Trusted imaging services in Sarasota, Florida
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota focuses on providing excellent care for all your medical needs. To do that, we use advanced medical imaging and diagnostic tools. This allows us to create an effective treatment plan that's right for you. Our imaging deopartment serves patients throughout Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Venice.
To learn more about our imaging services, call Doctors Hospital of Sarasota at (941) 342-1100.
Advanced imaging technology
Our imaging center uses state-of-the-art technology including:
- A computed tomography (CT) scan allows radiologists to see inside your body. It uses a combination of X-rays and computers to get pictures of organs, tissue and bones and joints.
- Interventional radiology uses imaging to direct minimally invasive surgical procedures that diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
- Ultrasound imaging (sonography) uses sound waves to capture images inside your body. It is often used to diagnose infections or heart conditions. It is also commonly used to assist with biopsies and examine babies in the womb. Ultrasounds do not use radiation and are noninvasive.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, radio waves and computers to take detailed pictures of the inside of the body. They may be used to determine the effectiveness of treatment. Radiation is not used to capture MRI images.
- Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function.
- Digital mammography uses X-rays to take pictures of the breast. It is effective at identifying areas of concern for breast cancer.
Early detection is an important factor in breast health. We help you with early detection by providing digital mammography to evaluate breast tissue for cancer and other abnormalities.
Heart and lung imaging
Using X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, our expert team can perform a variety of exams to detect heart disease and cardiopulmonary disorders.
Biopsies help determine if cells are cancerous and the stage of cancer. Our staff uses a combination of minimally invasive techniques, CT scans, MRI and ultrasounds to secure and accurately test tissue samples.
Bone density screening
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is used to examine bone density, bone strength and bone fractures. Among other things, this technology allows us to identify your risk of developing osteoporosis.