CoxHealth offers a full range of radiology and laboratory services, with most services available in several locations for your convenience. Expect shorter wait times, faster turnaround for your test results, and fewer unexpected delays. To receive your results quickly, be sure to create a CoxHealth Express account.
Has your physician ordered a radiology exam? Learn more about common tests:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lets 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.
The CoxHealth Breast Care Clinic also 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 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 that is most convenient for you, today.
In Springfield: 417-269-5239
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In Monett: 417-354-1138
Computed tomography (CT) uses 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.
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; and as an additional step in diagnosing breast cancer. It can also be used to guide a needle during biopsy procedures.
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 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.
Routine X-ray, or diagnostic Radiology, uses external radiation to produce images of your tissue, bones, internal organs and vessels.
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 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.
Radiology services are provided by the professionals of Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates.
Outpatient laboratory services are available in locations across the Ozarks. If your physician orders labs, you’ll be referred to a convenient location. Your doctor will notify you of your test results, or you can access your results through you CoxHealth account. At CoxHealth, skilled laboratory technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, pathologists and laboratory technicians work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you and your physician with timely test results.