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Diagnostic Imaging

Finger Lakes Health offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic services at both hospitals, Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.  These diagnostic services include cardiopulmonary testing, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy and laboratory. Additionally, Finger Lakes Health's Women's Diagnostics offers mammography, ultrasound, bone density and stereotactic breast biopsy services.

The health system's Diagnostic Imaging Services combine state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained professionals and compassionate care. The services include CT scanning, Nuclear Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, Angiography, Mammography and X-ray.

Geneva General Hospital has installed a new 64-slice CT scanner, making it the first hospital in the region to offer this leading edge computed tomography (CT) technology. The diagnostic and technical capabilities of the Brilliance CT - 64-channel unit from Philips Medical are not available anywhere else in the Finger Lakes.

The new unit, often referred to as a "CAT" scanner, provides a comprehensive range of clinical applications and features not offered on other comparable systems. The Philips unit features advanced technological innovations for superior speed, accuracy and reliability, and offers unprecedented performance in cardiac and coronary artery imaging, pulmonary studies, and critical care, and unmatched technology for stroke evaluations.

The new unit at Geneva General is complemented by a recently installed replacement 16-slice spiral CT unit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. The Philips 16-slice spiral CT scanner with a workstation and dual syringe power injector will improve patient care with angiography capability, improved image resolution, reduced scan time per procedure and diagnostic tools, such as detailed 3-D reconstruction, which were not available on the hospital's previous scanner.

Patients in the Finger Lakes can now benefit from significantly faster CT service.  At Soldiers & Sailors, the 16-slice CT scanner is five times faster than the previous unit; and in Geneva, the 64-slice CT is three times faster.  The number of slices refers to the number of sections imaged. The thinner the sections,  the more detailed the images.  For patients, what matters most is faster scanning, meaning less breath-holding and more comfort.  For clinicians, the significance is in the faster service and enhanced image detail.

The Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Service supports testing necessary to define a comprehensive scope of disease and conditions including heart disease and cancer.

Finger Lakes Radiology's mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service utilizes a High Field 1.5 Tesla Magnet, which is state-of-the-art technology.

Finger Lakes Health offers a full scope of Ultrasound procedures including abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, gynecological and vascular imaging. The health system provides three fully equipped ultrasound suites for non-invasive and ultrasound guided invasive procedures.

Angiography services are provided by a highly trained interventional radiology team. Procedures include non-cardiac angiograms and stent placement.

Mammography services, offered at all sites in the health system, are accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

Finger Lakes Health's Women's Health Services, located at the Medical Office Building at Geneva General Hospital, offers mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsies, and bone density scanning.

Cardiology Services offer a number of diagnostic procedures close to home, including cardiac ultrasounds (ECHO cardiogram), transesophageal ECHO, stress ECHO, exercise stress testing, nuclear stress testing, holter monitoring and electrocardiogram (EKG).

Their Vascular Lab performs non-invasive vascular testing including carotid ultrasound, graft surveillance, and peripheral vascular disease testing.

Endoscopy (gastrointestinal) department offers preventative screenings for gastro-intestinal disorders including colon cancer and the treatment of digestive disorders and liver disease.  These services are provided at the Finger Lakes Surgery Center on Pre-Emption Road in Geneva.

Additionally, a full array of Laboratory Services are available at Finger Lakes Health. Collection and processing are conducted at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. In addition, there are collection sites located conveniently for use by patients in Geneva, Seneca Falls and Waterloo. Highly trained professional staff is available 24 hours a day to handle both scheduled and emergency needs. For more information on services and hours please call (315) 787-4560 in Geneva or (315) 531-2560 in Penn Yan.

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