Curaçao Medical Center has a state-of-the art Radiology department that continuously works to providing patients the most up-to-date technological advances and innovative treatment options. CMC combines physician leadership of a subspecialty academic practice with state of the art equipment in an easy to access, comfortable and convenient outpatient environment to provide the highest quality experience and result available.
Our radiology department is one of the largest radiological centers in the region. Each year CMC radiologists perform and interpret more than xxxxx examinations. All our systems are linked by a single Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which allow images taken in one location to be viewed anywhere in the hospital. The staff also includes physicists responsible for training and monitoring employees, patients and equipment to ensure that images are acquired safely and of the highest quality.
All the caregivers in the radiology department look forward to being of service to you and your family!
Radiology Programs & Services
- Abdominal Imaging
- Breast Imaging (“Mammapoli”)
- Cardiovascular Imaging Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Medical Physics
- Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Pediatric Radiology
- Thoracic Imaging
- Services & Treatments
Screening mammography – Routine screening mammograms are pictures of the breasts, two on each side. These mammograms are done on a yearly basis. Screening mammograms are done on patients that are asymptomatic (without any problems) at the Curaçao Medical Center – Mammapoli (Mammography clinic) within the radiology department.
Diagnostic mammography – A diagnostic mammogram is different. It involves specialized pictures, an onsite radiologist, and potentially other services. This evaluation may be recommended for changes in the breast found by yourself, your provider or seen on imaging. Diagnostics are done in the radiology Department of Curaçao Medical Center.
- Breast Health Facts
Did you know?
Excluding cancer of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.
Does mammography make a difference in breast cancer prevention?
Numerous randomized trials and population-based evaluations of screening mammography have clearly shown that early detection of breast cancer through mammography greatly improved treatment options, the chances for successful treatment, and survival. (Source: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2005-2006)
- Digital mammography
Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. Film (analog) mammography units use film to both capture and display the image. The sensitivity of film (analog) mammography is somewhat limited, particularly in women with dense breasts (a population at higher risk for breast cancer).
- Ready to schedule your mammogram?
Please call Curaçao medical Center at +5999-745-0000 and transfer to ext. 2905, 2151 or 2152
Izyocat Hooker - Radiologist
Dr. Izyocat Hooker is specializes in diagnosing injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures (exams/tests) such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) ultrasound.
He is a specialist in non-vascular intervention: Biopsy, CT scan- related drainage, cytological puncture, PTC, bile duct treatment, PCN, Bot Biopsy, and medication infiltration.
Jo-Ann Tai – Radiologist
Dr. Jo-Ann Tai was born in Surinam, but grew up in The Netherlands and Curaçao. Curaçao has always been my home. In her 6-month waiting period before starting internships at the Medical University in Rotterdam, Dr. Tai did a short internship at the Radiology Department in SEHOS, because she already knew she wanted to specialize in radiology.
After obtaining her Medical Degree she worked in SEHOS as an “AGNIOS” (MD not in residency) in the Internal Medicine and Surgery Department 1998-2001 to gain clinical experience, before starting her desired specialization in Radiology. During my training years as a Radiologist it was widely known that I wanted to go back home to Curaçao I aspire to always give the best quality within these conditions. General Radiologist with special interest in Oncologic Radiology, Abdominal Radiology and Breast Radiology.
Accredited since 2009 in The Netherlands. Member of the Oncology and Breast Multidisciplinary Teams in SEHOS/CMC. Breast cancer Screening Radiologist at Fundashon Prevenshon (accredited since 2010 by LRCB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Member The Netherlands Society of Radiology (NVVR). Member Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Member European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR). Member European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI).
Peter Haarbrink – Radiologist
Dr. Peter Haarbrink has been an interventional radiologist since 2000. He worked in the CWZ-hospital in Nijmegen, The Netherlands from 2000 untill 2021. Over the years he became an expert in vascular interventions e.g. treatment of claudication, limb salvage, embolisations in oncologic, elective, post-partum and trauma settings and also in non-vascular procedures such as treatment of abcess , gallbladder/gallway issues, pathology of spleen, kidney, tractus digestivus etc. He also started the treatment of acute intracranial ischemia (stroke) by intra-arterial thrombectomy in the CWZ-hospital in Nijmegen. He organized several workshops in challenging cases according to Tasc C- and D-lesions of the leg (AFS/APopl./Crural) for interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons. Dr. Haarbrink is also specialized in musculoskeletal diagnostics and treatments. In addition, he is founder and co-owner of a private diagnostic center (DiaSana) in The Netherlands with 3 MRI’s, 1 CT and 2 bucky’s.