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Imaging services

When you need a prompt and accurate diagnosis, you want excellent imaging and radiology services that are close to home. At White Plains Hospital's Advanced Imaging & Radiology our highly-trained radiologists use the latest equipment and technology to provide the information you and your doctors need to plan your next steps. Our convenient locations and flexible hours enable you to get the answers you need, when you need them.

The Hospital's Advanced Imaging & Radiology offers:

Expert care provided by board certified, fellowship-trained radiologists with sub-specializations in musculoskeletal, body and breast imaging, cardiovascular, and neuroradiology.

State-of-the-art equipment and technology that provides the highest level of imaging quality and ensures minimal exposure to radiation.

Expedient, same-day results for many imaging procedures.

A dedicated and compassionate staff that is committed to ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.

Several convenient locations with flexible hours throughout Westchester County:

  • Breast Imaging Department at White Plains Hospital
  • Women's Imaging Center at The Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery
  • White Plains Hospital Imaging Center at New Rochelle
  • Imaging Center at White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness in Armonk
  • White Plains MRI

The most advanced imaging in the Hudson Valley

We are the first and only hospital in New York, outside of New York City, to have a PET/MRI Scanner—the latest in diagnostic imaging technology. It provides exceptional image quality, shorter test times, and lower radiation exposure for better accuracy and more safety. The PET/MRI at White Plains Hospital is located in our new Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery.

The PET/MRI combines the excellent anatomical accuracy of an MRI with the metabolic information of a PET, or positron emission tomography. Its unparalleled imaging capabilities are used in the following applications:

  • Pediatric cancers
  • Adult cancers, including prostate, pancreatic, neuroendocrine tumors, brain, and head and neck
  • Neurological disorders, including dementia, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury and movement disorders

Diagnostic imaging tests we offer

Bone densitometry

Our radiologists perform bone densitometry using a DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) scan that measures bone density by taking low-dose x-rays of the hip and spine. The DEXA scan can also assess your risk for developing fractures and is effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that can cause bone loss.

Bone densitometry is recommended for:

  • Post-menopausal women age 60 or older who have risk factors for developing osteoporosis
  • Patients with a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking
  • Post-menopausal women who are tall (over 5 feet 7 inches) or thin (less than 125 pounds)
  • Men and women who have hyperparathyroidism
  • Men and women who have been on medications that are known to cause bone loss for an extended period of time

To make an appointment for bone densitometry, call:

Breast imaging, including 3-D mammography

These tests are available through our Women's Imaging Department.

Computed tomography (CT) scan

The Hospital offers traditional CT scans as well as the newer, state-of-the-art, 64-slice CT scans that work twice as fast as conventional scanners and provide highly detailed, 3-D images of body tissues and organs. We were the first hospital in Westchester County to acquire a 64-slice CT scanner, a testament to the importance we place on having cutting-edge technology for our patients.

We offer a special, low-dose CT scan technology for coronary calcium screenings and lung cancer screenings.

Coronary CT angiography

Our state-of-the-art CT scanner provides high-speed x-ray images of hundreds of cross-sectional views of the heart. The images provide extremely accurate information for our radiologist to make a diagnosis so your cardiologist or primary care physician can determine the best course of treatment for you.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

We offer a variety of advanced MRI options to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and a comfortable environment that fits your unique needs. These include:

3.0T MRI

3.0T MRI uses high-definition technology that produces high-resolution images, allowing our radiologists to differentiate between benign and malignant conditions, identify medical conditions that require attention, and provide a more definitive diagnosis. Our radiologists use 3.0T MRI for:

  • Neurological/brain imaging
  • Spine studies
  • Orthopedic imaging, including elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle
  • Prostate imaging
  • Pelvic imaging (male and female)
  • Abdominal imaging
  • Specialized vascular and cardiac applications
  • Functional and spectroscopic imaging

Open MRI

Compared to standard MRI, Open MRI machines do not fully enclose patients, and therefore provide a greater sense of comfort to patients while still producing high-quality diagnostic images.

Open Sitting MRI

The Hospital offers the Open Sitting MRI (also known as the Stand-Up MRI), which produces images of outstanding quality while enabling patients to be scanned in a standing, bending or comfortably seated position. Because of the Open Sitting MRI's unique magnet configuration, there is nothing in front of the patient's face or directly overhead to create a closed-in feeling. The Open Sitting MRI is the clear choice for claustrophobic or large patients.

Silent MRI

A typical MRI scan can reach sound levels over 100 decibels, which can increase stress levels in patients. White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness Imaging Center in Armonk offers Silent MRI technology. This revolutionary technique produces sound closer to the level of ambient noise in a quiet room while still providing excellent image quality. Patients can expect a quieter, more pleasant experience compared to traditional MRIs. A relaxed environment during a scan can lead to faster scanning and fewer repeat scans.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

MRA uses MRI technology to identify diseases and aneurysms in the aorta and major blood vessels, detect atherosclerosis disease in the carotid artery of the neck, and identify aneurysms of the brain.

Nuclear medicine

The Hospital offers a variety of nuclear medicine exams and nuclear cardiology testing. These tests use radioactive tracers that collect inside the body and create high-quality images to detect disease. Below are some of the nuclear medicine exams we offer:

  • Bone scans identify new areas of bone growth or breakdown. Bone scans can be used to evaluate damage, find cancer that has spread or metastasized and monitor conditions that can affect the bones, such as infections or trauma. A bone scan can often find problems sooner than can a regular x-ray.
  • SPECT (single photon emission computer tomography) uses a special camera called a gamma camera to capture images from various angles, which are reconstructed by a computer to produce 3-D images. The results can show thin slices of a section of the body, similar to those obtained through MRI, CT and PET scans.
  • Thyroid scans check thyroid gland function and look for overactive or underactive areas of the thyroid, or check to see if cancer has spread.
  • Lung scans are commonly used to detect a clot or pulmonary embolism, which prevents normal blood flow within the lung. A lung scan consists of two tests performed in conjunction: a ventilation scan in which radioactive tracer gas is inhaled, and a perfusion scan in which the tracer is injected intravenously. If the lungs are working normally, blood flow in the perfusion scan matches air flow in the ventilation scan. A mismatch between the two scans may indicate a pulmonary embolism.
  • Nuclear cardiology tests are a noninvasive means of assessing blood flow to the heart and its pumping function. The most common nuclear cardiology test is myocardial perfusion imaging. In this test, the patient is injected with a radioactive dye first while resting and again while exercising on a treadmill. The patient then lies under a camera at rest and after exercise. The camera records how much of the radioactive material has been taken up by the heart, and shows clearly where blood flow is weak.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are used to find cancer, check blood flow or to evaluate how an organ is working. PET scans are a helpful tool in radiation oncology, helping physicians see the spread or metastases of cancer and determine the most appropriate treatment plans for patients. Often, a radiologist or nuclear medicine specialist will analyze and compare the PET scan to CT and MRI results to accurately diagnose patients.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, obtains images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. Ultrasound is used to examine many of the body's internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. It can also show movement of internal tissues and organs, enabling physicians to see blood flow and heart valve functions. It is also used to guide procedures such as needle biopsies.

X-ray

Our radiologists use state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology, which is more accurate and faster than conventional film x-ray, and it is safer because it emits less radiation.