Diagnostic Imaging

Maury Regional Medical Center and its affiliates use a wide range of diagnostic imaging tools. Using health information gathered through sound and magnetic waves as well as X-rays, you and your physicians can make quick, informed health care decisions.

We are also committed to helping you maintain your health by offering wellness screenings to detect blockages in the circulatory system, cancer and stones.

Board-certified radiologists are specially trained in CT, MRI, PET, mammography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Some have received fellowship training in neuroradiology, interventional radiology, and musculoskeletal radiology.

Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan uses X-rays combined with a computer to capture multiple cross-sectional images, or "slices" in rapid sequence, similar to slices from a loaf of bread. These pictures let the radiologist see the bones and soft tissues within the body more clearly. Typically, CT scans will focus on a specific area of the body. Then, the CT scanner is rotated around your body capturing high quality images and decreasing the time it takes to conduct a scan. Among the CT equipment at Maury Regional Medical Center is a 64-slice CT, one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available.

Maury Regional Medical Center also offers screenings to individuals age 50 and older with no pre-existing conditions. Click here for more information on Maury Regional's screening CT.

CT services are available at Maury Regional Medical Center, Spring Hill Imaging Center, FHG CORE Physicians, Marshall Medical Center and Wayne Medical Center.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - 1.5 Tesla

Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a powerful magnetic field combined with radio waves to stimulate the body’s water molecules. These stimulated molecules release signals that produce cross-sectional images similar to pictures of slices through the body. A special computer analyzes this information and creates an image of the tissue or bone on a video screen.

Our open MRI (pictured above) minimizes anxiety and claustrophobia for the patient during an exam by providing a more open environment than traditional MRI. This option is ideal for:

  • pediatric patients
  • patients with limited mobility
  • claustrophobic patients
  • patients weighing up to 660 pounds

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is available at Maury Regional Medical Center, Spring Hill Imaging Center, Marshall Medical Center, Lewis Health Center and Wayne Medical Center.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

PET is an imaging procedure that generates pictures of the precise location and extent of disease. It is the only tool that can accurately image many organs at one time to diagnose malignancy and provide information about whether or not cancer has spread to other parts of the body. A PET scan is a safe and painless procedure, which typically takes about one hour to complete.

PET imaging is available at the Maury Regional Cancer Center.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a technique that sends high frequency sound waves into the body. While ultrasound is often used by doctors and parents-to-be to monitor the health of an unborn baby, ultrasound is also useful in examining specific organs of the body as well as identifying blocages in arteries. High-frequency sound waves hit the target body part and bounce back as a series of echoes. An ultrasound scanner detects these echoes and analyzes the information to create an image.

Maury Regional Medical Center offers affordable ultrasound screenings, including vascular screenings to detect blockages in the circulatory system and organ screenings to detect stones and cancers. For more information, click here.

Ultrasound imaging is available at Maury Regional Medical Center, Spring Hill Imaging Center, Lewis Health Center, Marshall Medical Center, Wayne Medical Center and FHG CORE Physicians.

Mammography

The Maury Regional Women's Center offers digital mammography - the most advanced breast imaging technology available for early detection of cancer.

A digital mammogram uses a special detector to capture and convert X-ray energy into a digital image. The resulting digital images are immediately available to a board-certified radiologist for diagnosis. The radiologist can view and manipulate the images on high-resolution computer monitors that enhance visualization of the structures within the breast tissue. They can also adjust brightness and contrast, and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcifications, masses, and other changes that may be signs of early cancer.

Mammography is available at Maury Regional Medical Center, Spring Hill Imaging Center, Lewis Health Center, Marshall Medical Center and Wayne Medical Center.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine allows doctors to assess tissue function, metabolism and blood flow. An imaging agent is injected into the patient. Different agents are used to examine specific organs. Once injected, a gamma camera records the radioactivity emitted by the organ and surrounding tissue. Tracking these waves allows your doctors to make an accurate assessment of organ or tissue function.

Nuclear Medicine is available at Maury Regional Medical Center and Marshall Medical Center.

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry measures changes in bone density. This test is a valuable tool your doctors can use to monitor and treat osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the bone's mineral content and density are low and the risk of fractures is high.

Bone Densitometry is available at Maury Regional Medical Center, Lewis Health Center, Marshall Medical Center and Wayne Medical Center.

Locations and Hours of Operation:

Maury Regional Medical Center

1224 Trotwood Avenue

Columbia, TN 38401
931.381.1111

Please use Outpatient Imaging Center entrance:

Monday - Friday

6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

At other times and on Saturday and Sunday, please go to Admitting located on the first floor of the medical center.

Maury Regional Outpatient Pavilion
1220 Trotwood Avenue

Columbia, TN 38401
931.381.1111

Women's Imaging, MRI and Pre-Surgical Testing

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Spring Hill Imaging Center

5421 Main Street

Spring Hill, TN 37174

615.794.7922 or 931.486.3425

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lewis Health Center

617 W Main Street

Hohenwald, TN 38462
931.796.6222

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marshall Medical Center

1080 North Ellington Parkway

Lewisburg, TN 37091
931.359.6241, extension 3340

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wayne Medical Center

103 J.V. Mangubat Drive

Waynesboro, TN 38485

931.722.5411

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FHG CORE Physicians

1114 W. 7th Street

Columbia, TN 38401

931.381.1111, extension 5710

Monday – Thursday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - Noon

Please note: prior to scheduling an appointment, your physician must order the procedures.

 

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