Pines Radiology Center
9050 Pines Blvd., Suite 170, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024


• Full Spectrum of CT, MRI, and MRA, Echocardiogram, Ultrasound , Bone Density, Mammography, X-Ray and Fluoroscopy
• From procedure test to doctors report in 48 hours or less
• Patient friendly scheduling with flexible hours.
• Multi-lingual staff
• Round-trip patient transportation available
• Cutting Edge Medical Imaging Systems
• Board Certified radiologists

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What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most accurate imaging procedures available today, allowing radiologists to visualize the inside of the human body without the use of ionizing radiation.

How does it work?
MRI technology works by using a magnetic field, radio frequency waves and a computer. When a patient is placed inside the unit’s magnetic field, water molecules in the body naturally align themselves. The MRI unit then uses radio waves to pass through the body which causes the water molecules to move. The computer converts these signals into images on a special film giving a complete picture of the inside of the patient’s body.

What is a CT-Scan?
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is a fast, painless diagnostic examination that combines x-rays and computers. A CT-Scan allows the radiologist to see the location, nature, and extent of many different diseases or abnormalities inside the body. What’s the difference between a CT-Scan and a MRI? As a general rule, CT is the procedure of choice for examining bony detail, calcification, sinus disease, and chest + abdomen imaging with contrast. MRI’s are the preferred method for musculoskeletal, spine, and soft tissue imaging. Evolving technology makes CT and MRI exams equally appropriate in many cases.

What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to form pictures of your organs. As the sound waves pass through the body, they are picked up by the computer, which turns them into images on specially prepared film.

Osteoporosis at a Glance
Bone densitometry accurately measures the density of the spine, hip and other bones that are the most frequent fracture sites. Evaluating bone density using conventional X-ray techniques does not reveal a problem until an individual has lost at least 30% of his or her bone mass. In a matter of minutes, this safe, painless and non-invasive exam, can provide an accurate picture of a person’s bone density, early enough in the disease to enable us to make a real difference in the outcome.

What is an X-Ray?
The field of Radiology originated with the X-Ray and it is still the most commonly used form of radiology. X-Rays can be still images or “movies”, and can often be done quickly. They are frequently used to complement other modalities of radiology.

What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast. It can locate breast cancer in it’s early stages when it is too small for you, your nurse, or physician to notice. Studies show that if you are in your forties or older, having a mammogram every one or two years can greatly help your chances in diagnosing breast cancer.

What do Mammograms Show?
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a screening mammogram is the best tool available for finding breast cancer early, before symptoms appear. Mammograms can often detect breast cancer before it can be felt. Also, a mammogram can show small deposits of calcium in the breast. Although most calcium deposits are benign, a cluster of very tiny specks of calcium (known as micro calcifications) may be an early sign of cancer.

Screening Mammogram
A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs of breast cancer. It usually involves two x-rays of each breast. Using a mammogram, it is possible to detect a tumor that cannot be detected otherwise.

Diagnostic Mammogram
A diagnostic mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to diagnose unusual breast changes, such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge, or a change in the breast size or shape. A diagnostic mammogram is also used to evaluate abnormalities detected on a screening mammogram. It is a basic diagnostic tool that is appropriately used in the workup of breast changes, regardless of a woman’s age.