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. The Hospital 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. The Hospital 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 the hospital 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.
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
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:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital 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.
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.
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: