About Us

Providing The Finest PET/CT Services in Our Community

Our Mission

At PET Imaging Institute of South Florida, our mission is to provide the best quality patient care possible. The combination of our expert onsite Radiologists/Medical Directors, state-of-the-art equipment for safety and reliability, fast turnaround on reports, a comfortable spa-like environment coupled with our highly-experienced and helpful staff come together to give you the highest quality PET/CT scan experience in the area.

Our Vision

Everything we do everyday impacts patient lives. With that philosophy top of mind, our highly experienced staff works alongside referring physicians to provide assistance and guidance to navigate the nuances of managed care (insurance) guidelines and authorization processes. PET Imaging Institute of South Florida is dedicated to providing the best quality care possible for all patients.

Why Choose Us?

We offer a personalized, professional and caring experience with each visit

At PET Imaging Institute of South Florida, you will experience unsurpassed, high-quality patient care in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.

Quality Medicine

  • Experienced Local Radiologists With a focused core of highly specialized, on-site, experienced interpreting physicians, patients receive outstanding quality care. Our radiologists understand the importance of making timely treatment decisions our referring clinicians face and are always available to discuss study results with them. Greater than 90% of our patients have their exams interpreted by the same local physician as on their previous visit. This makes for a more accurate study and a more consistent continuity of care experience for patients and physicians.
  • We specialize in PET/CT imaging Our physicians have undergone extensive training and are experts in PET/CT.
  • Our Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, & Pembroke Pines Facilities are all ACR Accredited. ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.  ACR Accreditation helps assure patients and physicians that PET Imaging Institute of South Florida provides the highest level of image quality and safety by documenting that our facility meets requirements for equipment, medical personnel and quality assurance.
ACR - Positron Emission Tomography - American College of Radiology - Accredited Facility

Easy Scheduling and Timely Interpretations

  • Virtually all reports are finalized, communicated, and available within hours of appointment (within 24 hours)
  • Same-day and next-day appointments available

Comfortable and Convenient

  • Convenient scheduling options, including early morning, evening, and weekend appointments
  • Free transportation provided
  • Fastest scan times to minimize patient discomfort
  • Friendly, attentive staff
  • Authorization assistance 
(Helping obtain authorizations from insurance companies on your behalf)
  • Over 50 insurance plans accepted
PET Imaging Institute's Affiliates: American College of Radiology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Society of Nuclear Medicine And Molecular Imaging

Meet Our Team

The Backbone of our Facility

Dr. Karen Ayres

Hollywood & Pembroke

Dr. Barry Charnick

Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Barbara Raphael

Hollywood & Pembroke

About Our Staff

Our physicians have undergone extensive training and are experts in PET/CT.

With a focused core of highly specialized, locally based, on-site, experienced interpreting physicians, our patients receive outstanding care.

Our Locations

Three Locations in Broward County for Your Convenience

PET Imaging Institute of South Florida has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Pembroke Pines. We offer the latest in PET/CT fusion scanning medical imaging services with the most experienced PET reading physicians in South Florida. For more information or to schedule an appointment  you can call (954) 266-3600.

With 20 years of celebrated local service in Broward County, PET Imaging Institute of South Florida is an experienced and local PET/CT scan provider with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Pembroke Pines. We understand the needs of our patients and physicians better than anyone. We believe the greatest benefits of PET/CT are achieved when referring physicians and radiologists work together and interact to provide care based upon the unique and individual needs of each patient. Modern technology. Elevated service. Delivered locally. Our facilities are all centrally located and easily accessible. Free transportation within Broward to and from your appointment is always available. Call us today to obtain more information or to schedule your appointment. Our highly experienced and professional staff is dedicated to helping our patients and referring physicians obtain the best quality PET/CT scan experience available in South Florida.

(954) 266-3600
Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion
2122 W Cypress Creek Rd
Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

(954) 266-3600
1150 N 35th Ave
Suite 665
Hollywood, FL 33021

(954) 266-3600
603 N Flamingo Rd
Suite 155
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

The Patient’s Needs Come First

  • "From the front desk to the tech – absolutely the very best care and concern was given. There is nothing to change in performance. The team makes something not so pleasant very relaxed and positive. Thanks to all."
  • "The first thing I noticed was how clean and pretty the office is. Second, the staff was very polite and attentive. The waiting time was minimal. I would recommend the services to anyone."
  • "Facility is clean and calming; staff is professional, yet warm and friendly; people doing scheduling were super polite and never got annoyed or snippy. Fantastic staff and overall experience."