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.



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 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

Just wanted you all to know how much I think about your imaging center! It is just the best! I am from Charlotte NC and have had 3 MRI’s here and NONE of them even come close to the experience I have with you all.  You all are 5 star!!!!  Everything from staff, to comfort, to communication.  An MRI can be a very scary experience and everyone there makes you feel at ease, or at least made me feel at ease.  My technologist was so so sweet and just easy!!! Whatever I wanted, she did!  Communicated with me through the whole experience. Makes me teary bc you could tell she cared about me and my experience. - Jun 2015

This was the best clinic appointment experience ever. I cannot say enough about how smooth the experience was from scheduling to pre calls to day of visit. Thank you.  – May 2015

Essentially, the staff were about the most helpful people I have ever encountered. They made me feel I was important. I especially noted how the front desk people acknowledged every person who came into and/or left the suite with a greeting or farewell. – Apr 2015

Everyone that I came in contact with was wonderful. From the people in other departments helping me find my way, to the receptionist, to the the person doing the imaging. Just an outstanding bunch of people. -  Apr 2015