Radiology is the use of radiation in medical diagnosis and treatment of illnesses using equipment like X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The expertly trained team of radiologists in the Departments of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian provides diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, and radiation therapy services to children and adults.
At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology provides the full spectrum of radiological services. It features the Morton A. Kreitchman PET Center, which provides high quality positron emission tomography (PET) services. The Department also boasts collaborative relationships with Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, and the Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratories of Columbia University.
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The Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has a large faculty, many of which are internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Specialties in the Department include abdominal radiology, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, chest imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and women's imaging.
Services We Provide
We provide a full range of diagnostic tests, including:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans. A CT or CAT scan is a painless, non-invasive x-ray examination used to take a series of detailed pictures that provide a multidimensional look at your body tissues and structure.
- Diagnostic radiology and fluoroscopy. Digital radiography is an x-ray examination with special equipment that creates images using an extremely low dose of radiation.
- Interventional radiology. Interventional radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology that uses minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat many kinds of conditions.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI is a noninvasive and painless procedure in which radio waves and powerful magnets linked to a computer are used to create remarkably clear and detailed pictures of organs and tissues inside the body, without the use of radiation.
- Mammography. A mammogram is a low energy X-ray exam of your breast, used to detect breast problems and changes. Mammography is the most effective screening tool to detect breast cancer, as it can detect changes in your breast that are too small to feel.
- Nuclear Medicine. Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat disorders such as inflammation, tumors, and pain. It is also used to identify abnormalities very early in a disease, sometimes long before many medical problems can be detected using other diagnostic tests. Learn more about nuclear medicine.
- Ultrasound (sonography). Sonography produces pictures of the inside of the body using high-frequency sound waves that bounce off tissues and organs in real time.