Diagnostic imaging in Miami, Florida
Mercy Miami Hospital offers advanced imaging options and a wide range of screening services in a private, patient-centered atmosphere to help your doctor better understand your health.
To schedule an imaging appointment with a radiologist at our facility, Mercy Hospital at (305) 854-4400.
Medical imaging services we offer
Mercy Diagnostic Services offers a wide variety of imaging procedures, such as:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans—CT scans involve a series of detailed X-rays that produce a cross-sectional, 3D image of bones, blood vessels and soft tissue inside the body. CT scans offer extremely accurate results allowing for swift diagnosis and treatment of many injuries and conditions, including bone fractures, cardiovascular disease, infections, tumors and cancer.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—MRI involves using a magnetic field to provide high-quality, detailed images of internal structures, including organs and soft tissue. MRIs are especially helpful in diagnosing joint or tendon damage, blood vessel problems, stroke and aneurysms.
- Ultrasound—Ultrasound imaging is similar to MRI but produces live pictures of the body's soft tissue and organs. It uses high-frequency waves that reflect back as echoes when it reaches solid surfaces. Ultrasound plays an important role diagnosing breast lumps, inflamed joints, blood flow issues and gallbladder, genital and prostate problems. Ultrasounds are also used to monitor unborn babies at prenatal appointments during pregnancy.
- Digital mammography—Mammogram screenings use low-dose X-ray imaging technology to examine breast tissue. The Women’s Center at Mercy Miami Hospital uses mammography to diagnose breast cancer and breast tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases.
- Nuclear medicine—Patients receiving a nuclear medicine procedure will be given a radioactive tracer (a compound that highlights certain functions with the body). The tracer allows processes within the body to be viewed with imaging technology. Nuclear medicine can be key in the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases. Exams may include:
- Bone scans—Diagnostic bone testing
- Thyroid scans—Examination of thyroid function
- Gastric emptying—Tracks digestive process and timing
- Hepatobiliarys scans—Evaluates liver and bile duct function
- Gastrointestinal (GI) bleed studies—Monitors gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanning—Produces 3D images of the heart
- Interventional radiology—Interventional radiology is an imaging specialty that allows for image-guided diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions. It uses the guidance of imaging technologies and often replaces surgical procedures. They are typically easier on patients as they involve less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.