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Diagnostic and Imaging

Diagnostic and Imaging

Our digital imaging technology allows doctors to access test results immediately, so treatment can begin more quickly

Diagnostic and Imaging

110 Longwood Ave.
Rockledge, FL 32955

From angiography and X-rays to complex endoscopic procedures and 3D mammography, we offer a full spectrum of imaging services delivered by caring, knowledgeable technologists.  For this reason, we offer leading-edge technology to provide the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Biopsy: Used to determine whether a growth is cancerous, a biopsy (tissue sample) is extracted for further testing. Often used in diagnosing cancer when a mass is found during a screening exam.

  • Bone Densitometry: (DEXA -Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), measures the strength of your bones to determine whether you are at risk for developing osteoporosis or osteopenia (decreased bone mass) — osteopenia often develops into osteoporosis.

3D Mammo

  • Breast Imaging: The most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years is now available at Rockledge Regional Medical Center.  3-D mammography offers benefits over more conventional screening technologies and techniques, improving early detection of smaller breast cancers.

    •  The breast is a 3-dimensional object composed of different structures, such as blood vessels, milk ducts, fat, and ligaments. All of these structures, which are located at different heights within the breast, can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a 2-dimensional, flat image. This confusion of overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Hologic 3Dimensions™ Mammography is used to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. This advanced technology allows doctors to view thin layers of breast tissue one at a time. 3D Mammograms provide sharper images and smarter technology to find breast cancer regardless of age or breast density. 

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    • Breast Ultrasound: Used to further evaluate an abnormality found during a mammogram. Ultrasound allows doctors to see the area closest to the chest wall, which can be difficult to see using mammography.

    • Stereotactic Biopsies: When a lump or abnormal area is detected during screening, a biopsy can determine whether cells are cancerous.

  • CombiDiagnostic R90: Enables clear images for fast, confident diagnoses through In-Pulse control and Grid Controlled Fluoroscopy. Additional study capabilities include scoliosis, leg length, and upgraded modified barium swallow.

  • Coronary Calcium Scoring: A convenient and non-invasive way of evaluating whether you may be at an increased risk for a heart attack. Using the CT, information is obtained about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. 
 
  • CT Scan: Combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible.
    • Low Dose CT Lung Scan
    • Calcium Scoring Exams

  • Echocardiogram: Non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create a detailed, moving picture of the heart and valves that allows your doctor to evaluate the functioning of your heart.

  • Fluoroscopy: Uses X-rays to provide real-time images of the area being examined including skeletal, digestive, urinary or reproductive, as well as organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys.

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): Combines a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to provide detailed images of tissues, muscles, nerves and bones. Because MRI uses magnetic force and radio waves to create images, there is no radiation exposure during the procedure.

  • Nuclear Medicine: Uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (given either orally or intravenously) to examine an organ’s structure and metabolic function.

  • PET/CT Scan: Provide specific information about organ and cell functioning by distinguishing among healthy, diseased and dead tissue; CT scans provide a detailed picture of the body’s internal anatomy. PET/CT imaging is primarily used to diagnose cancer and evaluate treatment.

  • Ultrasound: Uses reflected sound waves to create real-time images of soft tissues, including muscles, blood vessels and organs. Because sound waves are used, there is no radiation exposure during this procedure.

  • X-ray: Use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs on film or digital media.

Interventional Radiology
Minimally invasive interventional radiology techniques are used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Radiologists use X-ray and other imaging technologies (MRI, CT and ultrasound) to guide small wires or catheters (thin, flexible tube) with specialized instruments to treat affected areas of the body. These procedures only require a tiny incision where the catheter is inserted into an artery, so it results in less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery for patients.

  • Angiography and angioplasty

  • Embolization

  • Radiofrequency ablation

  • Vertebroplasty

  • Cardiac catheterization procedures