Imaging center in Trinity, Florida
An expert, accurate diagnosis is the first step to an effective treatment plan for any medical condition. We at Medical Center of Trinity help you get that by offering a full range of diagnostic imaging and radiology services for inpatients and outpatients. Our imaging center's normal hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm.
To schedule an imaging test or procedure, please call (800) 617-7108.
Our radiology and diagnostic imaging center is just a short drive for people in our local community of Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. We specialize in compassionate care for a comfortable patient experience. Our center offers:
- Online registration
- Convenient outpatient services
- A dedicated suite for vascular and peripheral vascular procedures
- Easy, flexible scheduling of appointments
- Extended hours for select exams
- Fast turnaround for exam results
- Select bedside exams available for inpatients
Accredited radiology and imaging
Additionally, the American College of Radiology has accredited our staff and facility for the following services:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
Our diagnostic imaging and radiology procedures
Our skilled radiology technicians use one or a combination of the following procedures to obtain images with pinpoint accuracy. The more precise the diagnosis, the more effective your treatment plan will be.
Our cardiology department offers a wide range of diagnostic procedures. Our cardiac catheterization laboratory provides images of the heart's vessels to help our radiologists and physicians diagnose and treat heart disease.
Electrical testing for diagnosis
We offer the following procedures, which use electrodes to record electrical activity:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)—This test measures the electrical activity of the heart.
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)—This test measures the electrical activity of the brain.
The following medical imaging modalities use a magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the body:
- MRI—This method produces images of any part of the body and is primarily used for the abdomen, brain, chest, heart and spine. Physicians and radiologists often combine MRI with other imaging technologies to diagnose and treat disease and injury.
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)—This method produces 3D images of blood vessels using MRI and special contrast agents. A contrast agent is a substance injected into the bloodstream before the procedure to highlight any abnormalities in the blood vessels.
We offer a "wide bore" MRI machine. Benefits of this technology include:
- A larger opening, providing more comfort for larger or claustrophobic patients
- Reduced “knocking” sound for less anxiety
- Shortened scan times—reduced up to 66 percent
- Shorter tube length so the patient's head can stay outside the machine for many exams
Nuclear medicine uses tiny amounts of radioactive tracer material and a gamma camera to produce images of the body. We perform nuclear imaging scans on the:
These imaging methods use sound waves to produce images of the body called sonograms:
- Echocardiogram (echo)—This is a test that evaluates the valves and chambers of the heart.
- Ultrasound (3D and 4D)—This is a test that produces images of organs, tissues or blood vessels to detect disease, injury or other problems. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy to evaluate the health and development of the fetus.
These imaging techniques use X-ray technology to produce images of the inside of the body.
- Angiography—This technique is used to examine blood vessels to detect blockage, damage and other abnormalities.
- Bone mineral density (BMD)—This technique measures bone health using the density of calcium and other minerals in bone.
- Computed tomography (CT) angiography—CT produces cross-sectional, detailed images of internal organs. CTA produces detailed images of blood vessels.
- Digital mammography—This technique is used to examine breast tissue for signs of cancer using high-resolution, digital images for accuracy.
- Digital X-ray—This exam is used to examine bones and some soft tissues, such as lungs, intestines and some organs, for disease or injury.
- Fluoroscopy—This specialty X-ray produces real-time, moving images for use in examinations or procedures. This technology may be used to:
- View the flow of contrast agents through the body to detect disease
- Position orthopedic implants, stents or other devices
- Stereotactic biopsy—This procedure uses mammography to guide a biopsy (tissue sample) of breast tissue to check for cancer.
Breast biopsy: stereotactic, mammogram, MRI and ultrasound
Physicians can use a variety of technologies to guide biopsies of breast tissue to check for cancer. These guided biopsies enable the physician to precisely locate and target the cells for biopsy. Each technique uses a different technology to produce images:
- Stereotactic—uses X-rays to produce stereo images
- Mammogram—uses special X-ray equipment
- MRI—uses a magnetic field and radio waves
- Ultrasound—uses high-frequency sound waves
Our diagnostic team
Our skilled team of certified technologists provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging services. Our imaging department's multidisciplinary team includes:
- Board-certified radiologists
- Certified radiology nurses and technologists
- Staff members, specially trained in radiology treatments and certified in advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS)
Conditions we diagnose through imaging
Radiology and diagnostic imaging help us screen, diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
- Broken bones
- Chest pain
- Internal bleeding
- Thyroid disease
- Brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, seizure disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and brain tumors
- Cancer, such as bone and breast cancer
- Heart conditions, such as arrhythmia, heart attack and heart failure
- Vascular conditions, such as aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, blood clots and stroke