Imaging and Radiology

CT and MRI Scans at Carolinas Center for Surgery

Patients sometimes need a CT or MRI scan done in order for a doctor to more accurately diagnose a disease or an injury. At Carolinas Center for Surgery, we provide in-house imaging and radiology services — so you don’t have to travel elsewhere to receive a quick MRI or CT scan.

If you’re in the Jacksonville, Morehead City, or Swansboro area and you need a CT or MRI scan, look no further than Carolinas Center for Surgery. We are accredited for CT and MRI by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which means we meet the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality.

CT Scans

A CT (computed tomography) scan uses a combination of X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body. At our main office location in Morehead City, we have a GE Brightspeed Elite 16 – Slice CT scanner that:

  • Delivers high-resolution imaging
  • Provides exceptional beam power
  • Makes for quick and easy visits

For those seeking a lung cancer screening in Morehead City, NC, our office now offers low dose CT scans. Patients who need low-dose imagery can schedule a same-day appointment at Carolinas Center for Surgery instead of waiting weeks to get a screening at the local hospital.



We also have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) vehicle that comes to our office a few times a week. An MRI scan provides pictures of the inside of your body to monitor treatments and to diagnose existing injuries or complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about radiation safety?

To ensure your safety during a radiology procedure, ask your physician the following questions:

  • Why is the test needed?
  • How will having the test improve my care?
  • Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
  • Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
  • Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?

ACR Goal Seals of Accreditation demonstrate that a facility meets the highest standards for imaging quality and safety. The ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging. To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, a facility must undergo a rigorous review of their personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures.

What does ACR accreditation mean?

ACR accreditation signifies that:

  • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to ensure that we meet the ACR’s nationally-accepted standards of care.
  • Everyone who performs CT and MRI scans at our facility is well-qualified to perform medical imaging, interpret your image, and administer radiation therapy treatments.
  • Our facility and equipment meet and exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Schedule Same-Day Radiology Appointments

If you are in need of radiology or imaging services, schedule an appointment with Carolinas Center for Surgery. Our experienced surgeons at our multiple locations accept outside referrals for imaging and radiology services.

Call our office for more information (252-773-4355) and schedule an appointment at any of our locations in Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Swansboro, NC.

Imaging and Radiology are available at these locations: