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Newton Medical Center - Department of Radiology

As with all departments of Newton Medical Center, the Department of Radiology is dedicated to offering the highest quality care. The Department’s board-certified and experienced physicians focus on blending the latest in radiological technology with the highest standard of patient care possible.

The Department of Radiology provides outpatient and inpatient diagnostic and image-guided therapy procedures. Referrals are welcome from physicians who do not have privileges at Newton Medical, as well as Newton Medical staff. Whether you are a patient, friend, or family member with questions and/or concerns or a physician seeking to refer a patient, you should be able to find the information you are looking for by clicking on the links below.

X-ray
CT Scan (a.k.a. CAT Scan or Computed Tomography)
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Ultrasound
Nuclear Medicine
Interventional Radiology
Mammography

Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for all Radiology procedures, except MRI, please call 770-385-4436. To schedule an appointment for MRI, please call (678) 342-3051.

Address
Department of Radiology
Newton Medical Center
5126 Hospital Drive, NE
Covington, GA 30014

Directions
Newton Medical Center is located 35 miles East of Atlanta on Hwy 278 in the City of Covington.

From Atlanta
Take interstate I-20 East. Take the Alcovy Road exit – exit number 92. Turn right onto Alcovy Road. At the traffic light, turn left onto US-278 E/GA-12 E (1.0 miles). Turn right onto Hospital Drive NE (0.1 miles).

From Augusta
Take interstate I-20 West. Take the GA-142 exit – exit number 93 – toward Covington/Oxford (0.2 miles). Turn left onto GA-142/John R. Williams Hwy. Continue to follow GA-142 (1.1 miles). Turn right onto SR 12/US-278 (0.8 miles). Turn left onto Hospital Drive NE (<0.1 miles).

X-ray

  • This procedure uses a small amount of radiation on a selected part of the body to generate an image.
  • X-ray, or plain radiography, is commonly used to generate images of the chest, musculoskeletal system and, in some instances, the gastrointestinal system.
  • This procedure is the oldest, perhaps most well known in all of radiology, and it is still the one most commonly performed.

CT (a.k.a. CAT Scan or Computed Tomography)

  • Similar to an X-ray except that CT imaging provides cross-sectional images of specific areas of the body.
  • Mainly used for brain, neck, spine, chest, abdominal and musculoskeletal imaging.
  • Useful in the rapid diagnosis of traumatic injuries.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
To schedule an appointment, please call: (678) 342-3051

  • Similar to CT except that MR imaging uses a magnet and radiofrequency waves to generate an image instead of radiation.
  • MR has been used to generate high quality images of the brain, spinal cord, heart, bones, joints, soft tissues, blood vessels and, in some cases, breast tissue.
  • For information about our Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, click on Imaging Center.

Ultrasound

  • Uses sound waves passed through the body to generate an image.
  • Allows physicians to view the vascular system, blood vessels, pelvic and abdominal organs, breast tissue and the developing fetus.
  • Most famous for its use in prenatal care.

Nuclear Medicine

  • Nuclear Imaging uses small amounts of radioactive compounds to produce images that help in gathering information about the function of various organs.
  • The compounds used, called tracers, are helpful in evaluating bone, liver, heart, lung, brain, kidney or endocrine problems.

Interventional Radiology

  • The leading edge of medicine.
  • Uses imaging guidance to diagnose and treat uterine fibroids, obstructed vessels, serious infections, tumors and gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Minimally invasive treatments often replace surgery.

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