We offer a wide range of radiology services to make the most accurate diagnosis. We also provide the most effective radiology treatments for your diagnosed condition, as appropriate.
The following types of body imaging make accurate diagnoses:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Fluoroscopy of the abdomen and pelvis
Our radiologists perform and interpret examinations of the liver, biliary system, colon, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, female pelvis, and prostate as well as non-invasive CT and MR vascular examinations. We also use imaging for image-guided biopsies.
Bone densitometry, also called Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, or DEXA, is a test performed to measure bone density. Bone densitometry is typically performed to diagnose loss of bone mass that makes bones thinner, more fragile, and at greater risk of fracture (osteoporosis). Osteoporosis primarily affects post-menopausal women, but can also affect men, and rarely, children.
Breast Imaging / 3D Mammography*
State-of-the-art 3D mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) uses the newest technology to take images of the breast at multiple angles. It produces clearer views of dense breast tissue, allowing our expert breast radiologists to improve detection of cancers.
Thoracic imaging diagnoses diseases of the lungs and surrounding tissues. This includes lung cancer screening, screening of airway diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic (interstitial) lung disease that causes breathing problems, infection, and blood vessel (vascular) diseases that affect the aorta and pulmonary arteries. We use high-resolution chest CT, CT angiography of the aorta and pulmonary arteries, as well as conventional chest radiography.
Cardiac Imaging involves the use of both CT and MRI imaging.
- Cardiac CT imaging—includes coronary artery calcium scoring to see the amount calcium in the walls of the arteries causing hardening of the arteries and CT angiography to see if there are plaque deposits in the coronary artery—either may cause atherosclerosis.
- Cardiac MRI—determines the health of the heart (cardiac viability) before bypass surgery or angioplasty (revascularization) is performed. It assesses the presence of heart conditions (infiltrative myocardial disease). Cardiac MRI helps us evaluate the cardiac anatomy present at birth (congenital). MRI also can evaluate the main artery of the body (aorta).
Emergency radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology that diagnoses acutely ill or trauma patients in an emergency department setting. By using types of imaging, imaging, including multi-detector CT, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray, emergency radiology plays a vital role in the timely diagnosis of emergency patients.. Our radiologists cover the emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Our new, wide-bore MRI performs orthopedic, neurologic, and body imaging examinations. Leading edge software, allows us to apply this service to orthopedic exams by removing metal produced by orthopedic hardware. We can also evaluate early arthritis with cartilage mapping techniques.
Musculoskeletal imaging combines our clinical skills and experience with the newest technology to diagnose and treat bones, joints, and soft tissue. We work closely with orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine. We also collaborate with interventional radiologists on to biopsy bones. Our musculoskeletal radiologists use imaging tests ranging from ultrasound to MR arthrography to evaluate joints. We offer treatment procedures including therapeutic injections.
Neuroradiology interprets magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) imaging of the brain, head, neck, and spine. We assess patients for a variety of degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, vascular, and congenital diseases. We facilitate accurate diagnoses, so that your primary physicians can give you the appropriate treatment.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Nuclear medicine (NM) involves the safe and painless use of small amounts of radioactive materials (radiotracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. As a diagnostic tool, nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem using radioactive material (radiotracer) by injection, swallowing or inhalation. Emissions from the radiotracers are captured by a Gamma camera that shows the structure and function of the organ, tissue, or bone.
Ultrasound imaging or sonography uses high frequency sound waves to image internal organs and soft tissue, such as the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. An ultrasound provides real-time information that is displayed on a computer monitor.
We use ultrasound imaging to diagnose gallstones and prostate abnormalities. Specialized musculoskeletal sonography is also used for the dynamic evaluation of tendons during joint motion.
Since ultrasound uses sound waves, rather than X-rays, to view internal anatomy, the patient is not exposed to radiation. This feature makes ultrasound an important tool for pediatric imaging. Ultrasound is often is used for examining a fetus in the uterus, studying the flow of blood through veins and arteries.
*Our 3D mammography, bone densitometry, and ultrasound services are available at Radiology Associates West at 425 West 59th Street, Suite 6C, 212-523-8333.
We also treat conditions with imaging procedures, such as therapeutic image-guided drainages.
The interventional radiology treats conditions, including liver disease, uterine fibroids, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, end state kidney (renal) disease, kidney cancer, peripheral arterial disease, and vascular anomalies and malformations. Interventional Radiology is integrated within the Mount Sinai Health System. Our doctors rotate practicing across our hospitals.
Nuclear Medicine (NM)
Nuclear medicine (NM) involves the safe and painless use of small amounts of radioactive materials (radiotracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.
Small amounts of nuclear material can treat diseases and disorders, including bone infections, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, cancer, thyroid disorders including hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, neurologic diseases, and gastrointestinal disease.