Diagnostic imaging in Kissimmee, Florida
Quality, accurate imaging is essential to many medical diagnoses, surgeries and treatments. At Osceola Regional Medical Center's Imaging Department and our outpatient Osceola Imaging & Breast Center, we are equipped with the medical technology to provide this kind of advanced imaging.
To schedule an imaging exam, please call (888) 894-2112.
American College of Radiology Accredited Procedures
Our imaging procedures—including CT, MRI and nuclear medicine studies—are recognized for excellence and quality.
Medical imaging services
We diagnose diseases and injuries with a range of medical imaging technologies, including:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- 256 slice CT Scanner
- 3T breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- 3T magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
- 3T MRI
- Digital mammography
- Digital X-ray
- Bone density scan or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan (used to screen for and diagnose osteoporosis)
Dedicated heart imaging
In addition to our advanced, general imaging services, we also offer specialized care for patients with cardiovascular disease. For this purpose, we perform a range of heart screening and imaging examinations.
Full-service outpatient imaging
Osceola Imaging & Breast Center is located at:
730 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Osceola Imaging & Breast Center provides easy access to a full range of diagnostic imaging services available on an outpatient basis. Our imaging center not only offers first-class imaging exams, but also houses our Breast Care Center where women can receive advanced screenings for breast cancer.
Patients who choose our outpatient imaging center have access to:
- Walk-in appointments for CTs, MRIs, screening mammograms, X-rays or bone density scans
- Fellowship-trained, specialty radiologists on-site
- Imaging results easily available to hospital physicians if an emergency medical situation occurs or hospital admittance is needed
- Dedicated breast care coordinator who provides comprehensive assessment, support and guidance
- Immediate, priority care for all children
Hours and contact information
Osceola Imaging & Breast Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm.
To contact the imaging center, please call (407) 518-3826 and select option one.
To schedule an imaging exam, please call (888) 894-2112.
Preparing for an imaging exam
For patients coming to the Osceola Imaging and Breast Center or our main hospital for imaging services, we ask that you:
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time, unless instructed otherwise
- Bring your prescription or physician order for your exam, your insurance card and photo identification
- When possible, bring any prior exam results that were not conducted in our hospital network
- Bring your co-payment, if applicable
Preparing for contrast imaging exams
Patients who are 60 years old and older are required to have lab results drawn within seven days prior to an imaging exam that uses contrast dye.
If you have diabetes, ask your doctor when it will be safe to resume medication after having a contrast exam or lab study.
We ask that patients please inform the technologist prior to a a contrast exam if any of the following apply to them:
- 60 years old or older
- Currently breastfeeding
- Currently experiencing abdominal swelling caused by peritoneal cavity fluid (ascites)
- Currently on dialysis
- Currently pregnant
- Have a known history of contrast reactions or allergies
- Have had a kidney transplant
- Have or have had kidney disease
Preparing for a digital mammogram
It is required for patients to bring prior mammograms with them if the exams were not performed at Osceola Imaging & Breast Center or our main hospital. A comparison mammogram is essential to accurately interpret a current study. If a previous exam for comparison is not brought, the radiologist may deem the study incomplete and ask a patient to return for additional tests.
When coming to one of our facilities for a digital mammogram, please do not wear any perfume or powder.
Patients may feel more comfortable in a two piece outfit.
Try not to schedule your exam one week prior to your menstrual cycle. During this time, breasts can be more sensitive.
Preparing for a 3T MRI
There are no special preparations required before receiving a 3T MRI. However, certain patients are prohibited from receiving this type of MRI, including patients with:
- Some types of aneurysm clips
- Some types of surgically implanted mechanical devices or hardware
We ask that patients refrain from wearing jewelry, as it can interfere with the exam.
Patients should allow approximately one hour for a 3T MRI.
Preparing for a bone density scan
Also referred to as a DEXA scan, bone density screening requires minimal special preparation. Please do not take calcium supplements 24 hours prior to the exam. Many patients prefer to wear elastic-waist clothing.
Please notify our imaging center if you have received a barium or nuclear medicine exam within 48 hours of a scheduled bone density scan.
Preparing for a CT scan
Patients should allow approximately one hour for a CT scan and bring any previous X-rays related to this exam.
If your CT scan is ordered with contrast, do not eat solid food or drink liquids four hours prior to your appointment. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
Abdominal and pelvic CT scans
The day before a CT scan of the abdomen or pelvis using a contrast agent, please be sure to drink plenty of fluids. On the day of your exam, do not eat solid food or drink four hours prior to appointment time. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
Patients will be given a bottle of oral contrast to drink two hours prior to the exam. When arriving for their exam, patients will be given another cup to drink. This allows us to visualize the intestines. The first bottle of oral contrast must be picked up by the patient 24 to 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam.
Preparing for an ultrasound
For an ultrasound of the pelvis, kidneys, bladder or uterus (first trimester obstetrics ultrasound) the bladder must be full for the exam to be performed properly. If the bladder is not full at the time of the appointment, it may be rescheduled.
Please drink a full 32 ounces of fluids one hour prior to a scheduled appointment. Try to drink all the fluids within a 20 minute time frame. For example, if an appointment is at 9:00am, begin drinking at 7:40am and finish by 8:00am.
For ultrasounds of the abdomen, do not eat solid food for six hours prior to the appointment. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
Requesting copies of imaging results
Imaging reports are faxed to physician offices daily. Unless we are waiting on images for comparison, most reports are ready within 12 hours.
If you would like to request a copy of your imaging results, please call (407) 518-3157 and be able to provide the following information:
- Dates of your exam(s)
- Exam you are requesting
- Who will be picking up the CD (we only provide CDs, we are a filmless facility)
Please allow 24 hours to have films copied for a CD of an exam. A signed medical records release form and proof of identification are necessary for us to release films to a patient.