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ER at The Lakes: A Department of Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center

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Imaging Services

ER at The Lakes offers on-site diagnostic imaging services. From a simple X-ray to Computed Tomography (commonly known as CT Scan), ER at The Lakes is equipped with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to handle your medical needs. Plus, our services are fast, resulting in a shorter wait time and to get you up and going from the emergency room and back to your routine!

Our Imaging Center is proud to offer a no-film environment — complete with a Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS) and digital radiography. The PACS system electronically stores, transmits and displays X-ray images allowing for immediate access to patient information, which increases the efficiency for the staff and physicians caring for you. Digital imaging offers a significantly higher diagnostic quality and increased efficiency over conventional x-ray film methods.

What does that mean for you? You can be confident knowing that our imaging services provide you the most technically advanced standards for diagnosing your current health condition.

Our imaging services include:

CT scan

Computed tomography (CT) scan, also called computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan, uses X-rays to generate detailed cross-sectional images or “slices” of the body. Used to detect broken bones, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding, CT scans are fast, painless and usually non-invasive.

ER at The Lakes features a 64-slice CT scanner, the latest innovation in CT technology, which captures more images with increased accuracy than a traditional 16 slice CT scanner.

Diagnostic radiology

Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including aspects of radiological diagnosis (diagnostic ultrasound and computed tomography). This is typically one of the first tools used by primary care providers to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

General and vascular ultrasound

We offer the latest in ultrasound testing, including general and vascular ultrasound, which are non-invasive, painless, cost-effective and typically take between 15 and 30 minutes. Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to create video images of soft tissue areas of the body such as the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, digestive and reproductive organs. Vascular ultrasounds are used to image blood vessels including arteries and veins.

Digital X-ray

Digital X-rays are more reliable than traditional film X-rays and eliminate the need for repeat scans, which reduces radiation exposure by up to 25 percent or more.