Imaging / Radiology
|The best defense against some of today’s most deadly diseases lies in early detection. Schuyler Hospital has the very latest in imaging tools needed to diagnose medical conditions early so they have a higher likelihood of being treated successfully.
Over 20,000 diagnostic imaging exams are performed annually at Schuyler Hospital. Our technologists and radiologists offer one-on-one, compassionate care to our patients while using state-of-the-art technology, like non-restrictive MRI, computer assisted detection mammography, and color Doppler ultrasound.
Schuyler Hospital is now saving you time and saving the environment by eliminating films - with the installation of a Picture Archiving and Communication System, or PACS.
PACS allows imaging tests - including x-rays, mammography, ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI - to be performed digitally, stored digitally, and transmitted digitally through a secure portal, to be read at the hospital or the doctor’s office.
With digital images, the radiologist can adjust brightness, change contrast, zoom in for close-ups, and pull up past imaging tests for comparison. For patients, these capabilities can result in an earlier diagnosis and the best chance for a complete recovery.
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By cross-training our technologists in multiple modalities, we’re prepared to handle scheduled appointments as well as rush exams, 24/7, with minimal delay. In addition, all of our technologists are ARRT registered and licensed by New York State.
Schuyler Hospital Radiology offers Saturday morning and Tuesday evening mammogram appointments for our patients’ convenience.
Schuyler Hospital offers “big hospital” imaging modalities in a comfortable setting, including:
- Fluoroscopy Studies UGI, Barrium Swallow, and Barium Enemas
- Mammography (Breast Exams)
- Hi-Res CT Scanning
- MRI Scanning
- Obstetrical/ GYN Ultrasound
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Vascular Ultrasound
• Bone Density Scans
A bone density scan measures the density of bone in a person and determines the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) measures bone density by detecting the extent to which bones absorb photons that are generated by very low-level X-rays.
• CT or CAT scans (Computerized Axial Tomography)
CT scans use X-rays to produce computer-generated images of the soft tissue within the body, including the brain. They are frequently used to detect tumors, inflammatory conditions, stroke, obstructions, trauma and kidney stones.
• CT Pulmonary Angiography
CT Pulmonary Angiography aids in the diagnosis of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism.
• Fluoroscopy Studies – UGI, Barium Swallow, & Barium Enemas
Fluoroscopy uses X-rays to capture an image of an organ while it is functioning. Unlike a conventional X-ray, fluoroscopy allows the physician to see a “live” image of the body's internal organs in order to observe their size, shape and movement.
A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast, used to check for tumors, cysts, calcifications, or other abnormalities. Schuyler Hospital’s Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) mammography equipment serves as a “second pair of eyes” to ensure that radiologists don’t miss a suspect area on an image. The CAD equipment identifies regions that may contain an abnormality and marks them for further analysis by the radiologist.
• MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
An MRI scan does not use x-rays or radiation. Instead, it uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to provide computerized images. An MRI can detect problems associated with joints, muscles, cartilage, and internal organs as well as other parts of the body. MRI Services are available 5 days a week at Schuyler Hospital! Click here for a brochure explaining MRI and how to prepare for you scan.
• Ultrasound (Obstetrical/GYN, Abdominal, & Vascular)
Ultrasound technology uses high frequency sound waves to create images. The sound waves are bounced off of human tissue, and the reflected “echoes” are converted into a picture called a sonogram. Ultrasound is often used to evaluate a fetus during pregnancy, and can also be used to examine the chest, abdomen and blood vessels.
First used in the late 1800s, X-rays continue to play a prominent role in medical diagnosis. An X-ray is a high-energy beam used in low doses to diagnose a variety of conditions ranging from broken bones to abnormal tissue growth such as tumors.
• Special Procedures such as biopsies and catheter placements
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