Imaging center in Miami-Dade County
Our board-certified radiologists at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment to serve our patients in Aventura, Florida. Our medical imaging services allow your healthcare provider to view activities and structures within your body to better understand your health.
For additional information, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (305) 682-6677.
Bone density test
Breaking a bone can result in a difficult recovery at any age, but bone breaks are especially serious in older patients. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis. Another 34 million people are at risk of developing the disease, and it is estimated that approximately half of all women 50 years and older will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Certain people are more likely to develop osteoporosis than others. Populations at high risk for developing the disease and breaking bones include:
- People 50 years and older
- People with a family history of osteoporosis
- People with small frames or thin builds
- People with a history of broken bones
- People with low hormone levels
- People with poor diets
- People with inactive lifestyles
- People who consume a high amount of alcohol
- People who take certain medications
- People with certain diseases and conditions, such as anorexia nervosa, rheumatoid arthritis and gastrointestinal diseases
For more information about our bone density testing services, please call (877) 341-7017.
Breast screening and imaging is the best way to stay on top of breast health. Early diagnosis for breast cancer is vital and imaging services, such as digital mammography and breast ultrasound, play key roles in this process.
Computed tomography (CT/CAT scan)
CT scans combine multiple, detailed X-ray images to produce a cross-sectional, 3D image of blood vessels, soft tissues and bones in the body. A CT scan can be used to identify the severity of injury in trauma patients and to determine the location of damaged or blocked blood vessels in stroke patients.
Our Aventura facility was recently updated with a $1.2 million state-of-the-art CT scanner. The new spiral CT system promises to expedite the exam process, improve the image resolution and add to the range of diagnostic imaging procedures offered at our hospital.
Using Miami's most advanced, noninvasive diagnostic tests, the talented team at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center performs a variety of medical exams to detect the presence of heart disease. In addition to blood work and more specialized procedures, our healthcare providers use chest X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and cardiac stress testing to evaluate cardiac disorders, such as infarction, ischemia, ejection fractions and wall motility.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Our treatment teams at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center use magnetic resonance imaging to see details inside the body, view the extent of injuries and detect diseases. MRI is a very common, noninvasive technique that allows physicians to examine numerous areas of the body, including the abdomen, breasts, musculoskeletal system, brain and bile ducts.
X-rays are used to collect pictures of bones, breasts and other parts of the body using electromagnetic radiation. Many centers at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center use X-rays to examine internal structures inside the body and determine a diagnosis.