Mount Sinai Queens Imaging conducts low-dose imaging using state-of-the-art radiology equipment in a relaxed, patient-friendly environment. We perform the following diagnostic testing:
- Computed tomography (CT): High-resolution CT scanning of all body areas (brain, head and neck, spine, chest, cardiovascular, abdomen, pelvis, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal) are available using the highest quality CT scanners.
- CT and CT angiography (CTA): Our state-of-the-art 128-slice multi-detector CT scanners provide remarkably fast image acquisition resulting in increased anatomic coverage, significant reduction radiation dose, and dramatically improved resolution. As a result, sub-centimeter lesions can be detected with increased accuracy and frequency.
- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA): Bone loss or osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures of the hip and other bones. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 80 percent of the more than 10 million people afflicted with osteoporosis are women, which is why women over 50 are encouraged to have their bone density tested. The painless exam is conducted using a DEXA evaluation. The exam uses a very weak form of x-ray (a small fraction of the radiation of a standard chest x-ray) to rapidly scan the hip, spine and wrist. A computer then converts this information into the bone density. This exam takes only about 20 minutes and involves no medication or special preparation.
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA): This minimally invasive procedure is used to diagnose diseases of the blood vessels/vasculature. Sophisticated MRA applications can provide high-resolution angiography of brain, chest, abdomen, and the peripheral extremity vasculature.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): MRI studies of all body areas (brain, head and neck, spine, chest, cardiovascular, heart, abdomen, pelvis, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal) are performed using our state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla high-resolution MRI scanner. Our wide-bore MRI equipment provides superior images to open MRI, but it is quieter and less confining than a closed MRI. Our high performance scanners provide outstanding high-resolution MR anatomic, perfusion and diffusion neuroimaging, and comprehensive MR musculoskeletal and spine imaging, as well as advanced body imaging applications such as MR cholangiography, MR urography, and breast and pelvic imaging.
- Mammography: In addition to standard digital mammography, Mount Sinai Queens Imaging offers digital tomosynthesis, which provides multiple detailed images of the entire breast. These mammograms create digital 3D breast images, which enable radiologists to detect abnormalities that standard mammograms often miss. This technology is especially valuable for women with dense breasts. Small cancers that might be hidden by overlying tissue can be more readily visible on a 3D mammogram, and areas that might otherwise seem suspicious can be shown to be normal overlying tissue, reducing the likelihood of additional testing.
- Positron emission tomography (PET): Mount Sinai Queens Imaging offers a full range of PET/CT studies utilizing our state-of-the-art scanner to detect cancer. PET scanning can detect changes in cell function or disease well before they become evident on CT or MRI and can provide diagnostic information not available from other imaging techniques.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. These high-frequency sound waves produce pictures of the inside of the body and can show movement of the body’s internal organs as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (also known as x-rays). At Mount Sinai Queens Imaging, we perform comprehensive ultrasound scans (including routine abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, thyroid, and vascular studies) utilizing four state-of-the-art ultrasound machines. When further study is required, our highly trained radiologists perform ultrasound-guided biopsies. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is also offered for high-resolution imaging of joints, tendons, and ligaments as well as image-guided injections.
- X-ray: Mount Sinai Queens Imaging offers a full range of diagnostic x-ray studies including chest, musculoskeletal, abdominal, gastrointestinal and genitourinary studies, as well as x-ray-guided joint injections (arthrography and spine). High-resolution radiographs are performed using low-dose radiation in a digital format.