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.

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.

 

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


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

Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Imaging

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

914.493.2500

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Directions via Google Maps

Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Imaging

19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10535

914.493.2500

Suite 1000- US
Suite 1000- US Guided Injections
Suite 3700- Women's Imaging

Directions via Google Maps


ADVANCED IMAGING AT THE AMBULATORY CARE PAVILION
102 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595

From Tappan Zee Bridge

  • Get off at 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 back onto 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a left.
  • At the next stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter the Ambulatory Care Pavilion.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward the left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a left.
  • At the next stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter the Ambulatory Care Pavilion.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the NY-100 exit in Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Make a right at the first traffic light.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter the Ambulatory Care Pavilion. 

ADVANCED IMAGING AT 19 BRADHURST AVENUE
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532

From Tappan Zee Bridge

  • Get off at 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 back onto 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a right. At the traffic light, make a right onto Bradhurst Avenue, make the first right into 19 Bradhurst Avenue.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward the left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a right. At the traffic light, make a right onto Bradhurst Avenue, make the first right into 19 Bradhurst Avenue.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the NY-100 exit in Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Go through one traffic light,make the first right into 19 Bradhurst Avenue.

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


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
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Jedynak, Andrezej
Body Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
LeCompte, Lesli M.
LeCompte, Lesli M.
Director of Ultrasound and Associate Director of Radiology Residency Program
Pediatric 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
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology