Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a safe non-invasive, no radiation exam performed on most parts of the body for various purposes. Advanced Imaging at Westchester Medical Center utilizes a brand new fleet of Philips Epiq 7 machines, capable of producing high quality diagnostic images.  Our experiences technologists and radiologist have multifaceted expertise in cutting edge imaging, including liver elastography, recently FDA approved contrast enhanced sonography and ultrasound guided musculoskeletal and breast procedures.

 

Schedule Your Appointment By Phone

The scheduling staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Please have your prescription and insurance information available.

  Advanced Imaging Scheduling Call Center: 914.493.2500


Click Below to Schedule Your Appointment Online:

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Please contact the Advanced Imaging Center at 914.493.2500 or e-mail AISchedulers@wmchealth.org with any inquires. 

Get Directions via Google Maps

The Advanced Imaging Center hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are available for MRI services.


From Tappan Zee Bridge
  •  One mile after tolls, stay to the left for Exit 8 (287 East to White Plains -- New England)
  • Get off at Exit 4 Hartsdale. At the stop sign, make a left. Make next left -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). Stay on the left -- Parkway North.
  • Get off at second exit on the Sprain Parkway marked (Medical Center). At the stop sign, make a right. At the traffic light, make a right onto Bradhurst Avenue, then make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building.
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is in the Medical Arts Atrium Building, Suite 1000. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge). Continue on 287 to Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway).
  • Then, follow above directions.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the second exit (right after the police barracks), Route 100, Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is located at 19 Bradhurst Avenue, in the Medical Arts Atrium Building (which is past the first traffic light). Make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

 

Is Ultrasound imaging safe?

Standard diagnostic ultrasound is safe with no known hazardous effect on the human body. Ultrasound uses low-power sound waves to produce images of the body’s organs and soft tissues without ionizing radiation.

New, FDA approved contrast enhanced sonography utilizes intravenous microbubbles to characterize liver lesions and numerous other pathologies without the risk of injury to the kidneys or other body organs. It is safe, with minor precautions in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Please speak to your physician for more information on this new cutting edge modality.

 

How should I prepare for my ultrasound test?

You will receive specific instructions at the time of scheduling depending on the type of ultrasound you are undergoing. In general, the following applies:

Food and Drink: If you are having an ultrasound of the abdomen, you should have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours beforehand.  Other studies including thyroid, breast, scrotal or vascular imaging require no special preparation. Any other recommendations will be explained at the time of scheduling.

You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  A gown can be provided if necessary.

 

What should I expect during the exam?

Scanning:  A sonographer, trained health care professional with dedicated expertise in ultrasound, will apply a water based gel to the area of interest and pass a transducer probe over the skin surface. Images will be produced and displayed on the screen.  You may be asked to change positions, breath hold or use the restroom depending on your exam.  Most exams take approximately 30 minutes.

Certain exams require placement of a designated sterile transducer probe into the vagina. This is call transvaginal Pelvic ultrasound. The technologist will explain this part of the exam and ask your permission beforehand.

 

What should I do after the exam?

Instructions: There are no special precautions or restrictions after having an ultrasound, with return to normal activities.

Results: All results will be faxed to your physician, who in turn can discuss their relevance and importance. 

Brudnicki, Adele R.
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Section Chief of Body Imaging Director of Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
David, Miriam
David, Miriam
Director of Women's Imaging - WMC
Breast and Body Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Flusberg, Milana
Body Imaging
Radiology
Gilet, Anthony G.
Gilet, Anthony G.
Director of Body MRI and Director of Radiology Residency Program
Body Imaging
Radiology
Goldschmiedt, Judah
Body Imaging
Radiology
Jedynak, Andrezej
Body Imaging
Radiology
LeCompte, Lesli M.
LeCompte, Lesli M.
Director of Ultrasound and Associate Director of Radiology Residency Program
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Patel, Himanshu
Patel, Himanshu
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Pearson, Gregory
Body Imaging
Radiology
Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Shapiro, Robert S.
Shapiro, Robert S.
Medical Director of Advanced Imaging, Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Body Imaging
Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology