Get the imaging you need to make informed decisions about your care

If a provider is looking to get a clear picture of a current medical condition, or wants to assess how effective a treatment has been, imaging can an effective, non-invasive way to gather this information. Novant Health Imaging at New Hanover Orthopedic Hospital offers you easy access to X-ray and ultrasound services, as well as other advanced imaging tools including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer-assisted tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine services. 

Our imaging center is within Novant Health New Hanover Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue, just north of Highway 17 (Oleander Drive) and east of College Road. We are convenient to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the greater Wilmington area and Wrightsville Beach. 

Our Services

Novant Health Imaging at New Hanover Orthopedic Hospital makes it easy for you to get the imaging services you need close to where you live or work, or convenient to where you are already seeing a provider. Our non-invasive tools ensure you and your providers have accurate information to make informed decisions about your health.

We offer services including:

Learn more about these imaging services as well as services offered at other Novant Health locations.

Imaging Appointments

To get an appointment for most diagnostic imaging procedures, you typically must have a referral and physician's order. Start with talking with your primary care provider about your concern. They can help get you on the path to getting an imaging referral if needed. Novant Health imaging centers accept all physician imaging orders.

If you have had a previous imaging procedure and need new images, you do not need go back to the same imaging center you went to before. Our radiologists can request the images from your previous exam(s) to compare to your new results.  

It is important that you keep your scheduled imaging appointment. If you will be late due to an emergency, please call our scheduling team as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule.

What to Bring

Please bring the following documents to your appointment. Make sure your insurance card is current for the date of your exam.

Referral form from your doctor
Insurance Card
Contact information
Payment (if applicable)
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Costs & Insurance

Insurance company approval may be required (“prior authorization”) even with valid imaging orders from your provider.

Appointment costs vary depending on specific procedure, your insurance coverage, and the imaging center. Good faith estimates are provided and discounted services may be available if you don't have insurance.

Be sure to take advantage of our many free healthcare cost resources — including financial navigators — to learn more.

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Your Imaging Results

A radiologist will review your medical images and report their findings to your doctor 24 to 72 hours after your exam. (Your doctor can also request to view the images online.) Your doctor will contact you to discuss your results and any next steps.

Take advantage of Novant Health MyChart to:

  • View your imaging results as soon as they’re available
  • Contact your doctor
  • Set up follow up appointments