Womens Health Services Coral Springs, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

Palms Diagnostic Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology. At our facility, we use state-of-the-art equipment to produce detailed images that help physicians and specialists properly diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. 

If your physician has referred you to us for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), you can expect gentle testing from a friendly staff in our comfortable environment. Our focus is on performing the highest standard of diagnostic tests in a way that prioritizes the comfort and convenience of each patient.

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced radiologists specializes in MRIs, CAT scans, digital x-rays, and other forms of imaging that help your medical team recommend the appropriate course of treatment. With our ultrasound technology, we also provide imaging services that promote women’s health. We do everything we can to ensure that each patient is fully at ease during their tests, and we understand the importance of maintaining quick reporting time.  

We are proud to be a leading center for diagnostic tests for the community. We have tried to anticipate some of the questions you might have about our facility and service, and we have provided the answers below. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to call us at (954) 688-PALM (7256).

1. What is an MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging utilizes field and radio wave signals to obtain detailed anatomical images of organs, structures and soft tissue within the body without the use of radiation. Our high-quality medical imaging in Coral Springs, FL assists your physician in more accurate diagnosis for a wide range of conditions and in some cases may reduce the need for exploratory surgery or more invasive procedures. Your procedure may take 30- 45 minutes depending on the type of scan.

2. What is a CT/CAT Scan?
A CT Scan uses special X-ray equipment to gather image data from different angles around the scanned area of your body, then uses computer processing of the information to create “cross section” views of tissues and organ systems. Many different diagnostic images are generated from this digital imaging. The exam only lasts 5-7 minutes with a low-dose radiation procedure. Palms Diagnostic Imaging Center has the best NEW machine available: 16-slice CT Scan with radiation dose reduction by Hitachi capable of withholding 495 lbs.

3. How should I prepare for the diagnostic test my doctor has ordered?
With MRI there is no preparation. You may continue your medication and enjoy your meals. Dress comfortably and try to avoid wearing clothing with any metal.

With CT Scan you may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking anything for an hour or longer before the exam. In most cases, a ‘contrast material’ will be required to enhance the visualization of tissues and organs. The contrast material may be swallowed, given in the form of an enema, or injected into the vein. Your physician will recommend the best procedure.

4. Why should I select an MRI High-field (1.5 Tesla) wide-bore facility?
MRI Scanner will reduce anxiety levels for patients who have a difficult time going into small or tight spaces (claustrophobic). Our extra wide 70 cm wide-bore digital imaging machine adds more space for patient comfort. At the table surface with different cushion densities and designed to alleviate pressure points, our coil array that offers feet-first imaging for all exam types and the table accommodates patients up to 500 pounds. Our large, spacious Caring MRI Suite was built for you with our new state-art-the-art diagnostic imaging center with our state of the art Acoustic, and Video Ceiling Units offers a soft Sound Gradient System, which provides a quieter experience.

5. Do you accept my insurance?
The owners at Palms Diagnostic Imaging Center have experience in contracting insurances. We are always up to date with new insurance laws, PIP laws, along with new insurances that come onto the market. We are a Medicare provider with an extensive list of Medicare Advantage Plans. We welcome Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Workers Comp. Patients, Breast MRI patients as well as MOST PPO's and HMO's.

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6. Does your facility provide transportation?
Yes, we are happy to provide transportation to those patients that cannot arrive on their own. If wheelchair accessibility is necessary, we will arrange for proper wheelchair type transportation. 

7. What are the Precautions for an MRIThere are a few precautions to consider:

  • An implanted pacemaker, defibrillator ("AICD"), or heart valve 
  • An implanted pump device (such as an insulin or pain medication pump
  • An inner ear implant 
  • An aneurysm clip within the brain 
  • An intrauterine device (IUD) 
  • Metal in the eyes (at any time), or have ever been a metal worker of any kind 
  • Permanent tattoo eyeliner 
  • Currently pregnant 
  • Artificial joints or metallic plates

8. What does is mean to be ACR (American College of Radiology) Accredited?
ACR is the only comprehensive North American practice guidelines for diagnostic imaging selection, radiotherapy protocols, digital imaging, and indications for image-guided interventional procedures. They embody the best current evidence for choosing appropriate imaging evaluation and interventional procedures for a large number of clinical conditions. Most insurances go by the accreditation, as well as Medicare guidelines. We are proud to be recognized by the American College of Radiology.