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Imaging

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 technology that provides information about any potential problems.

Novant 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.

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 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.

Please 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 Novant Health Matthews 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.

Arthrogram

Arthrography is the use of X-rays with a liquid contrast medium to look for problems in your joints.

Cardiac imaging

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

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 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.

Women’s services

At 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.

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 855-273-7226 or 704-384-7226.

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 MRI

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.

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, we offer you the ability to pay your account online.