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Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
 

Porter Regional Hospital offers advanced technology in low-dose imaging throughout the healthcare system.

At Porter, we believe that advancing technology works best when it is coupled with staff expertise. The health care system has highly trained staff to obtain the best images possible. Porter also has in place a unique collaboration between interventional radiologists and cardiologists who work as a team to provide you with the very best interpretations of the heart and vessel images provided by both the 64-slice CT and 1.5 Philips, high-field MRI.

Imaging Services:
Digital diagnostic X-rays
Ultrasound
CT – All low-dose CT scanners throughout the health care system
Fluoroscopy
Nuclear medicine
DEXA bone density scanning
Digital mammography at all locations, plus new 3-D technology at the Center for Women's Health
MRI
PET/CT – oncology imaging that combines positron emission tomography (PET) with axial tomography (CT)
 
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Following is a list of technologies available at each Porter center.

Portage Hospital
3630 Willowcreek Road, Portage

16-slice, low-dose technology CT scanner
DEXA bone density scanning
Digital mammography (This system is equipped with computer-aided dictation, which provides an electronic over-read to identify areas of suspicion that may not be able to be detected by the naked eye.)
1.5 Philips, high-field MRI
Digital diagnostic x-ray
Ultrasound

Porter Regional Hospital
85 East US Highway 6, Valparaiso

1.5 Philips, high-field MRI
64-slice low-dose CT scanner
16-slice low-dose CT scanner
Digital diagnostic x-ray
• Digital diagnostic special procedure room
• Digital portable x-ray unit

Ultrasound
Nuclear Medicine

Center for Women's Health 
Porter Regional Hospital's Medical Plaza
85 East US Highway 6, Valparaiso

Digital 3-D mammography
• Breast ultrasound
• Minimally invasive breast biopsies
• High risk screening
• DEXA bone density scanning
• Ductograms
• Breast tomography
• Ultrasound

Valparaiso Medical Center 
1900 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso

• 1.5 Philips, high-field MRI
Low-dose CT scanner
DEXA bone density scanning
 
Digital mammography (This system is equipped with computer-aided dictation, which provides an electronic over-read to identify areas of suspicion that may not be able to be detected by the naked eye.)
Digital diagnostic x-ray
Ultrasound

Chesterton Medical Center
650 Dickinson Road, Chesterton

Diagnostic x-ray
Ultrasound


Porter’s PET/CT Blending Technology for Your Care

In addition, Porter has a free-standing PET/CT conveniently located in Chesterton. Porter’s Siemens PET/CT is located at the Northwest Indiana PET/CT Center, 1505 South Calumet Road, Chesterton. The technology is used to pinpoint cancer cells in the body.

Computerized and digital radiography has eliminated the need for film and allows for all imaging studies performed at Porter to be stored digitally. All imaging studies are stored on PACS – a picture archiving computerized system – which makes them easily accessible to radiologists at all Porter locations and to your physician.

 
 
 
Porter Health Care System has two hospitals and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper counties.

Porter Health Care System is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership
that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.

Porter Health Care System
85 East US Highway 6
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
219-983-8300
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