The Lake Pointe Imaging Center (LPIC) in Forney furthers the Lake Pointe Health Network vision of bringing advanced imaging technology and customer service to our local community. LPIC Forney is a fully digital imaging center offering:
1.5T MRI with breast MRI capabilities
PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System)
Attention to Detail
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LPIC Forney has been designed from the ground up for your convenience and comfort.
We understand that some people have reservations about having an MRI, but it can be a pleasant experience. With your comfort in mind, LPIC offers the 1.5T Toshiba MRI unit. This unit provides more room in the magnet and less noise during the exam, so it is easier to remain motionless during your procedure. The wide 65.5 cm opening can accommodate larger patients with a greater sense of openness. The Toshiba MRI also features PianissimoTM technology, potentially reducing exam noise up to 90%, which may provide you a greater, more comfortable experience than traditional MRI units. The quiet nature of the unit may also reduce your exam apprehension. Your comfort, combined with some of the latest MRI exam techniques, may assure that your physician is provided with high-quality images they can utilize to evaluate and diagnose your physical condition.
MRI of the breast, and MRI-guided breast biopsies, are also currently available at LPIC Forney. A breast MRI is an exam that allows doctors to see what the inside of the breasts look like. Rather than replacing conventional mammograms, MRI is an excellent complement to existing technology, sometimes detecting additional, previously unknown, concurrent abnormalities. MRI is one of the most sensitive modalities available in breast imaging. MRI is particularly useful in screening younger women and women with a genetic predisposition for cancer, groups for whom mammography has been found to be much less sensitive. In addition to screening for breast cancer, MRI is also useful in staging and treatment planning for breast cancer. An MRI-guided biopsy is typically performed after an abnormal mass or lump in the breast, not detected with existing technology such as mammography or ultrasonography, has been found on an MRI. During the procedure, the radiologist uses an MRI to precisely localize the abnormality. The physician then uses a needle to remove a small tissue sample. The tissue sample is sent to the laboratory to evaluate whether or not the abnormality is cancerous.
16-Slice CT Scanner
The care and diagnosis of patients has significantly improved through the use of computed tomography (CT). In our commitment to make advanced technology available to our patients, LPIC offers the 16-slice Toshiba CT scanner. A CT exam is a fairly quick and painless procedure. The CT scanner acquires images in just a matter of seconds while you are lying comfortably on the patient table. Using a series of x-rays, the CT scanner creates cross-sectional images, or ‘slices’, which are reconstructed by a computer to produce 3-D images. The result of these images is a picture with greater detail than a traditional x-ray, which can mean a more accurate interpretation and diagnosis from your physician.
LPIC offers digital mammography which provides several benefits over standard mammography. With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast using special high-resolution monitors. The physician can adjust the brightness, change the contrast, and zoom in for close-ups of specific areas of interest. The ability to manipulate images is one of the main benefits of digital mammography.
To supplement this technology, LPIC has incorporated digital Computer-Aided Detection (CAD). CAD highlights characteristics commonly associated with breast cancer and is designed to flag abnormalities to help the radiologist detect early breast cancer. CAD is, in essence, a second set of eyes to support the radiologist.
Another convenience of digital mammography over film-based systems is that it can greatly reduce the need for retakes due to over and under exposure. This potentially saves additional time and reduces your exposure to x-rays.
Bone density tests measure bone mineral content to determine the strength of your bones and test for osteoporosis. The scan is a simple, painless procedure that takes less than 10 minutes to perform. Annual bone density tests are recommended for post-menopausal women over the age of 50 and can be easily scheduled with your mammogram.
PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System)
Being a fully digital imaging center, LPIC at Forney offers PACS, Picture Archiving Communication System. What this means is that within minutes of your exam at LPIC, your physician may access the PACS System from any computer for the purpose of viewing your exam images. The system is password secured and fully HIPAA compliant, allowing for patient and physician peace of mind. Once your images have been reviewed and interpreted by our radiologists, your physician will also have access through PACS to view a dictated report of your exam. PACS provides the opportunity for quick access to your images and interpretation of your exam, possibly providing your physician to more quickly diagnosis and provide treatment when necessary. It can also provide faster retrieval, when needed, of past studies that were performed at other Lake Pointe facilities since we offer fully digital imaging and PACS at all imaging locations within our network.
Attention to Detail
Our services are designed to provide advanced imaging technology in a comfortable, convenient location. That is why we have invested in technology such as digital mammography, CT and MRI. As an extension of Lake Pointe Medical Center, you can also take comfort in knowing that we have the resources of a full-service acute care hospital available whenever necessary. We understand that it is often the details that matter most, and you can rest assured that Lake Pointe Imaging Center is dedicated to providing excellence in everything we do.
For your added convenience, Lake Pointe Imaging Center in Forney offers same-day appointments and welcomes walk-ins as our schedule allows. The center accepts most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid, and offers cash pay rates for people without insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 469-689-1400.
Take I-80 westbound toward Mesquite – exit FM 548 south to Broad Street – turn right to Forney Medical Plaza 1 Building (next door to City Bank Texas)
Take I-80 eastbound toward Terrell – exit FM 548 south to Broad Street – turn right to Forney Medical Plaza 1 Building (next door to City Bank Texas)
Take 205 south to FM 548 south – cross under I-80 to Broad Street – turn right to Forney Medical Plaza 1 Building (next door to City Bank Texas)
Take Ridge Road/740 south – follow 740 south to Forney – turn right on Pinson Road – take I-80 east – stay on service road to FM 548 – take FM 548 south to Broad Street – turn right to Forney Medical Plaza 1 (next door to City Bank Texas)
763 E. State Highway 80, Suite 120 Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 469.689.1400 Fax: 469.689.1401
Lake Pointe Imaging Center is located on the first floor of Forney Medical Plaza 1
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