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In many cases, the first step to effectively treat a medical condition is an accurate diagnosis. Doctors rely on clear and detailed images of the body to make an accurate diagnosis about your health and to develop a treatment plan.

Please note that tests may require a physician’s referral or insurance pre-authorization prior to scheduling.

To schedule a mammogram at Ruby E. Bergman, call: (833) 237-2968 or click here.

To schedule imaging services at Emanuel Medical Center Outpatient Radiology, call (209) 664-2816.

To schedule imaging services at Turlock Imaging Services, call: (209) 669-0600.

Emanuel Medical Center has three convenient locations to serve our patients for diagnostic imaging services in Turlock. Each of our imaging centers offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality diagnostic imaging services in a comfortable setting.

Emanuel Medical Center Outpatient Radiology offers:

  • 1.5T MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Interventional Radiology
  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Nuclear Medicine

Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center offers:

  • Bone Density
  • 3D mammography / Tomosynthesis
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Digital diagnostic mammography
  • Digital screening mammography
  • PET/CT imaging
  • Stereotactic-guided core breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided breast cyst aspiration
  • Ultrasound-guided core breast biopsy and fine needle aspiration
  • Wire localization procedure

Turlock Imaging Services offers:

  • 1.5T MRI
  • Breast MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy

Accurate Diagnostic Imaging Technology in Turlock

ACR accreditation badgeWhen you visit our imaging centers, our experienced team of radiologists and caring staff will provide you with the quality of care and expertise you need, which is essential in diagnosing many medical conditions.

Emanuel Medical Center is certified by Medicare and The Joint Commission. Additionally, Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center, an Emanuel Medical Center imaging provider, is an American College of Radiology-accredited facility for breast MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Turlock Imaging Services is certified by Medicare and American College of Radiology.

What Is Diagnostic Imaging?

Diagnostic imaging is a subspecialty in medicine that makes use of a variety of equipment and techniques that can produce detailed images of the intricate structures and activities inside your body. These images help doctors make an accurate diagnosis and to treat and/or manage medical conditions

What Are the Imaging Tests Available?

When you come to us for a procedure, the experienced team in each of our imaging centers is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and professionalism for your diagnostic imaging needs. We will guide you every step of the way, from the time you schedule an appointment to the actual screening.

The following imaging services are available at select imaging locations in Turlock:

  • Digital mammography - Uses solid-state detectors found in digital cameras, which convert X-rays into electrical signals to produce images of the breast to visualize abnormalities in the breast tissue that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special films to look like screen-film mammograms.
  • MRI - Provides detailed pictures of the inside of the body using strong magnets and radio waves. MRI scanners help doctors examine the brain, spinal cord and nerves as well as muscles, ligaments and tendons to detect, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases.
  • X-ray - Uses a small amount of radiation to create images of bones and organs. Medical X-ray scans can help physicians diagnose blocked blood vessels, bone cancer and infections.
  • CT Scan - Combines X-rays and computer scans to create images of the body using a motorized X-ray source that rotates around the circular opening of a donut-shaped structure called a gantry. The result is a detailed image that can show problems with soft tissues, organs and bones. CT scans create cross-sectional pictures of your body that help doctors look for fractures, cancers, blood clots, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding.
  • Bone Densitometry - Uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm. This helps to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fracture.
  • Nuclear medicine - Uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose, evaluate or treat a multitude of diseases, such as heart disease, gastrointestinal/endocrine/ neurological disorders and certain types of cancers.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan - Combines PET and CT into one machine. From one single PET/CT scan, your doctor will have information about the structure and function of cells and tissues in your body. Since this diagnostic test is on the cellular level, it can often identify changes that signify early stages of disease. The most common uses of PET/CT scans include detecting cancer, assessing the effectiveness of cancer therapy and studying brain abnormalities. Some patients may be asked for a urine sample for a pregnancy test.
  • Ultrasound - Uses sound waves to produce images of the body's interior. One of the most common uses of ultrasound include monitoring the growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy as well as imaging of the heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin and muscles.
  • Fluoroscopy - Uses a continuous low-dose X-ray beam to produce images of organs and bones in real time, on a television monitor or screen, like an X-ray movie. During this procedure, radiologists usually use contrast material (dye) to highlight the area being examined. The contrast material can be injected or taken orally or rectally.

How to Prepare for Your Visit

At Emanuel Medical Center, we are committed to provide you with a safe space for healing combined with compassionate and personalized care we are known for. Our dedicated team of experienced radiologists and caring staff strive to make your imaging experience as comfortable and quick as possible. Here are some reminders to help you prepare for your visit:

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled screening.
  • Please allow approximately one hour for your screening or ask us in advance how long to expect for the test.
  • On the day of your appointment, please bring your photo identification, insurance card, prescription from your doctor’s office with diagnosis, and/or form of payment for co-payment or co-insurance.
  • Please bring the CD and report of previous findings on the body part to be examined for comparison, if applicable.
  • Please keep a copy of our telephone number and address with you, in case you need to contact us for delays, or you cannot find our facility.
  • Please call your insurance provider prior to your screening to check if they require pre-authorization or a referral letter for your visit.

Certain imaging tests require special preparation to ensure the accuracy of the diagnosis. Please call (209) 667-4200 prior to your scheduled appointment to learn more.

Insurances Accepted

We want to help you get the care you need. At Emanuel Medical Center, we work with a variety of insurance plans, flexible spending accounts and other healthcare savings plans. If you have questions about your coverage, let us help put your mind at ease. Please call (800) 346-0775 for your billing and insurance questions or you may contact your insurance provider directly.

Turlock Imaging Services accepts a broad range of insurance plans, and our staff will file primary and secondary insurance claims for patients who provide complete and accurate insurance information. Most claims are filed electronically to ensure timeliness and accuracy. For uninsured patients, we offer highly competitive and economical self-pay rates. Please call one of our staff at (209) 669-0600 for additional information and for a price quote.

Request a Doctor Referral

If you’re not feeling well or if you need a physician who can interpret your imaging test results, our doctors at Emanuel Medical Center can help. We can connect you with a doctor by calling (855) 604-4263.

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