Diagnostic Services

A wide variety of advanced diagnostic testing and imaging services are available at FHN.

Laboratory and pathology services are two methods FHN uses to determine a specific disease or diagnosis. Tissues, organs, blood and other body fluids are examined and/or tested. Lab services are available at all FHN locations.

FHN Family Healthcare Centers in Lena, Mount Carroll, and Savanna, as well as the FHN Jo Daviess Family Healthcare Center, also offer x-ray services.

FHN imaging services include:

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body.
  • CT (Computed Tomography): A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of x-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain x-rays do.
  • Ultrasound: Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
  • Nuclear Medicine: A medical specialty that uses radioactive tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) to assess bodily functions and to diagnose and treat disease. Diagnostic nuclear medicine relies heavily on imaging techniques that measure cellular function and physiology.
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography): A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal the metabolic or biochemical function of your tissues and organs. The PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show both normal and abnormal metabolic activity. A PET scan can often detect the abnormal metabolism of the tracer in diseases before the disease shows up on other imaging tests, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • See the imaging and testing capabilities available at the FHN Women's Diagnostic Center at FHN Memorial Hospital.

    Finding the right providers for you and your family is an important step in ensuring your best health. If you need help finding a provider, please call us at 1-877-6000-FHN, 1-877-600-0346 ext 965, or you can download the FHN Location/Provider Directory.

    Many of our specialty care offices require a referral from primary care for your initial visit, so if you're already an FHN patient, you may need to contact your primary care provider for more information. If you're new to FHN, or don't have a primary care provider, call the number above and you'll have a primary care appointment before you hang up the phone!* Thank you for choosing FHN!

    *Restrictions or requirements of health insurance carriers may apply; eligibility will be confirmed during our conversation with you.