The Breast Center is the centerpiece of our Imaging Department. This department is fully accredited with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and follows strict guidelines to perform and interpret these very important images. We perform needle localizations and also have the ability to perform stereotactic breast biopsies using the latest in technologies.
The Mammograpy department is also a very soothing environment for our patients. It is separated from the regular Imaging Department so that we can allow our patients to have an excellent experience during their examination. Our Mammography Staff are top of the line professionals that are certified in each and every aspect of Mammography. Our physicians will also consult with our patients on the same day and talk with them about their images.
The Angiography Suite at St. Petersburg General Hospital is available for procedures for all types of vascular disease.
The Advantx LCA interventional angiography system is a valuable option for persons who are suffering from vascular disease. The process instantly exposes possible health-threatening problems and arterial blockage and makes it possible to see, diagnose, and treat the patient right away. The rotational angiography helps us to view the vessels total circumference besides being able to see the blood vessels throughout the body. The large 40cm image intensifier can cover a large anatomical area quickly.
The system is designed for such sophisticated procedures as Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) as well as Uterine Fibroid Embolizations
For more information, please contact the Radiology Department at 727-341-4853.
St. Petersburg General Hospital installed a state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla MRI in the spring of 2013. We are excited about being able to offer this service not only to our in-patients but to all out patients that are in need of an MRI.
According to Allan Katz, MD, radiologist at St. Petersburg General Hospital, “ With the addition of this MRI we will be able to offer better diagnostic exams to our patients that will aid in a faster, more precise diagnosis. Each of our staff members are also certified in MRI and have over twenty years experience in this field”.
This department is able to do all aspects of MRI Imaging to include brain, abdomen, upper and lower extremities as well as any vascular diagnostic exams that the physician has ordered.
Our ultrasound department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for OB antepartum ultrasound, gynecological ultrasound, vascular and general ultrasound.
The department performs ultrasound procedures in all the above areas and also performs ultrasound guided procedures for biopsies, aspirations, paracentesis, and thoracentesis. These are all accomplished by our Board Certified Radiologists and certified Ultrasound Technologists.
Our echocardiography lab is equipped with the latest cardiac transthoracic and transesophageal ultrasound system. The GE Vivid & is a fully digital system with enhanced tissue harmonic imaging with broadband flow imaging. The cardiologists have a workstation for evaluation and analysis of the images.
Specialized procedures performed in the Echocardiography Lab include the following:
- Diagnostic 2-dimenisional echocardiography with or without M-mode, color flow, mapping and Doppler
- Transesophageal echocardiography with multi-plane transducer
Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound
This discipline uses ultrasound waves to detect disease in veins and arteries throughout the body by using pulse wave and color Doppler. Most frequently performed exams are lower and upper extremity venous and arterial and carotid Dopplers. Other specialized exams to name a few are venous mapping, thoracic outlet syndrome, shunt testing, SMA Doppler and renal artery Doppler.
Our Nuclear Medicine Department is fully accredited with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and utilize all aspects of Nuclear Medicine to help our physicians obtain a diagnosis. Each staff member is also certified in every aspect of Nuclear Medicine and can answer any and all questions relating to these procedures
Our CT department offers all aspects of diagnostic and interventional procedures using a brand new 16 slice CT Scanner. This unit is designed to provide the fastest scans possible while at the same time reducing patient radiation exposure to its lowest level to obtain a diagnostic image. All of our staff members are Registered in CT through the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists and understand what it means for our patients to have an excellent clinical journey in this area.
All images are viewed and stored in our digital PACS environment for interpretation and archiving by the Radiologist. Our physicians can also access the patients images at other HCA locations located in the Florida Division. This reduces time spent getting images from one facility to another in order to make a diagnosis and send the report to the patient’s physician.