Medical Imaging Department
For an appointment, call 871-3488
The Medical Imaging staff is accredited and certified, meeting and surpassing all commonly accepted standards. The finest modern equipment is used and Board Certified Radiologists interpret the examinations. PACS, a leading web-based Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to its Medical Imaging department. The new system will help Northern Dutchess Hospital provide improved service to its patients and referring physicians by eliminating the need for traditional x-ray film, while quickly transitioning to an all digital workflow.
Dyson Center for Women's Imaging
The Dyson Center for Women's Imaging is an integral part of the Women's View concept. The center offers mammography, image-guided breast biopsy, sonography/ultrasound and bone mineral density testing. Patients receive state-of-the-art services from experts trained in women's imaging. The design of the center is beautiful, private and tranquil, with the goal to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their procedure.
Diagnostic Radiology (X-Ray) is often the fastest and most standard, first approach to diagnosis for many conditions from bone ailments to gastric disturbances to breathing difficulties. It provides your doctor with a view of basic internal anatomy and potential disease. Generally a painless experience, the results can be available in a very short time to aid you and your doctor to achieve a speedy recovery.
Northern Dutchess Hospital mammography service is both FDA-approved and accredited by the American College of Radiology. Mammography uses a lowdose x-ray system and high-contrast, high-resolution film for examination of the breasts. Successful treatment of breast cancer depends on early diagnosis. Northern Dutchess Hospital has state-of-the-art Mammography equipment with an ImageChecker system to give an instant "second opinion" for radiologists. It is the first FDA-approved, computer-aided detection system for mammography and provides assurance for radiologists and their patients by digitizing and analyzing mammograms for suspicious regions.
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or Sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a realtime visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.
Bone Mineral Density Testing
Bone Mineral Density Testing is a painless, comfortable examination that requires the patient to lie on their back. An extremely low dose of radiation is utilized to image two areas (usually lower spine and one hip). Measurement of these two areas can most accurately determine the presence and value of treatment for osteoporosis.
Nuclear Medicine is a method of determining activity within various organ systems in the body by using very small amounts of radioactive material either injected or swallowed. Images are taken of the area of interest to identify if the system is functioning as expected. The exam is conducted in a relaxed lying down position and is essentially painless. All radioactivity is minimal and dissipates quickly.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a versatile, powerful, and sensitive but painless medical diagnostic technique that creates images of the body. MRI can generate thin-section images of any part of the body-including the heart, arteries, and veins-from any angle and direction, without surgical invasion and in a relatively short period of time. MRI provides your doctor with basic biomedical and anatomical information that may allow early diagnosis of many diseases. The NDH MRI services have received a 3 year re-accreditation status by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards.
CT scanning (or CAT scan) can see inside the brain and other parts of the body, into areas that cannot be seen on regular x-ray examinations. CT makes it possible to diagnose certain diseases earlier and more accurately than with other imaging tools. Because most diseases are better treated when found early, CT scans can help save lives. The test itself is completely painless and you will find yourself lying quietly on the CTscanner's "patient couch" during the study.