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Diagnostic ImagingEach Baptist Medical Plaza combines cutting-edge imaging expertise with personalized, compassionate care. Our outpatient diagnostic imaging centers provide excellent service in an atmosphere of comfort and convenience. Every staff member—from the Board-certified radiologists to the skilled technologists and friendly support staff—work hard to ensure that you have an unforgettable healthcare experience.
In South Florida, you're never far from a Baptist Medical Plaza. And our hassle-free scheduling process is considerate of your time. We even take prescriptions to our competitors and will handle the preauthorization with your insurance company. Since we don't overbook appointments, you are assured of receiving your diagnostic imaging test as quickly as possible.
Baptist Medical Plaza diagnostic centers provide a comprehensive range of sophisticated digital imaging tests. When it’s medically necessary to get a detailed view inside the body, our technology offers images of exceptional clarity. Imaging tests are reviewed by Board-certified radiologists who specialize in finding what others may miss. This early detection of very small tumors and blockages in the arteries has life-saving potential. And when kids need the benefit of diagnostic imaging, our Baptist Children’s Diagnostic Center acknowledges their special needs. At this child-friendly facility, the team of Board-certified pediatric specialists and other staff put little ones at ease.
As leaders in outpatient care, Baptist Medical Plazas provide the fast, accurate diagnostic imaging services that you and your family deserve. Our Board-certified radiologists perform a variety of technologically-advanced digital imaging tests. Their skill is complimented by a professional, attentive support staff. Working together, they make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Diagnostic imaging services include:*
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A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is an X-ray that creates many cross sectional, detailed images of the body. The CT scan allows doctors to see bones, tissue, blood vessels and surrounding muscles with great clarity. It is considered the best method for examining the pelvis, abdominal area and chest.
Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, produces an overall view of the inside of your body. This view is divided up into thin layers of images. Using a strong magnet, radio waves and a computer, the MRI magnifies these images so doctors can closely evaluate problems of the pelvis, spinal cord, brain, tendons and ligaments. An MRI can find miniscule changes in the structure of your body. It is an invaluable tool in diagnosing problems associated with the cardiovascular system, kidneys, liver, pancreas and other important organs.
The PET/CT scan combines a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and computed tomography (CT) scan. This procedure identifies abnormal biochemistry or diseases while the CT scan finds the location. It is generally used for cancer diagnosis and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
Biochemical changes happen before a tumor begins to form. For this reason, PET scans are useful in detecting disease earlier than other tests that only look for tumors. The PET scan involves an injection of radioactive glucose injection to measure metabolic activity. During the scan, the scanner will spot the radiation while a computer produces 3-D images of the tissue function or cell activity. Because cancerous cells grow quicker and use glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells, they are easy to find with a PET scan.
Digital mammograms use X-ray technology to produce an image of the breasts. The digital method creates much clearer images using less radiation than a traditional film mammogram. Digital mammography also allows the radiologist to magnify and enhance the image for the greatest clarity. It is used to detect breast cancer in women and is more effective in women with dense breasts than mammography that uses film technology. Our radiologists use computer-aided detection (CAD) technology to evaluate digital mammograms. This allows them to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
An X-ray (radiograph) is a common, noninvasive imaging test that assists physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions. During the X-ray, a specific part of the body is exposed to a small dose of ionizing radiation. This produces images of the body’s interior. A bone X-ray can produce an image of any bone in the body.
Ultrasounds, also known as sonograms, use high frequency sound waves outside the range of human hearing to view the interior the body. The sound waves record and transmit echoes to a computer, which produces an image. The ultrasound can evaluate soft tissues, including organs in the pelvis, the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach and kidneys. It can also produce a video image of a fetus.
Bone density (DEXA scan)
Bone density scans are used to detect osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and makes fractures and breaks more likely to occur. With the aid of a DEXA scan, osteoporosis can be reversed or slowed down if the scan detects the disease in time.
Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures. It resembles an X-ray "movie." With fluoroscopy, a continuous X-ray beam is transmitted through the part of the body being evaluated. This beam is sent to a television-like monitor so a physician can closely evaluate the movement. Fluoroscopy allows physicians to review the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory and reproductive systems. It can also be used to evaluate the bones, muscles, joints, heart, lung and kidneys.
Our diagnostic centers also offer patients a comprehensive range of lab tests. A physician's prescription is required.
* Services vary depending upon location.
Your Best Choice for Diagnostic Care
Baptist Medical Plazas are the smart choice for outpatient diagnostic imaging. We offer the added advantages of high quality medical care, the latest equipment, convenient locations, simplified scheduling and rapid test results.
