Medical Imaging Services
Medical Imaging Services at Upstate University Hospital Community Campus provides critical diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients, outpatients and emergency services patients regardless of age.
Contact InformationUpstate University Hospital
(315) 492-5526 (Main Number)
(315) 492-5015 (Office of Director)
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Services that the department provides include:
- Comprehensive Breast Imaging
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
- Bone Densitometry
Medical Imaging Services is conveniently located on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital Community Campus for easy access from parking facilities. The department is staffed with highly skilled medical imaging professionals licensed and certified in areas of specialization. Board certified radiologists provide timely interpretation of all imaging exams. Regular duty hours of Medical Imaging Services are 7:30am - 5:00pm each day of the week, and 8:00am - 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday. The Medical Imaging Department is open for emergency services at all times. During the "off duty" hours of the department, a radiologist is on call and is available for performance or interpretation of emergency procedures. Appointments are available through Patient Access Scheduling at Upstate University Hospital Community Campus (315) 492-5703. Upstate University Hospital Community Campus physicians have access to digital images through the physician Portal. Images complete with exam timeline information and results are readily available via internet from inside and outside the hospital. Physician access to electronic imaging exams facilitates referring physician/radiologist consultation without delay for film retrieval and real time image review during patient consult.
Comprehensive Breast Imaging
Routine screening and diagnostic mammograms, diagnostic breast ultrasound and stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies are performed daily at the Wellspring Breast Center. Wellspring Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and maintains strong conformance with the FDA standards. Wellspring is fully staffed with mammography certified technologists, dedicated RNs, and mammography certified radiologists. Surgeons are available for on-site consultations.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography (CT) can help diagnose certain diseases, guide interventions such as biopsy and drainage procedures, plan treatments, and check the effectiveness of treatments. CT takes cross sectional ("slices") images of the body and uses computer technology to create detailed two or three dimensional images. Upstate University Hospital Community Campus has a two-room CT suite with real time fluoroscopy option and 40 slice CT scanner. The service is staffed by a team of licensed computed tomography technologists under the supervision of board certified radiologists. CT scans are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by a combination of on-site and on-call coverage.
Diagnostic radiology provides a full range of imaging studies including fluoroscopy and bone densitometry for inpatients, outpatients and emergency services patients. This service operates 24 hours a day to accommodate a high volume of patients, and is staffed with licensed, registered radiologic technologists. Upstate University Hospital Community Campus is a clinical affiliate of the SUNY Upstate Medical Radiography program.
Interventional radiology uses imaging guidance to perform a wide range of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Procedures are performed in a new state-of-the-art digital interventional suite that conveniently adjoins the main surgical wing of the hospital. The interventional suite is utilized by multiple physician specialties to perform peripheral vascular interventions and interventional radiology procedures in addition to diagnostic cardiac catheterizations. The interventional service is staffed with an interdisciplinary care team consisting of interventional radiologists and cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologic technologists and medical imaging RNs.
Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of short-lived radioactive material to diagnose-and sometimes treat -disease. Nuclear medicine scans are relatively painless and safe. The Nuclear Medicine staff consists of radiologists specially trained in nuclear medicine, certified nuclear medicine technologists, and a health physicist.
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce diagnostic images. The images are recorded by diagnostic medical sonographers and interpreted by board-certified radiologists. Ultrasound is used to evaluate pregnancy as well as other clinical applications. Additionally, biopsies and aspiration procedures are performed. Upstate University Hospital Community Campus has state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment with color Doppler and three dimensional technology. The Ultrasound modality is fully staffed with Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) and is a clinical affiliate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and SUNY Upstate Medical Radiography program.