This is a picture of a patient laying down about to get a xray done while a nurse is standing at the patient head talking with them
This is a picture of a patient laying down about to get a xray done while a nurse is standing at the patient head talking with them

Imaging Department

With more than 100 years of combined Radiologic skills and knowledge, the Imaging staff at Franklin Hospital is ready to assist with your healthcare needs. Our caring staff puts YOU first. We will work around your busy schedule and make sure that every effort is made to make you comfortable while providing you with the best diagnostic images possible. Please call (618) 439-3161 ext. 9420 and speak with any of our knowledgeable Radiologic Technologists to schedule an appointment.

Imaging Department
Bone Density
Whole Body Mass Scanner


Franklin Hospital now offers both 2D and 3D Mammography. This system is amazingly comfortable and has images of the best quality.

It is time to get more thoughtful about 3D mammography:

ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is built with insight into image quality, operational excellence, and a better patient experience. Here's why:

INSIGHT #1 Mammograms don't work if women won't get them.

The intelligent design of ASPIRE Cristalle's patented Comfort Paddle provides noticeably less pain and anxiety for the patient. Its unique flexible, slotted 4-way tilting paddle design gives more even, gentle compression combined with the Intelligent Automatic Exposure Control (iAEC) image processing, making it possible to provide more optimized images at a low dose for every breast type, including implants.

INSIGHT #2 Departments are only as efficient as the technology they use.

Our advanced technology simplifies and promotes workflow so technologists can spend more time focused on patient interactions - and get you on your way faster so you can enjoy more of your day!

Smart shortcuts and fewer clicks--set exposure and confirm acquired images on a single screen
Simultaneously adjust density and contrast for both left and right views
Minimize patient discomfort with automated compression and release
Immediately output individual images to PACS, viewer, or printer during exam
Improve system availability and extend system life with programmable automatic startup, sleep, and shutdown

INSIGHT #3 Hexagons are engineered to perform better than squares. We have the only unit within a 150 mile radius that has this technology!

The unique Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) detector pixel design on ASPIRE Cristalle outperforms traditional pixel arrays to help enable superior diagnostic accuracy for radiologists.

When compared to square pixels, HCP delivers:

20% increase in detector sensitivity (clearer pictures)
Improved information capture
Lower patient radiation dose - 20% less!

Bone Density

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. DXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).

Helping people keep their bones healthy so that they can move freely calls for the highest quality images that enable clear identification of fractures that might otherwise go unnoticed.

The Hologic Discovery DXA system enables us to identify patients at risk for osteoporosis and other debilitating conditions.

Results provide a T score, Z score, and a FRAX* 10-year Fracture Risk Assessment.

The FRAX risk assessment tool calculates a patient's 10-year probability of hip and other osteoporotic fractures. FRAX was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help healthcare providers identify and proactively treat patients with a high risk of debilitating bone fractures due to low bone mass and other significant risk factors.

Whole Body Mass Scanner

Advanced Body Composition Assessment and InnerCore Visceral Fat Assessment

The Advanced Body Composition assessment feature produces color images displaying the distribution of fat, lean mass, bone, and fat mass index. The information is translated into an easy-to-interpret report for improved patient management and counseling.

Our DXA systems incorporate the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) whole-body composition reference data. The Endocrine Society recommends annual bone mineral density and body composition exams for bariatric surgery patients.

A physician's order is not required for this scan.

Information provided by Hologic

Computed Tomography (CT)

The new Aquilion Prime SP 40 is the CT system of choice for all your imaging needs, from fast patient throughput to new diagnostic capabilities. We offer all standard contrast and non-contrast exams and a variety of Angiography exams.

Built with premium technology, the Aquilion Prime SP 40 empowers our facility to handle all patients, even the most challenging cases.

We make every scan as safe as possible with advanced AI-assisted technologies that keep the dose low and the image quality high.

Adaptive and Integrated Dose Management

Our scanner uses an array of adaptive and integrated dose reduction strategies to achieve the highest quality images with reduced radiation dose levels.

These strategies are implemented at every stage in the scanning process, from patient registration through data acquisition, raw data, and image reconstruction.

For your safety - The Prime 40 includes the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-25 Dose Check requiring dose notification     and alert features

Raw Data and Reconstruction - 3 Radiation Dose reduction techniques

Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) targets image noise and is used to lower patient dose while maintaining spatial resolution and image     texture.

Quantum Denoising Software (QDS) reduces image noise to optimize image quality while lowering patient dose.

Boost 3D™ improves image quality and lowers dose by selectively reducing noise and streak artifacts from those areas where it is needed.

Information provided by Cannon Medical Systems


New MRI technology meets comfort.

Franklin Hospital has just added the Signa HD23 1.5T 16 Channel Mobile MRI system from GE Healthcare.

Maximizing image quality and comfort for our patients:

Next-generation clinical applications designed to reduce exam time, improve resolution, and diagnostic confidence

Offering contrast scans as well as a Premium non-contrast imaging suite for MRA/MRV

Patient experience upgrades including a premium sound system, in-suite murals, state of the art climate control, and overall quieter environment

Experience the balance of advanced technology and comfort during your next MR exam.

Information provided by Shared Medical


Our new Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound delivers outstanding performance for superior clinical precision, diagnostic confidence, and departmental productivity.

See More Depth, Detail, and Definition.

Toshiba's Aplio 500 system overcomes the challenges of conventional ultrasound and delivers picture-perfect images with unprecedented resolution and detail.

Toshiba's revolutionary High-Density Beamformer architecture uses the most advanced digital signal processing technology to reveal clinical information and delivers that     information quickly and reliably using unique imaging technologies.

The Aplio 500 Platinum system features industry-first imaging and visualization capabilities and delivers exceptional image quality.

The system features a proprietary 2D Wall Motion Tracking technology, which provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of cardiac     function with accuracy and reproducibility.

Information provided by Cannon Medical Systems


Franklin Hospital offers all general X-ray exams and Recordable Modified Barium Swallow Speech Studies.