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 services in Ocala
At our centers, our highly skilled technicians perform medical imaging and interpret the results.
HCA Florida Ocala Imaging Center has been proudly delivering Ocala and Marion counties with comprehensive outpatient imaging services since 1991. Our experienced technicians are trained to provide you with accurate, prompt results on your medical images. Your doctor then uses these results to detect and diagnose diseases, disorders or abnormalities.
Our diagnostic imaging program
We offer a number of imaging services ranging from ultrasounds to bone densitometry scans.
Medical imaging services we offer
Diagnostic imaging uses electromagnetic radiation or other energy sources to produce images of internal body structures. The results aid your physician in determining a diagnosis.
To learn more about our imaging services, call us at (352) 867-9606.
Body composition scan
Body composition scanning is a tool used to identify health risks and pinpoint conditions before they develop. This type of scan can also help you reach personal weight loss and fitness goals.
Body composition scanning using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is considered the gold standard in body scanning since it provides an accurate, in-depth analysis of your fat, muscle, bone and water mass.
The whole body composition test will show your visceral fat. Visceral fat surrounds your organs and can be linked to metabolic disturbances, such as breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.
The test also shows the exact location of your lean muscle mass. Evaluating and improving lean muscle mass is important for preventing osteoporosis, pathological conditions and chronic diseases.
The body composition scan assesses your:
- Abdominal/visceral fat analysis
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Bone mineral density
- Muscle mass breakdown
- Relative skeletal muscle index
- Resting metabolic rate
This exam does not require a physician referral and costs $99.
Bone densitometry is a test using X-ray images to measure the strength or density of your bones. This screening test is primarily used to detect osteoporosis, which occurs when your bone's mineral level and density are low. Low bone density increases your risk for bone fractures.
A mammogram is our greatest tool for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer or breast tissue abnormalities. Digital mammography with computer-aided detection (CAD) is specialized medical imaging using a low-dose X-ray system to examine the breasts.
The CAD system translates the mammogram into digital form where the computer software searches for abnormal
Computerized tomography (CT) scan
We use advanced computerized tomography technology to produce cross-sectional views, or "slices," of the body and its internal organs.
These 3D images from our 64-slice CT scanner are used to detect blood clots, broken bones, cancer, heart disease, internal bleeding and tumors.
Our advanced 64-slice CT scanner provides wide coverage, scanning organs such as the brain, heart, liver and pancreas in a single 0.28 sec rotation.
This advanced technology also delivers high-definition imaging across the entire body, including:
- Detailed bone imaging, even for patients with metal implants
- Low-dose, whole-organ diagnosis and follow-up for oncology patients
- Whole brain imaging in less than one second
Some of our CT services include:
- Low-dose lung screening: screening test helping with early detection of lung cancer
- High-resolution CT (HRCT): scanning test used to screen for and diagnose pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease
- Robotic total knee replacement surgical planning: personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy
Digital radiography uses digital sensors to transmit X-ray images. Digital X-ray is faster than conventional X-ray imaging and provides optimal image quality. Images are easily transferred and enhanced to provide faster and more accurate diagnosis over plain film.
Digital X-ray imaging does not require an appointment.
Fluoroscopy is the use of moving X-ray images to examine the functioning of the body's internal structures in real time. Physicians use fluoroscopy to evaluate the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and joints and to perform certain fertility tests.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
High-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, highly detailed pictures of the body. These enhanced images help your doctor diagnose various medical conditions and provide any necessary treatment.
An ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging modality, which uses sound to produce images of soft-tissue bodily structures, such as blood vessels and internal organs.
A regular ultrasound does not show blood flow, which can often pinpoint the cause of disease. A color flow Doppler can be used for high blood flow organs, such as the liver, testicles and ovaries.
Nationally accredited imaging services
Our hospital meets nationally accepted standards for imaging quality and radiation safety.
HCA Florida Ocala Imaging Center
Our imaging center offers imaging services nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology, the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. We are ACR-accredited in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography.
To achieve the ACR accreditation, our facilities' personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures have undergone a rigorous review process. Every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists specializing in advanced diagnostic imaging.
To learn more about HCA Florida Ocala Imaging Center, call us at (352) 867-9606.
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