Hanover Emergency Center and its network of facilities offers comprehensive outpatient imaging services for the well-being and convenience of our patients. We can provide same-day imaging services for most physician-ordered imaging procedures and offer after-hours appointments for many services by request. Our expert staff of board-certified radiologists and technologists work closely with physicians to get patients on their way to diagnosis, treatment and good health.
Our imaging services include:
Computed tomography (CT) scan, also called computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan, uses X-rays to generate detailed cross-sectional images, called slices, of the body. Used to detect broken bones, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding, CT scans are fast, painless and usually non-invasive.
Our stand-alone ER features a 64-slice CT scanner, the latest innovation in CT technology, which captures more images with increased accuracy than a traditional CT scanner.
This technology is available to the Mechanicsville community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our facility also takes same-day appointments when available.
Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including aspects of radiological diagnosis (diagnostic ultrasound and computed tomography). This is typically one of the first tools used by primary care providers to diagnose and treat conditions.
Mammography and 3D breast tomosynthesis
Mammography uses a low-dose X-ray system to produce images for an examination of your breasts. This exam is called a mammogram. In addition to traditional mammograms we offer 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), which consist of multiple breast images taken in just seconds to produce a 3D image. This technology allows your provider to look through the tissue one millimeter at a time, seeing detail inside the breast in a way never before possible. These exams are performed by a mammography registered technologist, interpreted by specialty-trained radiologists and also processed with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). This combination of advanced training and CAD provides the best environment for early detection of breast cancer.
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm. Appointment times before and after normal office hours are available upon request.
General and vascular ultrasound
We offer the latest in ultrasound testing, including general and vascular ultrasound, which are non-invasive, painless, cost-effective and typically take between 15 and 30 minutes. Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to create video images of soft tissue areas of the body, such as the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, digestive and reproductive organs. Vascular ultrasounds are used to image blood vessels including arteries and veins.
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bone density scan (DEXA)
Bone density scans measure bone mineral density. DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptimometry) scans can determine if you have, or are at risk of having, osteoporosis – brittle bones that are prone to fracture.
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm Appointment times before and after normal office hours are available upon request.
Digital X-rays are more reliable than traditional film X-rays and eliminate the need for repeat scans, which reduces radiation exposure.
Hours: 24/7 with walk-in and same-day appointments available.