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.
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To schedule an appointment, call 901.516.9000.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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