COVID-19 UPDATE
(June 2020)
MRI Scan & Imaging Center is open and we are seeing patients Monday - Friday, 7am -10pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. Please call us for scheduling.  

A message from our Medical Director.

Robert L. Kagan, M.D.

MRI Scan & Imaging Center

The Covid-19 virus has impacted the community in which we live and work, and we expect the impact to continue and intensify in the short term. MRI Scan and Imaging Center has been closely monitoring the alerts issued by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control.

The health and safety of our patients, our employees and our communities remain our priority.

Currently, our office remains open and our dedicated medical team members continue to conduct business as usual. Our scan center is being highly pro-active to minimize exposure to the virus and at the same time continue our provision of exceptional medical diagnostic service to our valued patients.

We have initiated the following pro-active measures to help keep our facility clean and mitigate
the spread of this disease.

  1. We have installed a sophisticated air purification system to condition/filter the air in the attempt to reduce and remove circulating viral particles.
  2. Upon arrival to our Center, patients are requested to immediately use a hand sanitizer and wash their hands.
  3. We will be taking temperatures on arrival.
  4. All patients are screened as to their current general health condition, as well as report any recent contacts with any (known) Coronavirus patients. Those patients that indicate that they may be at-risk, are requested to re-schedule their appointments to a future date.
  5. All counters and surfaces are being regularly wiped down and disinfected.
  6. Our imaging scanners are being cleaned and sanitized between each patient scan, to help reduce viral and germ transmission.
  7. All techs and staff are wearing appropriate PPE.
  8. We request that all patients wear a mask prior to entering the Scan Center. If you do not have a mask, you will be provided with one. We request you wear it while on premises for the safety and consideration of other patients, our staff, and yourself.

We are devoted to protecting your health and ours... please feel free to contact me directly at 954-772-8000 should you have concerns.

Sincerely,
Robert L. Kagan, M.D.
Medical Director 

If you need state of the art diagnostic imaging...
We've got you covered.

We have GE's advanced MRI Technology, GE Discovery MR 750 3.0 Tesla High Field MRI. Very few centers in South Florida have this equipment and it is unparalleled in image quality.

​We utilize GE's CT Advanced Technology, the GE Discovery 610 128 Slice PET/CT system. It produces extremely high resolution and sensitivity, while providing significantly lower radiation dose to the patient. ​

The GE Discovery 610 128 slice hybrid PET/CT system is extremely fast and allows for decreased radiation exposure to the patient, making it a smart clinical choice.

We offer 2D, 3D, and 4D sonography through GE’s Advanced Ultrasound Technology, the GE Logiq S7. Our system provides extreme image clarity, color flow and doppler studies.

MRI SERVICES

Why would you want to go anywhere else for your MRI Exam?

We utilize the world class GE Discovery 3.0 Tesla high field MRI. Our highly experienced team provides extraordinary customer service.

An MRI scan stands for magnetic resonance imaging and it is a common exam used by doctors all over the world to diagnose a variety of problems. MRI works by using radio waves along with a strong magnetic field to create very detailed images of the tissues and organs of a body.

An MRI scan can be used to identify the following:

  • Abnormalities of the spinal cord or brain

  • Cysts and tumors

  • Abnormalities or injuries to joints

  • Heart problems

  • Diseases of abdominal organs

  • Causes of pelvic pain

  • Potential uterine abnormalities in women

An MRI scan has the advantage of avoiding radiation. It is painless and there are no known side effects.

An MRI scan can identify if a tumor is benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). An MRI can also identify cancer in organs and whether or not they have spread, otherwise known as metastasized, from where it started to other parts of the body.

The actual MRI scan can take between 20 - 60 minutes, depending on the part of the body that is being examined and the number of images required. If some of the images are not clear to the radiologist, the patient may undergo a second scan right away.

Patients can eat normal and take their regular medications before an MRI scan. It is asked that they remove things prior to the exam that may affect the magnetic imaging such as: Jewelry, Hairpins, Watches, Dentures, Eye Glasses, Earrings, or any other items that may contain metal.

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CT SCANS

Why would you want to go anywhere else for your CT Scan?

Our equipment reduces radiation exposure as much as 40% compared to other scanners.

A CAT scan or CT scan is a special test that uses both X-rays and a computer to capture cross-sectional images of the body. Since its discovery in 1974, this exam has become very popular for diagnosing a variety of diseases.

A CT scan can help identify many different problems in the body such as:

  • Bone and muscle disorders

  • Cancer

  • Heart disease

  • Lung nodules

  • Liver masses

  • Internal Injuries

  • Internal bleeding

It can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer treatments.

During a CT scan, one is briefly exposed to ionizing radiation. The radiation is higher than a standard X-ray because more detailed information is captured from a CT scan. Radiation has been identified to have an increased risk of cancer. However, doctors use the lowest radiation dose possible and most agree that the benefits outweigh the risk. It is important to note, that newer, faster machines may require less radiation than older technology. For this reason, here at MRI Scan & Imaging Center, we utilize the GE Discovery 610 128 Slice PET/CT system.

