Imaging Services

Methodist McKinney Hospital is your go-to medical facility for high-quality imaging services. Our compassionate team of medical experts provides the best possible care for every patient.

Why Choose Us:

First Class Staff & Service
On-Site Radiologist
Remote PACS Access
Same-Day Appointments
Stat Reads Available
Extended Hours, Including Weekends & Evening Appointments
Walk-in X-Ray Service
Competitive Self-Pay Pricing
In-Network With Most Insurances
Convenient Parking
Comfortable, Relaxed Environment
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Our Imaging Services

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MRI & Sedated MRI

CT scan

CT Scan & CT Calcium Score



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Patient Education

MRI & Sedated MRI

An MRI—which stands for magnetic resonance imaging—is a type of imaging technology that combines a magnetic field with radio waves to create detailed pictures of organs and tissue. These detailed images allow our doctors to customize care for every patient who walks through our doors.

Advanced Motion Correction Technology

Unlike previous MRI technology, the Signa Explorer Lift allows patients to move during the scan without sacrificing image quality. Patients can rest easy knowing they won’t have to endure multiple retakes, which means less time spent in a confined space.

Additional MRI Benefits:

  • Scan time decreased by up to 40%
  • Scans are significantly quieter to increase patient comfort
  • Dramatic increase in image resolution, providing superior quality scans

Sedated MRI

Our sedated MRI option is the perfect solution for patients who are:

  • Anxious
  • Claustrophobic
  • Unable to remain still during the scan due to pain or discomfort

We can perform a sedated MRI on any region of the body. Conscious sedation and General IV sedation are administered and monitored by an anesthesiologist. For minimal sedation, oral medications can be prescribed by the patient’s referring physician and brought with the patient to take prior to study.

Advantages of sedated MRIs:

  • Extremely accurate imaging
  • Improved patient experience
  • Minimal time spent in MRI suite

CT scan

CT Scan, CT Technology, & CT Calcium Score

Standard CT Scan

A standard CT scan—also known as a CAT scan or Computed Tomography scan—provides detailed images of internal organs, bones, blood vessels, and tissues. CT scans show more detailed images than a generic X-ray. Here’s how it works:

  1. A narrow X-ray beam circles around the targeted body part, providing a series of images from various angles
  2. A computer uses this information to create a cross-sectional 2D picture
  3. Multiple scans can be stacked on top of each other to create one 3D image

Most CT scans will take 30 minutes or less to complete. As patients lie on a table inside the round CT machine, X-rays rotate around their bodies to take detailed images. The machine will create a whirring or buzzing noise as it rotates. Any movement inside the CT scanner can blur images, so patients must remain still until scans are completed.

CT Technology

Equipped with twin spiral dual-energy, CareDose 4D, and single-click readiness technologies, our Low Dose 64 Slice Siemens Somatom CT scanner accelerates and simplifies the CT scanning process.

The twin spiral dual-energy technology enables the CT scanner to zoom in on small details that standard CT scanners don’t always detect. It also helps physicians examine scans with greater accuracy so they can provide customized treatment options.

The CareDose 4D technology allows us to tailor radiation doses based on each patient’s size and the body part being scanned. It also protects medical personnel and patients from unnecessary radiation exposure.

With the single-click readiness technology, doctors can receive high-quality scans with the press of a button.

Additional benefits of the 64 Slice CT scanner include:

  • Enhanced imaging
  • Shorter scan time
  • Quieter operation
  • Optimized contrast
  • Tailored radiation doses
  • Minimal radiation exposure

CT Calcium Score

A CT calcium score is a non-invasive heart scan that detects early coronary artery disease and predicts future heart attacks. The higher your calcium score, the higher your risk of developing heart disease and/or having a heart attack.

If you fall into two or more of the following risk categories, you should get a calcium score.

  • Family history of coronary artery disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity

You can get your calcium score with a simple imaging scan at Methodist McKinney Hospital. An appointment is required and are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call 972-569-2717 to schedule. Since CT calcium scores aren’t covered by insurance, we offer a competitive self-pay option of $85.


Ultrasounds—also known as sonograms and sonography—provide high-quality images of a patient’s internal body structures. The ultrasound machine works by directing high-frequency sound waves at the internal body structures being examined, and the sounds or echoes are recorded to create images the doctor will view on a monitor screen. Ultrasounds are a safe non invasive method to view internal organs without the use of radiation.

Below are some commonly performed procedures:

Abdominal scans: Used to investigate abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and lumps in the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys.
Pelvic scans: May be administered if a woman suffers from pelvic pain or has abnormal periods, fibroids, cysts, or another condition associated with the female reproductive system.
Other uses: May include breast scans or musculoskeletal scans used to check regions like a shoulder, hip, or elbow. A special type of Ultrasound scan—called a Doppler Ultrasound—detects the speed and direction of blood flow in certain regions of the body.

Special Instructions
Some Ultrasound examinations require special preparation beforehand, such as:

  • Not being permitted to eat for six hours before an abdominal scan
  • Undergoing a full bladder scan before a pelvic examination

Ask your doctor or the ultrasound technologist if any special preparation is required for your scan.

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X-rays use electromagnetic waves to create detailed, black and white pictures of the inside of your body. Bones appear white, fat and soft tissue appear gray, and the lungs appear black. The main purpose of X-ray technology is to identify broken bones. However, it’s also used to detect conditions such as pneumonia and breast cancer. Since X-rays emit small amounts of radiation, patients are required to wear a lead shield to protect certain body parts from it.

Ask About Our Cash Pay Rates

High-quality imaging services shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we offer competitive pricing options to every patient. Whether you need an MRI or an Ultrasound, Methodist McKinney Hospital has the services you need at affordable rates.


CT Scan

CT Calcium Scan



Competitive Pricing

High-quality imaging services shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we offer competitive pricing options to every patient. Whether you need an MRI or an Ultrasound, Methodist McKinney Hospital has the services you need at affordable rates.


CT Scan

CT Calcium Scan



Our Radiology Team

Our radiology department’s staff consistently receives high marks in patient satisfaction and awards for quality care. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to produce optimal results and give patients the best experience possible.

Department Hours & Information

Monday-Friday: 7a.m.-7p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 7a.m. – 5p.m.
Call 1.972.569.2717 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

For Physicians, please click here to access our remote PACS portal. You must be set up with an account prior to logging in.

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