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Improving outcomes through the latest advances in technology and testing

Identifying cancer in its earliest stages can greatly improve you outcome. That’s why the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and Florida Hospital Imaging invests heavily in the latest imaging, diagnostics and testing tools and technologies. Our goal is to offer the highest quality imaging services with the lowest possible radiation exposure. Our technologies are backed by an experienced team of top notch imagine specialists and analysts who support our cancer care team.

We are the only imaging facility in Central Florida with the prestigious Image Wisely and Image GentlySM designations, ensuring that our imaging practices follow low-dose and safety protocols. We are also accredited by the American College of Radiology, ensuring high-practice standards in image quality, staff qualifications, equipment, and quality assurance programs.

Our imaging center offers free valet parking and dedicated onsite parking as well as after hours and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Imaging services

Clear, complete and comprehensive information means better outcomes. This includes highly detailed, sharp imaging, provided by state-of-the-art equipment. Following are just a few of the tools we use to diagnose, analyze and manage our patient’s conditions.

Computerized Tomography (CT or CAT Scan): CT technology produces sharp, three-dimensional images of your body that can be manipulated, zoomed into and analyzed in real time. This highly advanced technology, including our newest 256-slice Flash CT Scan, allows us to confirm the presence, location and characteristics of abnormalities.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET):  PET has revolutionized cancer care, allowing your physician to see a mass three times smaller than traditional scans. This is made possible by a radiotracer that is injected into the cancerous tissue. As the cancer metabolizes the radiotracer, it creates bright spots in the scan so that your doctor can analyze its size, shape and location. This technology creates a three-dimensional image of the functional processes of your body that can then be reconstructed and analyzed digitally.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This non-invasive examination is well suited to evaluating brain, heart, spine and vascular system performance and health. Our 1.5T MRI scanners offer superior imaging for breast and cardiac conditions as well. Unlike other imaging techniques, MRI doesn’t use radiation to perform imaging. Instead, magnetic fields and radio waves are used together to interact with the water molecules contained in organ tissues. 3T MRI systems at FHCI provide exceptional detail and are particularly useful in detecting and diagnosing cancers.

Additional Services

Florida Hospital Imaging and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offer the following additional services:

  • Diagnostic Radiology - uses x-ray to examine various parts of the body.
  • Digital Mammography - detects the presence of cancer in the very early stages, even when a lump is too small to be felt. Digital mammography is available at our 11 locations throughout Central Florida.
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) – using a bronchoscope in combination with ultrasound, a trained pulmonologist uses this diagnostic tool to evaluate the airways and surrounding lymph nodes.  Any abnormal areas can be biopsied without surgical incision.  EBUS is an important tool in initial staging, as well as determining the effectiveness of therapy in thoracic cancer patients.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound - is used to detect tumors and diagnose GI cancers. Unlike a traditional endoscope that looks inside the GI tract, the endoscopic ultrasound looks through the tissue into surrounding organs.
  • Fluoroscopy - is a special type of x-ray that allows our radiologist to examine different parts of your body in real time and see your organs and tissues in motion, for instance in the digestive system.
  • Nuclear Medicine - uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers and other abnormalities within the body.
  • Ultrasound - is used to determine whether a lump is a cyst or a solid mass and to precisely locate the position of a known tumor. The test is safe and painless, and uses no radiation. It is often used in the diagnosis of breast, gynecological and prostate cancers.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact one of our Cancer Care Coordinators to schedule an appointment at FHCI. You can call a coordinator at (407) 303-1700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Or fill out our online assistance form and one of our coordinators will get back to you within one business day.

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