Imaging Center

The St. Francis Imaging Center is a 12,000-square-foot ambulatory imaging center offering patients convenient access to advanced diagnostic imaging services in an efficient, patient-friendly setting. The Imaging Center features numerous amenities in an inviting atmosphere, including overhead skylights in imaging suites, televisions in all waiting areas, fast and efficient check-in and on-time exams with little or no waiting.

Technology

Our large-bore magnet MRI is the quietest MRI on the market today and features a large diameter for the most comfortable MRI experience available for patients. In contrast, magnet MRIs that are advertised as "open" are extremely loud and are much less powerful.

The 64-slice CT with dose-saving technology subjects the patient to less radiation and provides faster imaging.

Our ultrasound machine is the latest in ultrasound harmonics and penetration. It also allows larger patients to be imaged without sacrificing quality.

Our digital X-ray with in-room monitors allow technologists to see an image as it is taken, reducing repeat images and enabling patients to get their X-rays quickly.

We offer full-field digital mammography that provides quick and accurate results which is approved by the FDA and accredited by the American College of Radiology.  Digital mammography is also available at St. Francis Family Medicine at Mission Woods (2835 Mission Woods Drive) and the St. Francis Breast Center (1700 SW 7th St.).  We also offer Bone Density services at this location.

Digital imaging allows patient images to be instantly available on the hospital's picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Physicians have immediate access to the image as soon as it is taken. A board-certified radiologist is on-site during business hours to allow faster interpretations, and most tests are read within one hour.

Convenience

Our freestanding location, just minutes from St. Francis Health near downtown, offers patients and staff members easy access to the facility from the Wanamaker corridor, Interstates 70 and 470 and major bus routes. In addition to reducing travel time for patients from Topeka, it is convenient for out-of-town patients traveling from highways 24 and 75.

The outpatient setting also minimizes interruptions or delays that inevitably happen in a hospital setting when mixing outpatients and emergency care. In addition, our parking lot is right outside our door, allowing patients easy access and convenient in and out service.

Patients needing imaging services will experience a professional but friendly environment, virtually no wait times for exams and will receive the same high-quality, compassionate care as they do at the hospital. Medical Clinic patients are able to be seen by their physician and immediately have tests done, if necessary, in the Imaging Center.

St. Francis Health continues to evolve while maintaining our reputation for innovation, technology and clinical quality. Our goal is to establish the highest quality of clinics to make health care more convenient and accessible to northeast Kansas.

To Make an Appointment

The Imaging Center accepts patients from any physician, regardless of affiliation. An appointment for patients needing basic X-rays is not necessary, but patients need a prescription from your physician.

St. Francis Imaging Center and Medical Clinic
601 SW Corporate View
Topeka, KS 66615
785.270.7674

Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Diagnostic

We offer a wide range of comprehensive diagnostic services:
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan) – The 64-slice CT scanner provides dose saving technology subjects the patient to less radiation and provides faster imaging.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) – uses a radioactive drug (tracer) that helps reveal how your tissues and organ are functioning. It is useful in revealing or evaluating several conditions, including some cancers, heart disease and brain disorders. 
  • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine – is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Ultrasound - uses high frequency sound waves to create an image. We have the latest in ultrasound harmonics and penetration. It also allows larger patients to be imaged without sacrificing quality.
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services – is the use of x-rays to image anatomy. Computed Radiography along with Digital Radiography is utilized. 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – use strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to form images of the body. Our large bore magnet MRI is the quietest MRI on the market today and features a large diameter for the most comfortable MRI experience available for patients. In contrast, magnet MRIs that are advertised as “open” are extremely loud and are much less powerful.
  • Mammography (Breast Imaging) – is an x-ray of the breast.  Our full-field digital mammography units provide quick and accurate results which are all approved by the FDA and accredited by the American College of Radiology. Digital mammography is also available at St. Francis Family Medicine at Mission Woods (2835 Mission Woods Drive) and the St. Francis Breast Center (1700 SW 7th).
  • Bone Density – is a painless and non-invasive low dose radiation exposure of the lumbar spine and hip to determine the risk factor for osteoporosis and fracture risk. 
  • Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Service - A test utilizing non-invasive duplex ultrasound and physiologic testing for assessment of vascular disease conditions.
  • Interventional Radiology - is a medical sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
  • Cardiac Catheterization - (also called cardiac cath or coronary angiogram) is an invasive imaging procedure that tests for heart disease by allowing your doctor to "see" how well your heart is functioning. During the test, a long, narrow tube, called a catheter, is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm or leg and guided to your heart with the aid of a special X-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that X-ray movies of your valves, coronary arteries, and heart chambers can be created.