Diagnostic Imaging Services
First Choice Medical Group is committed to providing advanced imaging technology, aiding our physicians to make confident healthcare decisions about your care.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI provides an unparalleled view of inside the human body using a huge magnet, radio waves and computer technology to produce high quality images. MRI exams are safe, painless and are used to diagnose many conditions involving the brain, spine, joints, muscles and blood vessels.
How does it work? MRI relies on the radio frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The body is made up primarily of water and fat, which have many hydrogen nuclei. Hydrogen nuclei have properties that when placed within a magnetic field will align themselves in the same direction and spin when a radio frequency wave is introduced. This spin creates heat, which is released from the spinning nuclei and collected by the scanner to produce an image through specialized computer processing.
A typical imaging session averages 30 minutes, or longer depending on the type of information required by your physician. You can help to make your images spectacular by simply relaxing and remaining as still as possible during the exam. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the MRI exam.
During your MRI examination, a technologist will be with you and will be able to see you at all times. For your convenience, an intercom system is built into the MR imaging machine so that if you need anything, the technologist will be right there.
First Choice Medical Group’s state-of-the-art, high quality MRI center is located on the ground floor of Marina Towers where we operate a GE 450 MRI Gem Suite. Our imaging room is physically positioned to capitalize on the expansive view of the Indian River, promoting patient relaxation and soothing fear and anxiety.
An X-Ray is a medical diagnostic test that physicians use to diagnosis and treat their patient’s medical conditions. It is the oldest and most commonly used form of medical testing. An X-Ray is a painless and quick test for the patient to endure. It involves exposing the part of the body that is being examined to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
First Choice Medical Group utilizes leading-edge digital GE X-Ray technology on-site at our practice, allowing our physicians to easily and readily access your X-Rays so that diagnoses can be made quickly and accurately.
"Dr Lombardo and the office staff were professional, courteous and friendly."
"The surgery and follow up went smoothly. I had no issues or problems."
"They are always punctual and return calls and treat you with great respect."
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"Dr. V was very thorough in exam, and X-rays. Explained diagnosis and options for treatment. Very pleased."
"I underwent bilateral knee replacement and could not be happier with the results. I am feeling great. I recovered faster than I though I would. I love Dr. Lombardo."
SS - VERIFIED PATIENT
"I would recommend him to anyone. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is an amazing surgeon."
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"Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."
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"Excellent orthopedic doctor . I had a full knee replacement and could not be more pleased with the results .Thrilled he is back in the area."
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First Choice Medical Group
709 South Harbor City Blvd, #100
Melbourne, FL 32901
First Choice Medical Group
First Choice Medical Group