Advanced imaging technology can mean the difference between an early diagnosis and delayed treatment. Hialeah Hospital’s Medical Imaging Center offers a comprehensive range of clinical diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services from MRIs and X-rays to digital mammography and nuclear medicine.
Imaging Technology Working For You
Hialeah’s Medical Imaging Center uses the latest technology to diagnose medical conditions. This includes PACS (Picture Achieving Communications System), a computer network that allows for the storage, retrieval and distribution of digital images. Our radiologists can view images from anywhere within the hospital or send them electronically to another location.
We offer a comprehensive range of advanced diagnostic services including:
Computed Tomography (CT)
Through the use of leading-edge imaging technologies, our team of highly skilled radiologists, interventionists, sonographers, mammographers and medical staff will work together with your doctor to detect, diagnose and determine the optimal course of treatment for you while coordinating each step of your care. Our commitment to providing the most advanced medical care ensures that you will receive comprehensive imaging services and quality care.
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Tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone and typically take about 10-20 minutes. The patient lies on a table while a low density X-ray beam scans the spine, hip or both.
An X-Ray technique that takes multiple pictures—or slices—of tissue structures that are then interpreted by a special computer. CT can perform a whole body scan or it can focus on one particular area. Areas of study include the colon, lower extremities, heart, brain, renal system, abdomen/pelvis, spine, neck/brain, uterus, chest and more.
Hialeah Hospital is on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology with the use of digital mammography. Digital mammography produces accurate images in seconds and can be helpful in analyzing hard-to-view places. Digital mammography is ideal for women under 50, women with dense breasts and premenopausal or perimenopausal women of any age.
Image-Guided Breast Diagnosis
If a mammogram reveals a suspicious mass, a biopsy may need to be performed. Hialeah Hospital provides stereotactic or image-guided technology to accurately diagnose a mass without invasive surgery. Using a computer and X-ray images, coordinates of the mass are determined. Then, the surgeon inserts a needle into the lesion and removes a sample of tissue to send to the lab. There is no incision and little pain and most women return to normal activities immediately.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Uses a magnetic field to produce incredibly detailed images of the inside of the body. MRI can be used to scan any part of the body, including the lower body, spinal column, internal organs, brain and joints.
Uses very small amounts of radioactive materials or radiopharmaceuticals to detect and treat disease such as tumors, aneurysms, blood flow and blood cell disorders. Technologies include SPECT, cardiovascular imaging and bone scanning. We are ACR Accredited in Nuclear Medicine.
Obtains images from inside the body using high frequency sound waves that are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. Ultrasound can be used to study the abdomen (including fetal examinations), pelvis, neck, heart, breast, prostate and testicle.
Used to detect lesions and breaks in bones. X-rays are also used to image the chest to detect lung cancer and identify diseases such as pneumonia and pulmonary edema. Abdominal film can detect ileus (blockage of the intestine), free air (in visceral perforations) and free fluid (in ascites).
Hialeah Hospital’s Diagnostics and Digital Imaging Services can help you diagnose problem better and earlier, schedule an appointment at 1-877-346-0711. Or find a doctor with our online Find A Physician tool.