Lake Regional Imaging Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient imaging facility adjacent to the Osage Beach Medical Park on Nichols Road. Regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Imaging Center also offers MRI appointments from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and ultrasound appointments from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The center is connected with Lake Regional Health System's computer system, enabling doctors throughout the system to view test results and reports.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 573-348-6161.
Imaging services offered include computed tomography (CT), cardiac CT, open and hybrid high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mobile positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT), lung cancer screening, women's imaging services, ultrasound, digital X-ray, bone density testing and body composition analysis.
Open Bore MRI
Lake Regional Imaging Center recently installed an open bore MRI system, which combines patient comfort and image quality. The new, open design accommodates patients of all ages and sizes, including seniors, children and large patients. It also reduces feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia. For many exams, the patient’s feet go in first and their head remains outside the system, something that hasn’t been possible in open MRI systems before. That feature means that 60 percent of examinations are performed with the patient’s head outside the chamber.
Women's Imaging Services
Our services include digital mammography, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, non-invasive breast biopsy, bone density testing and body composition analysis.
Patients enjoy same-day appointments, convenient parking and a streamlined registration process. All tests are performed based on a referring physician's orders and are promptly read by one of our board-certified radiologists upon completion of the exam. The results are then communicated to the referring physician to share with the patient.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce that Lake Regional Imaging Center now offers lung cancer screening services.
There is only one recommended screening test for lung cancer: low-dose computed tomography also called a low-dose CT scan. In this test, an X-ray machine uses low doses of radiation to make detailed pictures of the lungs, which can reveal small nodules that may be early signs of lung cancer.
If a scan reveals a suspicious nodule, further testing will be required to make a diagnosis. Not all nodules, however, end up being a sign of cancer. Talk to your doctor if you feel you should be screened. A physician’s referral is required for this service.
Lung cancer screening is only for people at high risk of developing lung cancer.
People are high risk if they:
- have a history of heavy smoking
- smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years
- are between 55 and 77 years old.
Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 30 pack years or more. A pack year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 30 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.