Ultrasound at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is at the cutting edge of technology. The department has eight new state-of-the-art Phillips IU22 sonography units as well as comfortable new suites in both the Women's Imaging Center and the MRI suite.
- Aspiration biopsies done with direct visual guidance
- Sonographic guided breast biopsy and aspiration to evaluate lesions found during mammography
- All types of Ultrasounds ranging from biopsies to small parts (abdominal, pelvic, thyroid, renal, complete level 2 OB, and testicular) done by ARDMS certified technologists and overseen by board certified Radiologists.
- Full range vascular lab performing all studies from carotids to reflux exams .
For some individuals, you may be directed to follow instructions, such as drinking several glasses of water or not eating for several hours.
Certified and Accredited Ultrasound Service
American College of Radiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens was recognized as the borough’s only hospital to be named a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology after a rigorous review process to ensure compliance with nationally accepted standards.
According to the ACR, a facility receives the distinction "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” after it demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging performed the ACR review.
Board-certified physicians and medical physicists considered experts in the field determined that NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Labs
NYP Queens ultrasound service is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. The purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) is to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing by a process of voluntary accreditation. Through the accreditation process, laboratories assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients. While completing the accreditation application, laboratories often identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality assurance programs. Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained.