The CIHA Radiology Department: An In-Depth Look for Healthcare Solutions.

The CIHA Radiology Department is staffed with a talented group of radiologists, clinicians, and assistants, and is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Computed Tomography (CT).

The Services We Offer:

  • Diagnostic X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • (2D and 3D) Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • DEXA scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

For all exams except diagnostic X-rays, you need to call and make an appointment with the department.

Hours of operation:
Our department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except holidays.
Holiday hours: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Phone: 828.497.9163 exts. 6466 and 6446.

To schedule a 3D mammography appointment today, please call 828.497.3710.

Frequently asked questions:

  • How do I get an appointment for an exam that has been ordered?

    Please call the Imaging/Radiology Department and schedule an appointment for an MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, DEXA scan, or Mammogram.

  • Where do I get my results?

    Your test results will be sent to your primary care provider. You will need to contact your Primary Care Team to obtain results.

  • Can I get a copy of my exam?

    We can make a CD of your exams that you may take to your other physicians who would like to review them. Simply come to the Imaging Department and ask for a CD to be made. We do not make CDs prior to your arrival at the department. Please bring an ID with you to confirm your identity. To get a copy of the report of the exam, you will need to go to Medical Records.

  • What if I am late for my appointment?

    Mammogram appointments are scheduled every 20 minutes. You MUST NOT be late for your appointment or you will have to be rescheduled. You may be seen later that same day or rescheduled to another day entirely. If you are you are scheduled for a CT, MRI, Ultrasound, or a DEXA scan, you MUST NOT be later than 10 minutes.

  • Can I bring my children with me to my appointment?

    We kindly request that you do not bring children under the age of 10 to an appointment unless another adult is present to watch them. Due to safety regulations, children may not accompany a patient into radiographic exam areas. Siblings are welcome at prenatal ultrasound appointments with an adult chaperone.

  • What if I am claustrophobic?

    If you are claustrophobic and your provider is ordering an MRI for you, please let your provider know. Often, he or she can prescribe a mild sedative to help you relax for the exam. If you take medication for anxiety, you will need to visit the Imaging/Radiology Department prior to taking your medication to sign any and all forms prior to your appointment. You will also need to have a driver come with you to your appointment.

  • What is the difference between a Screening Mammogram and a Diagnostic Mammogram?

    Mammograms are performed for different reasons. Screening Mammograms are routine yearly checkups for women who have no breast symptoms or issues. During a Screening Mammogram, at least two views are obtained of each breast using a very low X-ray exposure. Reports are usually dictated and mailed in 2–3 days.

    A Diagnostic Mammogram is an investigative study performed when breast symptoms may be present. During a Diagnostic Mammogram, the images are reviewed by the radiologist while you wait. This analysis allows for additional views to gain greater image clarity. Diagnostic Mammograms are only scheduled on Thursday mornings, when the radiologist is at the Hospital.

  • Are there any good online resources regarding the types of scans you do?

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