Imaging and radiology
We offer convenient outpatient diagnostic imaging services for patients of all ages at Franciscan Beacon Hospital Imaging and Radiology.
Outpatient imaging services in La Porte, Indiana
Our imaging capabilities give you convenient access to advanced radiology services close to home. Your healthcare provider may request imaging tests, such as an X-ray, ultrasound or bone density scan, to diagnose everything from a broken bone to pregnancy or a tumor.
Imaging tests we offer include mammograms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound and X-rays. Highly trained radiologists study every image to provide accurate interpretations and clear answers for you and your healthcare provider.
The innovative, advanced techniques we use make the diagnostic process simple, safe and accurate. We store your digital images and reports on our secure system, which gives your healthcare provider quick access to your results.
You need a referral from your healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for most imaging services at our outpatient center. Extended hours for CT scans, ultrasound and X-rays give you flexibility to fit your needs.
Tests and screenings
This technology uses a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to show how your bones, organs and blood vessels function. The scans help diagnose a variety of health conditions from heart disease to cancer.
A large scanner uses X-ray technology to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in the bone. The scans help diagnose osteoporosis, a condition where your bones become weak and break easily.
This test uses sound waves to provide a moving picture of your heart as it functions in real time. It helps your healthcare provider diagnose several types of heart disease. For adults, age 18 and older.
Low dose X-rays produce 2D or 3D images of the breast that can help detect and diagnose breast cancer before it causes signs or symptoms. Our imaging services offer preventive screenings as well as diagnostic mammograms.
Magnets and radio waves used in these scans create cross-sectional images of your organs, tissue and bones to diagnose a variety of conditions.
High-frequency sound waves create 3D images of your body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. The scan is commonly used to monitor a fetus during pregnancy.
Small amounts of radiation create a picture of your bones and other internal structures. Your healthcare provider uses the images to look for broken bones, joint problems, tumors, even foreign objects in the body.