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Mammogram Machine — Mammography in Orange County, NY
 
Biopsy
 
The term biopsy refers to a medical test where cells or tissue are removed for examination, and are subsequently studied by microscope or analyzed chemically for diagnosis.

Biopsy can be further categorized depending on whether an entire area is removed (excisional biopsy), a sample is removed (incisional biopsy) or a sample or fluid is removed via needle (needle aspiration biopsy). A radiologist performs minimally-invasive needle biopsy with the guidance of imaging technology such as mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT or fluoroscopy.

The imaging modality used is determined by the area being sampled; for example, mammogram guides breast biopsy while CT guides lung biopsy and so forth. During the procedure, the radiologist inserts a small needle, guided by the appropriate imaging technique, into the abnormal area.

A sample of tissue is removed and given to a pathologist who determines what the abnormality is - for example, cancer, a noncancerous tumor, infection, or scar.
The development and use of needle biopsy has largely eliminated the need for surgery and minimized the risks and recovery time involved, although for some biopsies surgery may still be required, and would be performed by a surgeon.

Some preparation may be needed for this procedure- you will be given specific instructions at the time of scheduling.
 
Biopsy — Breast biopsy in Orange County, NY
 
 
Bone Densitometry
 
Bone Densitometry is the leading diagnostic tool for osteoporosis, which affects a staggering ten million adults in the U.S. alone, 80% of which are women.

Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the bone tissue, leading to an increased fracture risk; it is particularly devastating because there are no symptoms.

With the current technologies and most advanced equipment, a Bone Mineral Density test can not only measure bone mass, but also indicate if there is any deformity of the vertebrae.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends the Bone Mineral Density test for:

- any woman over 65
- postmenopausal women with fractures
- any women considering hormone replacement therapy.

The Bone Mineral Density test is simple, quick and painless. Your BMD test will give a result called a T-SCORE; if your T-score is less than –1.0, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

Your T-score: What it Means:
0 to -1.0 Bone mass is normal
-1.0 Bone mass is 10% below normal
-1.5 Bone mass is 15% below normal
-2.0 Bone mass is 20% below normal
 
Bone Densitometry — CT scan in Orange County, NY
 
 
CT- Scan
 
A CT Scan, also known as Computerized Tomography, is a highly sophisticated combination of x-ray and computer technology used to produce a series of cross- sectioned images of your body, much like slices of bread. CT Scans provide physicians with an incredibly detailed image of the area of study.

This non-invasive test has become a critical tool in the diagnosis of cancers, trauma, cardiovascular and infectious diseases as well as many other disorders by providing a level of detail not available through x-ray alone.
 
CT Scan — CT scan in Orange County, NY
 
 
Digital X-Ray
 
The general use of X-ray technology in radiology pertains to electromagnetic radiation that is capable of creating an image of your internal structure, with the resulting photo showing contrast differences between areas of high density and low density. An X-ray image shows dark areas where the rays traveled completely through the low density matter (such as with flesh) and shows light areas where the rays were blocked by high density matter (such as bone). X-rays are most often used to photograph bones and internal organs, but can also aid in the detection of pathology of the skeletal system and some disease processes in soft tissue.
 
X-ray — Digital X-ray in Orange County, NY
 
 
Fluoroscopy
 
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used to obtain real-time images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope.
For this imaging method , a patient is placed between an x-ray source and a fluorescent screen; an x-ray image intensifier is employed to minimize radiation exposure and a CCD camera allows the images to be played and recorded on a monitor. The result is much like an x-ray "movie”; the x-ray beam is continually passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to the monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.

In general, fluoroscopy has a broad application in radiologic procedures. It is often used in studies of the gastrointestinal tract, including those involving the use of barium, arthrograms, orthopedic surgery, urological exams and surgery, and angiography of the leg, heart and cerebral vessels. It can also aid in the placement of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
 
Fluroscopy — Fluroscopy in Orange County, NY
 
 
 
MRI
MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, combines the use of radio frequencies and a powerful magnetic field to align the hydrogen atoms in your body, which produces an extremely detailed internal image.
MRI imaging offers much better contrast among soft tissues than CT scan, making it a critical tool in diagnosing neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and oncological disorders and diseases.
In a short period of time, MRI has become the primary imaging modality for diagnostic imaging from head to toe, although some patients, such as those with metal implants and pacemakers, may not be eligible for this test.
 
MRI — MRI in Orange County, NY
 
 
Women Services - Breast MRI
 
MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, combines the use of radio frequencies and a powerful magnetic field to align the hydrogen atoms in your body, which produces an extremely detailed internal image. Images of the soft tissues in your body are often captured through MRI because it produces good contrast. Breast Imaging is routinely done with Mammography or Ultrasound; however, if your doctor needs more information than a mammogram or ultrasound can normally reveal, he or she may perform a Breast MRI.
As a diagnostic tool, Breast MRI is most effective when used in addition to a mammogram or another breast imaging exam.

