Diagnostic imaging services in Plantation

Our imaging center in Plantation, Florida, offers a full spectrum of medical imaging services to patients. Diagnostic medical imaging is one of the first steps physicians take to determine the root cause of pain, injuries or dysfunction before devising an individualized plan for your treatment and care.

As an American College of Radiology-accredited facility, the radiologists and technologists at Westside Regional Medical Center are committed to providing a quick, accurate diagnosis to help your physician get you on the path to recovery.

Once you have your prescription for a diagnostic test, call (877) 331-7029 to schedule your next exam.

Computed tomography (CT scan)

CT scans consist of a series of detailed X-rays to produce a cross-sectional 3D image of soft-tissue structures inside the body and are instrumental in diagnosing cancer, cardiovascular disease, infections and injuries caused by trauma.

Available 24/7 in our facility, CT scans offer extremely accurate results allowing swift diagnosis and treatment.

X-ray

Diagnostic X-ray uses electromagnetic energy beams to produce images which our doctors analyze to diagnose bone injuries, tumors, infections and arthritis. Outpatient diagnostic X-rays for outpatients are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

A fluoroscopy is a special type of X-ray that provides moving images of the part of the body being examined in real time, almost as if you were watching a movie.

Ultrasound

Noninvasive ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to create video images of soft tissue areas of the body, including the cardiovascular, reproductive, gastrointestinal and digestive organs. Ultrasound imaging also plays a pivotal role in the screening and follow-up of vascular disease.

An ultrasound is painless, cost-effective and typically takes 15 to 30 minutes to perform.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An MRI is used by radiologists to visualize highly detailed internal structures. Instead of X-rays, a magnetic field is used to produce high-quality images in multiple planes. Unlike X-rays, MRIs are noninvasive imaging tools which do not use radiation.

MRIs are commonly ordered to examine the brain, head, pelvis, abdomen, spine, bones and joints and help physicians diagnose a range of health conditions and internal injuries. MRIs are also used to determine if prescribed medications or treatments are working properly.

Westside also uses advanced MRI software for cardiac and rectal screenings.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive substances to pinpoint molecular activity within the body. Nuclear medicine exams include bone scans, gastric emptying times, thyroid scans, hepatobiliary scans, gastrointestinal bleed studies and cardiac SPECT scanning.

Nuclear medicine may be used to diagnose heart disease, stress fractures, gastrointestinal conditions, bone abnormalities, cancers, neurological disorders and other diseases.

Mammograms

Mammography uses low-dose X-ray imaging to examine breasts. Through mammography and other breast imaging services, our doctors can diagnose and treat breast tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases. Mammograms can be used to detect early symptoms of breast cancer and ensure optimal breast health.

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology is a medical subspecialty where an interventional radiologist uses a medical imaging modality (such as a CT scan or ultrasound) to help them perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure that once required open surgery.

This advanced approach can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including varicose veins, uterine fibroids, carpal tunnel syndrome and tumors.

Interventional radiology is typically easier on patients because it requires shorter recovery times and involves less risk and pain than open surgery.

Biplane imaging

Biplane imaging uses highly advanced technology to show how blood is flowing through a patient's vessels, helping physicians quickly see the location of any potential blockages or aneurysm. The neurointerventional biplane suite at Westside is especially valuable to our neurological specialists for treatment of conditions affecting the brain, heart and blood vessels.