If the need for an X-ray, DEXA scan or ultrasound arises during an office visit with one of our physicians, the test can be performed at the onsite radiology department located at the Quadrangle facility.
A state-of-the-art digital, C-arm X-ray machine was selected for optimal patient comfort. Since most X-rays can be taken while the patient is either sitting or standing, it eliminates the need for awkward and often uncomfortable transfers on and off of a traditional flat table. This is especially beneficial for people with mobility issues, or pain from their injury or illness. X-rays conducted at UCF Health are read by radiologists at Florida Hospital.
To determine the bone’s strength and presence of the disease, a DEXA scan (or dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) is available to calculate bone mineral density (BMD). The test takes about 10-20 minutes to complete, is painless, noninvasive and emits less radiation than traditional X-rays. Scans are read onsite by Rheumatologist Shazia Beg, M.D., who treats patients at UCF Health.
The radiology department also houses a general ultrasound machine capable of evaluating multiple organ system concerns. Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive technology which uses sound waves to evaluate internal organs. Unlike DEXA or traditional X-rays, there is no radiation exposure associated with ultrasound examinations.
UCF Pegasus Health patients can schedule radiology services by calling 407-882-4800.