Imaging & Radiology Center

Doctor reviewing scan on machine

Seeing What Others Can’t

Grady has the most experienced imaging team in Atlanta.  Using the latest imaging technology – including magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs), cutting edge positron emission tomography (PET/CT), and state-of-the-art computed tomography units – we work together to ensure the highest levels of patient care and highest quality images, which are needed for patient diagnosis and treatment.

Because Grady is Atlanta’s busiest Level 1 trauma center, our subspecialized radiologists, highly trained technologists, and staff routinely deal with more complex and serious conditions than most imaging technologists see in a lifetime. This experience means that our imaging team can recognize medical conditions while they are still emerging so that we can begin treatment as early as possible, producing the best outcomes.

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Why Choose Us

No Atlanta hospital has more modern imaging equipment – or more of it – than Grady.

And we use it a lot. We perform 18,000 x-rays, 7,600 CT-scans, and 1200 MRIs a month. This means the team looking at your images is experienced since they review hundreds of radiological studies a week. That experience means they are trained to spot potential issues, which leads to quicker, more effective treatments.

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Exams, Scans, and Procedures

Grady offers a broad range of radiology exams using the latest technology. The experience of our radiologists contributes to greater accuracy in reading and interpreting hundreds of thousands of medical images every year. We tailor exams to your individual medical conditions and needs.

Bone Density Scan

A bone density scan, also called DEXA, uses an x-ray to measure the bone mineral content and density. A DEXA scan produces more detailed images than a standard x-ray and helps to identify fragile bones before they break. It measures the bone density of the spine, pelvis, lower arm, and thigh.

Learn more about bone density scans.

Breast Imaging and Procedures (Mammograms)

Grady breast imaging radiologists are leaders in the field. Studies show that specialist radiologists detect more cancers and more early-stage cancers and have lower recall rates than general radiologists, so all of our breast imaging radiologists specialize in breast imaging, and read only breast images. Our experts perform breast screening and diagnostic imaging services, including traditional mammography, 3-D mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast biopsies.

Learn more about mammograms.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) uses x-rays to produce pictures or images of tissue inside the body. The CT machine moves an x-ray tube around the patient to produce multiple detailed images at different angles. This provides greater detail of soft tissue like organs or blood vessels than a traditional X-ray. CT can also be used for a tissue or fluid biopsy.

Learn more about CT scans.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses high-powered magnets and radio waves to produce images of organs and structures inside the body. During an MRI, the patient lies on a table that is surrounded by magnets. Information collected by the MRI scanner is sent to a computer and translated into images.

Learn more about MRIs.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound, also called a sonogram, uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissues inside the body. Sound waves move through the body and, based on the frequency, signals are translated into images on a computer. Ultrasound can also be used for a tissue or fluid biopsy.

Learn more about ultrasounds.

X-ray

An x-ray machine uses a small dose of radiation to produce images of structures inside the body. The x-rays pass through the area of the body being examined and are translated into images captured on the other side of the body.

Learn more about x-rays.

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Make an Appointment

Radiology appointments and most of our specialty clinics do require a referral. A referral is a request or order by your doctor to have an exam, test, or procedure performed at Grady.

If you don’t have a referral but need care, we can help. Call us at (404) 616-1000, and we will help set you up with an appointment in one of Grady’s Primary Care Centers, where a physician can partner with you and refer you to the appropriate specialty clinic.

Or, ask your provider to complete the Grady Referral Request Form and fax it to us at (404) 489-6103. We will contact you to schedule an appointment.

If you already have a referral, please call (404) 616-1000 to schedule your appointment or to check on the status of an existing referral.

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Locations and Directions

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Imaging Capabilities

No Atlanta hospital offers a larger array of modern imaging equipment under one roof.

Computed Tomography (CT)
  • One GE Revolution 256-slice scanner
  • One GE Revolution HD 128-slice scanner
  • Two GE Discovery 128-slice scanners
  • Two GE LightSpeed VCT 64-slice scanners
  • One Neurologic CereTom CT scanner, Atlanta’s only mobile CT scanner
  • One GE LightSpeed 16 slice scanner
Diagnostic Radiography
  • Four GE AMX Plus portables
  • Two GE Definium AMX 700 portables
  • Five Carestream DRX Revolution portables
  • Three GE Optium XR 200amx portables
  • Eleven Philips Digital Diagnost rooms
  • Three GE Precision 500d rooms
  • Eight GE 9900 C-ARMs
  • Three GE Elite C-ARMs
  • One GE Proteus room
Interventional Radiology
  • One Philips Medical Allura Xper FD20 biplane x-ray systems
  • One Bi plane Phipils Azurion 7 B20 Angiographic imaging system
  • Two GE Healthcare Innova 4100 angiographic imaging systems
  • One GE OEC 9900 Elite Angiographic C-Arm imaging system.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • One Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5 T MR scanner
  • One Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5 T MR scanner
  • One Siemens Magnetom Symphony 1.5 T MR scanner
Mammography
  • Four Hologic Selenia mammography systems
  • Two X Rite 331 densitometers
  • One Lorad Multicare Platinum stereotactic biopsy system
Nuclear Medicine
  • One Hologic Discover QDR C Bone Densitometer
  • Two Philips Brightview Gamma Cameras
  • One Philips CardioMD Gamma Camera
  • One Philips Precedence SPECT/CT
  • PET/CT Positron Emission Tomography
  • One GE Discovery MI Scanner
Ultrasound
  • Eight FujiFilm SonoSite ultrasound systems
  • Eighty six (86) GE ultrasound systems
  • Nine Philips Medical ultrasound systems
  • Two Siemens ultrasound systems
  • One Unetixs TruDop ultrasound system
  • One Terason 12 L5 V ultrasound system
  • One B&K Medical Systems 8818 scanner
  • One Bard Access ultrasound system
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Research

As one of the nation’s elite teaching hospitals, our imaging clinicians are involved in studies aimed at finding better, more effective ways to care for patients. Research conducted at Grady is helping to redefine the way doctors around the world treat a variety of conditions. This commitment to research means that Grady offers the best standard emergency care – and the best emerging care. The benefit to patients is clear: They have access to treatment options unavailable at most other institutions.

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Our Doctors

Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. The mission to care for all who need us attracts physicians from across the nation, and most are employed by the Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care and exploring novel treatments.