Lake Regional offers a full range of diagnostic imaging services, from X-rays to digital mammography. Patients receive diagnostic imaging services both in Lake Regional's Diagnostic Imaging department, located on the first floor of Lake Regional Hospital, and at Lake Regional Imaging Center, located near the hospital at 1075 Nichols Road.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Nichols Road is currently closed from Hwy. 54 to Osage Beach Parkway. This means traffic cannot use Nichols Road to reach any part of the Lake Regional Health System campus. Instead, Hospital Drive off of Osage Beach Parkway provides access to the hospital and Lake Regional Medical Office Building, as well as to Osage Beach Medical Park (primary care clinic, Express Care clinic and pharmacy), Lake Regional Imaging Center and Lake Regional Medical Suites. Click here for a map and more information.
Lake Regional Diagnostic Imaging in the hospital provides appointments for routine, scheduled outpatient procedures from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Lake Regional Imaging Center's 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.
Services at Lake Regional Hospital
- X-ray (radiology)
- CT (computerized tomography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Nuclear medicine
Services at Lake Regional Imaging Center
- CT (computedtomography)
- Cardiac CT (computedtomography)
- Mobile PET/CT (position emission tomography and computed tomography)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)*
- Lung cancer screening
- Digital X-ray (radiology)
- Bone density testing
- Body compositionanalysis
- Breast imaging services
- Digital mammography
- Breast MRI
- Breast ultrasound
- Ultrasound breast biopsy (minimally invasive, virtually painless)
*Lake Regional Imaging Center offers an open-bore MRI system. The 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. This feature means that 60 percent of exams are performed with the patient's head outside the chamber.
Do I need a doctor's order?
Yes. All diagnostic imaging services require a doctor's order.
Where do I check in?
Patients receiving imaging services at the hospital should check in with Patient Registration, located near the hospital's main entrance. Patients receiving imaging services at Lake Regional Imaging Center should check in at the center's front desk.
What kind of clothing should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that can be adjusted or removed easily, depending on the procedure.
Can I wear jewelry?
Watches, necklaces and jewelry sometimes interfere with testing procedures. We recommend you leave these items at home the day of the procedure.
What should I do if I can't keep an appointment?
Please notify us in advance if you cannot keep an appointment so it can be rescheduled.