WELCOME TO PALM HARBOR MRI

PALM HARBOR MRI is a full service imaging and diagnostics testing facility located in Palm Harbor, Florida that was established in early 1995 and began by offering MRI and X-Ray. After recognizing the needs of our patients and developing relationships within our Medical Community, we expanded our services. Palm Harbor MRI is one of the few facilities in our area that offer both a High Field MRI and an Open MRI under the same roof for our patients who may be claustrophobic.

We take pride in offering our patients the latest in imaging and diagnostic technology while maintaining an environment that is friendly, relaxed and professional. Our modalities include: High Field MRI, MRI-Arthrography, MRI-Angiography, MRI-Venography, Breast MRI, Open MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Mammography, Echocardiogram, and DEXA (Bone Density Scans), as well as a four room Sleep Diagnostics facility.

HIGH FIELD MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field while harmless radio waves are turned on and off.

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MR ANGIOGRAM (MRA)

MRI Angiography (MRA) is an MRI study of the blood vessels. It utilizes MRI technology to detect, diagnose and aid the treatment of heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel diseases. MRA provides detailed images of blood vessels without using any contrast material.

ARTHROGRAM

Arthrography is done most commonly to identify abnormalities associated with the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Patients who undergo this procedure usually have complained of persistent, unexplained joint pain or discomfort. Arthrographic images may allow identification of problems with a joint’s function or indicate a need for a joint replacement.

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OPEN MRI

MRI Associates is dedicated to the emerging technology of low-field, patient-friendly magnetic resonance imaging systems. Claustrophobic, obese and pediatric patients,

MRI Associates is dedicated to the emerging technology of low-field, patient-friendly magnetic resonance imaging systems.

BREAST MRI

Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is another non-invasive breast imaging tool that produces detailed images of the breast. Breast MRI utilizes a magnetic field and radio waves as well as an intravenous injection of a contrast agent to highlight breast abnormalities.

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CT SCAN

CT scan; Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) is a method of body imaging in which a thin x-ray beam rotates around the patient. Small detectors measure the amount of x-rays that make it through the patient or particular area of interest.

X-RAY

An X-ray examination uses electromagnetic radiation to make images of your bones, teeth and internal organs. Simply put, an X-ray allows your doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body.One of the oldest forms of medical imaging, X-ray is a painless medical test that can help your doctor in diagnosis and treatment

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ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound imaging is a common diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic images (sonograms) of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. Prenatal ultrasound examinations are performed by trained professionals, such as sonographers, radiologists, and obstetricians.

MAMMOGRAPHY

Mammograms are specialized X-ray examinations of the breast. Two types of mammogram studies are commonly performed. A SCREENING MAMMOGRAM is performed on women who have no current symptoms or breast problems while a DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM is performed specifically to evaluate a breast problem or revisit a previous abnormal finding.

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ECHOCARDIOGRAM

Echocardiogram, often referred to in the medical community as a cardiac ECHO or simply an ECHO, is a sonogram of the heart. Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, it uses standard ultrasound techniques to image two-dimensional slices of the heart. The latest ultrasound systems now employ 3D real-time imaging.

DEXA - BONE DENSITY

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).

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SLEEP DIAGNOSTICS

Sleep apnea means that you often stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. The problem can be mild to severe, based on the number of times each hour that you stop breathing or how often your lungs don’t get enough air.

This may happen from 5 to 50 times an hour.