Cortland Regional Imaging & Radiology
A Clear Picture of Health
Medical Imaging: Vital in Patient Diagnosis and Treatment
Cortland Regional’s Imaging Team brings years of combined experience
with state-of-the-art technology to serve your imaging needs. No matter
what type of exam you are receiving, our certified technologists make
every effort to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible while guiding
you through every step of the process.
Digital X-rays (Radiology)
X-ray technology is a precise imaging tool used to view the skeletal system,
digestive and urinary tracts for disease or poor function. CRMC uses two
digital imaging units throughout the hospital, to complement the stationary
machine in the Emergency Room. When the x-ray machine was first installed
in the ER, CRMC was one of only a few hospitals in the country to offer
the new digital technology.
When the state-of-the-art digital mammography system was introduced at
CRMC, it was the first of its kind in Cortland. Our digital mammography
unit provides a comfortable, quick and detailed mammogram. In just a few
seconds, a high-resolution, clear image of the breast is obtained with
less overall radiation dose to the breast. We provide same day test results.
Patients can schedule an appointment for a mammogram Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are also available the first and third
Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to Noon. Please call 607-756-3794 for
more details or to schedule an appointment.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Cortland Regional offers the very best in MRI technology for miles around.
Our new, state-of-the-art, open-bore,
Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T .The MRI procedure is a safe (no radiation is emitted), painless process
using a powerful, magnetic field a, radio frequency pulses, and a computer
to produce exceptionally detailed images of the organs, soft tissues,
bone and virtually all other internal structures. Sports-related injuries,
degenerative diseases, inner ear problems and abnormalities of the joints
frequently require MRI technology to aid in diagnosis.
Computed Tomography (CT) scans use a computer and high-powered x-ray technology
to obtain an image of the body. CT machines utilize multiple slice imagery,
meaning cross-sections of the body in varying thickness, which allows
the provider to see inside the body without surgery. IT can be used to
image a variety of abnormalities within the body ranging from infection,
injuries and tumors. CT is also used to diagnose cancer as well as other diseases.
This painless and comfortable procedure involves the administration of
a radioactive substance to image the body's anatomy and organ function.
Images obtained from the two state-of-the-art nuclear medicine cameras
at CRMC assist the physician in diagnosing kidney, heart, and lung function,
as well as evaluating the skeletal system for fractures, tumors, or infection.
Bone Density Scans
Bone density scans are used to evaluate bone health and determine the likelihood
of osteoporosis or bone fractures. This procedure uses data obtained from
images of the hip, spine or forearm to calculate bone density.
Ultrasound technology is a widely-used and valuable imaging modality. It
is painless, fast and generally less expensive than other diagnostic methods.
While ultrasound is most commonly known for use during pregnancy; it can
also be used to produce images of the internal organs, blood vessels,
muscles and tendons. However, ultrasound waves do not transmit well through
bones or parts of the body that hold air or gas, such as the bowel.
Our interventional radiologists perform a variety of special procedures
such nephrostomy (renal) tube placements, soft tissue and bone biopsies,
arthrograms, IVC filter placements, lumbar punctures and joint injections
for pain management. Biopsies can be performed under all of our imaging
modalities, except Nuclear Medicine.