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Diagnostics and laboratory

Diagnostic and laboratory testing are used to help diagnose and further understand patient conditions. Diagnostic testing occurs when physicians require more information for evaluation and/or diagnosis of a patient. Examples of laboratory tests include biopsies, blood tests and urine samples, among others.

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Diagnostic and lab services in Tamarac, Florida

An accurate diagnosis can put your mind at ease and bring you one step closer to getting the treatment you need.

Our team at HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital provides complete medical diagnostic services by board-certified physicians and radiologists. We use innovative imaging technology and interventional radiology procedures to obtain the most precise results and partner with Integrated Regional Laboratories to provide advanced automated laboratory services to decrease test turnaround time and easily track your testing phases.

Our diagnostic and laboratory services

Our staff of board-certified radiologists are trained to provide advanced imaging services and interpret diagnostic procedures in a wide range of areas.

Diagnostic imaging

We offer a wide variety of diagnostic medical imaging procedures, including ultrasound, mammography, X-ray imaging, bone density screenings, computerized tomography (CT) and helical CT scans and positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT), to ensure you have access to testing that best suits your individualized needs.

We also use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose conditions such as joint pain, spine disorders and stroke (cerebrovascular incident).

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology is a medical specialty that uses minimally invasive methods to diagnose and treat disease. In interventional radiology, physicians are able to gain in-depth insight into the body, often times with an incision no longer than two inches.

We offer a full range of interventional services, including:

  • Biliary interventions
  • Vascular access
  • Dialysis graft maintenance
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Fallopian tube recanalization

Nuclear medicine imaging

Accredited by the American College of Radiology, we use nuclear medicine imaging to examine organ makeup and function.

Nuclear medicine is an important medical tool in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions including:

  • Bone tumors
  • Heart disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney function
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Thyroid conditions

Diagnostic and lab services

All of our technologists are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and the State of Florida, and many have additional certifications in specialty areas. We offer a variety of testing options to meet your needs, including coagulation testing, cytology, drug and hormone monitoring, infectious disease testing and microbiology and routine laboratory services.

Microbiology services

Microbiology testing is used to identify certain bacteria and viruses in a patient's system. Common microbiology testing includes:

  • Virology
  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycobacteriology

Preparing for clinical laboratory services

Before attending your laboratory appointment, you’ll receive specific information about preparing for your procedure. For the most accurate results, follow all instructions provided by your physician and technicians. You’ll also want to:

  • Review your insurance policy before you arrive to make sure your upcoming procedure is covered. If you are unsure about coverage, call your insurance company before your appointment.
  • Contact your doctor’s office if you still have additional questions.
  • Leave jewelry and other unnecessary valuables at home in the event that your procedure requires you to remove these items.

On the day of your procedure, we suggest checking-in at the appropriate registration desk 20 minutes before your appointment. You’ll be asked to review and sign documents related to your procedure.

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