This is one of the highest quality PET/CT scanners available anywhere! It uses Advanced Technology, and provides extremely high resolution and sensitivity, while utilizing 40% less radiation exposure.

The actual exam begins after a patient has lied down on a motorized table, that slides into the section of the machine that performs the imaging. Straps and pillows are oftentimes used to help the person stay in position. While the table is moving, an X-ray tube which surrounds the patient table, rotates and takes images of different parts of the body. The technologist will be observing in a separate room, and they can see and hear the patient. There is full communication during the test. This is a painless exam.

Patients can resume normal activities after a CT scan. In some cases, patients may have been given a contrast material to drink. If that is the case, they should drink lots of fluids to help remove any contrast material from the body.

All CT images are stored as electronic data files, which are reviewed on a computer screen and evaluated by a radiologist. Once they interpret the images and report any findings, this information will be sent to the referring doctor, who would be responsible in getting this information to the patient.

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PET/CT HYBRID SCANS

Why would you want to go anywhere else for your PET/CT Scan?

Our PET SCAN / CT SCAN OR PET/CT system provides your Physician with exceptional imaging quality. Our technical team provides world class service and expertise.

PET scan or Positron emission tomography is a diagnostic imaging test that enables physicians or doctors to look for diseases in your body. This scan utilizes a special dye that contains radioactive tracers that are inejcted into a vein in your arm. Tissues and organs are able to absorb the tracer allowing for the exam to be successful. 

A PET/CT scan combines a PET scan (positron emission tomography) with a CT scan (computed tomography) all in one machine. This marvelous exam reveals important information about both the structure and function of tissues and cells in the body, all in one single diagnostic imaging session.

PET/CT scan studies have shown to be very useful in the areas of cancer/oncology (detection of cancer or benign vs. malignant tumors), neurology (diagnosis of seizure disorders), and cardiology (assesment of heart).

1. Our equipment has highly Sensitive crystals and ASiR technology that requires a less radioactive isotope dose for patients.
2. These Crystals have 4X the (count) sensitivity.
3. Wide 70 cm opening (bore) which increases comfort and accommodates larger patients.
4. 40% lower dose radiation exposure and high resolution CT.
5. Ultra-thin slice capability.
6. Extremely fast image acquisition.
7. Our clinical team of Radiologists and Technologists provide many years of diagnostic imaging experience to better serve you and your physician. ​

A PET SCAN or PET/CT scan is used quite often by oncologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons. However, as this technology has advanced, this exam is now used in many different areas. If your doctor or physician has ordered this test for you, we can assist in providing you the best diagnostic imaging exam and care available.

Generally, a PET scan or PET/CT scan can be performed on an outpatient basis. Specific protocols may vary, but usually a PET scan follows this process:

1. You will be brought into a private room where you will be given a hospital gown and asked to remove all clothing and jewelry as this can interfere with the scan.

2. You will be asked to go to the bathroom and empty your bladder prior to the procedure.

3. One or more (IV) lines will be started in the arm or hand for injection of the radiotracer

4. The radiotracer will be injected into your IV.

5. Once the radiotracer has been absorbed for the appropriate length of time, the scan will commence. The scanner table will then begin to move slowly in order for the body part that is being studied to be properly scanned.

 

The PET scan itself is painless, but having to lie still for the procedure duration may be uncomfortable so our technicians will use any comfort measures available.

We ask that before you arrive to our center for a PET scan or PET/CT scan, you do not eat or drink (except water), for at least 4 hours prior to your scan. You are free to take your regularly scheduled medications. You should also wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and avoid wearing jewelry.

PET/CT scans are generally exams that are covered by insurance companies when they are needed. To find out if we accept your insurance call us at: (954) 772-8000 or submit an insurance verification request by clicking here: INSURANCE VERIFICATION

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ULTRASOUND

Why would you want to go anywhere else for your ULTRASOUND?

We perform all types of ultrasound procedures including obstetrical/gynecological, cardiac, vascular, and general ultrasound studies.

An ultrasound scan is a special exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of a person’s inner body.

This exam is often used by Doctors to study a developing fetus, as well as different areas of a person’s body such as:

  • The gallbladder

  • Liver

  • Kidneys

  • Pancreas

  • Bladder

  • And other organs

An Ultrasound can also be used to detect any blockages as well as measure blood flow to the arteries.

Ultrasound testing is safe and there are no risks to discuss.

There are other exams such as a CAT scans that are more commonly used to detect cancer. However, ultrasounds are often used to assist in guiding the needle when a biopsy is needed.

Ultrasound can also be used to provide deep heat to soft tissues in the body such as: tendons, muscles, joints, and ligaments. However, the majority of uses for Ultrasound are as a diagnostic tool rather than a treatment modality.

