ORMC Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Orlando Regional Medical Center brings you the highest level of diagnostic capabilities. Our licensed physicians and certified technologists administer tests to find the smallest of medical conditions, before they turn into major problems. Just a few of our diagnostic tests include:
- 64-Slice Cardiac Somatom Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Telsa 1.5 High Field Open MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- X-ray and Diagnostic Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine
- Bone Desitometry
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) offers the very best in MRI technology. The high magnetic field strength results in superior image quality in a fraction of the time. In addition, this technology has the potential to provide a means for improved interventional techniques for breast, kidney and liver evaluation. ORMC has a 1.5 Tesla Siemens Sonata open MRI scanner.
MRI scanners make it possible to perform any specialty exam, including high quality cardiac imaging, neurology, spectroscopy and angiographic studies, helping physicians diagnose the most challenging diseases quickly and with more confidence. ORMC's open MRI, the latest in MRI technology, offers the patient a more comfortable and less claustrophic environment. Our facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology and all results are interpreted by board certified radiologists.
Mammography is the process of using low doses of radiation to identify any abnormalities in the breasts. At least one out of every eight women is at risk of developing breast cancer during her life span and one percent of all breast cancers occur in men. Regular mammograms and breast self exams have been proven to improve early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Two types of mammograms include:
- Screening mammograms are performed on a regular basis, usually annually, to check your breast tissue. This type of mammogram typically takes 15-20 minutes to perform and is recommended annually for women age 40 and over who are not experiencing any problems. Ask your physician if you need a screening mammogram prior to turning 40 (i.e., if you have a family history).
- Diagnostic mammograms evaluate a breast change detected by you or your doctor. This type of mammogram is advised for patients who notice lumps, have a family history, are breast cancer patients or have found an abnormality during a screening mammogram. A diagnostic mammogram may be more time consuming because additional images may need to be taken.
We use the latest in digital mammography systems. Digital technology provides more detailed images with less radiation. It also allows the physician to electronically manipulate the images to make a more accurate diagnosis. This technology is not only designed to be more comfortable for the patient, but it also allows the radiology technologist to be with the patient during the entire exam.
We understand our patients have busy lives. That's why we not only make appointments easy and convenient, but we have additional imaging technology at each location to meet your needs, including breast MRI and ultrasound.
If you are due for a mammogram, schedule one today by calling 321.841.5274. Outpatient procedures are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30 p.m.
It's important to remember to check with your insurance prior to your appointment. You will also need to obtain films from previous mammograms if not performed at one of our facilities. Our scheduling staff will be happy to assist you in preparing for your visit.
A prescription from your physician is required for a mammogram. If you need to schedule an appointment with a physician to request a script, please call 321.843.DOCS
Orlando Regional Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
22 W. Underwood St.
Orlando, FL 32806
Bone densitometry, or DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry), is an exam that detects early bone loss by measuring bone mineral density. The X-ray is composed of two energy levels, which are absorbed differently by the bones in the body. A computer is able to determine the quantity of bone mineral present from the amount of X-ray absorption. The spine and hip are the most common sites of measurement. Orlando Regional Medical Center has registered mammography technologists that perform these scans. New technology allows us to compare studies from different facilities and perform composition studies.
During the test, you will lie on a table comfortably on your back. Our technician will enter information about you in the computer which is used to compare your results with a normal reference group. There are no injections or oral preparations for the test and it usually lasts about 45 minutes.
The needs for DEXA vary somewhat depending on the physician and/or medical provider. Some reasons to receive a DEXA include:
- Assessment of asymptomatic perimenopausal women to determine if therapy is needed.
- Diagnosis of osteoporosis in patients with signs of osteoporosis on X-rays or MRIs.
- Assessment of bone mass in patients with diseases or medications known to cause bone loss.
- Assessment of bone mass prior to alternate therapy for patients unable to tolerate estrogen replacement therapy (i.e. patients with breast cancer or thrombophlebis).
- Monitoring treatment efficacy.
The bone densitometry test provides information about your risk of bone fracture in the same way a cholesterol test indicates risk of a heart attack. Your physician may use the results to decide treatment that includes diet, exercise, hormones or other medications used to prevent bone loss.
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.