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Radiology

Our Radiology Department staff really prides itself on giving our patients a very welcoming and friendly environment.  We want your experience here to be as easy and comfortable as possible.  X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body’s internal structures.  Our technologists learn from your provider the area of the body to be studied and the X-Ray machine uses radiation waves, called x-rays to develop the image.  We use state of the art technology to produce your images efficiently and at a very high resolution.  A Radiologic Technologist, also known as an X-Ray Technologist, will perform your test.  These technologists acquire the images ordered by your physician and they can answer any questions you may have before and after your exam.  A Radiologist, who is a Doctor, reads and produces a report of your imaging. We also perform many exams under our fluoroscopic x-ray machine, which is live x-ray technology. Each and every one of our staff, pride themselves on providing a 5 star experience every time we have the pleasure to serve you.

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

Please Note:  All of our Bone Density and Fluoroscopic exams have to be scheduled through our scheduling department at 498-1201.

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Related Radiology Services

The Ultrasound Department at Cary Medical Center performs a wide range of ultrasound exams including Diagnostic, Vascular and Cardiac Imaging. Our Diagnostic exams include all abdominal, gynecologic, obstetric, breast and small parts imaging; our Vascular exams include venous Doppler studies of legs and arms and carotid artery exams and we also perform Adult Echocardiography exams of patients 18 years and older. Our equipment includes 2 state of the art Siemens Acuson Helx machines with capability to do Liver Elastography and 3D. The hours of operation are Mon-Fri. 7am to 5pm with sonographers on standby call for evenings, weekends, and holidays. The contact person for information on ultrasound is Lead Sonographer Jeannne Clowes RDMS, RDCS, RVT at 498-1198.

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The Radiology Department offers a number of services: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body (example: brain, abdomen, upper and lower extremities).  The area of the body being imaged is placed inside a tunnel-like machine and digital pictures are saved on the computer.  MRI’s can be done for many reasons including but not limited to injury, bleeding, tumors and infection.  It is often used to learn more about a problem that was seen on other imaging tests like X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan or nuclear medicine.  Each exam can take as little as 30-60 minutes or as long as 2 hours.  The MRI department is open Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm and can be reached through the MRI scheduling department at 498-1131.

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You have had an exam that required the use of a small amount of radioactive tracer material, known as a radiopharmaceutical, usually as an injection, something you eat, or sometimes as a gas that you inhale. Radiation exposure from tracers is minimal, and we carefully tailor the dose to each patient, using as little radiation as possible. The tracer will lose its radioactivity, usually over the first 24 hours following the test, and pass out of your body naturally. You may set off radiation alarms at airports, border crossings, and other places protected by Homeland Security for the next several days. Please inform the nuclear medicine technologist if you might go through one of these areas in the near future.

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Computed tomography (CT) involves a rotating x-ray tube, combined with a digital computer to obtain detailed, cross sectional images of the body. CT scans provide better clarity and reveal more information than regular x-ray exams.  CT imaging has the unique ability to differentiate types of tissue such as body organs, soft tissue, bone, muscle, and blood vessels which aid in defining pathological processes. The thorough images acquired by CT provide essential information for the radiologist to interpret and conclude an appropriate diagnosis.

Hours of Operation
CT scan is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Outpatient imaging appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 498-1201.

We thank you for choosing Cary Medical Center for your imaging exam. Cary Medical Center-Radiology provides you and your physician with a team approach to your diagnosis and care. At any time, please feel free to ask questions to any member of our team.

For more information, see the following link:

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/submenu.cfm?pg=ctScan

Hours of Operation
Monday and Tuesday – 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday – 8:00am-4:30pm

The contact person for information on your mammography exam is Lead Mammographer Wendy Prashaw R.T.(R)(M) RDMS(OB/GYN)  and she may be reached at  498-1615.

Preparing for your Mammogram

  1. Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or breasts on the day of your mammogram appointment.
  2. Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist during the exam.
  3. If possible, obtain your prior mammograms, if you have had them at a different facility, to make them available to the Radiologist at the time of your exam.

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What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. Mike is a great PT - - just loved him.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  2. The Cary Physical Therapy folks were friendly and welcoming. They introduced themselves and called me by my first name which made me feel like they thought of me as a person and not just another patien. We set goals and met them - they taught how to walk correctly with a cane which I found helpful. My month at Cary P.T. was an enjoyable experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Linda M.

    Linda M.

  3. I always choose Cary for myself and my son without a doubt. We have always had a wonderful experience.

    Wanda L.

    Wanda L.

  4. I want to thank every one at Cary Medical Center for help and kindness. Not just one person everyone was so nice. That's why I only go to Cary Medical Center Cary is the best hospital around.

    Jenn W.

    Jenn W.

  5. I came in by ambulance due to heart issues. The nurses were excellent, lab techs very competent.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  6. I was very happy with the care I received at Cary. Just wanted to say that in addition to the clear level of medical competence & professionalism of all the staff I met, regardless of level, I also appreciated their interpersonal demeanor & bedside manner. I was afraid, and the were able to calm my fears.

    James R.

    James R.

  7. I had wonderful care from nurses & CNA's during my 12 day staff. Too many to record names.

    Linda M. - Surgical client

    Linda M.

  8. I was very impressed over all with my colonoscopy. Dr. & nurses were excellent and never once made me feel I was an imposition to them when they were so busy. I have already recommended Cary to my friends

    Wanda L. - Surgical client

    Wanda L.

  9. All were informed and had excellent attitudes. Very professional and caring.

    Jenn W. - Surgical client

    Jenn W.

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