Radiology

Hillsdale Hospital’s Radiology Department is a highly specialized, full-service department, which strives to meet all patient and clinician needs in diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures.

The department provides a full complement of state-of-the-art imaging services, including:

  • Digital x-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Echocardiography
  • DEXA (Bone Mineral Density) tests
  • Ultrasounds

These specialized tests are performed by a professional staff of technologists and are interpreted by highly trained radiologists.

Highly specialized services, such as MRI and multi-slice CT, have scheduled evening and weekend appointments available. Emergency services in all areas are available 24 hours a day / seven days per week.

Our State-of-the-Art MRI is the first in Michigan. Click to learn more!

Hillsdale Hospital is the first public hospital in the state of Michigan to use new Air™ Coil Technology on a 1.5 Tesla magnet, the standard MRI strength for hospital care.

The Air™ Coil is like a camera used on dedicated body parts during an MRI scan. The new technology allows the camera to be flexible and feel more like a blanket laying over the patient, verses a rigid piece of equipment. The flexibility of the coil allows improved positioning for maximum patient comfort and the ability to scan larger areas of the body at one time. This technology provides improved image quality and is able to perform two new exams we could not previously offer: MR elastography, which is used to diagnose liver stiffness caused by disease, and prostate imaging, used to identify conditions like prostate cancer.

If you struggle during MRI scans because your position makes you uncomfortable, you have claustrophobia, or the loud sounds of the MRI make you anxious, the new MRI tech will make your scan a much better experience. This upgrade to our wide-bore MRI includes even more patient comfort measures, such as a wireless headset for music during your scan, noise reduction technology, and head first or feet first entrance into the scanner—your choice. Now getting an MRI can be more comfortable and less stressful.