Hours of Operation:
Diagnostic X-ray 7am to 6pm M-F; 7am – 12 noon Sat.
Ultrasound 7:15am to 4pm M-F
MRI 9am to 5:15pm M-Sat
CT 8am to 5pm M-F; 8am – 12 noon on Sat.
Nuclear Medicine 7am to 4:30pm M-F
Women’s Diagnostic Center
Mammograms 7:30am – 5pm M-F
Bone Density 8am- 4pm M-F
Atlantic General Hospital's Imaging Department offers a full range
of diagnostic imaging services to our surrounding communities. The department offers
general diagnostic imaging (x-rays) including fluoroscopy, mammography, bone density,
CT scans, MRI,
ultrasound, echocardiography and
nuclear imaging . The department is a fully digital (filmless) environment with electronic
imaging and storage of records, which gives healthcare providers instant
access to patient images and results.
- To maintain and respect the rights, privileges, and confidentiality of
- Provide high quality imaging services for interpretation by the radiologist
or attending physician
- Provide efficient and accessible imaging for all patients and physicians
- Achieve and maintain quality and safety standards as set by federal, state,
and regulatory agencies
In keeping with our mission to provide high quality imaging services, our
CT, US, Mammography and MRI services are accredited by the American College
of Radiology (ACR) and our Vascular Ultrasound service is accredited by
the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
The accreditations mean we have met the rigorous testing standards of
nationally recognized review boards, demonstrating our commitment to quality
Scheduling an Appointment
Most imaging examinations, with the exception of routine x-rays, require
an appointment and some preparation prior to the examination.
To schedule an appointment, please call 410-641-9714. Please have your
provider’s prescription available when you call. You will need to
provide information on the prescription to the person scheduling your exam.
Generally, the radiologist will read your imaging exam the same day you
have it done. The report will be faxed to the doctor or provider who ordered
the study within 48 hours. If you must have a STAT or emergent study,
or if we find a condition that requires immediate attention, your doctor
should have your results in about one hour.
Getting a Copy of Your Imaging Study
All of the images captured in our imaging department are stored in digital
form in our secure database. You can come in to pick up a CD of your images
at your convenience. You will need to bring a photo ID, and you will be
asked to sign a medical release. If you are picking up images for someone
else, you will need to bring a letter from the patient stating that he
or she has authorized you to pick them up. Although the images are digital,
we cannot e-mail them. If possible, please give us 24 hours notice if
you need a CD of your images. You may call 410-641-9640 to request the copy.
About PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System)
The system will store x-rays, ultrasounds, and other “pictures”
generated in the hospital’s Imaging department in a database as
soon as they are taken, making them immediately available to the radiologist
or to a physician who has referred a patient. The PACS system greatly
improves efficiency, eliminating the storage costs involved with printed
films and decreasing retrieval time for images.
Patient Education/Printable Materials