Women's Imaging

Womens Imaging Center

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Women’s Imaging, our board-certified radiologists offer a full range of women’s health testing including mammography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), the most sophisticated diagnostic tools for breast screening available.

Our experts will review your results and, in many cases, discuss them with you before you leave our offices.

At Women’s Imaging, our staff will take you through the procedures step by step and are always available to answer your questions.

Mammography

Early detection is vitally important to find breast cancer in its early, most treatable stages. A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray procedure that is used to diagnose breast cancer. Your first mammogram, recommended at age 40, is a baseline study that serves 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 the early detection of breast cancer.

3D Mammography

3D mammography (tomosynthesis) is a technology that allows for detection of very small tumors. Compared to a traditional test, 3D mammography provides higher resolution and more definitive images of the breast for greater accuracy in the early detection of breast cancer.

With 3D mammography, women experience the same physical screening as with a traditional mammogram, but the equipment moves to capture images from many different angles. 3D mammography enables the radiologist to thoroughly examine each part of the breast tissue in one-millimeter slices. These additional images aid in detecting small lesions that might be hidden by overlapping tissue, resulting in greater diagnostic certainty.

Bone Densitometry

A bone densitometry scan is a diagnostic test to reveal the density of a person's bones, which can indicate the presence of osteoporosis. A bone scan helps your doctor make the diagnosis and begin treatment to help prevent fractures.

Early detection of bone density loss allows for preventive measures that can greatly improve quality of life and even reverse osteoporosis. The simple 8-minute scan is performed while you are fully clothed and reclining on a padded platform.

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound, or sonography, uses sound waves to create images inside the body. Breast ultrasound in addition to mammography is now recommended in New York State for women with dense breast tissue. The Women’s Imaging Center has the latest technology to provide clear and detailed images.

No radiation is involved in this non-invasive procedure. Image quality enhancement tools such as Differential Tissue Harmonics and Precision Imaging ensure accuracy and maximum diagnostic confidence.

Breast MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to visualize detailed structures inside the body. Women at higher risk for breast cancer may be recommended by their doctor to undergo a breast MRI, which provides a highly detailed exam of the breast and can often detect breast cancers that are not visible with mammography or ultrasound.

MRI has no side effects, and involves no discomfort for the patient. No radiation is involved.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to create images inside of the body. Ultrasound is used to detect diseases of the breast, heart, liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. Ultrasound is also used for pregnant women to examine the fetus.

No radiation is involved in this non-invasive procedure. Image quality enhancement tools such as Differential Tissue Harmonics and Precision Imaging ensure accuracy and maximum diagnostic confidence.

Perinatology

The hospital’s 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.

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