Imaging services refers to the performance of imaging exams for better visualization and treatment of medical conditions. Different exams allow radiologists and physicians to view structures and activity within the body. Imaging exams are vital for diagnosis and there are a wide range of tests that can be performed.
Medical imaging in Gainesville
Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and we do everything we can to ensure their satisfaction.
We are dedicated to providing every patient with accurate diagnostic imaging services in a comfortable setting. At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, our inpatient imaging services are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology. This means we demonstrate a commitment to patient safety and produce high-quality medical imaging.
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Our diagnostic imaging services
We use special technology and follow national best practices to ensure we provide the lowest radiation dose possible while still obtaining high-quality images.
Inpatient imaging services
Patients in our hospital have access to an array of diagnostic imaging services, including:
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
Vascular and interventional radiology
These minimally invasive procedures use image guidance to carry out various vascular and interventional treatments. Often, these procedures use medical instruments, such as catheters, needles and wires. These tools allow interventional radiologists to reach a wide range of areas in the body to treat diseases.
This type of treatment is commonly used when caring for a patient who has experienced a cerebrovascular accident (stroke). We perform interventional stroke procedures with assistance from our neurointerventional biplane angiography system, which provides 3D views of blood vessels leading to and with the brain.
Mammography is a critical tool in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. If breast cancer is detected, we provide a full-service cancer care program and a dedicated team to guide patients through treatment and into survivorship. Our breast center offers comprehensive breast screening and imaging services, including mammography and breast MRI to patients in Gainesville.
Heart screening and imaging
The Heart & Vascular Center uses specialized imaging procedures to diagnose heart conditions. Our heart imaging services include:
- Ankle-brachial index
- Arterial ultrasound
- Cardiac stress testing
- CT of the coronary arteries
- Holter monitoring
- Nuclear stress testing
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
Our patients also have access to a unique form of heart imaging: 64-slice volumetric CT scanning. This advanced procedure creates images of the heart within five heartbeats and produces a 3D view of the coronary arteries.
Outpatient radiology services
Invision Imaging Center is an outpatient imaging enter located on our campus. We offer exceptional patient comfort during imaging procedures while ensuring patient safety every step of the way. The imaging center specialized in CT, MRI and nuclear medicine exams and uses patient-friendly technology to help reduce patient anxiety.