We offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient state-of-the-art imaging services, as well as a Women’s Imaging Center, under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled medical professionals and technologists.
Saratoga Hospital’s highly accredited imaging and radiology services are among the most advanced in the Capital Region. Our Hospital and Wilton locations are the first facilities in New York State (outside of the New York City and Buffalo regions) to be designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the highest form of recognition an imaging department can receive nationally.
These services play a key role in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring the broadest range of conditions, including injuries, cancers, neurological disorders and pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to our inpatient and outpatient medical imaging, our Wilton Campus offers the Women’s Imaging Center as part of the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care. We offer advanced imaging services under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled medical professionals and technologists with results read by board-certified radiologists.
These services are provided at a variety of locations.
To schedule an appointment at any imaging location, please call Scheduling at 518-580-2232.
For directions to your imaging appointment, please call the location directly.
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Cardiac calcium scoring (also called coronary artery calcium scoring) is a type of CT scan that detects areas of hardening (calcification or plaque) in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. Normally, the coronary arteries do not contain plaque. Plaque deposits in the coronary arteries indicate the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac calcium scoring is used to diagnose CAD in an early stage and to determine its severity.
CT scans provide clear, highly detailed views of all types of tissues, such as lungs, bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels. CT scanning helps diagnose cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma, and musculoskeletal disorders. This advanced equipment can scan the entire body, from head to toe, in under 10 seconds. A CT coronary angiogram is one of many tests this service provides.
This interventional radiology service provides treatment for both acute and chronic DVT, including relief for those patients with chronic extremity swelling from DVT who believe they have no further options. The program also provides a filtering device placement and removal in the large vein in the abdomen, the inferior vena cava (IVC), for the prevention of blood clots.
Digital fluoroscopy uses X-rays to capture images of an organ while it is moving and functioning. Our digital fluoroscopy system is specially designed for gastric and swallowing studies, including the large and small intestines.
The core of our highly accredited lung cancer screening service is the low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), which uses X-ray technology to provide a detailed image of a patient’s lungs, able to detect lung cancer quite early. Learn more about our lung cancer screening services by contacting Cathy Vosburg at 518-580-2299.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses radio waves and a strong magnet to capture remarkable images of internal organs and tissues. The 3T MRI has a stronger magnetic field, which creates clearer, more detailed images when viewing small areas. MRI technology is ideal for detecting spine and joint problems, coronary artery disease, venous insufficiency studies, heart disease, and to view the brain, lungs, liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, prostate, and other organs. Our MRI machines are all “open bore,” a configuration suitable for larger patients or those who experience claustrophobia.
Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, (tracers) that are either swallowed or injected, to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. It emits energy in the form of gamma rays, and a special camera scans the patient, detecting the rays and producing computer images of how an organ, tissue, or bone is functioning. A thallium scan is a cardiac nuclear imaging test that shows how well blood flows into the heart. Cardiac nuclear medicine is in The Diagnostic Center.
A PET scan highlights cell activity – spots where cancerous cells may be developing or spreading. A CT scan produces 3-D images of structures inside the body. Together, PET/CT shows cell activity and anatomic detail. The scan provides highly detailed views that can identify trouble spots and pinpoint their precise location in the body, resulting in more accurate, earlier detection of cancer and other serious conditions.
Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of organs and structures inside the body, including the cardiovascular system, liver, spleen, pancreas, bladder, kidneys, and gallbladder. In addition, our technologists use this for breast, prostate, and thyroid imaging, among others. Ultrasounds also can monitor the development of an unborn child. Finally, they are a valuable guiding tool during procedures such as needle biopsies.
X-ray imaging utilizes high frequency electromagnetic waves that are passed through the body. It remains one of the fastest, easiest ways to check for broken bones, joint and spine injuries, and certain other conditions
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A mammogram uses low-dose X-rays to produce detailed images of your breasts. Mammography is the best test for finding breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. This early detection can make a big difference in your treatment choices—and their success. All mammograms are performed by a certified and highly trained female technologist. We also offer 3-D mammography at all of our mammography sites as a standard of care. The 3-D technology offers improved detection, fewer false alarms, and more effectively pinpoints the size, shape, and location of breast abnormalities.
Breast MRI is a valuable diagnostic tool used to follow up an inconclusive mammogram or when a mammogram indicates a potential problem. In such cases, Breast MRI can help determine whether lesions are cancerous. The procedure may spare the need for a biopsy, but if necessary, an MRI-guided biopsy can aid in accurate diagnosis.
Breast ultrasound relies on sound waves to produce pictures of tissue within the breast, providing more information about an area of potential concern. For example, if you or your healthcare provider feel a lump in your breast, ultrasound can determine if the lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or is solid. Breast ultrasound can also be used to check abnormalities discovered during a Mammogram or Breast MRI.
An image-guided biopsy uses computerized imaging equipment to pinpoint the area where the sample tissue―or biopsy―will be taken. A minimally invasive procedure, an image-guided biopsy involves a small incision and is performed with local anesthesia, so you can expect to recover quickly and have only a small scar. Our Women’s Imaging Center offers stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI image-guided breast biopsies.
Fast, painless, and precise, DEXA Scanning (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) measures your bone mass which helps determine risk for osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis, the scan helps monitor response to treatment. It measures the bone mineral content and density of your hip and spine—the bones that are most susceptible to fracture.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has accredited our Women’s Imaging Center as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.” The ACR designation signifies that our Women’s Imaging Center is fully accredited in all breast imaging services: mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Finally, our radiology services are accredited by the American College of Radiology, therefore you can count on us to meet or exceed the highest standards of care.
Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™
Saratoga Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the highest form of recognition an imaging department can receive nationally. The designation applies to the imaging facilities at both the Hospital and Wilton Medical Arts locations, the first facilities to earn this recognition in New York State outside of the New York City and Buffalo regions. The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, requires a rigorous approval process. It is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care in all the services the Hospital’s imaging department provides, including quality patient care.
IAC Accreditation for Medical Imaging
Saratoga Hospital has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for both Echocardiography as well as Vascular Ultrasound. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to quality in patient care, quality in imaging, quality in interpretation, quality in reporting, and most of all, the overall quality of our facility.
Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence
Wilton Medical Arts Imaging has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. One of only a handful in the nation to receive this honor, the lifesaving program can detect lung cancer as early as stage 1.