Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center Imaging Services offers some of the latest and most sophisticated imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. One example is the 128 slice Siemen’s Somatom Definition AS Scanner that reduces radiation exposure to patients. The scanner has the capabilities of performing axial and helical scanning, computed angiography, 3D scans, neuro DSA and many other advanced technologies.
Our team of highly skilled radiologists provides 24-hour coverage, and the department's imaging capabilities provide an unprecedented view of the inner workings of the human body.
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- CT - Computerized Tomography
- Digital Mammography
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Nuclear Medicine
- Vascular Imaging
- Diagnostic X-Rays
- Bone Density Testing
All outpatient diagnostic radiology procedures are accessed through the new Outpatient Center. The Center provides expanded and consolidated radiological services and features a private women's center for mammography and bone density testing.
Mobile PET Imaging
Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center recently announced that it is now offering Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography PET/CT services.
Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals, a special camera and a computer to evaluate organ and tissue functions. By identifying changes at the cellular level, PET may detect the early onset of disease before other imaging tests can. The PET/CT unit saw its first patients for scans in Wilkes on Friday, September 4 and will continue to be available on a bi-weekly basis.
Accredited Vascular Lab
Lexington Medical Center’s Vascular Lab is accredited by The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The department holds accreditations encompassing carotid duplex, venous duplex and arterial imaging. A total of 45 vascular labs across North Carolina are accredited, 16 of which are hospital-based labs.
Lexington Medical Center’s vascular laboratory is a part of a select number of vascular labs across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL stands for noninvasive vascular testing. Early detection of life-threatening vascular diseases is possible through the use of noninvasive vascular testing techniques performed within the vascular laboratory. It is an integral part of the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Accredited Mammography Services
Lexington Medical Center Mammography Services is accredited by the American College of Radiologists. The accreditation ensures the highest level of mammography imaging.