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Imaging

Advanced diagnostic tools for you and your physician

We want your physicians to be able to make the best diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment for whatever medical issue you may be facing. They need the latest diagnostic tools available to them, especially leading-edge imaging technology and expert evaluation that informs them about any potential problems.

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center provides advanced medical imaging services – with board-certified physicians, certified technologists and service-oriented staff – to help your physician help you make the best medical decisions.

To learn more about imaging facilities and services at Forsyth Medical Center, call toll-free:

1-866-634-9425

Forsyth Medical Center's imaging services are available at the medical center and at conveniently located Novant Health outpatient imaging centers (see below). For all diagnostic imaging procedures except mammograms, please ask your physician for a referral. Your physician’s office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us. To find a physician, please review our online directory or call 336-718-7000.

If you need help estimating your insurance-covered and out-of-pocket costs for an imaging or surgical procedure, our financial navigators can help, free of charge. Just call 336-277-7299 or toll-free 1-888-277-3901, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The financial navigator will ask you about the medical procedure and your health insurance coverage; then you’ll receive an estimate of the cost along with payment options.

Follow the links below to learn more about the procedures including how to prepare for your appointment and when to expect the results.

Diagnostic exams

Diagnostic imaging creates 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.

  • Angiogram
    Also known as an arteriogram, it is an X-ray image of the blood vessels used to review various vascular conditions and potential problems.

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

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

  • Cardiac imaging
    Involves specialized procedures to create images of your heart. These procedures include cardiac calcium scoring, cardiac CT angiography and carotid IMT.

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

  • Intravenous pyelography
    Intravenous pyelography (IVP), also called intravenous urography, uses X-rays to produce pictures of the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra.

  • 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.

  • Myelogram
    Uses X-rays and a special dye injected into your back to look at your spinal canal and surrounding nerves. Tell your doctor if you are, or may be, pregnant and discuss possible allergies to the dye. After the procedure, you should report any side effects to your radiologist immediately.

  • Nuclear medicine
    Enables 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.

  • PET / CT
    Positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanning, are combined to help our doctors see many of your organs to diagnose a variety of diseases including cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 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, blockage, or 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. Please review these important procedures and discuss them with your doctor.

Women’s services

At Forsyth Medical Center, our skilled physicians and staff, using state-of-the-art breast imaging technology, can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages. For more information, please call 336-794-9729.

  • Mammogram
    At Novant Health, our highly trained, certified technologists use advanced digital mammography to produce images on a high-resolution computer monitor. To schedule a mammogram, please call 336-794-9729.

  • Breast biopsy
    Your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy to examine the growth more closely than possible with a mammogram. Novant Health Breast Center offers several alternatives to the traditional, invasive, surgical biopsy methods, resulting in significantly less pain and no scarring.
Outpatient imaging services

For your convenience, many of these imaging procedures are available at our Novant Health outpatient imaging facilities.

Outpatient imaging appointments

All diagnostic imaging procedures, except mammograms, 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.

Outpatient billing and insurance

At Novant Health, we want to assist you with determining your financial requirements, based on your insurance plan.

Outpatient online payments

For charges not covered by insurance, you can pay your account online.

For more information about imaging services at Forsyth Medical Center or to schedule an imaging appointment, please call 336-794-9729.