64 Row CT Scan & PET/CT

Locations

North Tampa - Multi Specialty Campus

14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

813.977.1411

Fax: 813.355.5092

Wesley Chapel - Wiregrass Multi Specialty Campus

2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Suite 106

813.751.3371

Zephyrhills - Multi Specialty Campus

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542

813.782.8829

Fax: 813.355.5099

A Comprehensive Look Inside the Body

Computerized tomography (CT Scan) is a sophisticated imaging technique to show anatomy at all levels within the body. Florida Medical Clinic uses 2 state of the art, helical, CT scanners, a 16 row and a 64 row scanner. This provides a more detailed image for our radiologists to interpret. During CT imaging the x-ray source spirals around the patient, providing high resolution, cross sectional images. We are now performing state of the art CT angiography including coronary artery CT angiography. Many scans can be performed in a single breath hold of 20-30 seconds. Ultimately this diminishes the time a patient will need to lie on the scan table.

PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT scans are both standard imaging tools that physicians use to pinpoint disease states in the body. A PET scan demonstrates the biological function of the body before anatomical changes take place, while the CT scan provides information about the body’s anatomy such as size, shape and location. By combining these two scanning technologies, a PET/CT scan enables physicians to more accurately diagnose and identify cancer, and brain disorders.

Your Florida Medical Clinic physicians and staff will give you instructions describing the preparation for your exam. Some exams require a patient to drink a special oral contrast to enhance the digestive system. Florida Medical Clinic Radiological Technologists are skilled medical specialists and receive licensing with the National Registry for Computed Tomography. Our Radiologists are all board certified by the American Board of Radiology.