Lake Huron Medical Center offers advanced imaging services to provide the patient with high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our imaging and radiology services team provides exceptional care and will work with the doctors, nurses and other clinicians to deliver compassionate, high-quality care. Our digital imaging technology allows your doctor to access test results immediately, so treatment can begin more quickly, because minutes always matter.
Benefits of Lake Huron Medical Center’s Imaging Services:
- Registered Technologists and Nurses
- Online portal to share images and results with physicians
- Fellowship trained radiologists on-site to read exams
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology: Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography (2D and 3D Tomo), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Imaging, Breast MRI, CT Lung Screening and PETCT.
Lake Huron Medical Center offers the patient 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. This wide-bore technology provides a more spacious environment, allowing patients to be more comfortable while undergoing an MRI compared to traditional closed units.
Wide bore technology:
- Accommodates patients of all sizes, up to 500 pounds
- Provides more spacious headroom
- Helps eliminate anxiety caused by claustrophobia
- Delivers high quality images for more accurate results
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 gain more confidence in diagnosing.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and major cause of disability in the US. At Lake Huron Medical Center, we provide compassionate, high-quality cardiac care delivered by knowledgeable, expired cardiac professionals.
Our facility is accredited for Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC). The IAC develops standards and methods for the evaluation and quality of echocardiograms.
Services- Regular Stress Test, Stress Echocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Testing, Holter Monitor, EEG, Echocardiogram & Enhancing Agent, TEE, and EKG’s. We offer next day appointments for Echocardiograms and walk in EKG’s.
Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring
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 risk 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.
CT Calcium Scoring is a special painless exam that is a great screening tool and focuses on finding hard plaque in the arteries of the heart. You may be asymptomatic for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and early detection and treatment is key. Your Provider may want to order this exam based on risk factors- Family history of CAD, high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, high blood pressure, history of smoking, and or obesity. To access your cardiac risk, please visit: ACC/AHA ASCVD Risk Calculator (cvriskcalculator.com).
Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring is 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 study/exam 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 exams 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 1-734-7380292.
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 transducer. Musculoskeletal and Elastography ultrasound also availble at the main campus.
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 and diseases.
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.