Imaging & Radiology
Trust our skilled imaging team and board-certified radiologists at Wayne UNC Health Care to produce high-quality images and deliver precise results. You’ll have access to advanced technology and convenient services close to home in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Recognized Imaging & Radiology Services
Benefit from our American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited computed tomography (CT), mammography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound facilities and services. ACR accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging. That means our facilities meet or exceed requirements for equipment, staff, and image quality and safety.
Rely on our team of board-certified radiologists to evaluate your tests and diagnose your condition. Your knowledgeable radiologist will deliver your imaging results to your referring doctor and consult on your treatment if needed.
Complete Imaging & Radiology Services
Find a broad range of services at Wayne UNC to help your doctor identify health conditions. Depending on your needs, your doctor may recommend:
Learn about our breast imaging services, heart imaging tests, and low-dose CT lung scan.
Sophisticated CT Scans
Get faster CT scans and experience lower levels of radiation with 64-slice CT scanning available at Wayne UNC. Your doctor uses this advanced technology to see the size, shape, and position of your internal organs more clearly than with routine X-rays.
Open MRI Units
Your doctor may order an MRI scan instead of a CT scan to produce detailed images of your organs or soft tissue. Take advantage of our open MRI units for a comfortable, stress-free experience. You’ll appreciate open MRI equipment that doesn’t enclose you during the scan. Calm, spacious MRI rooms are big enough for a parent or support person.
Your doctor may use minimally invasive interventional radiology (IR) procedures to diagnose or treat your health conditions. IR procedures often replace open surgery. During an IR procedure, your doctor uses imaging technology to guide a catheter inside your body and target treatments for your specific disease. You’ll experience less pain and shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgery.
Before Your Appointment
Refer to preparation information you receive from your physician for special instructions about your exam. Take your medications as usual unless told otherwise.
What to Expect
View our parking information to determine the hospital entrance you should use to get to your appointment.
Register for your test in our Admitting Department. If you’re having an MRI, you can register at MRI.
Depending on the imaging test your doctor orders, your appointment may take 30 minutes to several hours. Approximate procedure times include:
- CT Scan: 30-90 minutes
- Mammography: 15-30 minutes
- MRI: 1-2 hours
- Nuclear Medicine: 1-4 hours
- Ultrasound: 45-60 minutes
- X-ray: 30-60 minutes
To protect your health, we follow strict radiation safety measures. With most procedures, your exposure to radiation is comparable to the amount of radiation exposure you’d get over several months of everyday life.
Safe Pediatric Imaging Practices
Rest assured we’ll keep your child safe during imaging tests because we follow ACR Image Gently® recommendations to provide “child-sized” radiation doses.
My UNC Chart
View your imaging and radiology results by accessing My UNC Chart.