Lake Huron Medical Center Imaging Service
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 the highest quality of care that
you have come to expect from Lake Huron Medical Center. Our digital imaging
technology allows doctors to access test results immediately, so treatment
can begin more quickly. Our Imaging Services include:
Lake Huron Medical Center in conjunction with St. John River District Hospital
offer access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through Advanced MRI.
An MRI is an imaging technique that produces detailed pictures of internal
organs and tissues. The images are created through the use of magnetic
fields and radio waves. For some procedures, a contrast agent is used
to increase the detail of the image. As most MRI services are provided
on an outpatient basis, Advanced MRI is pleased to offer two locations
to best meet patient's needs, including:
- LHMC Health Center, in Fort Gratiot Township
- St. John River District Hospital, East China Township
For more information about Advanced MRI services or to make an appointment,
please call 810-216-1455.
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. X-ray, CT, Ultrasound or MRI procedures look at the
structure of different organs. PET images contain information about the
body's chemistry and cell function. PET scans combined with other
radiology procedures give your doctor powerful information that can aid
in your care.
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-CT is provided at the LHMC Health Center through a mobile unit that
visits our facility each week. Currently, the mobile unit is at the LHMC
Health Center Mondays from 7am to 6 pm. Appointments are provide by physician
referral. Physicians can schedule appointments by calling 1-877-688-6122.
32-Slice CT Scanning and Cardiac Scoring
A computer axial tomography (CAT) - often referred to as a CT scan - utilizes
the processors of two powerful computers to generate a three-dimensional
(3D) image from flat X-ray pictures, one slice at a time. CT scanners
use highly complex programs to interpret the X-ray images, the X-ray images
are then merged together - slice by slice, angle by angle - to create
the 3-D image. CT scans can be used to obtain information about almost
any body organ.
The Lake Huron Medical Center CT Scanner provides advanced diagnostic testing
for many diseases and conditions, because it provides high quality images
utilizing very small slices that allow a radiologist to identify and interpret
abnormalities that may otherwise have been missed with other technology.
For example, when administered on a timely basis - it can allows small
cancers to be identified at a much earlier stage.
Lake Huron Medical Center is home to a 32-slice CT scanner, with some of
the most advanced capabilities. Your doctor may order this type of diagnostic
imaging when there is a need to evaluate internal organs.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death among American adults.
Approximately 50 percent of individuals often exhibit no symptoms and
feel healthy just prior to a heart attack. To help you understand your
risk for heart attack, Lake Huron Medical Center offers Cardiac Scoring.
Cardiac Scoring accurately measures the amount of calcified plaque in
the arteries - providing you with the information necessary to develop
a preventative care plan with your physician.
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.
Heart scores are generally not covered by insurance. The cost of the Lake
Huron Medical Center comprehensive Cardiac Scoring service is $395, and includes:
- Radiologist reading
- Detailed cardiac scoring report, sent directly to the patient and his/her physician
No physician referral is necessary for Cardiac Scoring. To find out more,
and to make your appointment, please call 810-216-1455.