Methodist South
Address 1300 Wesley Dr. Memphis, TN 38116
Phone 901.516.9000
Hours Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm
Evenings/weekends available for most procedures

Methodist Diagnostic Center, located at Methodist South Hospital, is committed to providing convenient, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and cath lab services.

Methodist Diagnostic Center, located at Methodist South Hospital, is committed to providing convenient, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging. This center features a dedicated recovery area and nurses station to provide patients with a pleasant experience.

There are a few things you will need to do before you arrive at the Methodist Diagnostic Center to ensure your exam goes as smoothly as possible. The following gives you a snapshot of procedures we offer and how to prepare.

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.

To schedule an appointment, call 901.516.9000.

Our services include:
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • MRI
  • Angiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Digital Mammograms
  • X-ray
  • Bone Density

Most Advanced CT Scanner in Mid-South  

Methodist Healthcare was the first in the Mid-South to introduce the LightSpeed VCT 64-Slice Scanner. This technology's incredible speed and high quality images provide significant advancements in diagnostics. CT scans use C-ray technology to capture images from different angles around the body. These images are then processed by a computer to show a cross-section of your body tissues and organs.

 CT Scanner

This imaging tool is important in diagnosing and pinpointing heart attack, stroke and other neurological problems. With amazing speed and clarity, scans allow doctors to see coronary artery blockages and the motion and pumping action of a patient's heart. The scanner offers a multitude of other uses including scans for cancer, trauma and other internal injuries.

Important To Remember:

  • 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.
  • 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.


MRI Scanner 

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a magnet and radio waves to capture images of internal organs and tissues. We use a Siemens Espree that offers numerous imaging possibilities.

With its larger 70-centimeter diameter opening, this system offers a less claustrophobic environment, music, and an adjustable fan and lighting. The Siemens Espree has a weight limit of 550 pounds. The scanner also features high-speed gradients, enabling us to add the latest perfusion/diffusion capabilities to our extensive range of MRI exams.

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. 
  • 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.


An angiography is an X-ray of the arteries, which can detect problems in the blood vessels throughout the body. Our angiography equipment allows for diagnosis and treatment to occur as a single procedure.

An ultrasound uses inaudible high frequency sound waves to create images. These exams are common and painless.

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
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 or are nursing.
The digital mammography system represents the latest advancement in breast cancer screening and detection. Digital mammograms provide better storage of images, produces sharper digital images, and allows better detection of microcalcifications All of our Methodist Diagnostic Centers and Breast Centers provide digital mammograms to our patients.

Important To Remember: On the day of your examination, please do not use any lotions, creams, perfumes, powders or deodorant on or around your breast.
Walk-in appointments are welcome!  No orders or referrals are necessary for screening mammograms.

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.

Careers at Methodist Diagnostic Center - South
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