Imaging Services at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett offers advanced imaging technology to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions and traumatic injuries.
Our Radiologists are board certified by the American board of Radiology and licensed by the state.
Technologists employed at Lake Pointe Medical Center are board certified by the American Registry Radiology Technologist and certified by the Texas Department of Health as a Medical Radiology Technologist.
Following are the Imaging Services available:
X-ray imaging encompasses a wide range of techniques and applications. In general, x-ray imaging can be broken down into two major categories, Radiographic and Fluoroscopic.
Lake Pointe Medical Center has two Fluoroscopy Units.
Fluoroscopy allows the doctors to see the inner organs of the body as they move, such as the digestive system. Such procedures are:
- Upper G.I.'s
- Lower G.I.'s
- Barium Swallows
Other procedures performed with the use of Fluoroscopy are:
Today's digital equipment rapidly provides doctors with sharp, highly detailed images. Exams are much quicker, there is less radiation, and fewer repeated films.
Radiographic / X-ray
The majority of routine x-rays are chest and abdominal x-rays and/or trauma to detect fractures.
Lake Pointe Medical Center has a tomography unit. This unit takes linear slices and is mainly used for Intravenous Pyelograms (IVP), a procedure to visualize your kidneys.
Lake Pointe Medical Center has two Mammography Suites. We are certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
It is very important that a woman at the age of 40 has yearly mammogram screenings.
There are two types of mammograms:
- Screening - no symptoms/or problems.
- Diagnostic - experiencing problems such as lumps, thickening, swelling, and nipple discharge.
Other procedures performed are:
Lake Pointe Medical Center has a fan beam bone density unit. This simple test takes approximately 15 minutes for the actual scan. The bone density exam is utilized to detect osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that gradually weakens bones so they become fragile and more likely to break. There are several medications now that can help detour and/or prevent this process.
Lake Pointe Medical Center has two ultrasound suites. Ultrasound imaging is an important diagnostic tool used in monitoring pregnancy and identifying abnormalities in the breast, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, ovaries, testes, and thyroids.
Breast core biopsy is a non-surgical procedure. The radiologist locates a suspicious lesion, then, through use of a biopsy needle, take tiny sections of tissue for examination and diagnosis. This technique minimizes pain.
An ultrasound consists of high frequency sound waves, which are electronically generated and have no known harmful effects on humans at the levels used for diagnosis.
The Vascular Lab performs noninvasive procedures that can evaluate arterial disease, which can lead to a stroke, and evaluate veins of the legs for potentially life-threatening blood clots.
Routine hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 24 hour emergency call.
Lake Pointe Medical Center is currently equipped with two (CT) Computer Tomography Scanners. These scanners include a 16 slice light-speed scanner and a single slice fluoro aided scanner to provide excellent images in a timely manner.
Computed tomography (CT) is a medical diagnostic tool that allows the visualization of internal structures within the human body. Computed tomography aids physicians in diagnosing disease by viewing internal abnormalities and assessing the extent of injury related to trauma.
All routine CT procedures:
- CTA (CT angiography)
- Fluoroscopy capabilities
- 2-D, 3-D, 4-D reconstruction
Routine hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 24 hour emergency call.
Lake Pointe Medical Center is currently equipped with a 1.5T MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) short bore unit. This advanced equipment gives detailed information with a very short scan time.
MRI uses magnetic energy and radio waves to image cross sections of the body. The benefit of MRI is that unlike CT imaging it does not use radiation to obtain images. MRI can be used to diagnose multiple abnormalities such as tumors, arterial venous malformation, injured tendons and ligaments, brain lesions, disc herniations, and arterial stenosis.
All routine MRI procedures:
Routine hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Lake Pointe Medical Center is currently equipped with one Nuclear Medicine Unit.
Nuclear Medicine employs the use of radioactive isotopes for diagnostic purposes. Nuclear Medicine is primarily to look at functional processes in the body. Some examples are bone scans, thyroid scans, lung scan, renal scan, gallbladder function, and liver scans.
Routine hours are 8am to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 24 hour emergency call