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Address 1377 S. Germantown Rd. Germantown, TN 38138
Phone 901.516.9000
Hours Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Methodist Diagnostic Center - Germantown features convenience, prompt service and state-of-the-art technology.

Methodist Diagnostic Center - Germantown features convenience, prompt service and state-of-the-art technology. Staffed by board-registered radiologists and certified technologists, the center offers the full array of non-invasive imaging services for outpatients. We want your experience with us to be as smooth and comfortable as possible.  Call 901.516.6777 for your appointment.

FAQ about Exams

Why are diagnostic exams important?
Diagnostic imaging allows physicians to see images of your body in great detail from many angles. Testing gives them more information quickly and accurately to help understand your medical condition.

Will it hurt?
Not at all. Since all of our exams are non-invasive, your exam will be painless. However, your doctor may utilize a contrast agent to better visualize a part of the body. If this is the case, you may receive an injection prior to or during the exam.

Will I be alone?
No, you will be in contact with a technician at all times through a large patient viewing window when he or she must leave your room. In some cases, a friend or family member may be able to stay in the scan room with you during your exam.

How will I get my results?
A physician at Methodist Diagnostic Center will analyze the images and send a signed report with his or her interpretation to your personal physician. Your personal physician will communicate with you about the results.

We offer:

  • Cardioscan
  • MRI
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Radiography

The following is information on procedures we offer and how to prepare. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

For All Procedures: 

  • Please bring with you any forms from your physician related to your diagnostic procedure.
  • Be prepared to pay any insurance co-payments due at the time of service.
  • Speak to your personal physician if you require anti-anxiety medications for your diagnostic procedure.
  • Always inform our staff if you could be pregnant.

MRI

 An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a magnet and radio waves to capture images of internal organs and tissues. An MRI allows your radiologist to see these areas from any angle with great clarity and provides detailed information.

We use a GE Signa Horizon High Speed MRI scanner. With its larger 60-centimeter diameter opening, this system offers a less claustrophobic environment and can accommodate those patients who are above-average size. The scanner also features high-speed gradients, enabling us to add the latest perfusion/diffusion capabilities to our extensive range of MRI exams.
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Important To Remember:

  • When scheduling your appointment, please let our staff know if you have a pacemaker, surgical clips, prosthesis, metal implants or any other metal objects in your body.
  • Other metal items such as watches, coins, keys, bobby pins, credit cards, pocket knives, etc. should be left at home or with staff for safekeeping. 
  • Please inform our staff if you have permanent eyeliner or eye shadow. 
  • If you are diabetic, please take your regular medication and eat a light meal. 
  • Depending on the type of MRI you are having, an IV injection of contrast media may be required. If so, an MRI technologist will discuss this with you prior to your exam.

CT Scan

CT Scan  CT (Computed Tomography), sometimes called a CAT scan, uses x-ray technology to capture images from different angles around the body. We offer a state-of-the-art helical (spiral) scanner.

These images are then processed by a computer to show a cross-section of your body tissues and organs.

Important To Remember:

  • Please fill out this form prior to your appointment and bring with you.
  • Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, but avoid clothing with metal zippers and snaps.
  • You may be asked to remove hairpins, jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids and any removable dental work, depending on the part of the body that is being scanned.
  • Always inform your doctor or X-ray technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.
  • Depending on the type of CT you are having, an IV injection of contrast media may be required. If so, a CT technologist will discuss this with you prior to your exam.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound uses inaudible high frequency sound waves to create images. These exams are common and painless. We use state-of-the-art color-Doppler ultrasound equipment.

Important To Remember:

  • If you are having an obstetrical, bladder or pelvic ultrasound, you must have a full bladder. Please drink at least 32 ounces of water 45 minutes before your appointment.
  • If you are having an abdominal, bile duct, gall bladder, liver, mesenteric or pancreas ultrasound, please do not eat or drink 12 hours before your appointment.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuc Med  Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radiation to create images of both organ function and structure. The radioisotope is administered using an IV injection prior to the exam. 

 

Important To Remember:
When you arrive for your exam, please inform our staff if you could be pregnant, if you have diabetes or if you have any prosthetic implants.

Diagnostic Radiography

Diagnostic radiography uses X-ray technology to produce high quality images of the body. By using the latest in both digital and computed radiography equipment, the results are clearer images and a lower radiation dose for the patient. Please speak with your physician about the requirements for your X-ray.

Methodist Diagnostic Center - Germantown is located in the Methodist Healthcare Outpatient Complex. The Complex is near Wolf River Boulevard, behind Trustmark Bank and across the street from Campbell Clinic.

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