Diagnostic Imaging Department
State-of-the-Art Technology Right In Your Back Yard
At Ministry Door County Medical Center we continue our long-term commitment to keeping patients close to home with our state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Department, located right in the hospital.
We have been dedicated to not only making sure we offer the most advanced methods in medical technology, but highly professional and knowledgeable personnel. All of our technologists are certified—something other facilities do not have. Plus, we are the only facility in Door County to provide a full range of diagnostic services—offering you the best services when it comes to your health.
LORA D® Prone Stereotactic Breast Biopsy System
At Ministry Door County Medical Center we offer stereotactic breast biopsy, a technology that allows diagnosis of breast cancer at its earliest stages. Early diagnosis increases the chance of a cure.
What is Stereotactic Breast Biopsy?
Stereotactic breast biopsy is a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure that takes approximately an hour and is performed in an outpatient setting.
The procedure starts by having the surgeon localize the abnormal area using digital imaging. They then numb the area by injecting a local anesthetic. A small incision is made, approximately one-quarter of an inch long, to allow insertion of the biopsy needle. Sampling of tissue typically takes just a few minutes and before you know it, the procedure is completed and you’re on your way back home.
Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Confidence with the Phlips Forte Gamma Camera
New advanced nuclear diagnostic imaging equipment can potentially lead to life-saving treatment by diagnosing or excluding serious medical conditions. At Ministry Door County Medical Center we offer the only nuclear medicine camera in Door County—setting new standards in diagnostics by performing non-invasive, highly advanced diagnostic tests.
With nuclear imaging, our doctors are provided with a more advanced method of evaluating body function, including function of the heart, thyroid gland and kidneys. Nuclear medicine tests provide important information for evaluating symptoms with potentially serious causes, such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Ultimately this improves confidence when diagnosing patients and often produces a positive impact on patient care.
Diagnostic Services Include:
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy—New Technology
- Nuclear Medicine—New Technology
- Bone Densitometry
- CT (Computed Tomography)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scans
- Same-Day Appointments
- Immediate Results