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Imaging services

Imaging exams allow radiologists (imaging specialists) and physicians to view structures and activity within the body. This is vital for diagnosis but also for treatment, to ensure your care plan is working as it should.

Imaging and diagnostics in Nashville, Tennessee

Whether you need a mammogram, CT scan or X-rays, we have the skills and technology to take care of you.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic imaging services so you can quickly get an accurate picture of what's happening in your body. Our specially trained technologists use leading-edge equipment and offer imaging services that range from routine exams to specialized screenings.

Screening Mammogram

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

Our imaging services

Our doctors use advanced technology to perform a variety of imaging procedures.

Diagnostic imaging procedures we offer

We provide patients access to a wide variety of medical imaging procedures, including:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan: A CT scan is a computerized X-ray imaging procedure in which a narrow beam of X-rays is aimed at a patient and quickly rotated around your body to produce cross-sectional images or "slices" of the body.
    • Calcium scoring cardiac CT: This type of CT scan uses specialized X-ray equipment to create pictures of the coronary arteries to see whether they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque.
  • Digital mammography: Digital mammography uses low-energy X-rays to examine breast health. The goal of mammography is to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan: A DEXA scan is a high-precision X-ray that measures bone mineral density and bone loss. It helps identify a risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures.
    • DEXA body fat analysis: Considered one of the most accurate and precise body fat tests available, this 10-minute exam provides a comprehensive breakdown of bone, fat tissue and muscle mass.
  • Endoscopy: During an endoscopy, your doctor uses a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it to view pictures of your digestive tract.
  • Interventional radiology: Interventional radiology involves minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of various injuries and diseases.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI is a test that uses a computer, magnets and radio waves to created detailed images of the inside of the body.
    • Breast MRI: Breast MRIs create detailed pictures of the inside of the breast.
    • Cardiac MRI: A cardiac MRI is a painless imaging exam to create images of the heart.
    • Open MRI: An open MRI differs from a standard MRI to be accommodating for patients who are claustrophobic, obese or pediatric. Open MRI scanners do not completely surround the body and are open on two or three sides.
  • Nuclear medicine: Nuclear medicine is a specialized form of radiology that uses small amounts of radioactive material to examine organ structure and function.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET): PET is a type of nuclear medicine that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency ablation procedures use heat energy to destroy abnormal tissue. During this procedure, the heat is targeted toward the abnormal area and does not damage healthy tissue.
  • 3D stereotactic breast biopsy: A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure that uses mammography to help your doctor identify and biopsy an abnormality within the breast.
  • Lung cancer screening: We offer patients access to advanced technology to aid in the detection of lung cancer. This equipment enables an earlier and more accurate diagnosis of small and hard-to-reach nodules within the lungs.

Using the picture archive and communications system (PACS), our physicians can access digital images and view your test results online (instead of having to look at them in person), allowing for a faster diagnosis.

Pediatric imaging services

For our smaller patients, we realize having an imaging exam can be a scary experience. That is why all of our specialists at TriStar Centennial Children’s Hospital are trained on how to perform exams for pediatric patients and our equipment is designed to make them feel more comfortable and less intimidated.

Referrals and appointments

Physician referrals are required for all diagnostic imaging services. To schedule and confirm appointments, please call the hospital's Central Scheduling office at (615) 695-7230.

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.

What to expect for your MRI

Getting an MRI doesn't have to be intimidating. Watch as one of our imaging technicians takes you through this unique process.

Our Imaging services Locations

Centennial Imaging Center
356 24th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
 (615) 342 - 1000
Centennial Imaging Center
356 24th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
 (615) 342 - 1000

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TriStar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
 (615) 342 - 1000
TriStar Centennial Women's Health & Imaging Center
330 23rd Ave N
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203
 (615) 342 - 1000

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