The Imaging Center
The Imaging Center at Lawrence Medical uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide the latest in diagnostic services while maintaining the small-town feel of neighbors caring for neighbors. The highly-trained and credentialed staff at Lawrence Medical Center is dedicated to providing our patients with warm, friendly and professional care throughout the entire process. You can expect to be made as comfortable as possible and treated like family when you're at LMC.
The digital delivery of patient testing provides faster results and superior image quality, giving physicians and patients alike peace of mind. The Imaging Center at Lawrence Medical Center recognizes that many patients travel outside this community to see world-renowned physicians or medical specialty experts for specific healthcare needs. LMC has the capabilities to provide the high-quality images needed for these outside groups and can digitally transfer the images via the Internet, without requiring patients to take additional time off work for travel.
Our state-of-the-art CT scanner is typically used for body imaging, bones, chest, lungs, brain and arteries, without the need for highly invasive vascular procedures. CT also allows for rapid diagnosis of injuries or abnormalities to soft tissue structures such as the liver, spleen or kidneys. Digital CT images can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
Our state-of-the-art MRI provides the highest-quality three-dimensional images with the lowest amount of acoustic noise available through patented technology. Located in a newly-built, large, bright room, our MRI has one of the shortest tunnels on the market and one of the largest openings, greatly reducing patient stress due to fear of confined spaces and loud noises. Digital MRI images can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
- Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine uses a radioactive medicine to look for body, heart or bone abnormalities. Digital nuclear medicine images can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
X-Ray is used to image bones, the spine, and lungs for quick diagnosis of abnormalities due to illness or injury. Digital x-ray images can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
Fluoroscopy allows the radiologist or your doctor to view the function of the stomach and colon by creating a series of images that can be played in order like a movie. Digital fluoroscopy files can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
- Ultrasound and Echocardiograms
Ultrasound is typically used to provide clear images of the veins and arteries, heart, abdomen, and pelvis without requiring the use of radiation or x-ray dyes. Ultrasound can also produce real-time video images of moving structures such as a beating heart. Digital ultrasound files can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
Our new state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment provides clear, precise images of the breast from a variety of angles and views in order to provide early detection of tissue abnormalities.
- Bone Density Testing
Bone density testing is used to detect osteoporosis (the breakdown of the bone structure) in order to identify problems, which allows for treatment of bone loss by your physician. Digital bone density files can be sent over the Internet or provided on a CD for physicians or outside medical centers.
- A partnership with Radiology of Huntsville
Lawrence Medical Center established a partnership with Radiology of Huntsville to provide 24/7/365 rapid interpretations of all images and scans. Radiology of Huntsville is the largest provider of interpretive radiology services in North Alabama with multiple facilities and over 30 certified physicians, many of whom are board certified in multiple subspecialty areas including neuro, women's health, pediatric, and muscular/skeletal.
New Ultrasound Equipment at Lawrence Medical Center uses innovative technology to image deeper and wider without sacrificing clarity. The GE LOGIQ* E9 with XDclear provides high-definition resolution throughout images for consistent, high-clarity reads across a variety of body types. Designed for imaging: abdominal, vascular, obstetric, gynecologic, neonatal, pediatric, urological, transcranial, cardiac and small parts applications.
For more information about radiology or any of the imaging processes described above, visit the patient education area at
To schedule an appointment with the The Imaging Center at Lawrence Medical, please call 256-974-2202.
All of our radiology staff members are certified in multiple subspecialties through the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (A.R.R.T.), American Registry of Diagnostic and Medical Sonography (RDMS, RCS, RVS), and/or Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT).