WELCOME TO Monument-9A Imaging & Diagnostic Center
Our MISSION….is to provide quality diagnostic imaging, delivered with compassion, professionalism and integrity.
Monument 9A Imaging & Diagnostic Center is a free standing full modality medical imaging facility. We have been trusted in the Jacksonville community since 2000, proudly offering the highest quality patient care utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Our radiologists are on site and are individually Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and present a diverse set of experience in both hospital-based and outpatient imaging. Monument 9A Imaging & Diagnostic Center proactively participates with the American College of Radiology assuring high practice standards. We offer same day or next day appointments to fit your busy schedule and your doctor will receive the radiologist report within 24 hours. Our goal is to provide an accurate and prompt diagnosis, assuring peace of mind for you and your family.
- MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- CT – Computed Tomography
- Digital Mammography
- Bone Density
- X-ray – Bone Radiography
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses no x-ray radiation instead radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. The technique has proven very valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of pathologic conditions in all parts of the body. Because the strong magnetic field used for MRI will pull on any ferromagnetic metal object implanted in the body, for this reason you will want to alert your doctor and the MRI staff if you have anything in your body that contains metal. In most cases, surgical staples, plates, pins and screws pose no risk during MRI if they have been in place for more than four to six weeks. The MRI scan causes no pain, you may notice a warm feeling in the area under examination; this is normal, but if it bothers you the radiologist or technologist should be notified. Once the scan has started you will hear loud tapping or knocking noises at certain phases of imaging. Ear plugs are provided.
Diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections under fluoroscopy for MR Arthrography are offered at this facility.
CT – Computed Tomography
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan) uses special x-ray equipment to provide detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue. CT imaging is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue - lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels – with great clarity. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Metal objects can affect the image so you will be asked to remove hairpins, jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids and any removable dental work, depending on the part of the body that is being scanned. Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. CT scanning causes no pain. You may be asked to swallow either water or a positive contrast material, a liquid that allows the radiologist to better see the stomach, small bowel and colon. Commonly, a contrast material is injected into a vein to better define the blood vessels and organs.
Diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections under fluoroscopy for CT Arthrography are offered at this facility.
Ultrasound (US or sonography) uses no x-ray radiation instead uses a method of obtaining images through the use of high frequency sound waves. US is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and superficial structures such as breast, thyroid, and scrotum. Carotid, Venous, and Arterial Doppler ultrasound are special techniques used to examine blood flow. You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. For some scans you may be instructed not to eat or drink for as many as 8 hours before your appointment. For others, you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water 1 hour prior to your exam and avoid urinating, so that your bladder is full when the scan begins. Most ultrasound examinations are painless, fast and easy. The examination usually takes less then 30 minutes.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses an extremely low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. We offer the most advanced breast diagnostic imaging - full field digital mammography and Computer Aided Detection (CAD). CAD is used to aid radiologists in interpretation adding to diagnostic accuracy. Digital images are sharper and require less compression so it is more comfortable for the patient. You will be asked to not wear deodorant, talcum powder, or lotion under your arms or your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear as calcium spots. Breast US is used to further evaluate breast abnormalities detected my mammography or clinical exam. If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the radiologist at the time of the current exam. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), American College Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women over 40 should have annual screening mammograms every year.
Bone Density (DEXA bone densitometry) is used most often to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause. Not only is the DEXA test vital in assessing your risk for developing fractures, DEXA is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis, or for other conditions that cause bone loss.
X-ray – Bone Radiography
Radiography, or an x-ray, as it is most commonly known, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, chest, abdomen and sinuses. X-ray images can also be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases such as arthritis.