Imaging center in West Palm Beach
The diagnostic imaging center at JFK Medical Center North Campus provides full-service medical imaging. We use advanced technology, resulting in superior image quality and quick scans. Our specialties include interventional procedures and women's imaging.
To schedule an imaging appointment, call us at (561) 841-2200.
Experienced radiology team
Our radiology team includes registered and licensed technologists by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and technologists with advanced certification in computed tomography (CT) scans.
Our radiologists use a picture archiving communication system (PACS), which allows a team of physicians to view and manipulate images simultaneously, even from separate locations. This technology improves turnaround time for reporting of studies, and it allows for accelerated decision making in critical situations.
Bone density testing
Bone density tests are effective at diagnosing osteoporosis by determining the relative strength of a patient's bones through the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bones.
We use dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to measure the density of your bones. The DEXA scan is an X-ray scan that uses a small amount of radiation to take images of different bones.
Our advanced bone densitometer is the most complete bone assessment tool ever devised for diagnosing osteoporosis and assessing a patient's fracture risk. This technology offers excellent precision in detecting bone changes in a variety of clinical conditions.
Computed tomography (CT) scan
A CT scan uses X-ray technology to capture images of the inside of the body. It can take more precise and detailed pictures than X-rays. CT scans are often used to examine the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis to help doctors diagnose diseases or life-threatening illnesses.
Our advanced CT scanner offers the latest in CT technology, allowing physicians to perform multiple diagnostic exams quickly and accurately.
CT scans have several diagnostic capabilities, including:
- Viewing bleeding inside the body, especially in the skull
- Studying the chest and abdomen
- Determining the size and site of a tumor
- Diagnosing skeletal problems
- Diagnosing blood vessel diseases
- Planning radiation treatments for cancer
- Guiding biopsies and other tests
- Planning surgery
- Identifying injuries from trauma
With fluoroscopy, physicians can visualize internal organs in motion and in real time. Joints and blood passing through veins can also be viewed with this diagnostic technology. For example, our cardiology program uses fluoroscopy for many cardiac procedures, including cardiac catheterization.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Our treatment teams at JFK North use MRI to see details inside the body, view the extent of injuries and detect diseases. MRI uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images.
Our advanced MRI technology delivers breakthrough results, including enhanced image quality and ease of application. The combination of faster and better scanning has proven to decrease the time for the patient in the magnet significantly.
When it comes to breast MRI, our innovative and powerful MRI system enables simultaneous, contrast-enhanced acquisition with high spatial resolution imaging of both breasts. Patients no longer have to come back a second time to obtain the highest quality images.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce images inside the body. With ultrasounds, we can evaluate blood flow, internal organs, pregnancies, cancer, abdominal disorders, blood vessel problems, pelvic disorders and more.
X-ray is a high energy form of electromagnetic waves that helps physicians visualize bones, soft tissues and some organs.
Interventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty where imaging technology is used to guide a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure or treatment. Our hospital offers a wide range of interventional radiology procedures, including:
- Arteriography and venography
- Vertebroplasty for back pain
- Vascular stent placements, including aortic artery stenting
- Interventional MRI of the breast
- CT scan of the sinuses
- Non-invasive treatment of fibroids
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Imaging total joint replacement with MRI
- Carotid stenting
Interventional vascular procedures
Our Special Procedures Room is the largest interventional vascular procedures room in West Palm Beach. Full anesthesia capabilities are built into our Special Procedures Room along with an advanced angiography system.