St. Bernards Outpatient Imaging Center is the most advanced imaging facility in the region, specializing in providing digital imaging services to women.
Medical imaging plays a vital role in diagnosing and treating patients at St. Bernards. Performed by licensed radiological technologists, Radiology services include ultrasound, X-ray services, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and special procedures.
St. Bernards radiology department provides high quality digital diagnostic x-rays, which are available for immediate review by our physicians. The radiology department is staffed by registered technologist.
Bone Densitometry testing is a non-invasive procedure conducted in our radiology department. This test is used to evaluate a patient's risk for osteoporosis. It is also used to determine a patient's response to osteoporosis therapy. The procedure is painless and requires approximately 10 minutes to perform.
The cardiovascular lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and offers testing by ARDMS registered technologists in the following modalities:
St. Bernards Outpatient Imaging Center
1144 E. Matthews
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Diagnostic X-ray services
Magnetic resonance imaging
Computed tomography (CT)
Women’s radiology imaging services
Women’s Radiology Imaging Services
Full-Field Digital Mammography
An annual mammogram is one of the most important exams for women 40 and older. St. Bernards features full-field 3-d digital mammography, producing superior images that allow radiologists the ability to zoom in and closely examine areas, as needed.
The Imaging Center has three digital mammography units to make scheduling easy and to help reduce patient wait times. A fourth unit is contained in St. Bernards Mobile Women’s Health Unit.
If you’re 40 years of age and over, click HERE to see if you should request an appointment.
Mobile Women’s Health Unit
St. Bernards Mobile Women’s Health Unit is a large pink RV-type vehicle that travels to clinics, employer locations, public events and rural areas to provide breast care. The goal ofthe unit is to improve access to care by reaching women who may not otherwise receive prevention services, such as mammography. An education coordinator travels with the unit to spread the message of the importance of preventative care and women’s health.
Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
St. Bernards is the first in the area to offer bilateralenhanced breast MRI, used to investigate breast concerns detected by a mammogram or other imaging services. Another use is to evaluate the progress stage of breast cancer when it is detected so appropriate treatment can be determined.
Stereotactic Biopsy System
This technology allows for a needle biopsy of lesions, rather than a surgical biopsy. This shortens the time to obtain a biopsy and the subsequent wait for results.
Our dedicated team of registered technologists specializes in breast, abdomen, pelvic, thyroid, obstetrics and vascular studies. Ultrasound assisted procedures at the Imaging Center include breast core biopsy, breast mammotome biopsy, breast needle localization, thyroid biopsy and cyst aspiration.
Breast Health Navigator
At St. Bernards, no woman must face breast cancer alone. The Imaging Center provides the region’s only breast health navigator—a registered nurse practitioner with breast health specialist certification—who assists patients with one-on-one care from screening through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
St. Bernards Imaging Center - Breast Navigator
Dee Collins, RNP, CN-BP
Genetic Testing & Counseling
In addition to imaging services, St. Bernards offers genetic testing for hereditary risk assessment to determine the presence of mutations of BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which put women at a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer.
Breast Assured Program
The Breast Assured Program is grant-funded and provides women without health insurance and those who do not qualify for Breastcare, Medicare or Medicaid the opportunity to seek breast care. Services covered include digital screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and biopsy services, if needed.
Interested women may apply by requesting forms when registering for a mammogram at the St. Bernards Imaging Center. To inquire about qualifications and coverage prior to your appointment, call 870.207.8000.
The most lives are saved from breast cancer when women get screened every year, starting at age 40.
Starting yearly mammograms at age 40 has helped cut breast cancer deaths by more than 40 percent.
What age should I start getting screened?
Breast cancer is an important health issue for women in their 40s. It is the second leading cause of all deaths for women in this age group.
Half of all fatal breast cancers are diagnosed before age 50.
All of the major health care groups agree that yearly screening starting at age 40 saves the most lives. In fact, starting screening at age 40 will save 100,000 more lives every decade than starting at age 50.
Black, Hispanic and Asian women are at particularly high risk of developing aggressive forms of early onset breast cancer, particularly in their 40s.
Women who do not get screened and develop breast cancer in their 40s are almost 3.5 times more likely to need a mastectomy and 2.5 times more likely to need chemotherapy.