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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 count on having the latest diagnostic tools available – especially sophisticated imaging that reveals potential problems. 

Novant Health Prince William Medical Center provides advanced diagnostic imaging services with board-certified physicians, certified technologists and service-oriented staff to help your physician help you make the best medical decisions. We also offer some imaging-supported interventional procedures to treat vascular conditions. (see Interventional Radiology 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 either review our online directory or call us at 703-369-8000.

Need copies of your images? Call 24-hours ahead: 703-369-8584

To schedule an imaging appointment at Prince William Medical Center, please call 703-369-8073. To expedite your appointment when you arrive, you may wish to print out and complete the appropriate forms beforehand:

Please follow the links below to learn more about our procedures, including preparing for your appointment and understanding the results.

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.

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.

CT scan

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

Discogram

A discogram uses X-rays and special dye injected into your spinal disks to help determine if back pain could be caused by an abnormal disk in your spine.

Fluoroscopy

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

A 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.

Nerve root block

A nerve block is an injection intended to block a pain signal coming from a specific location in your body or to decrease inflammation in that area.

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. At Prince William Medical Center, we use nuclear medicine for bone, heart and thyroid scans.

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. To make an appointment, please call 703-369-8073.

Women’s services

At Prince William Medical Center, our skilled physicians and staff, using state-of-the-art breast imaging technology, can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages.

At Novant Health, our highly trained, certified technologists use advanced digital mammography to produce images on a high-resolution computer monitor. Walk-ins are welcome. For a scheduled appointment time, please call 703-369-8073 or complete our online appointment request form.

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. If you doctor has referred you for a breast ultrasound, please call 703-369-8073 to schedule your appointment today.

Breast tomosynthesis

Breast tomosynthesis (available at Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center), also called 3-D mammography, is the latest technology in mammography. 

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. If your doctor has referred you for a breast MRI, please call 703-369-8073 to schedule your appointment today.

Ductogram

A ductogram is performed to help us better understand the causes of nipple discharge and to detect possible problems with your breast ducts. If your doctor has referred you for a ductogram, please call 703-369-8073 to schedule your appointment today.

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology is the use of radiological imaging to guide and support medical treatment that is happening at the same time. Your physician may refer you to Prince William Medical Center for interventional radiology procedures to treat conditions such as peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroids, deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins. 

Radiation safety

Prince William Medical Center and Heathcote Health Center follow well-established practices and guidelines to safeguard your health.

Billing and insurance

At Novant Health, we want to assist you with determining your financial requirements, based on your insurance plan. For an estimate of your cost, contact our financial navigators at 703-369-8020.