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Seeing & Healing

Modern technology provides powerful, minimally invasive tools for our experts to see inside your body, allowing earlier diagnoses and more effective treatment.

Our systemwide information network allows doctors to share images and patient information at any time, wherever you have imaging or radiology services performed.

State-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff ensure the highest quality results for you and your doctor.

Treatments & Capabilities

Our services are expert, comprehensive, high-quality and convenient. They include bone scans, mammography, CT Scans, MRIs and interventional radiology treatment of a wide range of conditions.

In addition to services at the Chris & Joan Panopoulos Imaging Center at the UM Health-West Hospital main campus, we also provide outpatient imaging services at many of our neighborhood outpatient centers.

Anyone can have X-rays done at a UM Health-West outpatient center location. All you need is an order from your doctor, even if the doctor doesn’t practice at that particular center. We accept walk-ins or appointments.

Imaging Results

The Health Information Management office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m. To request your radiology records, contact:

UM Health-West
Health Information Management
System Services & Learning Center
1980 UM Health-West Court
Wyoming, MI 49519-0916

Phone: 616.252.7010
Fax #: 616.252.6965

Gail Model: High Risk Breast Assessment

The Gail Model – Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool uses your risk factors to help determine your risk of getting breast cancer. Each woman’s risk of getting breast cancer is unique to that person. Personal and family health histories, as well as lifestyle, are factors of breast cancer risk. Knowing your breast cancer risk can help you make plans about your health. 

Patient Shielding

At UM Health-West-University of Michigan Health, we have stopped using patient shielding and will no longer place lead aprons or gonad shields over you during your x-ray, CT, or Fluoroscopy exam.

Technological and procedural improvements have eliminated the need for the radiation protective apron. Additionally, many years of research have shown that radiation exposure used in modern diagnostic x-ray exams is less harmful than originally thought.

These studies have also shown that shielding patients carries the risk of using more radiation than not using shielding and could cover a body part that the doctor needs to see.

For patient safety, experts on x-rays agree that patient shields should not be used.