Hours of Operation:
The radiology hours coincide with the hours of the Laboratory
NOTE: CT Scanning is available until 5pm and Ultrasound is available until 4pm on weekdays. CT Scanning and Ultrasound are not available on the weekends.
“To Provide Excellent Patient Care Through Diagnostic Services and Image-Guided Procedures”
Patients should be comfortable and confident in the services provided by the Radiology Department. Referring physicians and other health care professionals recognize the efficient clinical service at Slocum-Dickson, which is responsive to their needs and gives optimal care to their patients.
The Radiology Department has received accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Computerized Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound and Mammography. ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. ACR Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the safest best quality care possible.
The Radiology Department provides a wide range of high quality and efficient clinical diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures. Consultations and comprehensive radiologic evaluation of all types of clinical problems are available.
The department is staffed by Dana M. Zacharewicz, MD board certified by the American Board of Radiology, as well as New York State licensed technologists.
Diagnostic Radiology offers a full scope of services and expertise in:
- Digital Mammography
- General Radiology
- CT Scanning
- Nuclear Medicine
- Bone Mineral Density
What you need to know before your exam.
Our Board Certified Radiologists
Dr. Peplinski is Board Certified in Radiology. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester, MA and his Internal Medicine Internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. Dr. Peplinski earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Zacharewicz is Board Certified in Radiology. She completed her Radiology residency and internship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY and received her medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington D.C.
The Radiology Department offers Arthrography which is an examination of the joints. One of our experienced Radiologists will inject the joint with a dye-like material or air to make viewing the soft tissue and joint structures easier. Arthrography is useful in the detection of the causes of joint pain and can indicate a need for a joint replacement.
Bone Mineral Density
The skilled Radiologists at Slocum-Dickson can accurately measure bone mineral density. Patients will receive a CT scan which will detect bone mineral density. This information is helpful in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis, a condition of reduced bone mass.
Digital Mammography is the latest technology system for early detection of breast cancer. The system, a Senographe 2000D from GE Medical Systems, has the potential to make annual screening mammograms quicker, with fewer retakes than ever before for Slocum-Dickson Medical Group’s many women patient’s. This is a great breakthrough in technology. A digital system means the mammogram image is displayed on a computer screen, rather than traditional film. Because of this, our radiologists will now be able to manipulate and enhance the computer image for greater clarity. This method also is expected to improve detection capabilities, especially for women with denser breasts or those with breast implants.
Our Woman’s Imaging Center is staffed by Registered Mammography Technologists and includes private changing areas and a patient education area.
All equipment is under continuous state quality assurance testing to assure the safety of patients and staff.
The Rehabilitation Department offers Ductography also known as Galactography. Our Radiologists are highly trained and qualified to perform this specialized procedure. Ductography is a special type of mammography with enhanced contrast used for imaging breast ducts. Ductography can help detect the cause of an abnormal nipple discharge and cancerous or non-cancerous tumors.
This imaging technique uses x-rays to view an image of an organ while it is functioning. This method of imaging is very useful in examining the colon and rectum. It is one of the most effective ways to detect a blockage in the gastrointestinal tract.
The Radiology Department is equipped with a new 64 row CT Scan from GE which uses x-ray equipment to view a three dimensional image of the body from different angles. This state of the art technology captures images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in 1 second and a whole body scan in ten seconds, more than twice as fast as a conventional CT Scanner. This speed is especially helpful in shortening breath holds for geriatric patients, patients who are on ventilators and pediatric patients. Our radiologists use the information gathered from the CT scan to detect the cause of many different types of pain or discomfort a patient may feel.
This type of imaging allows our radiologists to view images of anatomy and function in the body. The patient is given a radio active substance that emits energy within the body, that energy is detected and turned into a viewable image. Images obtained through nuclear medicine can be used to help diagnose diseases, tumors, infections and other disorders.
This is a method of obtaining images of the body by recording reflected high-frequency sound waves which display as a real-time image. No x-ray is involved in an ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging is useful in examining internal organs such as the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder.
Slocum-Dickson strives to be on the forefront of the latest in medical technology by offering such innovative means of patient care as digital mammography, electronic medical records and RIS/PACS. Simply put, RIS/PACS is the integration of the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Combining these two elements allows the radiologists and technicians to work together seamlessly on one system. The system supports a paperless workflow and filmless images. Unique tools such as web-enabled reporting and unified patient information help to decrease turn-around time. RIS/PACS provides the Radiology Department with access to customized comprehensive patient and image tracking as well as outcome and statistical analysis.