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Bone densitometry is a painless, non-invasive test used to detect signs of bone weakening and diagnose osteoporosis. It utilizes low levels of radiation to measure bone mineral density in a particular area of the bones. This information helps the patient’s physician determine if treatment is required to protect or improve bone density and possibly reduce the risk of fracture.

If your referring physician requests it, a vertebral fracture assessment can be done at the same time. The additional test takes only a few minutes longer than a conventional bone densitometry exam and can indicate if the patient has asymptomatic vertebral fractures.

New Rochelle Radiology specializes in minimally invasive, image-guided biopsy techniques. Many patients and their doctors prefer this less invasive option to surgical biopsy. Local anesthesia is used, making the procedures relatively painless.

  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
    The patient lies face down on a special biopsy table with her breast extending through an opening in a table. Compression is applied to immobilize the breast and local anesthesia is given. The doctor uses mammographic guidance to insert a vacuum-assisted needle into the area of interest and remove small pieces of tissue (cores) for analysis.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy
    The patient lies on an ultrasound table. The area of interest is located using ultrasound, local anesthesia is given and a needle is inserted into the area to obtain tissue samples (cores) for analysis. The radiologist uses ultrasound to guide the biopsy needle.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
    The patient lies on an ultrasound table. The area of interest is located using ultrasound, local anesthesia is given and the radiologist uses a tiny needle to obtain a small number of cells for analysis. The radiologist uses ultrasound to guide the biopsy needle.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cyst Aspiration
    The patient lies on an ultrasound table. The area of interest is located using ultrasound, local anesthesia is given and the radiologist inserts a tiny needle to drain the fluid from the cyst. Ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration is utilized to determine if a cyst is a simple cyst, which is fluid-filled and poses no health risk, or a solid complex or complicated cyst which may require further investigation.
A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body.

During the test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the body area being studied. Each rotation of the scanner provides a picture of a thin slice of the organ or area.

In some cases, a dye called contrast material may be used. It may be put in a vein (IV) in your arm, or for some types of CT scans you drink the dye. The dye makes structures and organs easier to see on the CT pictures.

  • Breast core biopsy
  • Breast cyst aspiration
  • Breast fine needle aspiration
  • MRI guided breast biopsy
  • Parancentesis
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Thyroid fine needle aspiration
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that produces images of anatomy without the use of radiation.

MRI utilizes a combination of magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the organs and structures of the body. An MRI can often provide information that is not available from X-ray tests, and because the pictures are so exact, the test may eliminate the need for further diagnostic procedures or even surgery.

In some cases, the use of a contrast agent is necessary to better visualize the different structures of the body. If the referring physician or the radiologist determines that a contrast agent is needed, it will be administered through a vein in the arm. Although reactions to the contrast agent are extremely rare, please inform the technologist if you have allergies or have had a previous reaction to a contrast agent.

New Rochelle Radiology has a Hitachi Oasis 1.2T Open MRI. The Hitachi Oasis is a true open MRI, providing improved patient comfort, fast scanning times and high quality images. It accommodates all types of patients including bariatric, geriatric and pediatric.

We do all routine and advanced MRI studies, including:

  • Arthrograms of the shoulders, knees and hips
  • Complete abdominal, pelvic and musculoskeletal imaging
  • Complete neurological imaging
  • Breast imaging including MRI guided breast biopsy
  • MR Venography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that produces images of anatomy without the use of radiation.

MRI utilizes a combination of magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the organs and structures of the body. An MRI can often provide information that is not available from X-ray tests, and because the pictures are so exact, the test may eliminate the need for further diagnostic procedures or even surgery.

In some cases, the use of a contrast agent is necessary to better visualize the different structures of the body. If the referring physician or the radiologist determines that a contrast agent is needed, it will be administered through a vein in the arm. Although reactions to the contrast agent are extremely rare, please inform the technologist if you have allergies or have had a previous reaction to a contrast agent.

New Rochelle Radiology has a Philips Intera 1.5T MRI. For patients who prefer an Open MRI, we also have a Hitachi Oasis 1.2T Open MRI. Please see “Open MRI” above.

We do all routine and advanced MRI studies, including:

  • Arthrograms of the shoulders, knees and hips
  • Complete abdominal, pelvic and musculoskeletal imaging
  • Complete neurological imaging
  • Breast imaging including MRI guided breast biopsy
  • MR Venography

Mammography is a low dose X-ray of the breasts, producing a detailed image that can detect breast abnormalities or problems even before they can be felt. It is used to detect or screen for breast cancer. Early detection through mammography gives the patient the opportunity to be treated early in the course of the disease.

Digital mammography is a state-of-the-art mammographic technique which replaces traditional mammography. The experience is the same for the patient, but the images produced are interpreted by the radiologist on a computer screen instead of on X-Ray film. The images are immediately accessible, can be manipulated for better visibility and are easily stored and transferred. Digital mammography has been reported to be more accurate in cancer detection in women under 50 years of age, women with dense breasts and premenopausal and perimonopausal women.

  • Computer-Aided Detection (CAD)
    CAD is a software program used with mammography to detect potential signs of breast cancer. It is applied after the radiologist has reviewed the images and serves as a sort of “second-look” or double reading detection in women under 50 years of age, women with dense breasts and premenopausal and perimonopausal women.


Nuclear Medicine is a form of imaging that uses a very small dose of radioactive material, called an isotope or radiopharmaceutical, to diagnose and sometimes treat disease. Radiopharmaceuticals or isotopes are materials that are attracted to specific organs, bones or tissues. They are administered to the patient by IV injection, capsule, special tubing or inhalation. Those used in nuclear medicine give off gamma rays that can be detected by special types of cameras. These cameras work with computers to form images that provide information about the area of the body being imaged. A nuclear medicine test is painless, and the exposure to radiation is about the same as that of a diagnostic X-ray.

During the exam, the patient lies on an examination table that slides slowly into the nuclear camera until the area of the body to be studied is correctly positioned. The test is performed by a nuclear technologist certified by the NMTCB (The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board).

Nuclear medicine can be used for the early detection of a wide variety of diseases. The earlier a problem is discovered, the better the chance for successful treatment and cure.

New Rochelle Radiology has a dual head nuclear camera with two large rectangular detectors and an advanced slip ring design for fast scanning times.

  • Full range of nuclear scans including cardiac, neurologic and oncologic applications
  • High resolution planar, whole body and SPECT imaging
  • Quinton 4500 treadmill for stress myocardial perfusion studies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the thyroid

  • High resolution PET/CT scanning
  • Accurate fusion images (PET and CT)
  • FDG PET/CT
  • NaF PET/CT Bone Scan

An ultrasound or sonogram is a safe and painless test utilizing sound waves to produce images of the internal structures of the body. A clear, non-staining gel is applied to the skin. Sound waves are transmitted and received by a transducer moved back and forth over the area being examined. A computer analyzes and converts the sound waves into images displayed on a video monitor.

A breast ultrasound can be a valuable adjunct to mammography. In conjunction with a mammogram, a breast ultrasound can be used to assess a specific mammographic finding or clinical symptom such as a lump.

Ultrasound can also be used to examine other parts of the body including the abdomen, pelvis, prostate, scrotum, thyroid, parathyroid and vascular system. It is frequently used to evaluate fetal growth and movement during pregnancy, and to determine the due date of a baby.

New Rochelle Radiology has the latest digital X-ray technology available. Our DRX-C provides:

  • Higher resolution
  • Improved image quality
  • Decreased exam time
  • Lowered patient dose