Prairie Lakes Healthcare System uses sophisticated imaging technology that gives doctors the detailed information needed for early diagnosis and treatment -- without sending patients to other cities for these services.
In addition to general diagnostic, operative and emergency room X-rays, our Radiology Department offers imaging technology that can peer into your bones, arteries and veins, soft tissues and organs. We can help you see your unborn baby. We can also help predict whether you might be prone to help predict whether you might be prone to heart problems or a stroke. Technology includes:
CT Scanning- Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning provides rapid, high resolution scanning of the head, chest, abdomen and extremities by applying computer technology to medical X-rays. The scanner is primarily used to detect tumors, infections and vascular diseases. It is also valuable in the planning and follow-up of patients selected for radiation therapy of known tumors. We also offer Target Heart screenings to measure any calcium deposits in the heart that may put you at risk for a heart attack.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)- MRI is a way to take very detailed pictures of the body and its chemical make-up. It is primarily used to image the brain, spine and joints. Unlike other modalities, it does not use ionizing radiation to obtain images.
Nuclear Medicine- Harmless amounts of radioactive isotopes are injected into the body. This material either collects in or avoids body tissue associated with particular diseases. The camera shows us where that material is accumulating.
Ultrasound- Prairie Lakes offers a variety of Ultrasound imaging procedures including obstetric/gynecologic, abdominal, vascular and cardiac (heart). Ultrasonic sound waves are used to produce images of the anatomy being scanned.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System partners with Consulting Radiologists Ltd. (CRL) for radiology services. This means Prairie Lakes has access to approximately 80 board certified radiologists trained in subspecialties such as Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric Imaging and Breast Imaging.
CRL’s general and subspecialty radiologists bring years of experience to patients, both in diagnosis and intervention. CRL provides 24/7 coverage for the Prairie Lakes Radiology Department.