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Services

Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology

Brandon Regional Hospital offers the latest in Diagnostic Imaging studies, including the new LightSpeed 64-slice CT scanner, which provides superior image quality and quicker scans. The PACS (Picture Archiving System), provides digital images that can be viewed by multiple physicians from separate locations.

The hospital also offers a wide range of interventional radiology procedures including:

  • Peripheral vascular angiography
  • Neurovascular angiography
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Therapeutic procedures

Location

Patients coming to the hospital for Diagnostic Imaging should park in the hospital's South Parking garage, which is located adjacent to the Tower A entrance. Registration will be performed in the Tower A Registration/Admitting area and from there you will be instructed on where to go.

Registration

Patients who have been asked to schedule their procedure can call our Centralized Scheduling service at (866) 463-7001 .

Diagnostic Procedures

Bone Density Screening
Effective in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a bone density screening determines the approximate strength of a patient's bone through the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bones.

CT
Computerized Tomography (CT) is on of the most commonly used tools to examine the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Brandon Regional Hospital currently has three CT scans, including the 64-slice LightSpeed CVT(Volume Computed Tomography) which offers superior image quality and speed, and is the preferred system for coronary scans.The hospital also has a designated CT to support the Emergency Department and the hospital's primary stroke center and chest pain programs.

Fluoroscopy
This test enables physicians to visualize joints, moving organs and even blood passing through veins through the use of a "tracer" dye.

Mammography
This x-ray test is used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a basic mammograpm at the age of 35 and annually for women over the age of 40 (earlier for women with a personal or family history of breast cancer).

MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images.

Nuclear Medicine
This imaging technology uses a special radioactive material that is picked up and visualized with nuclear technology for diseases affecting the gallbladder, heart and thyroid.

PACS
The Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) allows physicians to view and manipulate images, even simultaneously and from separate locations.

Ultrasound
One of the most patient-friendly procedures, the ultrasound enables physicians to "see" inside the body to evaluate internal organs, pregnancies, cancer, abdominal disorders, blood vessel problems, pelvic disorders and other problems.

X-ray
X -Ray is a high energy form of electromagnetic waves that helps physicians visualize bones soft tissues and some organs.