Radiology

Women's Imaging Center

 

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Women's Imaging Center

Our Women’s Imaging Center offers a full-range of women’s health testing in a spa-like atmosphere. We offer mammograms, breast ultra-sounds, bone density testing, and perinatology services. 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.

 

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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