Imaging Services

Clinch Valley Medical Center provides testing and imaging services to patients and physicians throughout Southwest Virginia, ensuring accuracy in diagnosis and treatment. Our inpatient and outpatient diagnostic facility provides convenient, personalized and comfortable care. Our patients also benefit from up to date technology and our radiologists provide you and your physician with prompt, accurate results.

For more information about Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Imaging Services, call 276.596.6137.

Black Lung Testing

CVMC is an approved NIOSH site with a B-reader radiologist.

Calcium Scoring

Calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive way of obtaining information about your coronary arteries. This screening provides pictures of your heart's arteries and identifies if calcium deposits are present – which helps determine if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other potential symptoms of heart disease.

Who Should Have a Heart CT?

A heart CT for calcium scoring should be considered if you:

  • Are at least 35 years old
  • Are not currently being treated for heart disease
  • Do not have a pacemaker
  • Have at least two of these risk factors:
    • High cholesterol levels
    • High blood pressure
    • Family history of heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • History of cigarette smoking
    • Obesity
    • Physical inactivity

CMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An MRI is a non-invasive, painless procedure in which radio waves and powerful magnets linked to a computer can create detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. These pictures can help diagnose many conditions in all parts of the body.

64-Slice CT Scan

This state-of-the-art technology covers more anatomy, with greater accuracy, than before. The superior image clarity offers a faster, more accurate diagnosis for earlier detection of abnormal changes in the body. This equipment allows for expanded services such as precise cardiac imaging and updated treatments for cancer patients.


CVMC’s advanced digital 3D mammography unit allows for a more accurate diagnosis in half the time of film-based exams. With higher resolution images and computer-aided detection (CAD), the need for additional pictures is reduced. Click here to learn more.

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Stereotactic Breast Core Biopsies

This procedure is a safe and minimally-invasive way to obtain tiny samples from an abnormal breast mass for examination by a pathologist. A sample of breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed with a needle. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis with a minimum of discomfort and recovery time.

DEXA (Osteoporosis Screening)

This enhanced form of x-ray technology is a quick and painless way to measure bone loss, estimate risk of future fractures and accurately diagnose osteoporosis.

Interventional Angiogram

This x-ray exam of the arteries and veins can diagnose blockages, narrowing in a blood vessel and other blood vessel problems. In many cases, our radiologist can treat a blocked vessel or place a stent without the need for surgery.

Ultrasound/Vascular Imaging

Ultrasound imaging is a painless procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of tissues, organs, blood vessel and blood flow. A wide range of diagnostic ultrasounds are available including: obstetrics, abdominal, vascular, biopsies and prostate.


Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography employs real-time imaging for a quick and accurate assessment of the overall health of the heart.

Nuclear Medicine/PET Imaging/ Cardiac Stress Testing

These tests involve the injection of a radioactive “tracer” that allows for the evaluation of organ function and bone abnormalities.

Radiofrequency Ablation

This noninvasive procedure will use mild, painless radiofrequency waves to locally heat tumors to kill cancer cells for liver, bone and kidney cancer.

Venous Ablation

This minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted blood vessels.

For more information about Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Imaging Services, call 276.596.6137.