Radiology in Ashland City
TriStar Ashland City Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnostic medical imaging services all in one location. We offer the latest technology for scans, X-rays and ultrasound procedures. It is our goal to make diagnostic testing as easy and convenient as possible with same-day scheduling for most services.
To learn more about the diagnostic imaging services we provide, please call (615) 792-2409.
Types of imaging services we offer
When you need diagnostic tests in Cheatham County, you can count on our medical imaging center to provide the tests you need. We know an accurate diagnosis is essential to effectively treating medical conditions. This is why we offer many different types of radiology tests, including:
An X-ray uses radiation to capture images inside your body. They can be used to detect and diagnose several different conditions, including broken bones, dislocated joints and lung infections. Your doctor may give you a contrast agent to identify the issue more clearly. Additionally, during an X-ray, you may be asked to wear a protective garment, such as a lead apron, to protect against radiation exposure.
Computed tomography (CT) scan
A CT scan is a series of X-rays taken from different angles to form a 3D picture of an area of the body. CT images give doctors more detailed information than regular X-rays and are often used to check for internal injuries. They can also be used to look at the brain and blood vessels.
Some CT scans require a contrast agent to highlight certain areas of the body. Typically, contrast is used when viewing blood vessels and other organs.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a painless, non-invasive way to look inside the body. Instead of using X-rays, it uses magnetic fields and radio waves to view the internal organs and tissues. The high-resolution images allow physicians to gain important information about the brain, spine, joints and internal organs. MRIs also lead to earlier detection of abnormalities and have no known side effects.
Ultrasonography, also known as an ultrasound, uses sound waves to produce pictures of structures within the body. While it is commonly known to examine a fetus in utero, ultrasounds can also be used to evaluate and diagnose many different conditions, such as gallbladder disease, blockages in arteries and muscle tears.
We offer general, cardiac (2D echo), vascular and 3D ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is a safe procedure with no known risks because the images are captured using low-power sound waves.
Advanced services in the TriStar Health network
If you require advanced testing or other cancer screenings, we are able to connect you to our family of TriStar Hospitals all across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. We can also connect you with specialists in fields such as heart and vascular care, cancer care and orthopedic care, should the need arise.
Getting to our medical imaging center
Our radiology lab is located on the first floor of our hospital. While many of our patients come to the radiology lab through our emergency room (ER). We also take outpatient appointments.
If you are coming in for an outpatient appointment, please check in at the front desk. Once you have checked in, you will wait in the main waiting area until a member of our team comes to get you.
If you need to schedule an outpatient service, please call our central scheduling line at (615) 695-7238.
Imaging services at TriStar Health
Imaging services refers to the performance of imaging exams for better visualization and treatment of medical conditions. Different exams allow radiologists and physicians to view structures and activity within the body. Imaging exams are vital for diagnosis and there are a wide range of tests that can be performed.Learn about Imaging services
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