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When Should I See a Radiologist?

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A radiologist is an important partner in your healthcare, working with your family physician as well as other doctors to ensure that you get the best possible care. They review, interpret, and communicate the results of the scans to help aid in making a diagnosis.

What should you expect when going to Neighborhood Radiology?

In most cases, your primary care physician will refer you to a radiologist when a diagnostic imaging test is needed. Your doctor may need more information in order to diagnose or rule out certain conditions. It can also be used to determine the progress that’s being made in a disease that’s already been diagnosed.

Our radiologists act as expert consultants to the physician who referred you by helping choose the proper exam, interpreting the results, and using these results to direct your care.

What are the most common reasons why patients visit Neighborhood Radiology?

Mammogram – These scans can help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage.

Ultrasound – An ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of internal organs, blood flow, and tissues. It can be used to check the health of a fetus, to diagnose gallbladder disease or certain cancers, or to evaluate a breast lump.

Echocardiogram – This test is a specific type of ultrasound exam that evaluates heart-related activities and can be used to diagnose heart disease and irregularities.

Why going to Neighborhood Radiology could save your life

An appointment with a radiologist could save your life. Their imaging tests, as well as their ability to interpret them, can help correctly diagnose diseases and conditions so the correct treatment can begin as soon as possible. This could mean the difference between life and death.

For example, mammograms can help detect changes in your breasts that could indicate the presence of breast cancer. This gives your doctors time to begin treatment while your cancer is still in its earliest stages can help determine how successful your treatment will be.

If you need a routine screening or an imaging test to diagnose or rule out a particular illness or condition, contact Neighborhood Radiology Services today. We have NYC locations in Manhattan, Long Island and Queens and provide exceptional, affordable care to all of our patients and their physicians. Our doctors and staff place you front and center and give you control over your healthcare.

 

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