May 2018


Ask Your Doctor to Always Schedule Your Medical Imaging at The Radiology Clinic.


Compassionate Staff

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.


DEXA Scan - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

DEXA Scans

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most widely used method to measure bone mineral density. This safe exam uses only one-tenth the amount of x-ray obtained in standard chest x-ray and less than a day's exposure to natural radiation.

The bone densitometer uses small amounts of x-ray composed of two energy levels to produce images of the spine, hip or forearm. The spine and hip are examined because this is where osteoporotic fractures occur most often. The energy levels are absorbed differently by the bones in the body. A computer is able to determine from the differences in bone absorption how much bone mineral is present.

Why Are DEXA Scans Important?

DEXA aids in the early detection of osteoporosis before a fracture occurs. This exam determines current rate of bone loss and predicts chances of future fracture.

Is There Any Special Preparation Required for a DEXA Scan?

Please avoid taking any calcium supplements or multivitamins the day before and the day of your exam.

How Do I Schedule a DEXA Scan?

Your doctor has to order a DEXA 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.

Meet Dr. David R. Shulman - Our Newest Radiologist

Dr. David Shulman joined The Radiology Clinic just last month from Portland, OR. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Dr. Shulman completed his internship and residency at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, where he also served as Chief Resident in Radiology. He completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Shulman maintains board certification through the American College of Radiology.
“My wife and I are elated to be back home in Alabama and grateful for the opportunity to be part of an established practice that has been serving its community for 70 years. As a physician, patient care is my top priority, and with the West Alabama community having so many great physicians across all specialties, I look forward to being part of this group; because working together as a team gets our patients their best care.”
May 2018 | The Radiology Clinic