Advanced technology and expert diagnostic support
your physician to make the best diagnosis and recommend your best
course of treatment, he or she needs to be able to count on having
the latest diagnostic tools available – especially imaging that
informs them about any potential problems.
Health Kernersville 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.
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, either review our
or call us at 336-718-7000.
schedule an imaging appointment
at Kernersville Medical Center,
Here are some frequently asked questions
you may have about your imaging appointment.
Follow the links below
to learn more about our procedures, including how to prepare for your
appointment and when to expect the results.
at Kernersville Medical Center
allows us to create images of your body and its organs and other
internal structures using external radiation and other advanced
technology. We use a variety of imaging to help diagnose a wide range
of possible conditions.
An angiogram, also known as an
arteriogram, is an X-ray image of the blood vessels used to review
various vascular conditions and potential problems.
densitometry, also known as dual-energy X-ray absorption (DEXA), is a
painless test to help your doctor determine how healthy your bones
is a simple, high-speed CT scan that evaluates your risk for heart
disease, especially worthwhile if you’re a man over 45 or a woman
over 55. Additional cardiac imaging procedures are available at
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
computerized tomography (CT) scan creates cross-sectional images
(“slices”) that reveal your bones and organs with a high degree
Fluoroscopy uses real-time X-rays
to evaluate bodily functions, including the upper and lower tracts of
your gastrointestinal system.
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.
Functional magnetic resonance
imaging, also known as fMRI, helps our doctors map areas of your
brain associated with functions such as movement, language and
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.
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 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 to look for clots or blockage, narrowing that
may be caused by plaque, and tumors or other malformations of blood
X-ray exams use small doses of
radiation to produce pictures that help diagnose tumors or bone
injuries. X-rays can be used with contrast mediums to examine other
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 discuss these screenings with your doctor.
At Kernersville Medical Center, our skilled physicians and
staff, using state-of-the-art breast imaging
technology, can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages.
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
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.
It is not always possible to tell from a mammogram whether a growth in your breast is cancerous or not. In some instances, your doctor may recommend performing a breast biopsy to examine the growth more closely.
Although a breast MRI is a highly-accurate test for the detection of breast cancer, especially for patients with very dense breast tissue, it should not take the place of mammography for standard screenings. Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, produces images using a strong magnet and radio waves.
A ductogram is performed to help us better understand the causes of
nipple discharge and to see what the inside of your breast ducts look
your convenience, many of these imaging procedures are available at
our Novant Health outpatient imaging facilities.
Novant Health, we want to assist you with determining your financial
requirements, based on your insurance plan.
If you need help estimating your insurance-covered and out-of-pocket
costs for an imaging procedure, our financial navigators can help
provide an estimate of the cost and payment options. Just call
336-277-7299 or toll-free 1-888-277-3901 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. The financial navigator will ask you about the medical procedure and your insurance coverage; then, you’ll receive an estimate of the cost along with payment options. You can also leave a voicemail message after hours and someone
will return your call.
charges not covered by insurance, you can pay
your account online.