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Imaging

Helping your physician see potential problems

Regardless of what medical issue you may be facing, you need to have full confidence in your doctors to make the best diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment. To do that, they need to have the latest diagnostic tools available to them, especially imaging that allows them to see any potential problems.

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center offers both routine and advanced imaging services to help your doctor help you make the best medical decisions. We provide imaging services both at the hospital and at Sea Trail Medical Center in Sunset Beach. Our services include:

To schedule an imaging appointment with Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, please call

910-721-1485

Diagnostic Exams

For all diagnostic imaging procedures except mammograms, please ask your physician for a referral. Your doctor’s office staff can assist you with your appointment, or you can schedule your procedure directly with us. To find a doctor, please review our online directory or call us at 910-721-CARE (2273).

Diagnostic imaging allows us to create images of your body and its organs and other internal structures using external radiation and other advanced technology. We use imaging to help diagnose a wide range of possible conditions.

  • Arthrogram - Arthrography is the X-ray of a joint that uses fluoroscopy and a liquid contrast medium to look for problems in your joints.

  • Bone densitometry - Bone densitometry, also known as dual-energy X-ray absorption (DEXA), is a painless test to help your doctor determine the health of your bones.

  • CT scan - A computerized tomography (CT) scan creates cross-sectional images (“slices”) that reveal your bones and organs with a high degree of precision.

  • Fluoroscopy - Fluoroscopy uses real-time X-rays to evaluate bodily functions, including the upper and lower tracts of your gastrointestinal system.

  • MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create detailed images of the organs and structures inside of the body.

  • Nuclear medicine - Nuclear medicine allows our doctors to use a small amount of radioactive material, either ingested or injected into your body, to examine your organs and diagnose a variety of diseases and disorders.

  • Ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound - Ultrasound is a safe and effective diagnostic tool using reflected sound waves to examine many different parts of your body. Doppler technology measures the speed and direction of blood flow through your blood vessels, to look for clots or blockage, narrowing that may be caused by plaque, and tumors or other malformations of the blood vessel.

  • X-rays - X-ray exams use small doses of radiation to produce pictures that help diagnose tumors or bone injuries.

  • Wellness screenings - By monitoring your health over time, your doctor can learn more information about your health and detect signs of disease at their earliest – and most treatable – stages. For more information about screenings at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, please call 910-721-1485.

  • Breast imaging

    For more information about our breast imaging services, or to schedule your annual mammogram, please call 910-721-1485.

    • Mammogram - Our highly trained, certified technologists use advanced digital mammography to immediately produce high-quality, computer images. To schedule your annual mammogram, please call 910-721-1485.

    • Breast ultrasound - Breast ultrasound is a typically painless test that uses reflected sound waves to let us further evaluate a breast abnormality or a specific area detected during a mammogram. For more information, please call 910-721-1485.

    • Breast biopsy - Your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy to examine the growth more closely than possible with a mammogram. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center offers stereotactic breast biopsy, an alternative to the traditional surgical biopsy. The procedure uses a special imaging technology to accurately target a questionable lesion, with significantly less pain and no scarring.

    • Ductogram - A ductogram is performed to help us better understand the causes of nipple discharge and to detect possible problems with your breast ducts. For more information, please call 910-721-1485.

    • Radiation safety

      Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center follows well-established practices and guidelines to safeguard your health.

      Frequently asked questions

      To learn more about radiation safety at Novant Health, please view our frequently asked questions.