MRI of the breast is used for the following:

  • evaluating abnormalities detected by mammography.
  • identifying early breast cancer not detected through other means,
  • especially in women with dense breast tissue and those at high risk for the disease.
  • screening for cancer in women who have implants or scar tissue that might jeopardize an accurate result from a mammogram.
  • determining the integrity of breast implants.
  • distinguishing between scar tissue and recurrent tumors.
  • assessing multiple tumor locations.
  • looking for multiple tumors prior to breast conservation surgery.
  • determining whether cancer detected by mammography or ultrasound has spread further in the breast or into the chest wall.
  • determining how much cancer has spread beyond the surgical site after a breast biopsy or lumpectomy.
  • assessing the effect of chemotherapy.
  • providing additional information on a diseased breast to make treatment decisions.
 
Breast MRI — MRI in Orange County, NY
 
 
 
PET-CT
PET/CT stands for the combination of Positron Emission Tomography/ Computerized Tomography into a single, non-invasive test that shows the chemical functioning and behavior of organs and tissues.

PET is a nuclear imaging test that uses special cameras and radioactive drugs to produce pictures of the function and metabolism of the cells in the body, while CT is an x-ray that generates a detailed view of the anatomy or structure of organs and tissues in the body.

Merging these technologies, a PET-CT scan provides comprehensive anatomic and metabolic information- it details what a structure is in your body, and what it is doing biochemically.
 
PET-CT — PET-CT in Orange County, NY
 
 
Ultrasound
 
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a painless and noninvasive procedure used to visualize the inside of the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves.
During an ultrasound, a trained technician or doctor moves a device called a transducer over part of your body; the transducer emits sound waves, which bounce off tissues and are received back as echoes. The echoes created can identify the size, structure and location of body tissues; that information is then used to create an image on the area of study.

Ultrasound is the most utilized form of diagnostic imaging after general x-ray, largely because no radiation is involved, making it the preferred imaging modality for diagnosis and monitoring of pregnant women and fetuses.


It is also frequently used for breast, cardiac, renal, liver, gallbladder, musculo-skeletal, ophthalmic, testicle, salivary gland and lymph node imaging among many others.
Additionally, ultrasound serves as a guiding tool for interventional procedures such as fine needle breast aspiration and biopsy
 
Ultrasound — Ultrasound in Orange County, NY
 
 
Digital Mamography
 
Mammography is the most effective tool in both the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, and is currently the only imaging technique that reduces the risk of breast cancer through early detection. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2009 over 250,000 new cases were expected to occur among women in the US alone. Because the earliest sign of breast cancer is most often an abnormality detected on a mammogram and age is considered the most critical risk factor, all women over 40 are advised to have a yearly screening mammogram.

A mammogram uses low-dose amplitude x-rays to create an image of the breast. The breast itself is compressed so the tissue thickness can be evened out which produces the most high-quality images. Imaging techniques will vary depending on whether your mammogram is for screening or diagnostic purposes. Patients are discouraged from using deodorant, talcum powder or lotion on the day of their exam, as these can produce abnormal results- you will be given specific instructions on your exam during scheduling.
 
Digital Mammography — Mammography in Orange County, NY
 
 
 
Women Services 3D Mammography
The newest tool in Breast Cancer screening is called tomography, also known as a 3D mammogram. A 3D mammogram machine looks the same as a 2D machine and the positioning is the same. But instead of taking only 4 images like a traditional mammogram, the 3D mammogram acquires approximately 200 images. This enables the radiologist to scan through the tissue to find lurking tumors that might be missed by 2D mammograms. The result is a 40% increase in the ability to detect breast cancers at their earliest stages, when they are easily treatable. That, in turn, may help save lives from breast cancer.

Not only can it detect more cancers, 3D mammography can differentiate cancers from overlapping normal tissue. This enhanced clarity decreases the chance of having a false alarm for breast cancer.
While the radiation dose is slightly higher than a digital 2D mammogram, it is equivalent to the dose from a traditional film mammogram and is considered to be within the safe, recommended range by the FDA. Patients are discouraged from using deodorant, talcum powder or lotion on the day of their exam, as these can produce abnormal results- you will be given specific instructions on your exam during scheduling.
Please be advised- Some insurance carriers do not cover 3D mammography and a nominal fee may be required. Be sure to ask your insurance company if it is covered.
 
Prostate MRI
MRI of the prostate is an emerging tool for the early imaging of prostate cancer. It also a useful tool in diagnosing enlarged prostate as well as infections such as prostatitis and prostate abscesses.
MRI technology does not emit radiation- rather, it uses radiofrequencies and powerful magnets to align the hydrogen atoms in your body to produce an extremely detailed internal image of your prostate and surrounding tissues.
You may be a Candidate for prostate MRI if:
  • You’ve had a negative prior trans‐rectal ultrasound‐guided (TRUS) biopsy and a continued elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) level.
  • You’ve had a positive digital rectal examination (DRE) and a negative trans‐rectal ultrasound guided (TRUS) biopsy.
  • You require prostate surgery or radiation therapy.
  • Your doctor has recommended that you have one.