Diagnostic imaging center in Hernando County, Florida
At Oak Hill Hospital, we provide comprehensive imaging services so you and your doctor can better understand your health.
Our board-certified radiologists are on-site 24/7, so you can receive prompt consultations and imaging services.
To learn more about our diagnostic imaging services, please contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 921-7158.
Nationally accredited medical imaging services
The American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited Oak Hill Hospital for meeting rigorous national standards for excellence in imaging.
We are ACR-accredited in the following modalities:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Pediatric CT imaging
We use the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) at Oak Hill Hospital. PACS allows a team of physicians to view and manipulate images simultaneously, even from separate locations. This allows for doctors to quickly access your results.
Our diagnostic imaging services
We offer an array of imaging services to diagnose and identify any suspected conditions, diseases or disorders.
Bone density screening
A bone density screening determines the approximate strength of a patient's bones. Using small amounts of radiation, the technologist evaluates the bone density and the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bone. This type of screening is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis and determine a patient's risk for bone fractures.
A CT scan is one of the most commonly used tools to examine the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis. CT scans help diagnose a range of conditions by taking 3D images, or "slices," of internal organs and other structures inside the body.
We use a state-of-the-art CT technology with twice the speed and coverage of traditional CT scanners and a higher definition image quality.
CT scans are used to identify blood clots, broken bones, cancer, signs of heart disease and internal bleeding.
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)
During a CCTA, a contrast dye is injected into a patient's vein. The CT scanner is used to measure when the contrast dye reaches the heart's blood vessels.
Once inside the heart vessels, the CT scanner takes hundreds of images of the heart and merges them to form a highly detailed image of the patient's heart. This allows diseases to be detected very early, even before a patient shows symptoms.
This defined image can be enhanced to show just the arteries, the muscles or the veins. This reconstructed image allows the radiologist to see blocked arteries that could lead to a heart attack and other heart conditions. The test can detect small amounts of plaque that can be missed on other exams.
Digital mammography and breast imaging
This X-ray test is used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends women 45 to 54 years old get mammograms every year. It is recommended women 55 years old and older can get mammograms every other year.
Patients should talk to their doctors about the right screening schedule for them. Anyone at high risk for breast cancer may need to have mammograms at an earlier age.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The ACR also designated Oak Hill Hospital as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and accredited our following breast health imaging services:
- Breast MRI
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
This type of X-ray provides moving images to view various parts of the body. Using a special contrast dye, which shows up more clearly on X-rays, physicians can view joints, moving organs and even blood passing through veins.
Magnetic resonance imaging
MRI is a minimally invasive imaging technique, which uses a high-powered magnet and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images of the body. MRIs do not use radiation.
We use advanced MRI technology, which provides such high-definition images that previously undetected abnormalities can now be diagnosed.
MRI scan times are typically faster than other forms of imaging.
Nuclear medicine is an imaging technology, which uses a special radioactive material to pinpoint activity within the body on a molecular level. Nuclear medicine can be used to detect diseases affecting the gallbladder, heart and thyroid.
Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasounds produce images of the soft tissue areas within the body, including internal organs.
This noninvasive imaging technique helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions, such as abdominal disorders, blood clots, blood vessel disorders, cancer, pelvic disorders and pregnancies.