Women now have new options at the Adventist Plainfield Imaging and Outpatient Center in Plainfield, which features three new diagnostic imaging services: digital mammography, open MRI and DEXA Scan (bone scan).
This technology joins the imaging services the center already offers – CT, digital X-ray and ultrasound – as well as its physical therapy and lab services, all presented in a brand-new, consumer-oriented design.
“We’ve expanded and renovated the entire patient space,” says Joseph DeSilva, a manager with the Adventist Plainfield Imaging and Outpatient Center. “Everything is redone, from the flooring to the changing areas. It’s very elegant, very modern.”
Digital mammography offers several advantages over its analog counterpart: patient comfort, fast results and superior images, all very important when screening for breast cancer. “It's clear images make it a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool,” DeSilva says.
An open MRI has two advantages: peace of mind and accuracy. Many people, even those not previously considered claustrophobic, panic the first time the narrow, submarine-like tube encases them. Some patients become extremely agitated and demand release; others endure it, but with sedation. But an open MRI does more than eliminate the anxiety of confinement; it produces lucid, precise results.
The DEXA Scan measures mineral bone density with less radiation exposure than CT scans and greater accuracy than a conventional X-ray. Often, DeSilva says, women will suffer calcium depletion as they age. Other people, even men, can suffer from certain diseases that reduce bone density. The DEXA Scan determines bone density by several criteria, including age and sex.
While most of these services are also available for men and children, the new, flexible physical therapy hours are particularly suited for busy women.
“We want to accommodate our patients’ schedules,” DeSilva says. “This helps the working person as well as full-time mothers who struggle to arrange child care. We’re the only center in the area with Saturday hours for physical therapy.”
Adventist Plainfield Imaging and Outpatient Center offers the most modern, up-to-date technology and a highly credentialed experienced staff, including DeSilva, who brings 30 years of health care experience to the center.
“Our staff is very helpful and knowledgeable,” DeSilva says. “We’re here for the patient; the patient is not here for us.”
Normal business hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are available for lab services and some imaging services. For more information call 630-312-3300.
Digital mammography, MRI, DEXA Scan, CT and ultrasound are by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule, call 630-856-7070.
Physical therapy is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and also from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. The Adventist Plainfield Imaging and Outpatient Center is located at 15728 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For more information, please visit our web site .