Touchstone Imaging Central Austin

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512-459-7449

Hours

Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Touchstone Medical Imaging Central Austin building

Welcome to Touchstone Imaging Central Austin in Austin, TX

Touchstone Imaging Central Austin offers world-class medical imaging and radiology services in the heart of Austin, Texas. Conveniently located in the medical district serving Heritage and Hyde Park on 38th Street and Guadalupe Street, across from Seton Medical Hospital, we are pleased to offer evening hours so that you can schedule your scan when it fits your schedule. Touchstone offers state-of-the-art MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Bone Density and X-Ray imaging services with the convenience of an outpatient center. As part of the Touchstone Imaging national network, we are in-network with 99% of major health insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Touchstone is ACR certified and able to provide high-quality images for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Schedule your appointment today.

Imaging Services Offered at this Location:

Services at This Location:

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Arthrogram

Combines imaging of bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage for a complete joint portrait.
Combines imaging of bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage for a complete joint portrait. Arthrogram Services

Computed Tomography (CT)

Combines multiple X-ray images for detailed information on internal organs and bones.
Combines multiple X-ray images for detailed information on internal organs and bones. CT Services

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-ray images provide information for diagnosing bone issues, including fractures, injuries, arthritis and more.
Digital X-ray images provide information for diagnosing bone issues, including fractures, injuries, arthritis and more. X-ray Services

Myelogram

Provides real-time information about your spinal cord, nerves, and the surrounding structures in the spine.
Provides real-time information about your spinal cord, nerves, and the surrounding structures in the spine. Myelogram Services

Ultrasound

Uses sound waves to help visualize superficial structures, internal organs, and blood vessels.
Uses sound waves to help visualize superficial structures, internal organs, and blood vessels. Ultrasound Services

Information & Technologies

Our 1.5T Wide Bore MRIs mean you no longer have to sacrifice quality for comfort. Wide-bore MRIs feature a larger, 70-centimeter opening offering more space—a benefit to larger patients or those with claustrophobia. The powerful magnet and fastscan technology of the 1.5T wide-bore MRI provides more accurate results than an open MRI, with shorter scan times and clear, crisp images.

An arthrogram provides more detailed information about your joints than a traditional x-ray, CT, or MRI can provide. A traditional scan can’t always pinpoint the problem because it is difficult to visualize some areas of the joint. An arthrogram is an imaging procedure that uses the injection of contrast in the joint and then uses x-ray, CT, or MRI to capture images that highlight various tissues in greater detail. Your provider is able to evaluate for small tears in tendons and ligaments or slight dislocations.

Arthrogram imaging of the full spine at touchstone medical imaging

A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan or Computed Tomography, is a special kind of X-ray that takes pictures of a cross-section of a part of your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than traditional X-rays are able to. CT scans are used to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries and may be used to observe internal organs and tissues of the body to diagnose disease or injury.

CT Scanner with patient and radiology technician at Touchstone Medical Imaging

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss, also known as osteoporosis. Because calcium in bones more readily accepts radio absorption, a bone scan easily identifies weakened areas and can measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones and can detect stress fractures.

Female patient getting a Bone Density DEXA scan

Fluoroscopy uses injected contrast dye and an X-Ray machine to take a continuous series of X-rays instead of individual snapshots. It is most commonly used to evaluate parts of your body that are moving in order to create a short video of your body system in motion. It is particularly useful for observing the digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems and their functioning.

X-ray machine prepped for a fluoroscopy scan

A myelogram is a specialized fluoroscopy, performed by a radiologist, that uses an injection of contrast medium into the space around the spinal cord to highlight the spinal cord and spinal nerves. A myelogram is particularly useful for those patients who cannot undergo an MRI for assessing spinal for disc abnormalities, nerve roots issues, and other spinal tissue concerns.

Male radiology technologist performing a myelogram scan on a female patient

Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that is used to produce images of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. Ultrasounds are useful to scan internal organs, fetuses, and breast tissue.

Ultrasound Imaging of the leg with a radiology technician at Touchstone

An x-ray (radiograph) is a quick, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation called electromagnetic waves. The various body tissues absorb the radiation differently, creating different shades in an image to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Calcium in the bones absorbs radiation the most, so bones appear bright white while soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs and empty spaces appear black. X-rays are great for looking for broken bones or scarring in the lungs.

close up of a digital x-ray machine

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Our patients say it best. Touchstone Imaging provides welcoming, comforting outpatient facilities with friendly and helpful staff.

Front office staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Technician was absolutely wonderful. Extremely friendly, kept me informed during the entire process of what she was doing and what would be happening next.
Tina J.
I had to take my 11-year-old in for an MRI of his knee. It was one of the best experiences we’ve had at a medical office in a long time. Everyone was friendly, informative, and professional.
Jodi E.
I had to get a brain MRI back in November. The check in process was fast and friendly. I didn’t have to wait long before being taken to the back to get prepped for my procedure. The staff made me feel at ease and the environment is very calming and tranquil. The MRI tech checked on me constantly during the procedure and kept me informed as to which part of the exam we are completing. I can’t remember her name but she was very nice and pleasant. If I ever have to get another diagnostic test, I will be returning here.
Brian V.
Everyone was excellent! I was acknowledged and welcomed when I entered the building. Front staff were professional and courteous when discussing paperwork. Friendly smiles. My technician impressed me as being highly trained in her field. Her personal and professional skills are awesome. Enjoyed something I wasn’t looking forward to.
Evangelina B.
Friendly staff. I called and got an appointment that fit my schedule. Quick check in. Relatively short wait time compared to a lot of medical facilities. The technician was friendly, gave clear instructions and made me feel comfortable. I was out in less than an hour.
Wendy B.
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