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Imaging services

Imaging services refers to the performance of imaging exams for better visualization and treatment of medical conditions. Different exams allow radiologists and physicians to view structures and activity within the body. Imaging exams are vital for diagnosis and there are a wide range of tests that can be performed.


Radiology in Ashland City, Tennessee

When you need to know what is going on with your body, our diagnostic imaging can help you get a diagnosis and the right treatment.

Whether you need X-rays or more detailed imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging tests (MRIs), TriStar Ashland City Medical Center is there for you. We offer the latest technology for scans, X-rays and ultrasound procedures in a comforting environment. Your diagnostic testing will be as efficient as possible so you can get results quickly. Most services can even be scheduled during the same day to save you time and travel.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Imaging services we offer

When you need diagnostic tests in Cheatham County, you can count on our medical imaging center to provide the tests you need. We know an accurate diagnosis is essential to treating medical conditions effectively.


An X-ray uses radiation to capture images inside your body. They can be used to detect and diagnose several different conditions, including broken bones, dislocated joints and lung infections. Your doctor may give you a contrast agent to identify the issue more clearly. During an X-ray, you may also be asked to wear a protective garment, such as a lead apron, to protect against radiation exposure.

Computerized tomography (CT) scan

A CT scan is a series of X-rays taken from different angles to form a 3D picture of an area of your body. CT images give doctors more detailed information than regular X-rays and are often used to check for internal injuries. They can also be used to look at the brain and blood vessels.

Some CT scans require a contrast agent to highlight certain areas of your body. Typically, contrast is used when viewing blood vessels and other organs.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An MRI is a painless, non-invasive way to look inside your body. Instead of using X-rays, MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to view the internal organs and tissues. The high-resolution images allow physicians to gain important information about your brain, spine, joints and internal organs. MRIs also lead to earlier detection of abnormalities and have no known side effects.


Ultrasonography, also known as an ultrasound, uses sound waves to produce pictures of structures within your body. While it is commonly used to examine a fetus in utero, ultrasounds can also be used to evaluate and diagnose many different conditions, such as gallbladder disease, blockages in arteries and muscle tears.

We offer general, cardiac (2D echo), vascular and 3D ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is a safe procedure with no known risks because the images are captured using low-power sound waves.

Advanced services in the TriStar Health network

If you need advanced testing or other cancer screenings, we can connect you to our family of TriStar hospitals all across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. We can also connect you with specialists in fields such as heart and vascular care, cancer care and orthopedic care.

Getting to our medical imaging center

Our radiology lab is located on the first floor of our hospital. While many of our patients come to the radiology lab through our emergency room, we also take outpatient appointments.

Outpatient visits

If you are coming in for an outpatient appointment, please check in at the front desk. Once you have checked in, you will wait in the main waiting area until a member of our team comes to get you.

If you need to schedule an outpatient service, please call our central scheduling line at (615) 695-7238.