Diagnostic imaging center Palatka, Florida
Putnam Community Medical Center offers advanced imaging options—including mammography and ultrasounds—to help doctors accurately diagnose and treat patients. These services are provided in a private, patient-centered environment to ensure patients feel comfortable throughout testing.
To schedule diagnostic imaging services, contact central scheduling at (386) 326-8325.
Comprehensive diagnostic imaging
Our diagnostic imaging team—including registered technologists and diagnostic medical sonographers—cares about your experience and provides all exams in a safe, comfortable environment. We provide a wide range of exams to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and the care you need.
Computed tomography (CT) scan
CT is a specialized type of X-ray that provides images of the structure of organs and tissues in the body. A CT scan can show the dimension of vessels, lymph nodes and organ systems and is used when a more detailed view is necessary for a diagnosis.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI provides advanced details of the:
- Bones and joints
During an MRI, a magnetic field is used to produce high-quality images that doctors use to identify and diagnose diseases. MRI offers a safe, painless and non-invasive way to obtain information that can lead to early detection and treatment of disease and injury.
Mammogram screenings use low-dose X-ray imaging technology to examine breast tissue. Our hospital uses mammography to diagnose breast cancer and breast tissue anomalies, such as tumors and other breast diseases.
During a nuclear medicine procedure, patients will be given a radioactive tracer—a compound that highlights certain functions within the body. The tracer allows processes in the body to be viewed with imaging technology.
Ultrasound imaging produces live pictures of soft tissues in the body, using high-frequency waves that reflect back as echoes when they reach solid surfaces. Ultrasounds are commonly used for the abdominal area, including monitoring fetal growth.
During an X-ray, electromagnetic waves are used to obtain images of bones, chest and abdomen areas to detect disease or injury.