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Imaging Services in Brevard County

Diagnostic Imaging Procedures

Parrish Healthcare's network of diagnostic imaging centers provide a full complement of services, including powerful digital and interventional radiology technology for crystal clear images to support fast and accurate diagnostic results.

Types of Imaging Provided:

Bone Density Testing: This imaging measures the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones. It’s used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle due to lack of minerals. The test is usually done with a special X-ray machine called a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The results of the test are used to calculate a score, called a T-score, which is used to determine the severity of osteoporosis.

Computed Tomography (CT Scan): This test uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of your body. These images can be used to detect a variety of conditions, such as tumors, fractures, and other issues. CT scans can also be used to evaluate blood vessels and organs, such as the liver and kidneys.

Interventional Radiology: Interventional radiology uses imaging guidance such as X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to perform minimally invasive procedures. These procedures allow diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases in nearly every organ system. Interventional radiologists can access hard-to-reach areas with pinpoint accuracy and minimal side effects.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the organs and tissues in the body. The MRI provides detailed images of the organs, soft tissues, and other internal structures with greater clarity than traditional X-ray imaging or CT scans.

Mammogram: This is an X-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast diseases. It is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease.

Nuclear Stress Testing: Nuclear stress testing uses a radioactive tracer and special cameras to produce images of the heart. The test evaluates the blood flow to the heart muscle at rest and during exercise or chemical stimulation. It helps to diagnose coronary artery disease, assess damage after a heart attack, and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for certain heart conditions.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan): Positron emission tomography uses a special camera and a radioactive substance called a tracer to see organs and tissues inside the body. The tracer is injected into the body, usually intravenous via the arm and is taken up by cells in the area being studied. The camera detects the radiation given off by the tracer and produces a detailed three-dimensional picture of the area being studied. PET scans are used to diagnose and monitor many medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease and brain disorders.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: This procedure is utilized to remove a sample of breast tissue to be tested for abnormalities. The biopsy is performed using a special X-ray machine to precisely locate and guide a needle into the area of suspicion. The needle is then used to remove a sample of tissue which is then examined under a microscope to look for cancer cells.

Ultrasound: An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of internal organs and systems in the body. It is also commonly used to view the developing fetus during pregnancy.

X-Ray: X-rays are a type of radiation that can pass through the body and create an image of the inside of the body. X-rays are used to diagnose and treat many medical conditions, such as broken bones and infections.

Expert & Quality Care

Our imaging centers are nationally accredited by the American College of Radiography (ACR) assuring you receive expert, quality and safe service. Our experienced team, together with our board-certified radiologists are dedicated to making your imaging experience a healing experience.

MR Theater

Our latest state-of-the-art MR Theater helps provide a more relaxing experience for patients during an MRI. This also helps patients stay still so providers are able to receive clearer and more high-quality imaging results. Watch our video to learn more.

To schedule imaging services, contact Parrish Healthcare today. These services are available at Parrish Healthcare Port St. John and Titus Landing.

Services are scheduled through central scheduling at 321-268-6150. Call today.