MedQuest Associates
MedQuest Associates - About Us
Community-based Services
We operate on the philosophy that healthcare is primarily a community-based service. All MedQuest Associates Imaging centers are created to be a permanent fixture in the communities in which they operate. To that end, each of our independent diagnostic imaging centers is staffed and operated at a local level. Talented professionals are employed to provide the best quality services to their own communities.

Quality Standards, Board Certification, and Accreditation
Our care givers have the credentials and experience to ensure you receive the highest quality imaging services. All of our radiologists are Board Certified. What's more, we are a preferred provider for an extensive array of managed care payers.
Our Locations
MedQuest Associates has over fifty locations in six states to serve you and your family's medical imaging needs. Please feel free to learn more about our various locations by clicking on the location nearest you on the map below or select from the list to the right.
Where We Are
Remarkable Physicians
Our Radiologist are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, which ensures that they have completed rigorous education and training standards. The Radiologist provides a written report to your referring physician. The involvement of a radiologist is an extremely important aspect of our service that isn't provided at other imaging facilities.
Superior Service
MedQuest Associates provides a superior level of medical imaging services to help referring physicians deliver the best possible treatment and patient care. Our radiologists pride themselves on providing responsive service to our referring providers. Reports are generated within 24 hours and are available to referring physicians through our online radiology information services.
Compassionate Staff
Our professional and caring staff also recognizes when a patient visits our imaging centers they may be worried or anxious about their health and the procedure itself. Patient comfort and convenience is paramount as well as sensitivity to the individual needs of each patient.
About Our Services
MedQuest Associates offers a full range of imaging services with board-certified physicians, certified technologists, service-oriented staff and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. All diagnostic imaging procedures must be recommended by your physician and require a physician order. Your physician's office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us.

Our diagnostic imaging services use the latest technology, including CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, diagnostic X-ray, screening mammography and digital mammography. MedQuest Associates is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in diagnostic imaging services.
Appointments
All diagnostic imaging procedures must be recommended by your physician and require a physician order. Your physician's office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us.
Your Arrival
You will be asked to arrive before your scheduled appointment to allow time for you to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
Requisition/Order Form
Insurance Cards
Contact Information
Payment
Billing & Insurance
At MedQuest Associates, we want to assist you in coping with your financial requirements. Each health insurance company has different rules for filing claims. You may incur added expense if you fail to follow your insurer's requirements.

Financial Navigator
Our locations in North Carolina and Virginia offer the services of a “financial navigator” or "Price Estimator Line" to patients who need help estimating their insurance-covered and out-of-pocket expenses for imaging services.
Careers
MedQuest Associates is a part of Novant Health, an integrated not-for-profit health system nationally recognized for quality healthcare and innovation. If you are driven to succeed and share our desire to improve the health of our communities, then one of our locations might be the right place for you. MedQuest Associates offers many exciting opportunities for you to learn, grow and advance your healthcare career.
Find a Job
If you would like to join us in delivering the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension every time, we want to talk with you about possibilities on the MedQuest team. Employees at MedQuest are selected not only for their experience and ability but also for their willingness to deliver an exceptional level of customer service.
Online Payments
MedQuest Associates plays a proactive role in helping patients receive quality care. We work with an extensive national network of insurance and managed care organizations. Always putting the patient first means ensuring your experience in one of our locations is the best possible. Your experience as a patient continues throughout our care for you, until you are satisfied with the way we handle your insurance filing and any remaining bill payments

Payment Information
MedQuest Associates offers you the ability to pay your account online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

All you'll need...
You will need to have both your statement and method of payment on hand in order to complete the online payment process. Be sure to have the Code ID and Access Number printed on your statement ready.
To make a payment, select the regional site you were seen in from the list to the right »
PET: Positron Emission Tomography

Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning.

How does a PET/CT Scan work?
During a PET scan, two medical images are captured with one machine at the same time - a PET image and a CT image. The PET image shows the physician how the body is functioning and reveals areas of abnormal activity. The CT image shows the physician the body's anatomic structure, acting as a map to precisely locate any areas of concern. The images are combined to reveal the complete picture to the physician.

To better understand how a PET scan works, think about a satellite weather map seen on the local news. The map displays weather patterns gathered by satellites that show storm intensities. With one image on top of the other, we can see what areas are being affected by adverse weather.

What will I experience during the procedure?
Before a PET scan, patients are injected with a small amount of radioactive glucose through a small IV. There is no danger associated with this injection, because the radiation exposure is the same as that associated with a conventional CT scan.

Once the glucose has been injected, patients are made comfortable on a recliner for 90 minutes before being positioned in the PET scanner for the pictures. Patients are asked to remain still for the duration of the examination..

Instructions for exam
If you are an insulin diabetic patient, please make sure your appointment is early in the morning. If you are an oral diabetic patient, please make sure your appointment is after 11:00 am. If necessary, please contact us at 704-384-7226 or 704-384-4046 to reschedule for another appointment time. Additional instructions will be given to you by the technologist.
Do not eat or drink anything except water and most medications (except for diabetes medications, cough drops, cough syrup or any liquid, magic mouthwash, chewable medications) for at least 4 hours before your appointment. This includes mints, chewing gum, chewing tobacco.
Please drink 3-4 glasses of water prior to arrival. 20 ounces total. Use the restroom as necessary.
You must avoid exercise during the 24 hours prior to the study.
If you are breastfeeding, plan to use previously pumped milk or formula as a substitute for 24 hours after the study.
You can take your usual medications (except those for diabetes, cough drops, cough syrup or any liquid, magic mouthwash, chewable medications), but please let us know what those medications are.
If you have had chemotherapy, neupogen, neulasta injections, or radiation therapy within the past month please let us know.
Report any medication allergies to the technologist.
Please drink plenty of fluids after your exam is completed.
Pregnant women and small children should not accompany patients. Patients should avoid contact with pregnant women and small children for a few hours after the scan if possible.
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