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RADIOLOGY IN NEW YORK

Radiology New York

NYPMD specializes in advanced imaging of chest diseases – including lung disease, thromboembolic disease, and thoracic malignancies.

 

The subspecialty covers functional imaging of the lung and cardiac imaging.

Abdomen

Colon, intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, pelvis, stomach

Breast

Mammography, tomosynthesis, breast MRI. Ultrasound and stereotactic breath biopsy. Preoperative tumor localization

Central Nervous

Brain, spine

Chest

Respiratory, lungs

Face & Neck

Sinuses, carotid arteries, thyroid

Heart & Vascular

Arteries, heart, veins

Reproductive

Ovaries, prostate, scrotum, uterus

Diseases

Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Head Injury, ...

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RADIOLOGY SERVICES NEW YORK

Conditions & Treatments

Soft Tissue Injuries

​MRI scans are particularly valuable in assessing soft tissue injuries such as muscle tears, ligament injuries (e.g., sprains), and tendinopathies.

Joint Disorders

  • Radiology helps in diagnosing and monitoring joint disorders such as bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff tears in the shoulder, meniscal tears in the knee, and hip joint abnormalities.

Bone Tumors

  • Radiology plays a vital role in diagnosing and characterizing bone tumors, both benign and malignant. X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans are used to evaluate the location, extent, and characteristics of bone lesions.

Sports Injuries

  • Radiology aids in diagnosing and assessing sports-related injuries, including ligament tears (such as ACL tears in the knee), muscle strains, tendon injuries, and stress fractures.

Fractures

X-rays are commonly used to evaluate and diagnose fractures, including fractures in bones such as the wrist, arm, leg, hip, or spine.

Back Pain

X-rays: X-rays are often the initial imaging modality used for evaluating back pain. They can provide valuable information about the bony structures of the spine, such as vertebral alignment, fractures, degenerative changes (e.g., osteoarthritis), and spinal abnormalities like scoliosis.
 

Computed Tomography (CT): CT scans are particularly useful for detailed assessment of the spinal bones, spinal canal, and spinal cord. They can provide detailed cross-sectional images to evaluate fractures, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, spinal tumors, and infections.
 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI scans are commonly employed to visualize the soft tissues in the back, including the spinal discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels. They are valuable in diagnosing conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal cord compression, spinal tumors, infections, and inflammatory conditions.
 

Bone scans involve injecting a small amount of a radioactive substance into the bloodstream, which then accumulates in areas of increased bone activity. They can help detect conditions like fractures, infections, and bone tumors that may be causing back pain.
 

While less commonly used for back pain, ultrasound can be employed to evaluate soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can assist in identifying muscle strains, tears, and other soft tissue abnormalities.

Bone Infections

  • Imaging techniques like X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans are used to detect and evaluate bone infections such as osteomyelitis.

Osteoporosis

  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans are utilized to measure bone mineral density and assess the risk of osteoporosis and fracture.

Spinal Conditions

  • Radiology is crucial in diagnosing and evaluating spinal disorders such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and vertebral fractures. Imaging techniques like X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans are commonly employed.

Arthritis

Imaging techniques such as X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasound can help assess joint inflammation, damage, and degenerative changes associated with different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Face & Neck

X-rays: X-rays can be used to assess facial bones, teeth, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). They are often used to diagnose fractures, dental issues, sinus infections, and some soft tissue abnormalities.
 

Computed Tomography (CT): CT scans provide detailed cross-sectional images of the face and neck region. They are particularly useful for evaluating bony structures, sinuses, salivary glands, and neck lymph nodes. CT scans can help diagnose conditions such as fractures, sinusitis, tumors, and infections.
 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI scans utilize powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the soft tissues in the face and neck. They are useful for evaluating structures such as the brain, neck vessels, salivary glands, and muscles. MRI scans are commonly employed to diagnose conditions like tumors, infections, inflammation, and cranial nerve disorders.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound imaging is often used to evaluate the neck region, including the thyroid gland, lymph nodes, and blood vessels. It is particularly useful in assessing masses, cysts, and abnormalities in soft tissues.
 

Positron Emission Tomography (PET): PET scans combined with CT (PET/CT) can be utilized to evaluate the metabolic activity of tissues in the face and neck. They are frequently used for detecting and staging head and neck cancers.

Radiology FAQS 

  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?
    The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?
    Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?
    Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
  • How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?
    The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
  • Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?
    iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.
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