At Madison Avenue Radiology Center, we’re committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services using the very latest technology. But it’s the way we treat our patients and referring physicians that really sets us apart. From the warm greeting extended by our front desk staff, to the detail and attention given by our technical staff, to the dedication and concern offered by our radiologists, each patient is treated with the utmost care.
All Madison Avenue Radiology Centers feature the finest in radiological technologies resulting in increased patient comfort, like reduced scan times and open MRI’s. And with multiple locations to serve patients, same day appointments are readily available. Referring physicians also receive special attention and care. Utilizing a totally filmless digital PACS system, our clinical results reflect the highest, most accurate resolutions possible. Report turn-around time is within hours. And our highly qualified board-certified radiologists are always on-site and available for consultations.
HIGH FIELD/OPEN MRI/MRA & HIGH FIELD EXTREMITY MRI
MRI / MRA combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed images of organs and tissues in order to diagnose a variety of medical conditions. An MRI is painless, non-invasive and free of radiation. Because detailed images can be acquired from any angle, MRI is excellent in detecting most malignancies and neurological diseases of the brain, spine and pelvis. It’s also widely used with sports-related injuries, especially those affecting the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and wrist.
At Madison Avenue Radiology Center, we utilize a state-of-the-art, high-field open MRI system. This new design features an open-style magnet that has no “tunnel effect,” offering the comfort of an open MRI without sacrificing image quality. It’s ideal for claustrophobic and larger-than-average patients.
Madison Avenue Radiology now boasts of a high-field MRI scanner specifically designed for scanning the extremities. The High Field strength MRI scanner, by GE, offers patients a significantly more comfortable experience without any compromise in image quality. The Extremity scanner also permits a significant improvement in our MRI scheduling, with same-day appointments possible in many cases.
The new HIGH FIELD extremity MRI is designed to provide high-quality images of hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, knees, fingers and toes. In comparison with standard whole-body scanners, the MSK Extreme offers these benefits:
1. Reduces or eliminates feelings of claustrophobia
2. Quieter than standard MRI scanners
3. More comfortable patient posture
4. Lessens unintended movement and
5. Parents can stay with children during scan
Madison Radiology Center services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Computed Tomography CT / CTA , also known as a CAT scan, is a sophisticated imaging technique that shows different levels of the anatomy. During CT imaging, the x-ray source rotates around the patient. Each rotation produces a single cross-sectional “slice”, like the slices in a loaf of bread. These cross-sectional images are far superior in detail than standard x-rays and greatly enhance a physician’s diagnosis.
CT is used to diagnose many conditions. In cancer detection, CT is used to scan for abnormal masses, showing the size and shape of the tumor, its precise location and whether it’s solid or hollow. In addition, CT scans can provide valuable information in the detection of abscesses, strokes, head injuries and bleeding inside the skull. Madison Avenue Radiology Center is equipped with the latest generation of state-of-the-art CT Scanners, the GE, Hitachi & Phillps Helical/Spiral CT System. It offers a powerful tube and generator capacity as well as 90 seconds of flexible helical performance.
This flexibility gives superior penetration and coverage needed when performing exams such as abdominal and lumbar spine studies. It also helps eliminate patient motion artifacts when performing CT scans on children and the elderly. Plus, it allows our technicians to cover larger territories of the anatomy, as well as the ability to produce breath-hold images.
Our multislice CT allows our technicians to vary scan parameters such as slice thickness, technique and pitch, matching acquisition time to meet every patient’s capabilities. The end result is superior image quality.
All Madison Avenue Radiology Center CT services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Ultrasound is a safe, radiation-free imaging procedure that utilizes echoes of sound waves to visualize soft tissue and fluids in the body. It is particularly good in examining the organs in the abdomen and pelvis (liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, uterus, ovaries and testicles). It is also used to evaluate fetal development, certain breast conditions and the thyroid gland.
A modified ultrasound technique, known as Doppler, captures moving blood images of the heart and large blood vessels.
At Madison Avenue Radiology Center, we’re equipped with our High Definition Imaging Scanners. These advanced scanners capture more subtle differences in tissue texture and provide clearer transitions in tissue interfaces, which result in visualization of more minute anatomical details.
All Madison Avenue Radiology Center ultrasound services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
A Vascular Duplex test examines blood flow in the major arteries and veins of the arms and legs.
With the use of ultrasound, inaudible sound waves are directed into the body to create a series of images, allowing the size of the blood vessels to be measured. The test also measures the speed and blood flow patterns to determine if there are diseased areas in the vessels.
BONE DENSITOMETRY (DEXA)
DEXA is an advanced technology that safely, accurately and painlessly measures bone density and mineral content in order to determine the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Approximately 50% of women over age 50 are at risk of sustaining an osteoporotic fracture. With DEXA, doctors are better equipped to detect and treat bone loss in its earliest stages, so as to prevent the disease or lessen its impact.
At Madison Avenue Radiology Center, we employ the very latest bone densitometry equipment. During a comprehensive DEXA evaluation, a dual energy beam scans one or more areas, usually the fracture-prone hip or spine. It measures the amount of x-rays that are absorbed by the bones in the body. The two x-ray energies allow the machine to differentiate between bone and soft tissue, giving an accurate estimation of bone density.
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is calculated and compared to normal BMD values, matched for age and sex, to confirm or exclude osteoporosis. A low BMD may predict the likelihood of developing osteoporosis and can help determine a proactive treatment plan.
At Madison Avenue Radiology Centers our digital mammography system produces high- quality images that allow for better visualization of breast tissue, aiding in the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection has been shown to dramatically increase the survival rates of women afflicted with this deadly disease.
The Hologic Selenia LORAD is a state-of-the-art breast cancer detection system designed to improve the quality and comfort of mammograms. This advanced system offers physicians precise viewing options that were never possible with conventional film.
A physician can zoom in, magnify and optimize different parts of the breast tissue, enhancing readability and interpretation of the images. Plus, the images can be sent anywhere in the world to be viewed by another physician.
Compared to conventional film, digital images give better visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line and chest wall. They’re ideal for women with implants. For women with dense breast tissue, digital is far superior and may involve less radiation than a standard mammography.
In addition, digital exams usually take less than half the time of traditional exams and result in a 20 to 30 percent reduction in callbacks. Madison Avenue Radiology Centers are approved by both the American College of Radiology and the FDA for the performance of mammography procedures.