The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) has announced new breakthroughs for diagnosing and treating medical conditions through nuclear medical imaging. Nuclear medical imaging is a painless technological advanced radiology scanning process used by radiologists, physicians and medical staff.
This newer, highly sophisticated technological advance allows doctors and radiologists to better identify and diagnose medical conditions without surgically opening up patients or trying to interpret potential medical conditions with standard X-rays.
Unlike other types of radiology, nuclear medicine imaging is a medical scanning machine designed to reveal how certain parts of the body are functioning opposed to only reviewing bone, tissue and organ physical images.
CDI medical professionals can now get a closer look at a patient’s organs, tissues and bones. This latest advancement can more efficiently identify if certain body parts are functioning correctly and, if not, diagnose and determine appropriate treatment options as necessary.
Nuclear medicine imaging scanning can better diagnose a variety of diseases including, but not limited to, heart disease, aneurysms, thyroid problems, irregular or inadequate blood flow. Most importantly, nuclear medicine imaging is capable in spotting different types of cancers, which is vital in terms of the type and level of treatment services the patient will need. In many cases, the sooner cancer is discovered within a patient, the odds of treating and beating it increase. Another version of nuclear medicine imaging available at CDI is Positron Emission Tomography, also known as PET scans.
In certain centers, nuclear medicine images incorporate PET scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) because together, both scanning processes can better pinpoint diseases or other medical conditions and provide radiologists with higher-definition images.
In addition to nuclear medicine imaging, CDI also provides:
- • Full body computerized tomography scans (CT Scans) – uses a computer which takes data from several X-ray images of structures inside a patient’s body and converts them into a 3-D image for a physician to review.
- • Full body computed tomography angiography scans (CTA Scans) – uses special X-ray equipment designed to create multiple images of certain internal body parts. Used primarily to examine blood vessels, however can also be used to examine internal organs and bones.
- • Ultrasounds – medical scan which helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Ultrasounds capture the size, structure and shape of portions of the patient’s body which cannot be seen using standard X-rays. It is the perfect medical technology for detecting potential complications in organs, tissues, and vessels. It is also the ideal machine in identifying tumors, gallstones, kidney stones, or liver disease.
- • X-rays – CDI’s bone scan is Miami’s first choice when identifying bone structure abnormalities or fractures. In addition to reviewing bone structure, CDI’s professional staff can also use X-rays in detecting signs of lung disease, intestinal obstruction, gallstones, and kidney stones.
- • Breast care – Part of CDI is the Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The Comprehensive Breast Care Center’s breast ultrasound is known as Miami’s first choice when it comes to early detection of breast cancer. The center offers the most advanced and latest 3D mammograms technology in diagnosing cancer cells early.
- • PET Scans. Based on hundreds of comments from satisfied patients, CDI is the first choice for pet scan in Miami when it comes to diagnosing or ruling out signs of potential diseases or medical conditions.
The center is owned and operated by a team of board-certified physicians and staff determined to be South Florida’s premier imaging series. CDI is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the community through the use of the most highly advanced technology and techniques currently available within the imaging industry.
For more information on, or to set up an appointment with The Center for Diagnostic Imaging, call 1-800-371-0002.