conditions: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Services: Angiography, embolization

Other Nonvascular Services

  • Conditions: Abscess, pleural effusion, malnutrition, intestinal leak, pancreas leak, fistulae
  • Services: Imaging-guided drainage, feeding tube placement and management