Novant Health UVA Health System offers a full range of imaging services with board-certified radiologists, certified technologists and service-oriented staff.” All diagnostic imaging procedures must be recommended by your physician and require a physician order. Your physician's office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us.
Our diagnostic imaging services use advanced technology, including 3T MRI and 64-slice CT scanners, ultrasound, X-ray, and screening and diagnostic Mammography. Novant Health UVA Health System is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in diagnostic imaging services.
A bone density test is a noninvasive, evaluation procedure that uses x-rays to measure bone mass or the weight of the skeleton. The exam provides a measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis.
A computed tomography scan (CT or CAT scan), is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of the body, including the bones, muscles, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than general x-rays.
Mammograms are one of the best ways to find the early stages of breast cancer. It can reveal small tumors up to two years before you or your doctor can feel them. These scans also catch images of tiny calcifications that are often non-cancerous, but if they form clusters, could become cancerous. These micro-calcifications cannot be viewed by an ultrasound and may be missed by a breast MRI. This is why mammograms saves lives--it could save yours.
Recommended for women with dense breasts or with a family history of breast cancer. Images are taken at the same time as a regular mammogram with the same system. The X-ray arm sweeps in an arc over your breast while taking multiple images in one millimeter slices. It provides a higher accuracy rate.
A branch of medicine and medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases. More specifically, nuclear medicine is a part of molecular imaging because it produces images that reflect biological processes that take place at the cellular and subcellular level.
An ultrasound, also called sonography, is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel to expose the body to high-frequency sound waves to create images of blood vessels, tissues and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs real-time to assess function and blood flow through various vessels.
Women's services at Novant Health UVA Health System are provided by board certified radiologists who sub-specialize in diagnostic mammography. These services are provided using state-of-the-art mammography equipment in an environment that is focused on women's health.