When you have a health concern, you need prompt attention. To provide the information you need quickly, our Board-certified radiologists make every attempt to send results to your doctor within 24 hours of your test.
Concern for Your Safety
Your safety is of primary importance to our radiologists and technologists. They follow strict guidelines, taking great care to use the lowest level of radiation necessary to perform mammograms, CT scans or X-rays. This ensures that the health benefits outweigh your risks.
Our radiologists and technologists have been trained to use the minimal amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results, whether for a mammogram, CT scan or simple X-ray. The amount of radiation used in most examinations is very small and the benefits greatly outweigh the risk of harm.
Additional locations and services available in Broward County. For more information, please call 954-837-1100.
The urgent care centers at Baptist Medical Plazas at Coral Springs, Davie and Pembroke Pines are owned and operated by South Miami Hospital.
Broward Upcoming Events
Walking Group (Recurring Event)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 9 - 10 a.m
Coral Square Mall
9469 West Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs For more information, email CommunityExercise@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-467-5680.
Walking is a low impact, aerobic exercise that can help you lose weight and improve your health. Join our growing community of walkers, and take the first step toward a healthier you.
Weston Run Club (Recurring Event)
Wednesdays Time: 7 - 8 p.m
Bell Tower in Weston Town Center
1675 Market Street For more information, email CommunityExercise@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-467-5680.
Baptist Health is proud to sponsor this new weekly running group. Running is a great way to meet new people and get healthy. No registration required.
Zumba (Recurring Event)
Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 6 - 7 p.m
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
7601 SW 39 Street, Davie For more information, email CommunityExercise@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-467-5680.
Join the party! A fun and effective total body workout for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Your Bosom Buddies III/Breast Cancer Support Group (Recurring Event)
2nd Tuesday of the month Time: 7 - 9 p.m
Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie
4741 South University Drive For more information, email SupportGroups@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-3812.
This is a sharing, caring and educational support group with members who have "been there, done that," offering support 24 hours a day, when needed.
South Florida Hydrocephalus Support Group (Recurring Event)
November 3rd Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Baptist Medical Plaza at Pembroke Pines
15885 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines For more information, email SupportGroups@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-3812.
To help bring support, awareness and education for those suffering with this condition and their family and loved ones.
Free Chair Massages
Available on the following days:
Monday, September 2
Tuesday, September 3
Friday, September 6
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10
Friday, September 13
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17
Friday, September 20 Time: 8 a.m - 12 noon
Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie
4741 South University Drive Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to offer you complimentary chair massages with our licensed, highly skilled massage therapists during the month of September.
Please e-mail MassageTherapy@BaptistHealth.net for more information. For a complete listing of programs, visit BaptistHealt.net/Wellness
Women's Wellness: Passport to Breast Health
Saturday, September 14 Time: 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie
4741 South University Drive Speaker(s):
Linda Burrowes, CareCoach/Survivor and Michael Silberman, M.D. The program is free. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 954-837-1130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take the day to pamper yourself with both knowledge and relaxation. Snacks, refreshments, chair massages, raffles and other fun surprises make this a lovely day for ladies to enjoy! We invite you to join us for a unique learning experience. You'll be placed in small rotating groups and have the chance to speak one on one with CareCoaches, and experts in radiology, nutrition and mammography, including:
• Linda Burrowes, CareCoach, Founder of Your Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support group
• Michael Silberman, M.D., Radiologist
• Alice Pereira, Dietician, Board certified in oncology nutrition
• Cora Perry and Yoshira Amores, Mammography Technologists
Calling All Runners: Training for the Big Race
Wednesday, September 18 Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Cypress Bay High School Auditorium
18600 Vista Park Blvd, Weston FL 33332 Speaker(s):
Frankie Ruiz - Chief Running Officer, US Road Sports/ING Miami Marathon, Jesse Shaw, D.O. - Orthopedic Surgeon, All Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Lucette Talamas, R.D. - Community Health Registered Dietician
You've decided to run a race. Now what? Join us for tips on how to train safely and effectively to achieve your personal best. Free BMI and Blood Pressure screenings will be offered before and after the program.
16th Annual Run For Tomorrow
Sunday, December 8 Time: 9 a.m - 2 p.m.
Weston Town Center
Bell Tower Lane, Weston Description:
Join us on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 for the Baptist Health South Florida and Rotary Club of Weston 16th Annual Run For Tomorrow presented by City of Weston and Weston Town Center in Broward County, FL, and participate in the 5K and Half Marathon, as well as a one-mile Family Health Walk/Run (Mayor's Get Fit Challenge Cup) and the Get Fit Fest health and wellness festival. To register visit http://www.westonrotary.com/run-for-tomorrow/ and fill out the online runner registration form! Don't miss out!