Battlefield imaging is the first and only imaging center within 100 miles of Chattanooga to take full advantage of digital imaging

Not only are the clear, sharp images available to review in seconds, they are stored in their original digital format, so the quality does not degrade over time. The images can also be transferred electronically to the referring doctor's office or to another member of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants if a consultation is necessary.

Digital Mammography
Battlefield imaging is the first and only imaging center within 100 miles of Chattanooga to take full advantage of digital imaging

Not only are the clear, sharp images available to review in seconds, they are stored in their original digital format, so the quality does not degrade over time. The images can also be transferred electronically to the referring doctor's office or to another member of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants if a consultation is necessary.
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Open MRI
Battlefield Imaging is home to one of the world's first open 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, used for detection, diagnosis and treatment planning of cancer, vascular disease, bone and joint disorders and diseases involving any part of the body. By providing the greatest patient comfort and advanced imaging capabilities, the new Siemens Espree MRI scanner offers the best of both worlds.

The free space around the patient far exceeds any other system available in the tri-state area. Its features allow for more than 60% of exams completed with the patient's head outside the machine, easing issues of claustrophobia. With an opening of over 2 feet in diameter and the average distance between a patient's head and the MRI magnet at almost one foot, this system is the only 1.5 T designed to accommodate patients of many shapes and sizes.

The image quality is without reproach. This advanced technology offers features that other 1.5T MRI in the tri-state area can not offer. Patients and referring physicians have consistently commented on the comfort of the exam and the high quality imaging that is received due to such advanced technology.

Length of Exam:
An average of 30 to 45 minutes.

Preparation for exam:
No pacemakers
No heart stents
No aneurysms clips
No implants / pumps
No metal in the body

Wear loose fitting clothes with no metal on the clothing
Leave all valuables at home
No watches, credit cards, cell phones etc….

Digital X-Ray
Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Battlefield Imaging is the first and only imaging center or hospital with 100 miles of Chattanooga to take full advantage of digital imaging

Not only are the clear, sharp images available to review within seconds, they are stored in their original digital format, so that the quality does not degrade over time. The images can also be transferred electronically to the referring doctor's office for review.

Length of exam:
Varies depending on the exam ordered by your physician. The Average length of an exam is 5 minutes.

Preparation for exam:
Varies depending on ordered exam. No metal on body part ordered to be x-rayed.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has revolutionized the detection and evaluation of cancer. This advanced technology can also be used to evaluate heart muscle, and has recently been approved for evaluation of certain patients suspected of having Alzheimer's disease.

Diagnostic Radiology Consultants (DRC) brought this revolutionary technology to Chattanooga in 1999. DRC radiologists have interpreted thousands of PET exams since that time. They are the leaders and pioneers in this important advanced technology service.

In addition to the full range of routine CT examinations, Battlefield Imaging offers high resolution CT angiography and 3D image reconstruction.  Battlefield Imaging offers a combination PET/CT scanner that combines speed and high-resolution imaging capability.

Length of exam for PET/CT scan:
1 Hour wait time from time of injection for the medicine to distribute through out your body.

45 minutes of actual scan time post distribution time

Total time for completion of exam: 2 hours.

Patient Preparation of a PET/CT

  • High protein / low carbohydrate meals 24 hours prior to exam
  • No sugar to include white bread, corn, potatos etc…..24 hours prior to exam