Imaging Services Department
The Imaging Services Department (also called Radiology) of Hendry Regional Medical Center provides a team of skilled professionals who are available to administer diagnostic procedures as prescribed by your physician. We perform over 21,000 procedures per year - all images are read by board-certified radiologists who have many years of experience.
The majority of our technologists are cross-trained in more than one modality, and many have dual certifications. All are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed with the State of Florida's Bureau of Radiation Control. They also attend continuing education courses, related to the field of Radiologic Technology to maintain their registry status and licensure and to help them stay abreast with the latest developments. We provide the following services:
Bone Densitometry or DXA:Utilizing a low dose of ionizing radiation, this test is used to diagnoses osteoporosis by measuring the amount of bone loss
Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT or CT Scanning):utilizes x-ray, but allows the radiologist to see the internal organs in a cross-sectional view. The CT is a Siemens Emotion 16 slice scanner and can do head-to-toe imaging in seconds.
Digital Mammography:We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and follow the strict guidelines of the MQSA (Mammogrpahy Quality Standards Act) in order to maintain that accreditation status.
Mammography uses low-dose x-rays to image the breast tissue for nodules, cysts, or calcifications. At Hendry Regional Medical Center we offer FFD (Full Field Digital) mammography, utilizing the Hologic SeleniaTM equipment. Digital mammography provides patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Digital mammography allows the radiologist to view the X-ray image more closely, zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas, enabling them to make decisions about additional images. Digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams.
Stereotactic Guided Breast Biopsy:This is a mammography-guided procedure that allows the physician to remove some tissue of a suspicious or abnormal looking area of the breast. This procedure is a less invasive than surgery. It helps to determine if the suspicious area is benign or cancerous.
Preoperative Needle Localization:This procedure is done mainly for breast-related issues - i.e. microcalcifications, lumps or any other suspicious finding on a mammogram that may require surgical intervention. This procedure aides the surgeon by localizing the area of interest before surgery to minimize the need to surgically explore the site.
Fluoroscopy:This is imaging examination that allows the physician to see how various internal organs are functioning in real-time. It can also be used as a guidance procedure to follow the placement of needles, tubes or catheters that need to be introduced or placed in a specific organ or vessel - also to watch the flow of oral contrast material through the GI tract.
General Diagnostic Radiology:Consists of a variety of radiological examinations that image bony structures, soft tissue and various internal organs. Our current equipment includes a GE R&F room and a Siemens Multix-TOP room. These rooms are completely digital and produce images in seconds.
MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging:We currently utilize a 1.5 Tesla GE Echospeed scanner, which is capable of producing high resolution images on any body part. These images are similar to a CT scan in appearance, but no radiation is used to produce the image, and MRI can sometimes see things that CT cannot and visa versa. This service is offered four days a week in Clewiston and one day a week in LaBelle at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center. You will need a prescription from a physician to schedule your exam.
Nuclear Medicine:Requires the injection of a Radiopharmaceutical into the bloodstream. A specialized camera then detects the accumulation of the radioactive material in the various organs or bone, and creates an image. For this we are using an GE Millennium Nuclear Medicine camera.
Ultrasound:This device uses ultrasonic frequency waves that pass through the body and painlessly bounce off the internal organs, producing an image electronically. We utilize the Philips EPIQ 7 ultrasound device equipped with the latest advances in ultrasound technology. In addition, we can perform ultrasound guided biopsies.
Image Wisely - Radiation Safety in Adult Medical Imaging
Image Gently - The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
Radiologyinfo.org - The Radiology Information Resource for Patients
Call our office at 863-902-3061 to schedule your appointment.