Diagnostic Services

UC Health Imaging combines great services with the region’s top radiologists and has convenient locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. Our radiologists are consistently recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati for our exceptional patient care.

For your convenience, UC Health has one phone number for scheduling diagnostics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Drake Center and our outpatient testing centers. By calling (513) 585-TEST (8378), you’ll be able to find available appointments at all diagnostic testing locations. Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Some University of Cincinnati Physicians’ practices order diagnostic tests related to their specialties and will provide the information you need for scheduling them during your visit.

Leading-Edge Technology Lending Quick and Accurate Results
Housed with the latest in cutting-edge diagnostic capabilities, UC Health Diagnostic Services provide the most advanced imaging options. All of our facilities are fully digital, allowing data to be easily distributed and shared among our experienced imaging staff. The ability to view images from several locations ensures fast and accurate image and report distribution. In addition, perhaps the most important benefit of being digital is that each image is interpreted by physicians who subspecialize in the specific field of the image.

Our technology includes:

UC Health Imaging Centers utilize unique programs, such as CADstream, in conjunction with highly specialized breast images to help identity and characterized abnormalities in the breast. Our mammography is fully digital, ensuring accurate and timely results. Our physicians participate in NIH-funded research and development in the area of breast cancer; keeping us at the forefront of new information and techniques.

UC Health offers diagnostic testing at the following locations:

Clifton Campus

Ridgeway Tower
3200 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
3113 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

Barrett Cancer Center
3151 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone: 513-584-PINK
Open: Monday – Friday

Clifton Physicians Office Building
222 Piedmont, Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
3188 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Sunday

Varsity Village Imaging Center
2650 Varsity Village Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

West Chester Campus

West Chester Hospital
7700 University Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

UC Health Physicians Office – North
7690 Discovery Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

Other Locations

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care
151 W. Galbraith, Road
Cincinnati Ohio 45216
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Saturday

UC Health Physicians Office – Florence
68 Cavalier Boulevard
Florence KY 41042
Phone: 513-585-TEST
Open: Monday – Friday

Contrast Shortage FAQ: What you need to know.

Why can’t I get my exam as scheduled?

Our radiologists use contrast dye to help us better see and understand the CT scan images we take of your body. The supplies of this dye have been affected by global supply chain issues related to COVID-19 lockdowns in China. Currently, we are taking a proactive approach to conserve our supplies of this dye and reserve them for patients with emergencies.

When will this supply chain issue be resolved?

Problems getting this dye began in late April 2022. Right now, we anticipate having a better supply by early July however we do not know with certainty.

What is contrast dye (iodinated contrast)?

This is the dye we use for CT scans and other exams. It’s a prescription medicine that’s usually put into the body through an IV to help us check different organs for problems such as infection, inflammation, cancer, and other things. The contrast often helps us make a diagnosis during a CT exam.

I’m concerned about my condition; do I have any other options?

There are other types of imaging exams that do not use contrast dye and may help us provide more timely treatment to you (ultrasound, MRI, PET/CT). It will depend on your specific situation. Your provider will make the best decision for you.

If UC Health doesn’t have contrast dye, can I just go somewhere else for my CT?

You are welcome to choose another imaging center – however the dye shortage is a global issue so you may encounter a delay with other facilities also.

If I go somewhere else, will my UC Health providers still see my results?

If you go outside UC Health for your CT scan, your provider will not be able to automatically see the images from that scan in our records. You should ask for your results to be sent to UC Health or for a copy of your images so that you may bring it to your next appointment at UC Health.

If I go somewhere else, will my insurance cover it?

Please check with the imaging site to see if they accept your insurance.

If I have additional questions about my healthcare situation, who should I talk to?

Please contact your provider’s office with your questions and concerns. You can call them on the phone or send them a message through MyChart.

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