Ask Your Doctor to Schedule Your Medical Imaging at The Radiology Clinic.
The Radiology Clinic's caring staff recognizes that diagnostic testing can cause apprehension and uneasiness. Our technologists will take the time to explain exactly what you can expect, and someone is always available to assist you with questions or concerns.
We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 8am to noon on Saturdays. Easily accessible from McFarland Boulevard, we are located just north of the Black Warrior River and ample free parking provides easy access to the clinic.
Depth of Experience
Our board-certified radiologists work with trained technologists to provide a compassionate, expert imaging experience. Radiologists are physicians who have received 4 to 6 years of advanced training after completing their medical degrees. Radiology technologists, who work closely with radiologists, receive 2 to 4 years of training in radiologic technology.
What Does a CT Scanner Look Like?
The CT scanner is a large, box-like machine with a wide opening, or tunnel, in the center. You will lie on a table that slides into and out of this tunnel. Rotating around you, the x-ray tube and electronic x-ray detectors are located opposite each other in a ring, called a gantry. The computer workstation that processes the imaging information is located in a separate control room, where our highly-trained technologists operate the scanner and monitor your examination in direct visual contact. They are always able to hear you and speak with you if you need anything.
How Do I Schedule a CT Scan?
Your doctor has to order a CT scan for you, but you can ask your doctor to schedule it at The Radiology Clinic. We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 8am to noon on Saturdays. You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure. Metal objects may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids, removable dental work and piercings, if possible. This is all asked to ensure the images we capture are of the highest quality possible for an accurate diagnosis.
Meet Dr. Hugh M. Borak - One of Our Radiologists
Dr. Hugh Borak has lived in Tuscaloosa since 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Borak completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident in Radiology. He also completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Borak while performing most radiology procedures specializes in musculoskeletal radiology. He maintains board certification through the American College of Radiology.
“In many ways CT scanning works much like other x-ray examinations, but the major advantage of CT is its ability to image bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels all at the same time. Because of that ability, CT has proven to be a cost-effective imaging tool for a broad range of clinical problems while also being quick, accurate, and painless. Every time you get a CT scan you are getting a small amount of radiation, but at The Radiology Clinic our scans are obtained using low-dose x-ray technique to ensure you are always receiving the lowest radiation dose possible for your exam. This is just one example of our commitment to your safety.”