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Imaging

a department of Forsyth Medical Center

Advanced technology and expert diagnostic support

For 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.

Novant 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.

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, either review our online directory or call us at 336-718-7000.

To schedule an imaging appointment at Kernersville Medical Center, please call 336-794-9729. 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.

Diagnostic exams at Kernersville Medical Center

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 a variety of imaging to help diagnose a wide range of possible conditions.

Angiogram

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.

Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry, also known as dual-energy X-ray absorption (DEXA), is a painless test to help your doctor determine how healthy your bones are.

Cardiac scoring

Cardiac scoring 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.

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.

Functional MRI

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, also known as fMRI, helps our doctors map areas of your brain associated with functions such as movement, language and memory.

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.

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 to look for clots or blockage, narrowing that may be caused by plaque, and tumors or other malformations of blood vessels.

X-rays

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 tissues.

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 discuss these screenings with your doctor.

Women’s services

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.

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 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.

Breast biopsy

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.

Breast MRI

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.

Ductogram

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 like.

Outpatient imaging services

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

Billing and insurance (outpatient facilities)

At 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.

Online payments (outpatient facilities)

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