Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging for Central Alabama
Fast and convenient diagnostic imaging—from MRIs to CT scans—are a vital step in diagnosing many medical conditions. Diagnostic imaging may include the following services:
CT Scans able to accommodate patients up to 500 pounds
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), some with high-definition
Three Digital Mammography Suites, with computer-assisted detection
Image-guided breast biopsy
Positron Emission Tomography to obtain inner organ scans, useful in oncology, neurology, and cardiology.
Ultrasound, including vascular imaging
Ultrasound suites for obstetric, pelvic, and breast imaging
At Shelby Baptist Medical Center, we offer two kinds of diagnostic centers for your convenience. For physician referrals to our imaging centers, you may schedule outpatient procedures Monday through Friday.
Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic Centers (HOPDs)
HOPDs are usually run by a radiology group or hospital and perform testing for in-house providers. They also perform physician services, such as diagnostic test reading at the location where the diagnostic tests are performed.
Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTFs)
IDTFs are independently owned and furnish test results to outside providers, such as a primary care physician or other referring physicians.
Insurance benefits may vary depending on the type of diagnostic facility. Please check with your insurance provider when choosing a facility.
Inpatients and emergency patients can receive diagnostic imaging 24 hours a day, seven days a week at our hospitals and Freestanding Emergency Department.
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