Imaging Services at Athens Regional

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center's Imaging Services offers imaging technology, clinical expertise and patient care that are second to none. Not only will you be seen quickly at any of our imaging locations, but your images and reports will also be rapidly returned to your doctor

Types of Imaging Offered at Piedmont Athens Regional

Whether your child needs an X-ray after a fall or you're a patient whose doctor needs images from our PET/CT scanner, you'll find only the best care here.

  • Bone Density Exam
    Uses an enhanced X-ray to measure bone loss.

  • CT (Computerized Tomography)
    Combines radiation and computer technology to produce a cross-section image of the body ("slices") and reconstructs it into 3D images.

  • Calcium Scoring
    Measures calcified plaque in the coronary arteries and offers a fast, painless way to gauge your heart health without a doctor's referral.

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    More than 3,000 cardiac cath procedures happen each year at Athens Regional. The hospital's all-digital cardiac catheterization laboratory is among Georgia's elite.

  • Diagnostic X-ray
    From bone X-rays to contrast X-rays of the intestines, diagnostic X-ray is used to spot health problems.

  • Interventional Radiology
    An exciting and growing specialty of sophisticated imaging technology that guides minimally invasive procedures, meaning less risk and pain.

  • Mammography
    Uses X-ray technology to produce an image of the inside of the breast to detect possible concerns.

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Instead of radiation, MRI uses physical properties of magnetic fields and radio waves to produce precise and detailed images.

  • Nuclear Medicine
    Uses radioactive substances (radiopharmaceuticals or tracers) to image the internal organs.

  • PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography)
    Combines the functional information only PET can provide with the anatomical information from CT scans. The fused images allow physicians to better locate and properly treat a variety of diseases.

  • Prostate Cancer Screening with Vivid Look
    Athens Regional offers the state's only prostate screening using Vivid Look, an advanced image analysis technology with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • Ultrasound
    Uses sound waves to detect and diagnose conditions and internal diseases in the body.

Learn More About Imaging Services

Find information on our imaging locations, technology and what to expect anytime online or by calling 706-475-XRAY (9729).