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
technology that provides information about any potential problems.
Health Matthews Medical Center offers 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, please either review our online directory
or call our physician referral line at 704-384-CARE (2273).
The imaging center at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center is located at the hospital at 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. To
schedule an imaging appointment,
please call (toll-free) 855-273-7226 or 704-384-7226.
follow the links below
to learn more about our procedures, including how to prepare for your
appointment and when to expect the results.
at Novant Health Matthews 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.
is the use of X-rays with a liquid contrast medium to look for
problems in your joints.
imaging involves specialized procedures to create images of your
heart. These procedures include cardiac calcium scoring, cardiac CT Angiography and carotid IMT.
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.
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 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
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and Novant Health outpatient
imaging centers (see below), 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 855-273-7226
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.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or
MRI, may be recommended for women with more than a 20 percent
lifetime risk of breast cancer, women with a history of significant
radiation exposure to the chest wall, and patients with a new
diagnosis of breast cancer in one breast. MRI can also help to
evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
your convenience, many of these imaging procedures are available at
our Novant Health outpatient imaging facilities.
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.
Novant Health, we want to assist you with determining your financial
requirements, based on your insurance plan.
charges not covered by insurance, we offer you the ability to pay
your account online.