Diagnostic imaging center in Margate
Northwest Medical Center's Department of Diagnostic Imaging offers advanced imaging options, including screening services, in a private, patient-centered atmosphere. We use advanced technology that helps doctors and technicians better understand your health.
To schedule an imaging appointment at our facility, call our diagnostic imaging department at (877) 331-7031.
The Northwest Medical Center Department of Diagnostic Imaging is staffed by board-certified radiologists trained to perform and interpret medical diagnostic imaging procedures. Our specialized imaging staff is here to ensure you receive incredible care in a comfortable setting.
Our medical diagnostic imaging services
We offer a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures to ensure you have access to testing that best suits your individualized needs.
Our mammography services are accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Federal Drug Administration. Mammography is used to diagnose breast cancer and breast tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases. Our imaging department uses digital mammography for enhanced image quality and procedure accuracy to determine breast health.
We have a long tradition of excellence in nuclear medicine imaging. Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials to closely examine organ function.
Interventional radiologists are able to use minimally invasive (an incision no larger than two inches) techniques in combination with other imaging services to gain in-depth insight into a patient's body.
We offer a full range of interventional services, including:
- Biliary interventions
- Vascular access
- Dialysis graft maintenance
- Lower extremity angiography
Computerized tomography (CT) scan
A computerized tomography scan (CT scan), uses powerful computers and rotating X-ray machines to create cross-sectional images of the body. CT scans offer extremely accurate results, allowing for swift diagnosis and treatment.
64-slice CT scan
With the 64-slice CT scanner, Northwest Medical Center provides access to cutting-edge technology in imaging for cardiovascular health. The scanner has the ability to provide a comprehensive view of the heart and coronary arteries within seconds. This can eliminate the need for more invasive cardiac catheterization.
CT lung cancer screening
Early detection and diagnosis are vital to successfully treating lung cancer. Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening if you:
- Are 55 years old or older
- Are a current or former smoker (quit within the past 15 years)
- Have a heavy smoking history (30 packs or more per year)
- Eliminates the need for medical tests, such as biopsies
- Our lung cancer screening uses a lower dose of radiation than traditional screening
- We use a CT scan, which is more precise because it can detect small, abnormal spots that an X-ray can’t pick up
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that screening with a lower-dose CT improves survival rates by catching cancer early. We have advanced technology and supportive medical staff to offer you the best in preventive, diagnostic and treatment methods. Talk to your physician today to find out if a lung cancer screening is right for you.
Early detection can save a life. For more information or to schedule a CT lung cancer screening, call (954) 601-8094.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI obtains clear, detailed pictures of the inside of the human body without the use of X-rays, surgery or biopsy. MRI scans are painless for the patient and offer high-quality images of internal structures that allow physicians and technicians to provide accurate diagnoses.
Ultrasound imaging produces pictures of soft tissues in the body. It uses high frequency waves that reflect back as echoes when they reach solid surfaces. Ultrasound plays an important role in patient screening and vascular disease follow up.