Nationally accredited diagnostic imaging center in Citrus County, Florida
Citrus Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive and convenient inpatient and outpatient medical imaging in Citrus County. These nationally recognized imaging services aid in accurate diagnosing, which often leads to early detection of many diseases and disorders.
Our board-certified radiologists and technicians deliver accurate, timely results to your physician. Your doctor uses those results to determine a possible diagnosis and establish an individualized treatment plan.
To make an appointment for an outpatient imaging test or to get more information about our imaging services, call (877) 351-7012.
Nationally accredited medical imaging services
For our dedication to using advanced technology and to meeting rigorous national standards for excellence, the American College of Radiology accredited Citrus Memorial Hospital in the following modalities:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Pediatric CT imaging
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
Two convenient imaging locations
For your convenience, we offer the following outpatient medical imaging services at two convenient locations in Inverness.
Offered at the hospital main campus at 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452:
- Fluoroscopy imaging
- Special interventional procedures
- Echocardiograms (EKGs)
- Nuclear medicine exams
- Stereotactic breast biopsies
Offered at our Medical Office Building at 131 S. Citrus Ave., Inverness, FL 34452:
Medical imaging services we offer
- Routine X-rays (for non-scheduled walk-in patients)
- Digital mammography (screening and diagnostic exams)
- 3D mammography
- Bone densitometry
- 64-detector CT scan (heart and related vascular exams)
Routine X-rays and fluoroscopy
X-rays use small doses of radiation to create pictures of internal bodily organs and structures. Physicians use X-rays to:
- Determine bone fractures and joint injuries
- Identify an infection
- Find tumors
- View possible fluid in lungs
- Diagnose heart and blood vessel obstructions
- Locate the cause of an intestinal obstruction
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique which shows continuous X-ray images,similar to a video, on a monitor. As an X-ray beam is passed through the body, the continuous detailed images show movement of a contrast dye, body part or an instrument. A physician is then able to observe any possible health conditions which will need diagnosis and further treatment.
Bone density scanning
Bone density screening, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), is an enhanced X-ray technique used to measure bone density and loss. A DEXA scan is a quick, noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure which requires no anesthesia.
DEXA screenings use an extremely small dose of radiation, less than a day's exposure to natural radiation and less than a tenth of the radiation dose in traditional X-rays. These screenings are helpful in assessing your risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
At Citrus Memorial Hospital, our 64-slice CT scanner provides our physicians and specialists with complete cross-sectional views ("slices") of the body and its internal organs using X-ray technology.
Physicians use these 3D images to detect broken bones, blood clots, cancer, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding. Additionally, a CT scan can be used to help guide biopsy procedures.
Mammograms, which use low-dose X-ray imaging, are used to examine the breasts. They allow our physicians to diagnose and treat breast tumors and other breast anomalies. Our breast health doctors also use mammography to detect early signs of breast cancer.
MRIs are non-invasive imaging tools which use a magnetic field, instead of X-rays or radiation, to produce high-quality images in multiple planes. Physicians commonly order MRIs to examine the brain, head, abdomen, pelvis, spine, bone and joints. This aids in the diagnosis of a range of disorders and injuries. MRIs are also used to determine how effectively prescribed treatments and medications are working.
Nuclear medicine uses small doses of radioactive substances to pinpoint molecular activity within the body. In real time, physicians can view the functioning of the body and evaluate chemical and biological processes. This allows the early detection of diseases, often before the structural changes can be seen on a CT scan or MRI.
This non-invasive, painless imaging method is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain cancers and heart disease and bone, neurological, gastrointestinal and other disorders.
Ultrasounds, which are non-invasive and painless, use high-frequency sound waves to create video images of internal organs of the body. Ultrasounds are used to view and monitor an unborn baby's activity during prenatal care. These imaging tests are also used to diagnose an array of health conditions, including abnormal growths, heart disorders and blood clots.
An EKG uses sound waves to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This test is used to monitor patterns of heart activity, heartbeats and possible abnormal heart movements.
Test results are generally available within 24 hours via the Picture Archive Communications System. PACS allows digital images and reports to be electronically transmitted directly to your physician. Same-day results are available for urgent requests.