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Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Joint Aspirations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

Westchester Medical Center's Dr. Himanshu Patel is one of the few radiologists in the Hudson Valley Region who performs musculoskeletal ultrasound guided joint aspirations and diagnostic and therapeutic injections. He has taken the unique training he received at the Hospital for Special Surgery and provided non-surgical therapy to many patients.

Dr. Patel uses Advanced Imaging’s state-of-the-art MRI High Field 1.5T technology to visualize the smallest ligaments and tendons. Advanced Imaging’s team of highly skilled MRI technologists use dedicated extremity coils designed to improve quality and provide high-resolution images. All musculoskeletal imaging is performed with thin section PD sequences which allow optimal evaluation of joint cartilage. The new wide bore design allows ease in patient positioning and overall patient comfort.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a highly specialized imaging modality that is only offered at a handful of institutions nationwide. Whereas most imaging is static; capturing a single moment in time, provocative maneuvers can be performed during an ultrasound examination in order to bring out pathology that might otherwise be difficult to detect. Dr. Patel uses the advanced technology of Ultrasound to accurately locate where the needle should enter the skin and avoid regional nerves and blood vessels. Ultrasound guidance provides real time confirmation that the area of interest is being aspirated or injected. Long term pain relief through a minimally invasive outpatient procedure is a tremendous service Dr. Patel provides to our patients. As Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Patel has developed a broad and highly specialized range of orthopedic imaging services. Dr. Patel performs Diagnostic and Therapeutic injections, using viscosupplements and steroids.

By Phone

The Central Scheduling Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Our Phone: 914.493-2500 (to schedule an appointment press 2)
  • Fax: 914.493.2501
  • Nuclear Medicine Phone: 914.493.7552
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Phone: 914.493.7560

Online

You can also request an appointment online by clicking the button below

Scheduling Your Appointment

When calling our scheduling department, a friendly voice will greet you and ask for some information to schedule your examination. If possible, please have the following information available:

  • General information: name, address, telephone number with area code, Social Security number, driver's License number
  • The prescription from the doctor describing the type of examination to be performed.
  • What type of insurance you have.
  • If the examination you are having requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization number, please give that number to the scheduler. If you are not sure whether or not your particular insurance provider requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization, please call your insurance benefits coordinator who should be able to help you.
  • Specific information: You may be required to give more detailed information about your examination such as if you have any allergies, if you take certain kinds of medication or, in the case of an MRI examination, if you have a pacemaker or any metallic objects inside your body.

Please notify the scheduling staff if you have had any previous examinations at the Advanced Imaging Center or Westchester Medical Center.

     

Westchester Medical Center Advanced Imaging     
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 1000
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 493-2500

 

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road 
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.6692

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The Advanced Imaging Center hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are available for MRI services.


From Tappan Zee Bridge
  •  One mile after tolls, stay to the left for Exit 8 (287 East to White Plains -- New England)
  • Get off at Exit 4 Hartsdale. At the stop sign, make a left. Make next left -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). Stay on the left -- Parkway North.
  • Get off at second exit on the Sprain Parkway marked (Medical Center). At the stop sign, make a right. At the traffic light, make a right onto Bradhurst Avenue, then make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building.
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is in the Medical Arts Atrium Building, Suite 1000. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge). Continue on 287 to Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway).
  • Then, follow above directions.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the second exit (right after the police barracks), Route 100, Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is located at 19 Bradhurst Avenue, in the Medical Arts Atrium Building (which is past the first traffic light). Make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

 

Goldschmiedt, Judah
Body Imaging
Radiology
Patel, Himanshu
Patel, Himanshu
Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
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