Image Requests: 810-216-1560
Lake Huron Medical Center offers advanced imaging services to provide patients
with high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our imaging and
radiology services teams provide exceptional care and work with doctors,
nurses and other clinicians to deliver compassionate, high-quality care.
Our digital imaging technology allows doctors to access test results immediately,
so treatment can begin more quickly, because minutes always matter.
Benefits of Lake Huron Medical Center's Imaging Services:
- Online portal to share images and results with physicians
- Fellowship trained radiologists on-site to read exams
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology in Computed Tomography
(CT), Mammography, General Ultrasound, General Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) and Stereotactic Imaging.
Wide Bore MRI
Lake Huron Medical Center offers patients an alternative option to conventional
MRI with the Magnetom Espree, a wide bore MRI machine. Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique that produces detailed pictures
of internal organs and tissues, through the use of magnetic fields and
radio waves. The wide bore technology provides a more spacious environment,
allowing patients to be more comfortable while undergoing a MRI.
Wide bore technology:
- Accommodates patients of all sizes, up to 500 pounds
- Provides more spacious headroom
- Helps eliminate anxiety caused by claustrophobia
- Delivers high power images for more accurate results by combining a high
field 1.5t magnet with a wide bore MRI
This state-of-the-art technology provides an additional tool for the early
detection of breast cancer to women across the Blue Water Area, because
minutes always matter. Similar to traditional mammography, 3D mammography
technology uses X-rays to produce images of the breast to detect abnormalities.
The advanced technology of a 3D mammogram is capable of producing more
detailed images of breast tissue, capturing multiple slices of the breast
at all different angles. The multiple images create a clear, three-dimensional
image of the breast for the radiologist to review.
Utilizing the advanced diagnostic capabilities of our 32-slice CT Scanning
equipment, cardiac scoring provides for computer tomography in a noninvasive
method to evaluate the potential for cardiac disease, especially for those
at high-risk for heart disease. A radiologist will provide a detailed
cardiac scoring report to the ordering physician and the patient. A physician
order is required for Cardiac Scoring; please contact your physician to
request an order prior to scheduling.
Cardiac scores are generally not covered by insurance. Please contact us
at 810-216-1455 for pricing and billing questions.
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Computed tomography (sometimes referred to as computed axial tomography
or CAT scan) or a CT scan, is a non-invasive procedure using specialized
X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body.
Lake Huron Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art CT scanner and utilized
advanced technology to produce higher quality images in shorter amount of time.
Digital mammography uses X-rays to scan a patient's breasts to check
for abnormalities in breast tissue. This advanced technology allows mammograms
to be viewed and read by radiologists on a computer screen allowing the
images to be manipulated for better clarity and visibility in a manner
that traditional mammograms cannot be.
Fluoroscopy is imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor,
much like a movie. During this procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through
the body so the movement of a body part, instrument or contrast agent
through the body can be seen in detail.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a procedure which takes images of the
internal structures of the body. Images are created using strong magnetic
fields and radio waves.
Nuclear Medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials to
diagnose and determine the severity or treatment of diseases. Nuclear
medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the
body, which offers the potential to diagnose a disease in its earliest stages.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a test that combines computer tomography
(CT) and nuclear scanning to assist physicians with the diagnosis of disease
and treatment planning. PET images are different than more traditional
radiology studies. PET images contain information about the body's
chemistry and cell function. Although used for a number of diagnostic
procedures, PET-CT is most readily used in the diagnosis and treatment
planning for cardiology, neurology and cancer studies. PET Scan appointments
can be made by calling 1-877-688-6122.
Diagnostic ultrasound is recognized as a safe, effective and highly flexible
imaging modality, capable of providing clinically relevant information
about most parts of the body in a rapid and cost-effective fashion. During
an ultrasound test, high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human
ear, are transmitted through body tissue using an instrument called a
X-ray imaging uses ionizing radiation to generate images of the body. A
single image is produced and recorded for evaluation. X-rays can be a
non-invasive and painless diagnostic tool in the treatment of many ailments
Our Cardio-Vascular Laboratory (CVL or Cath Lab) is specifically designed
to meet the needs of the patients we serve. Featuring sophisticated equipment,
highly-qualified and specialty trained physicians and highly-qualified
staff to carry out procedures, Lake Huron Medical Center offers a wide
range of different procedures in addition to cardiac and vascular procedures;
including central line placement and drainage tube catheters.
Computer Aided Detection
Computer aided detection (CAD) is designed to assist physicians in interpreting
medical images. Lake Huron Medical Center is pleased to offer CAD which
aids radiologists in detecting potential abnormalities in various diagnostic exams.