In a joint venture, Hutcheson Medical Center and Diagnostic Radiology Consultants formed the first all digital imaging center in the area and the first High Field Open MRI. Under the medical direction of John Nelson, MD, Battlefield Imaging boasts of offering world class imaging through its many services:

High Field 1.5 Open MRI

Battlefield Imaging is home to one of the world's first open 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging systems, used for detection, diagnosis and treatment planning of cancer. bone and joint disease, female disease, vascular disease or any type of abdominal imaging.  We provide the greatest patient comfort and advanced imaging capabilities. The new Espree MRI scanner offers patients the best of both worlds.

Digital Mammography

Battlefield Imaging is the first imaging center to unveil the latest technology of digital mammography, which converts x-rays directly to incredibly detailed grayscale images. Patients describe much less discomfort, and the radiation dose associated with each digital mammogram is reduced by as much as 40 percent compared to standard high contrast film-based mammograms. This new technology accommodates virtually all breast sizes.

PET Positron Emission Tomography/CT Computed Tomography

Battlefield Imaging uses one of the most advanced pieces of imaging technology available to ensure our patients receive the best treatment possible. The combination PET scanner/CT scanner has revolutionized the detection and evaluation of cancer by tracking the metabolic activity in cells which helps oncologists better direct the patients' treatment.  For more information call 806-0170.

  • Bone Densitomerty
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Non-Invasive Vascular and Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Digital Radiography (x-ray)
  • ComprehensiveBreastCenter

In Spring 2006 Battlefield Imaging opened the Battlefield Auxiliary Breast Center at Battlefield Imaging. This is the first comprehensive breast care center within the Chattanooga area to offer a unique physician team based approach to breast care.
In addition to the full range of routine CT examinations, Battlefield Imaging offers high resolution CT angiography and 3D image reconstruction.

Our Medical Director                  

Battlefield Imaging is under the medical direction of John Nelson, MD. Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified Radiologist. He earned is B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee.