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Imaging & Radiology

Find high-quality scans from caring professionals. We offer personalized, subspecialty imaging services, from routine X-rays to highly advanced radiology treatments.

The expertise of both our board-certified radiologists and experienced technologists runs the gamut of imaging care. Along with consulting with referring physicians, we continue to push the boundaries of research. We're always finding new ways to use imaging to advance the possibilities of patient care.

Preparing for Your Scan

General guidelines for your appointment:

  • All exams require a doctor's order.
  • We don't schedule X-rays, but offer them on a walk-in basis only.
  • Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
  • Bring a driver's license and insurance card (if you have one).
  • Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
The Contrast Shortage at UVA Health: Your Questions Answered 

At UVA Health, we're using alternatives when we can. We're also prioritizing imaging procedures for patients with critical health needs and for lifesaving treatments.

Q:  What is the contrast shortage?

There is a U.S.-wide shortage in materials used for some imaging scans. These contrast materials, called iodinated contrast, help providers diagnose conditions. Delivered by an IV, they make it easier to see parts of your body by "contrasting" them from surrounding tissue during some CT scans.

The low supply is impacting many healthcare facilities, including UVA Health. A COVID lockdown in China caused the short supply.

Q: Will my CT scan be delayed?

Because of this shortage, we may need to delay your CT scan. In some cases, we might give you another type of exam, like ultrasound, MRI, or X-ray. We're making decisions on a patient-by-patient basis. If we need to reschedule your imaging exam, we’ll contact you directly.

Q: What if I need an emergency scan?

UVA Health has a supply of contrast for patients with critical health needs or who need lifesaving treatments.

Q: When will more contrast be available?

A: We project the shortage will end by early July.

Q: What if I have questions?

A: Contact your provider. As always, we prioritize giving every patient the best possible care.