Florida Hospital Orlando is proud to offer our neighbors the most advanced imaging services available. Our state-of-the-art imaging modalitiescan help experts diagnose and treat all kinds of conditions by generating internal images of the body’s structures, allowing us to determine whether tissue is abnormal and what the best treatment option would be.
We have ACR board-certified, sub-specialized radiologists as part of Radiology Specialists of Florida, with special training in body imaging, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, pediatric imaging, women’s imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and nuclear medicine (including PET-CT). Our offerings have been nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) (for mammograms, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET-CT, and ultrasounds), in addition we’ve been designated Image Wisely and Image Gently facilities by ACR for our reduced radiation exposure protocols.
For our patients, all these certifications, awards and designations ensure that they are receiving only the best care available. Learn more about Florida Hospital Imaging Services or to schedule an imaging appointment, call (855) 303-DOCS (3627), or contact us online.
Below is a list of the imaging services that Florida Hospital Orlando provides:
- CT scan (16, 64 and 128-slice): Computerized tomography scans (CT scans) are most often used to generate internal images of the brain; heart and blood vessels; the head and face; chest, stomach and pelvic areas; and spine, bones and joints. Generally speaking, the higher the “slice” count, the more detailed the image.
- MRI (1.5T and 3T): Magnetic resonance imaging uses a combination of magnetism, radio waves and computer processes to create detail images of nearly every body part and internal structure. Because there’s no exposure to radiation, this is among the safest imaging techniques. The “T” numbers refer to the magnetic field strength or telsas of the MRI scanner. At Florida Hospital Orlando, we have different audio visual alternatives for the patient to make the experience less uncomfortable. Also, we offer sedation and general anesthesia for pediatric patients as needed.
- Pediatric imaging: It can be difficult to develop internal images of children. The imaging environment itself can be quite frightening. Pediatric imaging service endeavor to make children as comfortable as possible while still gaining the information needed to help diagnose and treat them.
- Diagnostic x-ray: X-rays are the oldest type of imaging, dating back more than 100 years. These scans are most commonly used to image bones, though they also are used for some diseases found in soft tissue, such as pneumonia and lung cancer.
- Ultrasound: This type of imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of the body’s internal organs and other soft-tissue structures within the body. This is among the safest imaging methods, and is commonly used to monitor pregnancy.
- Interventional radiology: Interventional radiology refers to an area of radiology in which x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and other imagine technologies are used to guide procedures that treat a number of medical conditions without surgery. These procedures include angiography and chemoembolization, among others.
- Nuclear medicine: Nuclear medicine involves the use of safe, painless and cost-efficient techniques to image the body and treat diseases. It provides doctors with information about both the structure and function of the body without the need for surgery or more expensive diagnostic tests.
- PET-CT: A PET-CT scan is a new imaging tool that combines two techniques, a PET scan and a CT scan. This imaging technique is primarily used for the diagnosis, staging or restaging of malignant disease or metastases, as well as to determine the body’s response to treatment.
Our unique 3D imaging lab enhances images and produces more detailed reports before surgery or treatment, enabling physicians to have a more thorough understanding of the patient’s mass, tumor or organ behavior in general. This is just one reason why Florida Hospital Orlando is a destination-imaging center—meaning that patients come from all over the state and country for testing at our facility—especially for cancer and cardiac patients.
To help ease our patients’ minds, we offer payment plans for self-insured patients who need imaging services, and our Breast Cancer Fund can help some women with breast diagnostic imaging needs.