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Nuclear Medicine and Imaging

Erlanger North Imaging & Nuclear Medicine
632 Morrison Springs Road
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Outpatient and 24/7 Emergency Imaging Services

423-778-5800 (Request Erlanger North Campus Imaging)

Erlanger North offers comprehensive digital imaging services, available on an outpatient basis and as part of our 24/7 emergency care. These services now include outpatient nuclear medicine, a type of imaging which administers a small amount of radioactive material to safely and painlessly diagnose a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine helps identify abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease – long before some medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. This often allows earlier treatment and a better prognosis.

Nuclear Medicine Services

  • Heart - Non-invasive myocardial perfusion cardiac stress testing to show blood flow
  • Gallbladder/abdominal pain - Hepatobiliary (HIDA) scans
  • Lung - Ventilation/perfusion (VQ) and quantitative scans  to evaluate air and blood circulation

Comprehensive Digital Imaging

  • CT scanning including multi-slice imaging
  • 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography
  • Digital X-rays
  • Low-dose CT scanning
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopic including upper GI exams and barium enemas
  • Gastric emptying scans
  • Bone density

3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography

This new technology allows our radiologists to see the breast tissue from many different angles and between layers of breast tissue. It may be used for a screening tool in conjunction with a traditional digital mammogram, or it may be used by itself for a diagnostic mammogram.  Benefits include:

  • Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden during digital mammography
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
  • Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors, which occur in 15% of breast cancer patients
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue 

Learn more about Erlanger Breast Imaging Services and guidelines for when to have breast cancer screening.