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General Radiography LMH Services

General Radiography

Radiology / Medical ImagingIn general radiography X-rays are used to create images of the body’s internal structures. General radiography is commonly used to detect problems with bones, lungs, and other internal structures. These “diagnostic” X-rays are small amounts of radiation that pass through the specific area(s) of interest. Radiation in these quantities is very safe.

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-ray to produce real-time or “live” images of organs and anatomical structure motion. Fluoroscopy is primarily used in barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract and IV contrast studies of the urinary tract and the arterial system.

Patients scheduled for an exam register in the Laughlin Center for Outpatient Care (“Outpatient Center”). The Center for Outpatient Care is located behind the main hospital, off Old Tusculum Road.

Results of Exam
A radiologist will interpret your exam and a transcribed report will be sent to the ordering physician as quickly as possible.

Requesting Films
If your physician requested you to bring your images to your next office visit, please mention this to the radiology staff, and a CD will be ready for you shortly after your exam.

If anytime after your exam a physician asks you to bring your study images to your office visit, please call the Radiology department at (423) 787-5100 at least 24-hours in advance and a CD will be prepared for you to pick up. CD’s can also be mailed to your physician. Images going to a Wellmont or Mountain States Health Alliance facility can be sent electronically, eliminating the need for a CD. The corresponding radiologist’s report will also be on the CD. If you need a paper copy of the report, this must be requested and obtained from the Health Information Management department (formerly “Medical Records department”) on the 1st floor of the hospital.

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