Schuyler Hospital offers “big hospital” imaging modalities in a comfortable setting, including:
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.
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.