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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.

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Imaging centers in Dickson, Tennessee

We get your doctor the diagnostic information they need as quickly as possible.

TriStar Horizon Medical Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services at two convenient locations. Whether you need a mammogram, ultrasound or preoperative X-rays, our radiology team provides a comfortable experience for you.

Screening mammogram

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

Our imaging services

You may need medical imaging services for a variety of reasons. For example, we often see patients to help diagnose heart conditions or bone and joint injuries. Your doctor may also ask you to come in for exams before surgery or following a previous exam.

Breast cancer screening

We offer specialized tests to screen for breast cancer, such as mammograms and biopsies. Our imaging center also performs bone density testing to determine your bone strength and any risk of osteoporosis.

Interventional radiology (IR)

We offer advanced vascular and image-guided treatment options in our state-of-the-art IR suite. Here, our technology provides one of the largest possible fields of view for vascular and interventional imaging. This allows physicians to clearly visualize blood vessels in bone or dense soft tissue. Some minimally invasive procedures we perform using IR include:

  • Dialysis catheter placement — inserting a catheter used to withdraw or transfuse blood
  • Epidural steroid injections — injecting corticosteroids and a local anesthetic into the epidural space around the spinal cord
  • Kyphoplasty — surgery to treat spinal compression fractures
  • Paracentesis — puncturing the peritoneal cavity to sample peritoneal fluid
  • Port placement — inserting a port underneath the skin, which may be used to draw blood or give treatments
  • Thoracentesis — inserting a needle between the lungs and chest wall to remove excess fluid

Other diagnostic imaging tests

We perform other noninvasive imaging tests, including:

  • Arteriography
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Diagnostic radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Nuclear medicine (including lung, parathyroid, renal and thyroid uptake scans)
  • Ultrasounds
  • Venography
  • X-rays

Surgical diagnostic procedures we perform include:

Our imaging center also offers various surgical diagnostic imaging tests, including:

  • Arteriograms
  • Arthrograms
  • Discograms
  • Myelograms
  • Venograms

How to schedule an imaging test

Most outpatient and inpatient appointments are made through the central scheduling office.

Scheduling appointments

When calling to make an appointment, please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Home telephone
  • Work telephone
  • Type of insurance
  • Insurance policy number (if applicable)
  • Weight
  • Diagnosis and symptoms
  • Procedure or test to be scheduled

You will need to fax your doctor's order or bring the document with you on the day of testing. You can confirm the order by contacting your doctor's office.

For more information, call our radiology department at (615) 326-2900.


Where to find our imaging centers

We offer imaging services at our hospital in Dickson and at the imaging center at TriStar Natchez ER, our affiliated, off-campus emergency room (ER).

Our hospital-based location is near the intersection of Mathis Drive and Henslee Drive. On the day of your test, you can enter the east pavilion and go directly to the admissions area on the first floor. Parking is available in front of the hospital's main entrance, which faces south toward Highway 70.

The imaging center at TriStar Natchez is approximately one mile south of Interstate 40. The imaging center’s entrance is next to the ER. Park and proceed inside to check in for your appointment.


Advanced technology at TriStar Horizon Medical Center

See how investing in the latest imaging technology is helping doctors make accurate diagnoses.

A Nurse explains a procedure to a patient lying on a gurney.