Imaging & Radiology
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology: CT Scans, MRI's and X-Rays
Our highly skilled health care professionals include radiology services provided by three board-certified radiologists; one having special interest in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and musculoskeletal imaging. Services include:
- Philips Achieva HDx 3.0T MRI
- An open bore MRI
- Fonar Upright Open MRI
- Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, which allows spiral or helical scanning
- Full range of ultrasound services
Diagnostic Imaging Center
Staffed by board-certified radiologists, an interventional radiologist, and radiology technologists, Wadley’s onsite Diagnostic Imaging Center assists physicians with sophisticated equipment available to identify disease or injury within the body. We offer:
- Nuclear medicine
- MRI, including digital and breast MRI
- Diagnostic X-ray
- Bone densitometry
- Cardiac catheterization
Lung cancer screening using low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screens patients at high-risk for lung cancer prior to becoming symptomatic. This potential life-saving screening may be right for you if you are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the past 15 years.
- Individuals between the ages of 55-77
- History of at least 30 pack years of smoking *(Pack Years is calculated by using Packs per day [20 cigarettes per pack] x number of years smoked - must be at least 30 years)
- A current smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
- Patient has not had a chest CT within past 12 months
- Patients who do not have symptoms of lung cancer
For the initial LDCT lung cancer screening, a Medicare beneficiary must have a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit with a physician or nurse practitioner in order to get the written order for the LDCT.
CT Scan: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CT?
Computerized tomography (CT) scan uses special X-ray technology to make detailed pictures from different angles of structures in your body. During the test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. Each rotation of the scanner provides a picture of a thin slice of the organ or area.
Should I get a CT scan to screen for lung cancer?
Early diagnosis could save your life. It is important that you speak with your physician to discuss your health history and understand the benefits and risks.
How do I read the results of a CT Scan?
Through the Wadley Lung Scan program, you will receive a written notification on your findings and if follow-up is needed.
A “suspicious” result means the scan shows something abnormal. This could mean lung cancer or it could mean some other condition. You may need to have additional procedures to have a definitive diagnosis.
A “negative” result means that there were no abnormal findings on the CT scan. It does not mean you absolutely do not have lung cancer or that you won’t get lung cancer. Your doctor should discuss when and if you should be tested again.
Does insurance cover CT Scans?
Medicare covers this annual preventive screening if you meet the criteria of being in a high-risk category. If you have commercial insurance, you would need to check with your carrier. There is a cash price if not covered under your insurance of $200.00
For more information to see if you qualify, call 844-490-LUNG (5864)