Imaging Services

Imaging Services 2018-09-13T12:04:16+00:00

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Winchester Imaging provides state-of-the-art diagnostic medical imaging services including Open MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray in a convenient outpatient setting.

Located in the Trex Corporate Center on 522 just east of 37, Winchester Imaging prides itself on high-quality medical imaging and a convenient patient-friendly service.

Our staff is dedicated to keeping you on-time and providing you with the highest quality imaging in the Shenandoah Valley.

Walk-in appointments are available for X-Ray. Same day appointments are available for CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray.

See for yourself why we say “Our Focus Is On You.”



  • MRI
  • CT Scans
  • X-ray Imaging
  • Ultrasound Imaging

MRI Services

MRI is a method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures by using magnetic field and radio frequency pulses. It enables the radiologist to see abnormalities with accuracy, especially those involving soft tissue.

It is commonly used as a primary diagnostic tool with no associated risk to the patient, and provides high quality clinical evaluations of organ disorders, traumatic injuries, and bone diseases among others.

Open MRI is designed to alleviate the confined feeling and claustrophobia that is sometimes associated with the High Field MRI. It provides a scanning experience with more room and delivers premium image quality. This provides the highest level of patient comfort. It is often the best choice for seniors, large persons and claustrophobic patients.
The High Field MRI may provide a more accurate diagnosis for some specific indications, such as small joint imaging, due to its high level of resolution. Thanks to the high field strength, an additional benefit of the High Field MRI is the shorter exam time. Therefore, it is often the best choice for patients with a history of claustrophobia.

CT (CAT) Services

CT (or CAT) scans can look inside your body by creating multiple cross-sectional images. Imagine a loaf of bread and examining each “slice” separately. The images are created using special X-ray equipment that applies computer processing to synthesize the images into a cross-sectional view of body tissues and organs.
CT can be used for cancer detection, and can even determine the size and shape of a tumor, where it’s located in the body, and whether the tumor is solid or hollow. They can also be used to guide biopsy needle insertion and for radiation treatment and planning. Besides cancer detection, CT is commonly used for evaluation of post-traumatic injuries and assessment of suspected aneurysm or stroke.
You will be asked to lie down on the CT scanner’s movable table. The table is passed through a large donut-shaped ring as the scanner begins to take pictures of your body. These are the images that will be reconstructed by the computer into a cross-sectional view. In some cases, the use of a contrast material may be needed to enhance the image. The contrast material may be orally or intravenously administered, depending on the particular type of CT study being performed.

X-ray Services

Radiography, known to most people as General X-Ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of diagnostic imaging. For nearly a century, diagnostic images have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting shadows and reflections on a photographic plate.
General X-ray is useful to detect and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases such as arthritis. It also plays a role in evaluating the health of the lungs, heart and chest wall. X-rays are helpful in guiding orthopedic surgery, treatment of sports-related injuries, spinal repair, and joint replacements. They are also useful in detecting more advanced forms of cancer in bones, but very early cancer findings require other methods.

X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way to view and assess broken bones, joints, skull, or spinal injuries. At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is joint-related (knee, elbow or wrist). These images of the skull, spine, joints and extremities are performed every minute of every day in hospital emergency rooms, outpatient imaging centers, sports medicine centers, orthopedic clinics and physician offices.

Ultrasound Services

Ultrasound imaging (also called “sonography”) uses high-frequency sound waves to create visual images of the internal body structures. As the sound waves pass through the body, some of the waves are absorbed by the body’s tissues, while others are reflected back. The reflected sound waves are measured and displayed by a computer, which then creates a real-time image on a monitor. The sonographer will electronically store the images which will be studied and evaluated by the radiologist.
Many patients are familiar with the use of ultrasound during pregnancy. However, it also offers several other diagnostic applications. Ultrasound can detect the source of pain or inflammation inside the body and can reveal infection or tumors. It is often used for patients with suspected gallstones. Ultrasound can also evaluate the arteries and veins for narrowing, blockages, or clots.

You will be asked to lie down on an examination table. The sonographer will apply a clear gel to the skin over the area that is being studied. The sonographer passes a small device, referred to as a transducer, over the skin. The sound waves that create the ultrasound images are sent through the transducer. Most exams take less than 30 minutes.


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