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Medical Clinic Radiology

The Radiology Department at Health & Counseling Services Medical Clinic is located on the first floor of the Human Services Building. It is staffed by one full-time registered Radiographer. 

Services Offered

  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) 

Special procedures ordered by an EIU Medical Clinic provider will be scheduled with other health care providers. Please contact your insurance provider regarding payment coverage.

For Your Safety

  • Lead aprons (shields) are used to protect reproductive organs for most procedures, except in cases where shielding would interfere with the exam.
  • The Radiographer will request a detailed medical history of the reason for an x-ray, before the x-ray procedure is performed. For females, this will include whether or not there is a chance of pregnancy, as x-rays may pose a risk to the unborn fetus.
  • The x-ray machine is designed to prevent leakage of radiation. Special cones are used to confine the area exposed to the x-ray beam and aluminum filters have been added to the machine to remove even more radiation.
  • The Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Division of Nuclear Safety inspects all x-ray equipment annually.

Frequently Asked Questions

May I come into the Medical Clinic and ask for an x-ray without first seeing a doctor?

No. Only a medical doctor can order x-rays. When you come into the Health Service, the nurse will document your condition and make an appointment with a physician if necessary.

Why are my x-rays sent to a Radiologist?

All EIU x-rays are reviewed by a Radiologist, a physician who specializes in interpreting x-rays. Most Radiology reports are available within 2 business days.

What happens to the x-rays after the technologist takes the picture?

X-rays taken at the Medical Clinic are the property of Eastern Illinois University. X-rays are a permanent part of the patient’s electronic medical record.

Why do I need to remove body piercings?

The metal rings or posts may interfere with the x-ray procedure. This depends on the part of the body being examined, so please inform the technologist if you have any body piercings.

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Contact Information

Health & Counseling Services

Medical Clinic
Eastern Illinois University Human Services Building
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3013
health@eiu.edu


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