Radiology in Sebring, Florida
Highlands Regional Medical Center is committed to providing expert care whether it's for a broken arm, heart disease or something else. We use state-of-the art imaging and diagnostic tools to develop an effective and comprehensive treatment plan.
To learn more about our imaging services, call Highlands Regional Medical Center at (863) 385-6101.
Advanced imaging technology
- A computed tomography (CT) scan allows radiologists to see inside of your body using a combination of x-rays and computers to get pictures of your organs, bones and other tissues. CT scans are often used to detect conditions, such as joint and bone injuries, internal bleeding, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, tumors, blood clots, excess fluid and infection.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows radiologists to use radio waves, magnets and computers to take detailed pictures of the inside of your body and determine how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike CT scans, radiation is not used to capture MRI images.
- Ultrasound imaging (sonography) allows radiologists to use sound waves to capture images inside of your body. It is commonly used to help diagnose infections, swelling or heart conditions, guide biopsies and examine babies in utero (in the womb). Ultrasounds are non invasive and do not use radiation.
- Positron emission tomography (PET) allows radiologists to see how your tissues and organs are functioning using a radioactive drug (tracer). PET scans are useful in revealing and evaluating several conditions, including many cancers, heart disease and brain disorders. PET images are often combined with CT or MRI scans to create special views.
Early detection is key to breast health. Highlands Regional helps you with early detection by offering high-tech digital mammography to evaluate breast tissue for cancer and other abnormalities.
Using noninvasive diagnostic tests-such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, our team of experts perform a variety of medical exams to detect the presence of heart disease and cardiac disorders.
Biopsies are an integral part of identifying if cells are cancerous as well as the progression or stage of cancer. Our experienced staff uses a combination of minimally invasive techniques, MRI, CT scans and ultrasounds to secure tissue for evaluation.
Bone density screening
Highlands Regional uses dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to determine the most effective treatment option for certain conditions. It can also be used to examine bone density, assessing bone strength and bone fractures to identify your risk of developing osteoporosis.