Facilities

Premier Medical Clinic
Modern Medicine on the Nature Coast
315 East Ash Street
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: (850)584-3278

Our Facilities

RADIOLOGY SERVICES

When you need any radiology service performed follow the directions below.

1. Your physician will order the exam.
2. Your physician or nurse will instruct you on any additional preparations necessary for the test.
3. Arrive at the clinic desk at least 20 minutes before your test to allow plenty of time for any preparations.
4. The procedures time takes between 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the test.

Diagnostic Radiology

Commonly called “X-ray”, Diagnostic Radiology is the production of x-ray images primarily of the bones and soft tissue of your anatomy. This includes the arm, hand, shoulder, pelvis, leg, and foot to name a few. This type of x-ray is typically ordered if your physician suspects you may have an injury, fracture, soft tissue damage, arthritis, unexplained pain or other similar conditions. An X-ray of the chest is often performed as part of a routine yearly physical exam. However, it can also be ordered to rule out pneumonia, congestive heart failure and other lung or heart conditions. It is the most common type of X-ray performed within the Imaging Services Department.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a simple medical procedure that uses sound waves to examine and diagnose medical conditions inside the body. The sound is reflected back through the transducer and the image of the organs or tissue is projected on a screen. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose conditions such as cancer, blood clots and eye disorders.

MRI

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a sophisticated diagnostic technique that is non-invasive and does not use radiation. The MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate detailed 2 dimensional images rather than the flat x-ray images. The MRI can be used to detect cancer in a variety of organs and tissues. The images are so clear that many organs can be seen in great detail. The MRI can also detect injuries, disorders and disease affecting tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone marrow.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses radioactive material to diagnose many conditions. Nuclear Medicine provides accurate images and valuable information for diagnosis treatment and can detect a wide variety of diseases. The sooner these are detected; the sooner treatment can be prescribed. The Imaging Services Department has the capability to provide many different procedures in Nuclear Medicine. The most frequently ordered tests are bone scans, thyroid scans, and cardiac stress test. Our patients are injected with a very small amount of radioactive isotope. Different isotopes are absorbed in many different organs or tissues of the body. The camera can pick up these particles and take a picture of the organ. The radioactive material has a very short life and will die soon after the picture is taken.

CT Scan

CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. CT scans of internal organs, bone soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. Because some exams use iodinated contrast please be sure to tell your physician if you have diabetes, asthma, or any allergic disorders to any medicine, iodine, or barium sulfate.

Our clinic is not able to provide the following tests / Procedures: Mammograms, Breast Ultrasound, Prostate/Scrotal Ultrasounds or Major surgeries.