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Radiology & Laboratory

Our radiology and laboratory services are available in several convenient locations.

Common Radiology Procedures

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRIs let your doctor see detailed images of the inside of your body. You’ll be asked to follow some specific instructions prior to your exam, which will include removing all jewelry, hearing aids and glasses, completely emptying your pockets and possibly removing your makeup. MRIs use powerful magnets, for safety and to allow the clearest images possible, it’s important that no metal be in the room with the MRI. 

Breast MRIs

The CoxHealth Breast Care Clinic offers breast MRI for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or those who are at particularly high risk for developing the disease. 

Mammography

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray exam of your breast that is used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. CoxHealth offers all-digital mammography for clearer, more detailed images. 

Experts recommend women receive a baseline screening mammogram by age 40. At CoxHealth, referrals are not required for mammograms. Call the location most convenient for you to schedule your mammogram: 

- Springfield: 417-681-5161 

- Monett: 417-354-1138 

- Branson: 417-348-8313

- Barton County: 417-681-5161

View our page on mammograms for additional details.

Computed Tomography (CT)

CTs use X-rays and computer scans to create a detailed picture of specific areas of your body. CT is typically used to examine soft tissues, such as your sinuses, blood vessels and organs. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasounds or sonograms use high-frequency sound waves to create images. This test is commonly used to monitor pregnancy, to examine your abdomen or pelvis and blood vessels leading to your brain and extremities or as an additional step in diagnosing breast cancer. It can also be used to guide a needle during biopsy procedures. 

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses a small amount of radioactive material to help your doctor diagnose certain diseases and conditions, especially in the very early stages.

PET & PET- CT

PET and PET- CT is a branch of nuclear medicine. PET scans create an image of your body's metabolic activity, using a small amount of injected radioactive material. PET - CT combine the information from a PET scan with the anatomical information from a CT scan. When the CT is superimposed over a PET scan, doctors can pinpoint areas of concern. 

X-Rays

Routine X-rays use external radiation to produce images of your tissue, bones, internal organs and vessels. 

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is like an X-ray in real time. A continuous X-ray beam is passed through your body and the image is transmitted to a video screen so your doctor can closely examine a specific body part and its movement. Fluoroscopy is often used during procedures. 

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry scans use a low dose of radiation to measure bone loss. The scan is typically performed on your lower spine and hips while you lay on a padded table. 

To schedule a bone densitometry exam, call 417-269-4664, or view our page on bone health for more details.

VCUG - Voiding Cystourethrogram

A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is a test that uses X-rays to take pictures of the urinary system. It shows how well the bladder and its connecting tubes (the urethra and the ureters) are working. 

Before the test, discuss with your doctor any previous difficult catheterizations or VCUGs. Before coming to the hospital, explain to your child what will happen in words they can understand. For younger children, it is best to explain right before the test. Sometimes, it is difficult to know how to explain this test to children. If you would like help, please call a child life specialist at 417-730-7133.

Bone & Joint Center Radiology

Bone & Joint Center Radiology

3555 S. National Ave., 1st Floor

Springfield, MO 65807

417-875-3829
Branson West Radiology

Branson West Radiology

18452 Missouri Business 13

Branson West, MO 65737

417-272-8911
Breast Care Clinic

Breast Care Clinic

3850 S. National Ave., Suite 310

Springfield, MO 65807

417-269-5239
Robert Stone, MD

Robert Stone, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Barton County Hospital

29 Northwest 1st Lane

Lamar, MO 64759

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417-681-5100

Neil Edward Staib, Jr., MD

Neil Edward Staib, Jr., MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Barton County Hospital

29 Northwest 1st Lane

Lamar, MO 64759

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417-681-5100

Bryan K. Hall, MD

Bryan K. Hall, MD

Neuroradiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Jared Neuroscience Center

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-631-0600

Joseph L. Mailloux, MD

Joseph L. Mailloux, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Health Systems - Radiology

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-269-4056

Nathan L Kester, MD

Nathan L Kester, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Health Systems - Radiology

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-269-4056

Craig Lee Boswell, MD

Craig Lee Boswell, MD

Interventional Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Health Systems - Radiology

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-269-4056

Christine Wester, MD

Christine Wester, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Health Systems - Radiology

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-269-4056

Frederick James Anderson, MD

Frederick James Anderson, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Barton County Hospital

29 Northwest 1st Lane

Lamar, MO 64759

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417-681-5100

Christina Sharon Geatrakas, MD

Christina Sharon Geatrakas, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Barton County Hospital

29 Northwest 1st Lane

Lamar, MO 64759

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417-681-5100

Eric David Nelson, MD

Eric David Nelson, MD

Diagnostic Radiology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Cox Health Systems - Radiology

3801 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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417-269-4056

Outpatient Lab Services

At CoxHealth, our team of board-certified pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals provide patients with the highest quality of care in laboratory testing for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  These results help your physician in developing the right treatment for you.  We offer a wide-range of testing in various locations using the latest advancements in diagnostic assessments.

Our laboratory technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, pathologists and laboratory technicians work around the clock to provide you and your physician with timely test results.

Outpatient laboratory services are available at CoxHealth locations across the Ozarks. If your physician orders labs, he or she will refer you to the location that's most convenient for you. Then, your doctor will notify you about your test results. You can also access them through your CoxHealth account. If you're referred to any of our locations for lab testing, visit the registration department first. Then go to the lab. Registration and lab staff work together to direct patients to the correct location for lab services.

How to Prepare for a Lab Test

You may need to take certain steps before your visit. These steps may include fasting, avoiding certain food or not using tobacco products. Be sure to check your patient instructions from your referring physician for details. 

RADIOLOGY & LABORATORY

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