At ColumbiaDoctors Radiology, we know that a highly skilled radiology team has a critical role in early detection of disease when it is curable through screening for lung, colon and breast carcinoma amongst others. Equally critical is the expedient interpretation of radiology studies to provide accurate and comprehensive results essential to a patient’s treatment and recovery. Using a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art imaging technology, along with non-invasive therapies, we are able to diagnose, monitor and treat a wide range of illnesses and conditions.
We offer the highest level of comprehensive multidisciplinary care. The focus is on integration of cutting edge radiologic techniques and interpretation with the expertise of colleagues in multiple disciplines. This results in tailored patient care to ensure the best outcome. Our expert radiologists often catch important details that might otherwise go unnoticed. They are all affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, routinely ranked among the top hospitals in the country. The Medical Center is internationally recognized for expertise in numerous disciplines and has one of only three Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York State, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.
We offer expertise across a full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional radiology services including radiographs (“X-rays”) and the following:
CT is critical to the rapid diagnosis of numerous conditions including traumatic injuries, stroke, heart disease, infections, and cancer. It provides great anatomical detail essential to diagnose and treat numerous medical conditions. In addition, it has been demonstrated to be life-saving by early diagnosis of early-stage carcinomas. CT scans are performed on every part of the body when indicated as the best imaging modality.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is one of the most essential diagnostic tools in medicine. MRI can be performed on every part of the body. Often MRI is the primary diagnostic tool across all disciplines some of which include pediatrics, general internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, and ophthalmology. It uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed, computer-generated pictures of internal organs, bones, and joints. We can evaluate not only anatomy and disease but also function, for example, of the heart and brain. We offer advanced techniques not available at most imaging sites.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/CT Scanning
A PET/CT scan combines two advanced imaging technologies in one machine. First, the patient receives a small injection of a radioactive “tracer” that is absorbed by the organs and tissues being examined. Areas where there is abnormal cellular activity, such as in cancers and inflammation, pick up more of the tracer. Then the PET/CT combines this activity with detailed anatomical images to produce three-dimensional images of the body to highlight abnormalities; and, for those undergoing therapy, to document response to treatment.
Mammography and Breast Imaging
Our team is dedicated to early detection of breast cancer, using the most advanced technology and equipment available to ensure early and accurate detection and to provide women with compassionate, effective, top-notch breast care. If biopsy is necessary, it is performed with minimally invasive procedures to minimize discomfort and provide results as soon as possible.
Interventional radiology offers minimally invasive alternatives to surgery, utilizing image-guided techniques to treat a wide range of conditions, including cancer, fibroids, varicose veins, and kidney disease, usually on an outpatient basis. Our nationally recognized specialists have extensive experience with a variety of interventional procedures, performing over 8,000 each year.
Specializing in the safest, most up-to-date low-dose imaging techniques and procedures available, our dedicated pediatric radiologists are highly trained to work with young patients and their families to provide compassionate comprehensive care.
Our expert imaging staff administers safe, low doses of radioactive material either ingested, inhaled or injected directly into the bloodstream and utilizes specialized equipment to achieve detailed images of the testing area.
We offer the latest in painless noninvasive imaging techniques that not only precisely detect and diagnose osteoporosis and other potentially debilitating bone-density conditions but can also aid in the treatment and prevention of them.
ColumbiaDoctors Radiology draws upon exceptionally deep experience in diagnostic and interventional radiology. Our team of expert radiologists is committed to making our patients’ experience simple, safe and stress-free. We ensure results are available as quickly as possible to best integrate with their overall care. We also understand that patients often have many questions about the procedures and results, and our knowledgeable staff will take the time to address each concern.
ColumbiaDoctors Radiology has several state-of-the-art facilities located throughout Manhattan and Westchester, with many of our services offered on a walk-in basis.