Radiology

About Us

Our Radiology Department is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to provide a variety of services in a single location.

Services offered by our Radiology Department:

General X-Ray

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
For outpatients, inpatients, and Emergency Department patients. Walk-ins welcome.
Access through Emergency Department if arriving after normal outpatient registration hours.

Fluoroscopy

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Includes GI Studies, Arthrograms, Myelograms, Pain Management Procedures, PICC Line Insertions. Requires Radiologist involvement – Appointments required.

DEXA Scans

Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments required.

ABIs (Ankle Brachial Index)

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments required.

Portable X-Ray and Fluoroscopy

Available for inpatient, emergency, and surgical patients.

Andy Lanway, BA

Director of Radiology/Cardiopulmonary
(989) 731-2176
alanway@myomh.org

 

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Phone: (989) 731-2188

    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Studies performed within Nuclear Medicine include Cardiac Stress Tests, Thyroid Uptake, Hepatobiliary Scans, Bone Scans, and much more.

    • Appointments required
    • Appointment times vary in length depending on the procedure
    Patient Preparation

    Before your appointment, please review and follow the directions in the appropriate resources below:

     
    PET/CT Services

    Hours of Operation: Every other Sunday

    Appointments required.

  • Ultrasound

    Phone: (989) 731-2177

    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    At OMH, we use the latest in 3-D ultrasound technology to perform tests including obstetric, abdomen, pelvis, thyroid, carotid, extremity for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and more. We also perform diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including paracentesis, thoracentesis, breast biopsies, and thyroid biopsies. Radiologist involvement is required.

    • Appointments required except for urgent tests
    • On-Call available for after hours/weekends
    • Appointment times are 45 minutes.
  • Digital Mammography

    Phone: (989) 731-2174

    Otsego Memorial Hospital is proud to offer digital mammography services to our patients. The Fuji CR-M equipment installed in late 2010 offers faster acquisition time (less than one minute), shorter exam time, and an enhanced patient experience. Digital mammography also provides for improved contrast between dense and non-dense breast tissue, easier image storage, and the ability to more often correct under or over exposed films.

    Services offered:
    • Screening Mammography – 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Appointments required.
      Appointment times are 30 minutes.
    • Diagnostic Mammography – 12 noon - 3 p.m. Requires Radiologist involvement. Appointments required.
      Appointment times are 30 minutes.
    • Needle Localization – Time based on surgical schedule.
    • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

    Phone: (989) 731-2173

    Our Radiology Department is currently home to a 64-slice CT scanner with AsiR low-dose radiation technology.

    Services offered:
    • CT – Open 24/7. Appointments required for routine outpatients.
      Appointment times are 30 minutes.
    • Biopsies – Able to perform biopsies under CT guidance. Requires Radiologist involvement. Appointment required.
  • Low Dose Lung Screening CT Scan

    Otsego Memorial Hospital offers low-dose CT scans for those at risk of developing lung cancer

    Why Be Screened?

    Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It causes more deaths than any other kind of cancer. Until now, there was no good way to detect early lung cancers. With the use of low-dose CT screening, we may detect lung cancers earlier, increasing the chance of cure. CT lung screening in high risk patients has shown to decrease cancer death by 20 percent, according to the National Lung Screening Trial in 2011.

    Who Should Be Screened?

    Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT is recommended for people who meet the following criteria:

    • Between the ages of 55 and 77 years old
    • Current or former smoker (former smokers who have quit within the last 15 years)
    • Smoking history of at least 30 pack years*
    • Smoking history of 20 pack years* with a family history of lung cancer or other exposures

    *Pack years = Maximum number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the total number of years smoked.

    What Else Should I Know About Screening?

    Lung cancer screening is a process, not a single test. To realize the greatest benefit of screening and reduce your chances of dying from lung cancer, you must adhere to your health care provider’s directions regarding screening and smoking cessation.

    No test is 100 percent accurate, so it is important to understand the limits of this screening study. It is possible to get false readings that either do not detect an underlying medical condition such as lung cancer, or reveal findings that are suspicious of lung cancer, even if you don’t have it. In such cases, you may be asked to undergo additional tests or a biopsy to verify the results. The screening chest CT also may reveal findings not related to your lungs that may require additional diagnostic tests.

    What Will It Cost?

    Medicare and most private insurers cover lung cancer screening in high risk individuals. If your insurance does not currently cover this service, you can contact our Patient Financial Services Department at (989) 731-2198 to discuss your options. Resources are available.

    Medicare requires a dedicated lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision-making visit from a physician or nurse practitioner prior to ordering the Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening.

    To get started, ask your healthcare provider for a low-dose CT scan order and fill out the form below.

    Referral to Otsego Memorial Hospital Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Phone: (989) 731-2179

    Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    OMH’s Radiology Department is home to the latest in MRI technology. The Open Bore MRI unit in use by our Radiology Department features an increased bore diameter and decreased bore length; allowing for a reduction in the incidence of claustrophobia.

    Services offered:
    • Routine MRI and MRAs – Appointments required.
    • Appointment times are 45 minutes. Additional time required if multiple body parts are being scanned..

About Our Staff

Our Radiology Department is staffed by trained and experienced personnel, including a full-time Radiology Nurse (registered nurse) who assists with invasive procedures performed in the department, as well as helping out where needed. We work with several local radiologists to provide readings in a timely manner, and work with Virtual Radiologic to provide after-hours readings. The radiology team we work with are the following board certified physicians: