Low Dose CAT Scan

The helical low dose CAT scan can detect the earliest stages of lung cancer. This simple test is a non-invasive procedure that allows the pinpointing of even the smallest nodules, and the test takes only a few minutes.

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

General:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

 

Women's Imaging Center

Our Women’s Imaging Center offers a full-range of women’s health testing in a relaxing atmosphere. We offer mammograms, breast ultra-sounds, bone density testing, and perinatology services, and new is our 3-D mammography, the latest in breast screening. HVHC is the only Hospital in Westchester County with this innovation. With private lockers, soft robes, relaxing music and light snacks, our waiting area is designed to reduce stress. Our reassuring and compassionate staff will take you through the procedures step by step and are available to answer your questions. HVHC also has some of the top radiologists in the region so you know your test results will be evaluated by the best. We can also put your mind at ease as in many cases a radiologist can review results before you leave our offices. Call 914-734-3674 to schedule your appointment today.

3-Dimensional Mammography or Tomosynthesis

 

Early detection is so important when it comes to breast cancer. Now HVHC has the latest, most advanced tools for early detection - 3-D mammography or digital tomosynthesis. We are the only Hospital in Westchester to offer this procedure.

With digital tomosynthesis, women experience the same physical screening as with a digital mammogram, but the equipment moves to take images from different angles. This not only adds a third dimension to the image but also provides many additional images that reduce the chances of the radiologist missing small masses that might be hidden by overlapping tissue. This results in greater certainty for radiologists and increased safety for patients.

 

mammogram

Mammogram

A mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray procedure that records the internal tissues of your breast, and is used to diagnose breast cancer. Your first mammogram, recommended between 35 and 40, is a baseline study. It will serve as a comparison for all future mammograms, alerting your doctor to any suspicious changes that may occur. After age 40, an annual mammogram is one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer.

It is recommended that you make an appointment with your primary care physician or your gynecologist to have a breast exam prior to your annual mammogram.

Digital mammograms convert x-rays into electrical signals so that the image can be viewed on a computer screen.

For more information on mammograms and how to prepare for the tests. HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

Bone Densitometry

A bone densitometry scan is a diagnostic test to reveal the density of a person's bones, alerting a physician to the presence of osteoporosis. A bone scan helps your doctor make the diagnosis before symptoms such as fractures occur.

Early detection of bone density loss allows for preventive measures that can greatly improve the quality of life and even reverse osteoporosis. No radiation is involved in this pain-free procedure. The simple 8-minute scan is performed while you are fully clothed and reclining on a padded platform.

To learn more about bone densitometry and how to prepare for exams:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

Breast Ultrasound

Hudson Valley Hospital Center has the latest technology in breast ultrasound: including four new Toshiba 3D/4D units that provide the clearest and more detailed images.

Ultrasound, or sonography, uses sound waves to create images. No radiation is involved in this non-invasive procedure. Image quality enhancement tools such as Differential Tissue Harmonics and Precision Imaging ensure unrivalled accuracy and maximum diagnostic confidence.

Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An MRI is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to visualize detailed structures inside the body. No radiation is involved.

A recent upgrade of our MRI equipment, including new, more sophisticated software, allows for faster, more accurate examinations. An excellent tool for diagnosing disease of the brain, spine, joints, chest, abdomen, pelvis and blood vessels, MRI has no side effects, and involves no discomfort for the patient. The MRI upgrade provides more accurate images of the wrist, shoulder, other small joints, and breast, and includes a new technique vital to early stroke detection.

UltrasoundUltrasound

Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to create images. No radiation is involved in this non-invasive procedure. Image quality enhancement tools such as Differential Tissue Harmonics and Precision Imaging ensure unrivalled accuracy and maximum diagnostic confidence.

The Ultrasound Department uses cutting-edge equipment including four new Toshiba’s that have 3D/4D capabilities.

Ultrasound is used to detect diseases of the heart, liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. Echocardiograms, taken in real time, allow doctors to see the heart in motion.

 

Perinatology

A new perinatology program offers ultrasound services for women with high-risk pregnancies including guidance and counseling from staff physicians. First trimester screenings for Down syndrome, congenital heart defects and other disorders are available.

To learn more about ultrasound and how to prepare for testing:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

Dr. Maurice R. Poplausky "We are a full-service diagnostic imaging department. We have all the components in place to make testing fast, accurate, and comfortable for our patients." --Maurice R. Poplausky, MD, Director of Diagnostic Imaging

At Hudson Valley Hospital Center we provide state-of-the art diagnostic testing in our beautiful, brand new hospital, as well as, at three convenient off-site locations. Our flexible hours allow you to make appointments when you need them. Our hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. on most weekdays and we are also open Saturdays from 8 to 4 p.m.

A full range of diagnostic tests are performed in our Radiology Department including angiography, 16 Slice CAT Scan, bone densitometry, low dose CAT scan, MRI, mammography, (digital and traditional, 3-D Mammography, PET scan, ultrasound (perinatology, 3-D and 4-D scans), x-ray services, virtual colonoscopy, and nuclear medicine.

Physicians who are expert in diagnostic imaging work with your doctor to attain the most definitive results and best possible outcome for you. We provide the next step in a process that we make easy and comfortable, with the shortest waiting time possible.

Since 2007, almost without exception, the Radiology Department has scored higher than the 90th percentile for excellence by Press Ganey, an independent company recognized for its work helping thousands of medical facilities like ours around the country to maintain and improve already high standards.

The Radiology Department is dedicated to attaining the highest level of patient satisfaction possible. Our focus, reflected in everything from expert diagnostic work to the attractive decor, is first and foremost on the patient's needs.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center was the first facility in Westchester to offer the most advanced imaging technology currently available. Many diagnostic procedures are also available at our three satellite locations.

Explore the rest of this site containing valuable information about a full array of diagnostic imaging procedures. Find out more about how to prepare for your particular test.

Scheduling

For your convenience our extended hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8am to 8 pm; Wednesday and Friday 8am to 5pm; closed on Saturday and Sunday.

To make an appointment call Hudson Valley Hospital Center Radiology Department: (914) 734-3674. Or call us at 1-800-482-HVHC and take the first step toward obtaining the highest quality healthcare available.

You may also call to make appointments at these conveniently located HVHC satellites.

 

Off-site locations

The Medical Center at Cold Spring

Carolyn Lahey Pavilion*
1756 Route 9D,
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Tel: (845) 265-3642
*A participating member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network

X-ray, Ultrasound, Physical Therapy, On-Site Physicians' Laboratory

The Medical Center at Croton-on-Hudson

35 S. Riverside Avenue (Route 9A)
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Tel: (914) 271-9481

Mammography, X-ray, Ultrasound, On-Site Physicians' Offices

The Medical Center at Waterside Professional Park

At the crossroads of Oregon Road and
Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Tel: (914) 528-6820

Mammography, Ultrasound, On-Site Physicians' Offices, Laboratory

The Center for Rehabilitation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center offers a wide range of physical and occupational therapies. Appointments can be made at the location of your choice. Among our specialized services:

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular problems -- including vertigo, dizziness and imbalance -- make daily life difficult, and contribute to falls and accidents. A combination of exercises to improve balance can help decrease feelings of dizziness. Patients are also educated on the best ways to manage symptoms so they can more safely engage in activities like climbing stairs and driving.

Vestibular Therapy is offered at our Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Croton locations.

 

Hand TherapyHand Therapy: Does it hurt to use the computer, swing a tennis racquet or even lift a cup of coffee? Hand therapy can help restore function and reduce pain in patients with conditions affecting the hands, wrists and elbows. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon and nerve injuries, fractures, arthritis, and other conditions can all benefit. The program combines exercise, manual therapy and education to help patients increase motion, dexterity, and strength. Custom splinting is also available. Our team includes certified hand therapists – professionals who have completed advanced coursework and 4,000 or more hours in direct hand experience. For more information on the Certified Hand Therapy Credential, please visit: www.htcc.org.

Hand Therapy is at PT & OT at HVHC.

 

 

Joint Replacement TherapyJoint Replacement Rehabilitation: Following replacements of knees or hips, physical therapy is essential to help patients regain mobility, strength and range of motion. A progressive exercise plan, combined with other therapies, can help strengthen muscles and ligaments around the joint replacement and reduce swelling. Some patients may also benefit from occupational therapy designed to help with activities such as bathing and dressing.

Joint Replacement Therapy is offered at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

 

Lymphedema Therapy: Patients suffering from lymphedema – swelling that occurs when lymph fluid fails to drain properly – can benefit from an individualized therapy program. A combination of techniques, including exercise, compression bandaging and manual drainage, work together to reduce swelling, improve skin condition and get patients moving more comfortably. The therapy can address lymphedema related to trauma, cancers or vascular conditions.

Lymphedema Therapy is offered at  Hudson Valley Hospital Center .

 

Women’s Incontinence Therapy: Surgery isn’t the only answer for urinary incontinence. Our physical therapists are changing the lives of women dealing with incontinence with therapy programs that may include exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles, bladder training and biofeedback. A therapy program can reduce embarrassing “accidents” and help women regain control they may have lost because of childbirth, aging or certain traumas.

Women’s Incontinence Therapy is offered at  Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

 

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