An accurate diagnosis is the starting point for doctors to treat certain medical condition. At Brookwood Baptist Health, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of medical imaging services, ranging from conventional X-rays to advanced diagnostic technology while delivering safe and compassionate care.

To schedule an imaging appointment, click here to find the location’s phone number.

For your imaging appointment, you may be asked to fill out the following forms:

Patient Registration Form
Patient Consent Form
Pay Your Imaging Bill

Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging for Central Alabama

Providing quality care is our top priority at all Brookwood Baptist Health facilities, which is why we continue to offer advanced diagnostic imaging options for computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammograms, ultrasounds and X-rays for communities in Birmingham and across Central Alabama.

Our imaging centers give you the quality of care and expertise you need that is vital in diagnosing many medical conditions. When you visit any of our imaging facilities, our experienced staff will provide you with compassionate care and professionalism to make your imaging experience comfortable and convenient for you.

Each of our facilities offer flexible appointment times and easy scheduling so you get the exceptional care you need, when you need it. We are committed to delivering a high standard of service, so you get a timely and accurate diagnosis using the latest imaging technology.

For your diagnostic imaging needs, visit us at any of the following convenient locations in Central Alabama, including Birmingham and other nearby cities:

  • CVA Diagnostics
  • Diagnostic Center on Brookwood Baptist Medical Center campus, Building D
  • Diagnostic Center on Brookwood Baptist Medical Center campus, Main Hospital Entrance
  • Diagnostic Center at Women’s Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Center on Cahaba Valley Road
  • Diagnostic Center Hoover
  • Diagnostic Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Center at Walker Baptist Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Center at Citizens Baptist Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Center at Shelby Baptist Medical Center

If you need diagnostic imaging in or around Central Alabama, please call 877-909-4233, and we’ll connect you to the nearest imaging center in your area.

What Is Diagnostic Imaging?

Diagnostic imaging is a subspecialty in medicine that uses a variety of equipment and techniques to create pictures of the structures and activities inside your body in detail. These images help physicians diagnose, treat and manage many medical conditions.

Common Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests

Imaging tests are relatively painless, but some tests may require you to stay still for a long period of time inside a machine which can be uncomfortable for some people. Certain tests may make use of small doses of radiation.

Some of the most common types of diagnostic imaging tests include the following:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Nuclear medicine scan
  • MRI scan
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound

Imaging Services Offered at Brookwood Baptist Health

When you come to any of our locations across Central Alabama for diagnostic imaging, our team of dedicated and attentive radiology staff will guide you every step of the way, from the time you schedule an appointment to the actual screening.

Schedule an appointment at any of our imaging locations in Birmingham Central Alabama for the following services:

Digital mammography
Uses solid-state detectors found in digital cameras, which convert X-rays into electrical signals to produce images of the breast to visualize abnormalities in the breast tissue that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special films to look like screen-film mammograms.

MRI
Provides detailed pictures of the inside of the body using strong magnets and radio waves. MRI scanners help doctors examine the brain, spinal cord and nerves as well as muscles, ligaments and tendons to detect, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases.

X-ray
Uses a small amount of radiation to create images of bones and organs. Medical X-ray scans can help physicians diagnose blocked blood vessels, bone cancer and infections.

CT Scan
Combines X-rays and computer scans to create images of the body using a motorized X-ray source that rotates around the circular opening of a donut-shaped structure called a gantry. The result is a detailed image that can show abnormalities with soft tissues, organs and bones. CT scans create cross-sectional pictures of your body that help doctors look for fractures, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding.

Bone Densitometry
Uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm. This helps to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fracture.

Nuclear medicine
Uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose, evaluate or treat a multitude of diseases, such as heart disease, gastrointestinal/endocrine/ neurological disorders and certain types of cancers.

Positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan
Combines PET and CT into one machine. From one single PET/CT scan, your doctor will have information about the structure and function of cells and tissues in your body. Since this diagnostic test is on the cellular level, it can often identify changes that signify early stages of disease. The most common uses of PET/CT scans include detecting cancer, assessing the effectiveness of cancer therapy and studying brain abnormalities.

Depending on the areas your doctor is imaging, the average PET/CT scan is less than 45 minutes. Some patients may be asked for a urine sample for a pregnancy test.

Ultrasound
Uses sound waves to produce images of the body's interior. One of the most common uses of ultrasound include monitoring the growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy as well as imaging of the heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin and muscles.

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Preparing For Your Visit

At Brookwood Baptist Health, we are committed to provide you with the highest level of compassionate care. Our dedicated team of radiologists and medical staff in each of our imaging centers strive to make your experience as comfortable and quick as possible. Below are some reminders to help you prepare for your visit:

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled screening.
  • On the day of your appointment, please bring your photo identification, insurance cards, and other relevant information.
  • If available, please bring the CD and report of previous findings on the body part to be examined for comparison.
  • Please keep a copy of our telephone number and address with you, in case you need to contact us for delays, or if you cannot locate our facility.
  • Please call your insurance provider prior to your procedure to check if they require pre-authorization or a referral letter for your visit.

Certain imaging tests require special preparation to ensure the accuracy of the diagnosis. Please call the location of your appointment beforehand to learn more.

Insurances Offered at Brookwood Baptist Health

We have a dedicated staff available to address your questions and help you make financial arrangements so you can get the care you need for your condition. Brookwood Baptist Health accepts a variety of insurance plans and can help you navigate payment options that fit your budget. For questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly or click on this link for your billing and insurance questions.

Find a Doctor in Central Alabama

If you experience symptoms of any condition or if you need a physician to help you understand the results of your imaging test results, Brookwood Baptist Health is here for you. Please do not delay care.

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