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Peconic Bay Medical Center is in the forefront of technology in the area of radiological services. Services and capabilities include:
- Digital Mammography
- CAT Scans
- 64-slice CT Scanner
- Siemens 1.0T MRI
- Angiography and Interventional Radiology
- Procedures can be accessed online by physicians, providing patients with faster, more effective care
- The Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology trains the next generation of radiology experts for our region
- For more information, call 631-548-6172
Computed radiography enables x-ray and CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scan images to be obtained digitally, without the use of film. These digital images provide exquisite detail and allow for improved, more accurate diagnoses. Computed 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.
Peconic Bay Medical Center's recently renovated angiography suite contains state-of-the-art equipment 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 Mid-field 1.0T 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.
Digital Mammography and Sonography
Peconic Bay Medical Center offer a range of other radiological procedures, including Digital Mammography, sonograms, and bone densitometry in a comfortable and private dedicated mammography area.
Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology
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 technicians, and also assures that our current providers are always up-to-date on the latest advances in professional practice and technology.