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.
Diagnostic medical imaging services in Okeechobee, Florida
Medical imaging is one of the first steps our physicians take to find what's causing you pain or dysfunction.
With this information, they can form a diagnosis and custom treatment plan for you. That's why HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital provides a full spectrum of advanced diagnostic medical imaging services in Okeechobee, Florida. Here, our board-certified radiologists and technicians deliver accurate, timely results to your physician.
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Imaging and diagnostic services we offer
Our radiology team offers a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging services, including:
Computerized tomography (CT) scan
CT scans are considered to be fast, painless and noninvasive forms of imaging. Our 64-slice CT scanner uses X-ray technology to produce cross-sectional views, called "slices," of the body and its internal organs.
These 3D images are used to guide biopsies and detect blood clots, broken bones, cancer, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding. Our radiologists also use CT scans to monitor the response of a tumor to treatment.
Digital 3D mammography delivers superior diagnostic accuracy at the same radiation dose as 2D full-field digital mammography. This exam is used to detect early breast cancer or other breast health issues. With the results of mammography scans, our doctors can diagnose and, later, treat breast tissue anomalies and ensure optimal breast health.
Bone density testing
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans use X-rays and a small amount of radiation to measure the density and health of bones. This imaging technique helps our physicians determine your risk of developing bone fractures and osteoporosis.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI is a minimally invasive imaging technique most commonly used to visualize the body's structure in detail. This powerful tool uses a magnetic field to produce high-quality images in multiple planes.
MRIs are usually faster than other forms of imaging.
Nuclear medicine procedures are safe and painless. In a nuclear medicine test, small amounts of radioactive medicines are introduced into the body by injection, consumption or inhalation. Our radiologists carefully and precisely measure these radioactive substances to ensure you get the lowest dose of radiation necessary.
The radioactive substances are attracted to specific organs, bones or tissues. Using images from a special camera, our skilled team is able to detect and analyze these areas in the body.
Nuclear medicine is used to diagnose:
- Bone abnormalities
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Heart disease
- Neurological disorders
- Stress fractures
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive imaging technique. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to produce images of soft tissue areas of the bodies. This includes the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and reproductive organs.
Nationally recognized diagnostic imaging services
We are proud to have received accreditation from the American College of Radiology for many of our imaging services.
These include CT, MRI, mammography, nuclear medicine and ultrasound imaging. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to offering advanced technology and elite care.