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High tech imaging helps doctors deliver the best possible care

High quality diagnostic imaging services at Fairview Lakes Medical Center help physicians see inside your body to provide the right diagnosis and best possible treatment. The days of developing film and transporting X-rays are gone. Digital technology allows us to create top quality images quickly and send them easily throughout the Fairview system.

To schedule an appointment for an outpatient procedure in our imaging department, call us at 651-982-7630.

Services available day or night
Fairview Lakes Medical Center has a full-service radiology department that is available when you need it. Most services, including general radiology, CT (computed tomography), ultrasound and nuclear medicine, are offered around the clock for hospital and emergency patients. Many outpatient procedures are now offered seven days a week. With the exception of screening mammography, a doctor’s order is required.

Mammography
Mammograms using the latest digital technology are available at the medical center Monday through Friday. We can schedule diagnostic mammograms quickly, often the same day. We offer two types of mammography
  • Screening mammograms – used if you have no lumps or other breast symptoms. They generally take 10-15 minutes.
  •  Diagnostic mammograms – for men and women who have breast lumps, pain or discharge. A doctor’s referral is required.

Screening mammograms can be scheduled without a doctor’s order; however, we will inform your primary care physician of your results. Call 651-982-7630.

Women experiencing breast-related symptoms should make an appointment with their doctor before scheduling a mammogram. To find a doctor near you, please contact Fairview OnCall at 612-672-7272.

Fairview clinics in Rush City and Chisago City also offer mobile digital mammography. See Breast Care services for a complete list of mammography locations.
 

Our outpatient diagnostic imaging services include:

Scheduled seven days a week including some evenings:
CT (computed tomography)
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
General X-ray

Scheduled seven days a week:
Ultrasound


Scheduled weekdays:
Digital mammography
Dexascan (bone density screening)
Pain Management


Our imaging services also include:
Cardiac imaging
Interventional radiology
Nuclear medicine
Positron emission tomography (PET) Scan, also known as PET-CT**
Vascular imaging

**What is Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/PET-CT and how does it work?
Most often used for people who have cancer, heart disease or brain disorders, positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) work together to produce 3-D images of the entire body. To help create those images, the PET-CT uses a small amount of radioactive material that enters your body by injection, inhaling or swallowing. Positron emission tomography (PET) then identifies cancerous cells, and computed tomography (CT) pinpoints tumor locations and sizes. Doctors use the information to develop a treatment plan for patients with cancer and to tell whether cancer treatment is working.

Mobile PET-CT makes service easy to use
Our mobile PET-CT unit now allows cancer patients to receive treatment closer to home. The mobile PET-CT stops at:
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center
  • Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center – Mesabi
Permanent PET-CT technology is available at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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