Tools to support your best diagnosis
the latest diagnostic tools available is essential for your physician
to make the best diagnosis and recommend your best course of
treatment. Novant Health Rowan 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, please either review our online directory or
call us toll-free at 1-800-335-4921.
To schedule an imaging appointment at Rowan Medical Center, please call 704-210-7762. Here are some frequently asked questions you may have about your imaging appointment.
Please follow the links below to learn more about our procedures, including preparing for your appointment and understanding the results.
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.
Arthrography is the use of X-rays with a liquid contrast medium to look for problems in your joints.
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.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan creates cross-sectional images (“slices”) that reveal your bones and organs with a high degree of precision.
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 uses real-time X-rays to evaluate bodily functions, including the upper and lower tracts of your gastrointestinal system.
Intravenous pyelography (IVP), also called intravenous urography, uses X-rays to produce pictures of the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra.
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.
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.
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 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 Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center, we use nuclear medicine to bone, heart and thyroid scans.
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 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-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.
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 704-210-7762.
At Rowan Medical Center, our skilled physicians
and staff, using state-of-the-art breast imaging
can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages.
Novant Health, our highly trained, certified technologists use
advanced digital mammography to produce images on a high-resolution
computer monitor. Schedule your mammogram by calling 704-210-7762.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Novant Health Breast Center
in our area.
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 your doctor has referred you for
a breast ultrasound, please call 704-210-7762 to schedule.
doctor may recommend a breast biopsy to examine the growth more
closely than possible with a mammogram. Novant Health Breast Center
offers several alternatives to the traditional, invasive, surgical
biopsy methods, resulting in significantly less pain and no scarring.
If your doctor has referred you for a breast biopsy, please call
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 704-210-7762 to
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
704-210-7762 to schedule.
Novant Health imaging facilities follow well-established practices
and guidelines to safeguard your health.