X-rays, Scans, Ultrasound and More
Our on-site imaging services add an enhanced level of convenience to your care. Walk-ins for x-rays with a doctor’s referral/prescription are welcome. For all other imaging needs, a doctor’s referral and an appointment may be needed.
Advanced Specialty Care
500 Commack Road
Commack, NY 11725
Specialties offered at our Commack office:
- X-ray - The most common imaging technology, x-rays provide photographic or digital images of the internal composition or part of the body. They can be done for any part of the body, including arms, legs, abdomen, and chest areas and can detect broken bones, arthritis, and infections.
- CT Scan/CAT Scan - A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scans provide more detailed images than basic X-rays. “CAT scan” and “CT scan” are different names for the same technique.
- DEXA (bone density scan) - The bone densitometer measures your bone mineral density (BMD) and compares your measurements to a reference group based on your age, weight, sex, and ethnic background. This information will be used in making a diagnosis about your bone status and risk of fracture. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is most often used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men.
- Mammography - Screening and diagnostic imaging using state-of-the-art 3D digital radiography. 3D digital radiography is performed free of charge at all of Stony Brook Medicines breast imaging centers. We’re directly affiliated with Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center staff and radiologists who provide minimally-invasive, image-guided breast biopsies (including ultrasound-guided core and stereotactic biopsies), as well as MRI breast imaging. Our doctors work both in the imaging centers and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center.
- MRI (3T) - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) does not use x-rays to form an image. The MRI uses radio waves and magnets to interact with water molecules inside your body to form an image. These images and our radiologists can help your doctor make a diagnosis.
- Ultrasound - Also called a sonogram, ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to visualize the body. In real time, the viewer can see muscles, tendons, and many internal organs. Ultrasounds are used diagnostically during breast, abdominal, pelvic, vascular, musculoskeletal, and gynecologic exams. The results are interpreted by our radiologist the same day.
Stony Brook Medicine radiology physicians have made an unshakeable commitment to the care and well-being of the community. They are subspecialty-trained in many areas (breast imaging, neurological imaging and oncology imaging are just a few examples.) As researchers, they are devoted to understanding human health in ways that are changing how the world diagnoses, treats and prevents disease.
For more information about our specialties, and other practice locations visit our website.