Lake Pointe Imaging Center - Rockwall 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lake Pointe Imaging Center (LPIC) in Rockwall furthers the Lake Pointe Health Network vision of bringing advanced imaging technology and customer service to our local community.  LPIC Rockwall is a fully digital imaging center offering:

 .7T Open MRI

64-slice CT

Digital mammography

Stereotactic breast biopsy

Bone density

Digital X-ray

Ultrasound

PET/CT

  PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System)

Relaxation Room

Attention to Detail

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Learn more about MRI and CT

LPIC Rockwall has been designed from the ground up for your convenience and comfort.

Open MRI and Relaxation Room

We understand that some people have reservations about having an MRI, but it can be a pleasant experience.  With your comfort in mind, the Lake Pointe Imaging Center offers an Open MRI and a Relaxation Room.  Open MRIs are designed specifically for those who may be uncomfortable in closed MRIs while still producing a high quality image.  The Relaxation Room features a massage chair and a 42” flat screen television.  Prior to the procedure, MRI patients are escorted to the tranquil Relaxation Room where they can watch relaxing DVDs.  The experience continues in the MRI suite itself.  Our MRI suite gives the appearance of being outdoors with its backlit sky and beach panels.

Relaxation Room

Virtual Tour

The Relaxation Room features a massage chair and a 42" flat screen television. Prior to the procedure, MRI patients are escorted to the tranquil Relaxation Room where they can watch relaxing DVDs. The experience continues in the MRI suite itself. Our MRI suite gives the appearance of being outdoors with its backlit sky and beach panels.

64-Slice CT

In our commitment to make advanced technology available to our patients, we have acquired the LightSpeed 64-slice VCT.  It can scan a patient in less than a minute and produces 3D reconstructions of virtually any body part.  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. 

Digital Mammography

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.

And when a suspicious lump or abnormality is detected, the center offers two forms of breast biopsy – Ultrasound-Guided and Stereotactic. When the abnormal area in the breast is too small to locate by hand (palpitation), image-guided biopsy is performed.  During a biopsy, a physician will remove some cells, usually through a minimally-invasive procedure involving a hollow needle, from a suspicious area in the breast.  This tissue is then examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. 

In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.  Ultrasound guidance is used for fine needle aspirations (FNA), core needle (CN), vacuum-assisted device (VAD), and wire localization.

In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography unit uses ionizing radiation to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.  Stereotactic guidance is used for core needle (CN) and vacuum-assisted device (VAD).

To learn more about 3D Mammo, click here.

 

Stereotactic breast biopsy

Bone Density

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.

PET/CT

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine imaging utilizing radioactive material to diagnose, stage and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers.  The radioactive material, also called a radiotracer, is either injected, swallowed or inhaled and eventually accumulates in the organ or area of the body being examined, where it gives off energy which is detected by a PET scanner.    A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar metabolism.  In our center, we utilize a mobile PET/CT unit which is able to perform both the PET and CT studies simultaneously.  This unit allows the PET images to be superimposed on the CT images, providing one set of images to be correlated and interpreted, leading to more precise information and accurate diagnoses.  The PET/CT scans provide images that more accurately locate abnormal metabolic activity within the body.  PET/CT scans do require a more thorough preparation than many other radiologic exams.  Please consult with the staff at the imaging center for more information and detailed instructions when scheduling your PET/CT scan.  PET/CT is currently offered on Saturday mornings only.

PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System)

Being a fully digital imaging center, LPIC in Rockwall 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

Virtual Tour

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 Rockwall 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 469-698-7803.

Driving Directions

From Eastbound I-30

Take the Horizon Road exit and turn Right onto Horizon.  Go through Ridge/Horizon intersection and turn Right onto West Ralph Hall Parkway.  Rockwall Medical Center is the large building on the left, just past Arista. 

From Westbound I-30

Take the Ridge Road exit and turn Left onto Ridge Road.  Turn Left on Horizon and then turn Right onto West Ralph Hall Parkway.  Rockwall Medical Center is the large building on the left, just past Arista.

From FM 549

Go North on Horizon Road and turn Left onto West Ralph Hall Parkway.  Rockwall Medical Center is the large building on the left, just past Arista. 

1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121 Rockwall, TX  75032

Phone: 469.698.8555   Fax: 469.698.8551

The Lake Pointe Imaging Center is located on the 1st floor of the Rockwall Medical Center building


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