At the Blavatnik Family Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai, we offer radiology services for prevention and diagnosis. Our board certified radiologists use innovative imaging technology to diagnose conditions in their earliest stages so you can receive treatment more efficiently than ever before. In addition, our diagnostic equipment provides the most detailed diagnostic imaging results at the lowest possible radiation levels.
At our state-of-the-art outpatient imaging facility at the Blavatnik Center, we use the following technologies to detect cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
- Breast biopsy with 3D mammography and ultrasound guidance
- Computed tomography (CT)
- General diagnostic X-ray
- Positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scanning
How to Prepare for Imaging Tests
How you prepare for your test depends on the type of imaging you will be undergoing.
Your doctor and our staff will also give you guidance on the type of radiology imaging test you will be having. Please feel free to ask us any questions about our radiology services. We are here for you.
We perform breast biopsies at The Blavatnik Family Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai. Our highly-trained radiologists use a local anesthetic. You will be awake during the procedure. After we give you a local anesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision and extract a tissue sample. We place a tissue marker, then do a mammogram to see the marker. We send the tissue to the pathology laboratory for examination under a microscope. You can expect to receive results in five to seven business days.
Preparing for Breast Biopsies
• Please plan to be at the Blavatnik Center for about 1 to 2 hours.
• You may eat before and after your biopsy. There are no specific food restrictions.
• Do not fast.
• Learn about preparing for your breast biopsy in our detailed instruction guide.