UVA Imaging Exams

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is an imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images.  

MRI exams are safe, painless, and do not expose you to radiation. 

Prior to your exam, you will be asked to complete a screening form.

MRI Locations: Fontaine 415 Northridge, and Zion Crossroads.

Breast MRI

Breast MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the breast tissue and surrounding structures.  

MRI is used after a mammogram is performed if more detail is necessary.

Prior to your exam, you will be asked to complete a screening form.

Breast MRI Locations:  Fontaine Research Park 415 and Northridge Medical Park

 

Computed Tomography (CT)

CT (or Computed Tomography) is a painless imaging technique that uses x-rays to view organs within the body.  The x-ray source rotates around the body, producing cross-sectional images.  

Prior to your exam, you will be asked to complete a screening form.

CT Locations: Fontaine 415 and Zion Crossroads.

 

Ultrasound

An Ultrasound study, or sonogram, is an exam that uses safe high frequency sound waves to view internal body structures. 

Ultrasound Locations: Fontaine 415, Fontaine 545, Northridge and Zion Crossroads.

X-Ray Diagnostic

X-ray is an imaging technique that exposes a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images.

All X-rays are performed on a walk-in basis only.  You must have a current order for an x-ray.

X-ray Locations: Fontaine 415, Fontaine 545, Northridge and Zion Crossroads.

Fluoroscopy Guided Spine Injection

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses x-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal body structures. 

The Radiologist, with assistance from a technologist, uses these x-ray images to accurately guide a needle into a specific area of the spine.  Prior to your Fluoroscopy, you will be asked to complete a screening form.

Fluoroscopy Locations:  Fontaine 545 and Northridge .

Mammography

Mammography is an x-ray picture of the breast which can be used to check for breast cancer even when there are no signs or symptoms of the disease.  

 

UVA Imaging offers mammography, including tomosynthesis (3D mammography), which can improve cancer detection.

Mammography Location:  Zion Crossroads

Dexa Bone Density Scan

Dexa Bone Density is an enhanced form of x-ray used measure bone loss and risk of future fractures. 

 

Prior to the exam, you will be asked to complete a Patient History Questionnaire.

Dexa Location:  Fontaine 545

Patient Testimonials

All staff was more than helpful in making sure I was comfortable and was more than willing to help me in every way possible.  Thanks to all! - Fontaine, Mar 2015


The technologist very attentive to my comfort during the procedure and always told me how long each step would take.  - Fontaine, Mar 2015


The technologist was both knowledgeable and articulate in explaining the goals and procedures of the bone scan.  She answered all of my questions thoroughly.  Basically, an ideal experience! - Fontaine 545, Feb 2015


I would definitely recommend using Outpatient Radiology. Easy access and good parking.  Staff was very courteous. Even though it was late on Friday, no one seemed ready to go home. Very helpful.. - Northridge, Mar 2015


This was a truly excellent experience.  I don't see how my appointment could be improved! –Zion Crossroads, Mar 2015