Radiology Department

The all-digital radiology department at our main facility and the Ticonderoga campus offers a wide range of imaging services; and is often able to accommodate busy schedules. The department is open 24 hours a day for the Elizabethtown Campus inpatient unit and both of our campuses emergency departments; patients with a physician order are encouraged to make an appointment.

Radiologists from Associates in Radiology (Plattsburgh) read and interpret radiology exams either on-site or through the hospital's secure picture archiving & communications system (PACS). Images are read throughout the day, with radiologists providing immediate consultations for time-sensitive emergencies (e.g. stroke).

Outpatient hours of operation:

Monday-Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am - 3pm

X-ray

  • X-ray technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • All-digital x-rays can be viewed immediately in the emergency department
    Fluoroscopy and IVUs
    • The digital x-ray unit performs fluoroscopy exams, used to determine functions of a soft body part - indicating how fluid drains and moves throughout a particular area

Mammogram

Private mammography room

Mammography technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists; the department is certified by the American College of Radiology and the FDA.

Digital technology is used in conjunction with computer-aided detection.

Digital images are scanned by a computer program, highlighting potential abnormalities; this indicates areas that the radiologist should scrutinize.

Digital images are easily stored so that radiologists can use them for future comparison.

MammoPad - a softer pad, providing a more comfortable experience

CT scan

CT scanning (sometimes called a CAT scan) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

It combines special x-ray equipment with computer technology to produce multiple images of the inside of the body. CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more detail than x-rays.

It is one of the best and fastest tools for studying the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue.

Physicians often use CT exams to:

Diagnose cancer - tumors can be seen, measured and precisely located;

Detect, diagnose and treat vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure or death - it is commonly used to assess for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung) and aortic aneurysms (weak Spot, with potential for rupture);

Identify spinal problems and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures because it can clearly show very small bones and surrounding tissues;

Quickly identify injuries in cases of trauma

Monitor patient response to chemotherapy.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive radiology imaging exam that aids physicians in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnet, pulsed radio frequency waves and specialized computer software to produce detailed images of internal organs, soft tissues and bone.

We offer high quality Mobile MRI services at our Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses.

Ticonderoga Campus:
Monday and Tuesday
9:00am – 4:00pm
To schedule an appointment: 518-585-3758

Elizabethtown Campus:
Wednesday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
To schedule an appointment:  518-873-3036

Ultrasound

 Ultrasound technologists are certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Studies are scheduled Monday-Friday 7:30am - 3pm.

Studies performed include: general abdominal, pelvic, OB, small parts and vascular

Bone density scan

A DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scan screens for osteoporosis.

Safe, painless and quick test that measures bone density and strength.

Used to monitor response to particular medications which can affect bone health.

The DXA unit can provide traditional hip and spine testing, body fat analysis, and tests that can indicate compression fractures.

Echocardiograms

 Echocardiogram technologists are available Monday-Friday 7:30am - 2:30pm

Exams are interpreted by Lake Champlain Cardiology Associates

Contact Molly Thompson for additional information; or to schedule an appointment at 518.873.3036.