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Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Imaging Department is registered by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in the following modalities:
- CT Scanning
- MRI Scanning
- Nuclear Medicine
Peconic Bay Medical Center is at the forefront of technology in the area of imaging services. Services and capabilities include:
- 64 SLICE CT Scanning
- HIGH FIELD 1.5T MRI
- Digital Mammography
- DEXA Scanning
- Interventional and Diagnostic Angiography
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- State of the art ULTRASONOGRAPHY services
- DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (X-RAY)
- Procedures can be accessed online by physicians, providing patients with faster, more effective care
- Complimentary CD/DVD of images/report available upon request.
- The Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology trains the next generation of radiology experts for our region
- For more information, call 631-548-6172
Digital radiography enables x-rays to be obtained digitally, without the use of film. These digital images provide exquisite detail and allow for improved, more accurate diagnoses. Digital radiography decreases patient waiting time since the physicians will have almost instantaneous access to images — there is no film to process. Furthermore, the technology limits patients x-ray exposure to the absolute minimum.
Most important, patients have the security of knowing that PBMC physicians can access radiological images via computer from their home or office — or from anywhere in the world where there is Internet access — via the Hospital's secure website. Within minutes of taking a digital x-ray, the emergency room staff can, for example, consult with an orthopedist at home, who can order treatment to begin immediately, even before he or she gets to the hospital.
Interventional /Angiography Services
Peconic Bay Medical Center's Interventional/Angiography Department uses medical imaging and the expertise of highly skilled and trained Radiologists to diagnose and treat diseases of the arteries and many other conditions. Angiography is part of a larger subspecialty of radiology called interventional radiology.
Interventional radiologists use angiography to visualize the inside of blood vessels. Interventional radiologists also perform a wide variety of other "non-vascular" procedures. For example, in the case of an infected kidney, a small catheter can be inserted to drain the infection and avoid surgery. To control internal bleeding, an interventional radiologist will use a catheter to locate the site of hemorrhage, and then treat it through a small incision in the groin.
Interventional radiology is on the forefront of medical innovation and has pioneered many minimally invasive procedures that improve patient health and quality of care.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging is a painless technology that offers a detailed view inside the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer, it can produce two-or three-dimensional images without using X-rays. In many instances, MRI has become the standard for imaging the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system.
Peconic Bay Medical Center utilizes a Siemens HIGH FIELD 1.5T magnet to perform its MRI services, which produces excellent clinical images of all body parts, especially neurological and musculoskeletal anatomy, in a very efficient time frame. It also provides excellent imaging of the cerebral and carotid blood vessels through its Angiography (MRA) capabilities.
Patients who come to Peconic Bay Medical Center for their MRI scan will enjoy convenient parking, point of service registration (right in the MRI facility), convenient appointment times including evenings and Saturdays, as well as a variety of musical choices to listen to while being scanned.
Women’s Imaging - Digital Mammography, DEXA, and Sonography
Peconic Bay Medical Center offers a range of women’s services including Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, and DEXA imaging (bone densitometry) in a comfortable and private dedicated women’s services area.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers Nuclear medicine imaging utilizing highly specialized equipment, specially trained Radiologists, and certified nuclear technologists.
A 24-month program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and licensed by the New York State Department of Health, Peconic Bay's School of Radiologic Technology provides expert training for our region's next generation of radiologic technologists, and also assures that our current providers are always up-to-date on the latest advances in professional practice and technology. The School also has an affiliation with Empire State College for further advanced courses of study for graduates of the program.