Types of Diagnostic Imaging and Screenings

We offer more of the imaging studies you need close to home.

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At Nuvance Health™, you can access imaging services in locations throughout New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. We offer a full range of studies and a caring team, so you have convenience and comfort.
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Diagnostic Imaging and Screenings at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us? Our commitment to imaging excellence has earned our centers American College of Radiology (ACR®) designation. We use modern technologies and research-based approaches for accurate imaging. Your medical needs and peace of mind are at the center of what we do, which is why we take extra steps to help you have a good experience. We offer convenient access, even for advanced imaging. And the team takes time to ease any of your concerns. For additional information: Types of Diagnostic Imaging and Screenings We Offer

Imaging studies available at Nuvance Health include:

X-Ray

This test uses low-dose radiation (electromagnetic) waves to capture images of bones and certain organs, like your stomach. X-rays can detect broken bones or signs of a lung infection, among other issues.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

CT scans produce a series of X-rays from different angles. Special technology puts the images together for a detailed, 3D view of bones and tissue. You may benefit from a CT scan if you have complex bone or joint issues, cancer symptoms or a potential blood clot.

Ultrasound

We wave a handheld device (transducer) over a specific area of the body. The transducer gives off soundwaves that bounce off the body to create images of organs and other soft tissue. You may need an ultrasound to examine swelling from injuries or monitor an unborn baby’s development.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A powerful magnet and radio waves scan a specific area of the body. A computer interprets the information to produce images of nerves, organs and other tissue. MRIs provide more detailed information than CT scans.

Mammography and Breast Imaging

These imaging studies are for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment planning. We produce focused images that enable doctors to examine tissue and blood flow. Find out more about breast imaging services.
Heart (Cardiac) Imaging

These advanced medical imaging studies enable cardiologists or emergency room doctors to check for small blockages, valve or muscle issues and more. Find out more about cardiovascular imaging and testing services.


Cardiac imaging tests include:
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce images of the heart and nearby tissue.
  • Computed tomography angiography uses special dye and a CT scan to show blood vessels in and near the heart.

Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan

DEXA (bone density) scans show signs of bone disease, such as osteoporosis (gradual bone weakening). The test uses two X-ray beams with different intensity levels to measure your bones' strength and thickness. This test is typically for older adults (age 65 or older). It may also be necessary if you have a condition that causes bone weakening, such as lupus.

Nuclear Medicine

These studies use small amounts of a radioactive substance and a special camera to evaluate abnormal cell activity. An example of a nuclear medicine test is a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan.

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