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 Palatka
HCA Florida Putnam Hospital offers advanced imaging options — including mammography and ultrasounds — to help doctors accurately diagnose and treat patients.
We provide a private, patient-centered environment to ensure you feel comfortable throughout testing. Our diagnostic imaging team includes registered technologists and diagnostic medical sonographers. They care about your experience and offer a wide range of exams to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and the care you need.
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Our comprehensive radiology services
We offer full-service diagnostic imaging exams and access to a team of physicians who use the results to customize your treatment plan.
Computerized tomography (CT) scan
CT is a specialized type of X-ray that provides images of the structure of organs and tissues in the body. A CT scan can show the dimension of vessels, lymph nodes and organ systems and is used when a more detailed view is necessary for a diagnosis.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI provides advanced details of the:
- Bones and joints
During an MRI, a magnetic field is used to produce high-quality images that doctors use to identify and diagnose diseases. MRI offers a safe, painless and non-invasive way to obtain information that can lead to early detection and treatment of disease and injury.
Mammogram screenings use low-dose X-ray imaging technology to examine breast tissue. Our hospital uses mammography to diagnose breast cancer and breast tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases.
During a nuclear medicine procedure, patients will be given a radioactive tracer — a compound that highlights certain functions within the body. The tracer allows processes in the body to be viewed with imaging technology.
Ultrasound imaging produces live pictures of soft tissues in the body, using high-frequency waves that reflect back as echoes when they reach solid surfaces. Ultrasounds are commonly used for the abdominal area, including monitoring fetal growth.
During an X-ray, electromagnetic waves are used to obtain images of bones, chest and abdomen areas to detect disease or injury.