Women's Health

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Women's Health

Advanced Women's Imaging and Prenatal Testing

Women experience unique medical concerns throughout their lifetime, such as pregnancy, gynecologic conditions, and menopause, that may require specialized imaging and diagnostic testing. At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, our women's imaging specialists from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine provide advanced imaging services to women in every stage of life.

Our women's imaging services include:

  • Prenatal imaging and testing
  • Gynecologic imaging
  • Bone densitometry
  • Breast imaging

Our ob-gyns provide patients with rereferrals for all imaging and diagnostic testing.


Prenatal Imaging

While pregnancy is an exciting time for expecting parents, it is natural for parents to be concerned about their growing fetus's health. Fortunately, we are learning more about pregnancy and the developing fetus, anatomically and genetically. Today, clinicians can use prenatal imaging to identify maternal and fetal conditions earlier in pregnancy. This advanced knowledge in prenatal imaging can lead to early intervention and improved outcomes.

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, our women's imaging specialists harness this latest knowledge and ultrasound technology to evaluate your baby's growth and development expertly. We offer pregnancy evaluations in each trimester, surveillance of multiple pregnancies, and diagnosis and management of congenital structural disabilities. In addition, we provide a complete range of prenatal diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis and chronic villi sampling (CVS), and fetal therapy for select conditions. We can adjust care plans for you and your baby with information from these scans to achieve the best possible outcomes.

We maintain the highest quality prenatal imaging standards to provide information throughout your pregnancy. Depending on the details of your unique pregnancy, your doctor may recommend that you undergo one or more of the following imaging tests:

  • First-trimester viability assessment
  • Nuchal translucency measurement
  • Fetal anatomic survey for routine and high-risk pregnancies
  • Fetal growth assessment
  • Cervical length assessment
  • Biophysical profile and antenatal testing
  • Amniotic fluid volume assessment
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Doppler velocimetry
  • Placental evaluation
  • Amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetal therapy (such as percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, intrauterine transfusion, fetal shunt placement)

Prenatal Genetic Testing

Prenatal genetic testing gives expecting parents information about whether their fetus has genetic abnormalities including genetic disorders (such as Down syndrome and other aneuploidies, deletions, and duplications) or single-gene disorders (such as sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs disease). Our imaging team offer patients a full range of prenatal genetic screening and testing including chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis to help them along their journey. Patients can receive a referral from their ob-gyn for genetic counseling if needed.

Gynecologic Imaging

Our physicians employ ultrasound to evaluate and diagnose gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, fibroids, pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. Diagnostic imaging may provide early detection of cancer and other diseases, improving outcomes. Our expert women's imaging specialists offer general gynecology imaging evaluations, including:

  • Transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Sonohysterogram /saline infusion sonography

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.

Our Approach to Care

Comprehensive and Patient-Centered Care

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, you, the patient, are at the center of our approach to superior women's imaging. Our physicians and sonographers both perform and interpret imaging studies. If we suspect or diagnose a pregnancy complication or detect a gynecologic abnormality via ultrasound, we will share information with patients and their physicians to help them make educated and informed choices about their care.

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Our highly skilled women's imaging specialists provide clinical expertise and compassionate care to women. For individuals with gynecologic conditions who need follow-up care, our team works closely with specialists in gynecology, gynecologic surgery, reproductive endocrinology, and gynecologic oncology to address each patient's individual needs. For women and infants needing more advanced pregnancy and newborn care, our imaging physicians collaborate in multidisciplinary teams with specialists in neonatology, cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal therapy, genetics, and other medical professionals to ensure that you and your baby receive the highest level of care.

Why Choose Us

Expertise in Women's Imaging

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, obstetrician-gynecologists who are fellowship-trained in ob-gyn ultrasound interpret women's imaging studies. They are highly skilled in using ultrasound to evaluate fetal development to identify various abnormalities and pregnancy complications. Our physicians apply their knowledge and expertise in women's health imaging to evaluate and diagnose various gynecological conditions and reproductive health issues.

Our women's imaging specialists stay current in maternal-fetal medicine, imaging technology, and genetics to maintain the highest standard of care for parents and babies. While closely adhering to the latest evidence-based guidelines, our physicians constantly explore new imaging approaches and methodologies to provide the best possible care.

Convenient Locations

Our leading women's imaging specialists provide high-quality and convenient care to our patients at the Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn locations.

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Advanced Women's Imaging and Prenatal Testing Center