The Diagnostic Imaging Department is staffed by Radiologic Technologists licensed through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Florida Department of Health. The Radiologic Technologists are available to perform routine X-ray, EKG (electrocardiograms) Ultrasound and Spirometry (Pulmonary Function Testing) examinations.
With an order from a clinician, x-ray examinations are performed utilizing a fully digital x-ray system. The x-ray images are sent electronically for interpretation by board certified radiologists within the community at a reduced rate. The interpretation fees are included in the cost of the x-ray examination billed by the health center, so there are no unexpected charges.
The Radiology Technologists also assist the healthcare providers in scheduling patients for diagnostic imaging examination in the community such as MRIs, CTs, Mammograms, etc.
Electrocardiograms are performed by the Radiologic Technologists with an order from a clinician. The EKG interpretation is provided by board certified cardiologists within the community at a reduced rate. The interpretation fees are included in the cost of the EKG billed by the health center, so there are no unexpected charges.
Spirometry studies are scheduled and performed with an order from a clinician by the Radiology Technologists. The Spirometry results are placed in the patient's clinical record for interpretation by the ordering clinician.
With an order from a clinician, some Ultrasound examinations can be scheduled and performed at University Health Services by an Ultrasound Technologist certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The Ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a board certified radiologist.
Inquiries regarding results of X-rays, EKGs, Ultrasound and Spirometry examinations should be directed to the health care provider who ordered the diagnostic imaging examination.
For more information on the Diagnostic Imaging Department, call (850) 644-5540.