Once in the exam room and ready for the Ultrasound, patients will be asked to lie down on an examination bed or table. The sonographer (Ultrasound technician) will apply some gel on the skin, which will help provide better contact with the Ultrasound probe. As the technician moves the Ultrasound probe around the skin, a series of two-dimensional or three-dimensional images will appear on a monitor. Once the sonographer is able to capture the images they need, the exam will be over.

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Why would you want to go anywhere else for your exam? We utilize the world class technology and our highly experienced team provides extraordinary customer service. 

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OUR LOCATION

3122 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

(Located on the South side of East Commercial Blvd., immediately West of the Intracoastal Bridge next to Kaluz Restaurant.)

ABOUT MRI SCAN & IMAGING CENTER

Founder and Medical Director

Robert L. Kagan, M.D.

Our Medical Director and founder, Robert L. Kagan, M.D., is a nationally known medical imaging expert and speaker. He has consistently introduced cutting edge Medical Technology to Florida physicians and their patients for over 3 decades. He is Board Certified in both Pathology & Nuclear Medicine. In 1984, Dr. Kagan proudly opened the first FDA approved free standing MRI in Florida. Learn More

Director of Molecular Imaging, specializing in PET/CT Radiology

Eric K. Cotton, M.D.

Eric K. Cotton, M.D. is our Director of Molecular Imaging, specializing in PET/CT Radiology. He is Dual Board Certified in both Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. Having graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his Nuclear Fellowship at Emory University, Dr. Eric Cotton is recognized as one of the leading professional resources in Florida for the specialty of PET/CT Radiology. His extensive experience provides physicians and their patients with guidance and more precise diagnosis of various Oncology, Neurology and other challenging medical cases.

MRI Scan & Imaging Center has been a true leader in South Florida for performing advanced medical diagnostic imaging. For the past 3 decades, we have been serving our community, providing top-quality imaging to Florida physicians and their patients.

Our approach is based on four principals: Experience, Quality, Service and
State-of-the-Art Advanced Technology. At our center, you get experience you can trust. Whether it's 3.0 High Field MRI, highly sensitive PET scans, low-dose radiation CT scans or advanced Ultrasound imaging , you've found the finest predictive and diagnostic healthcare available.

But what we're most proud of, quite simply, is our Team. Our highly trained and dedicated professional staff strives every day to consistently provide our patients and their doctors with an exceptional level of care and patient satisfaction. Our radiology network operates 24/7 and provides the latest in personalized and report technology services to our referring physicians. When you need advanced medical imaging, MRI Scan & Imaging Center is the place to go!

Why would you want to go anywhere else?

Patients often elect to go to an imaging facility that accepts their insurance. However, all imaging Technology is different. You should select a facility that provides unparalleled experience, a professional and friendly staff, as well as having State-of-the-Art Advanced Technology available... This is MRI Scan & Imaging Center. Request An Appointment

TESTIMONIALS

Dear Dr. Kagan:

Today, June 11, I visited the MRI Scan Center at 3122 E. Commercial Blvd.
I am writing to let you know that I had a very positive experience. When my insurance company approved the procedure, I was given a list of centers near my home zip code. I chose your center based on 1) proximity to my home 2) the professionalism of the person who took my call upon first inquiry. My experience exceeded my expectations, and I will certainly be happy to recommend the center to anyone I know who needs such services.
Specifically I would like to commend Shanise, who greeted me with professionalism and courtesy and was clearly efficient at her job...

... (She easily and calmly attended to two other patients who were in the reception area with me. ) Within minutes I was escorted to a second waiting area which was comfortable and notably clean. Again, I did not wait long before I was taken back for my procedure. My technician, Larissa, was professional, efficient, and kind.
The entire facility was spotless, including the two bathrooms I used.
On the whole, the experience was completely positive, and I will not hesitate to return if I ever need another scan or imaging procedure.
Thank you,
E. G.

Studies We Perform

•      BRAIN
•      ALZHEIMER´S
•      DEMENTIA
•      SHOULDERS
•      ARMS
•      HANDS
•      LEGS
•      FACE
•      NECK
•      THYROID
•     LUNGS
•     SPINE
•     NON-CONTRAST MR ARTHROGRAMS

•       FEET
•       HIPS
•       KNEES
•       LIVER
•       KIDNEYS
•       SPLEEN
•       PANCREAS
•       PROSTATE
•       UTERUS/OVARIES
•       BREASTS
•       HEART
•       MRI & CT ANGIOGRAPHY

At MRI Scan & Imaging Center, we are pleased to provide the most complete medical imaging with only the highest quality equipment.

OUR HOURS

MRI
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
PET/CT
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am- 1:00 pm
ULTRASOUND
Tuesday and Thursday Only: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Walk-in, No appointment necessary)
Saturday (by appointment)

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