At Long Island Community Hospital, we provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient Radiology Imaging Services to meet the needs of our community.

Our radiology service is accredited by the American College of Radiology and strives to provide the highest quality imaging in comfortable and compassionate environment. Our radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology and our radiology technologists are members of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are licensed by the State of New York.

We offer advanced imaging technology including an all-digital PACS (picture archiving communication system), which allows the images to quickly be available to your physician.

Inpatient Radiology Imaging Services

Diagnostic imaging for inpatient care is one of the most important functions of our team. Quality imaging and experienced interpretation are hallmarks of our radiology team in supporting the hospital in providing quality care for our inpatients. Our radiology team are also key members of Long Island Community Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center and the Designated Stroke Center. Diagnostic imaging services are available 24 hours a day for emergency care.

We use sophisticated technology that helps to reduce imaging time and use protocols to achieve high quality images with the lowest dose of radiation possible.

Our advanced technology includes:

  • CT
  • MRI
  • X-ray
  • ultrasound
  • angiography

Our new advanced 1.5 Tesla short bore MRI scanner includes special features aimed at reducing patient anxiety during the exam, including ambient light and sound, as well as video screens displaying soothing images.

Outpatient Radiology Imaging Services

Long Island Community Hospital Radiology Outpatient Imaging Services offer skilled and experienced care delivered in a comfortable professional environment.

At our Radiology Outpatient Imaging Facility, you will meet a respected team of caring radiologists, technologists and clerical staff devoted to providing outpatient imaging services on Long Island. LI Community Hospital radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology. Our technical staff is made up of members of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and licensed by the State of New York.

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of Imaging Services to the many communities we serve. Our strength is our dedication to excellence in serving the needs of our patients, referring physicians and employees. We provide a full range of diagnostic services – including diagnostic X-ray, CT scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

A filmless environment, complete with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and full digital radiography, we digitally store, transmit and display radiology images, enabling your physicians to immediately view your results to help speed diagnosis and treatment.

Our office is conveniently located and offers extended hours to meet our patients’ needs. To make an appointment, please call 631.654.7448. For any other questions, please call 631.654.7287.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION

100 Hospital Road, Suite 101

Patchogue, NY 11772

Diagnostic Radiography

A general X-ray exam of the body is used to help diagnose a wide variety of conditions. Digital X-ray systems, such as the one we use both at our Hospital and our Outpatient Imaging Center, require no X-ray film, and images are ready virtually immediately, which helps speed diagnosis so treatment can begin faster.

(CT) Computed Tomography

A CT uses a moving X-ray tube and computers to acquire images, analyze the data and display all parts of the body in sections including 3D images. Some exams require the use of a contrast medium to help visualize certain parts inside the body.

Having a CT Scan?
You may be instructed by your physician to be well-hydrated but avoid solid food four to six hours prior to the exam. Also remember:

  • Inform your doctor if you have iodine or shellfish allergies and if you have a history of asthma.
  • Let your physician know if you are pregnant since pregnant women should avoid exposure from X-rays used in CT scans and other medical exams.
  • You may be asked to hold your breath for several seconds and to remain motionless during the short time the image is taken by the scanner.
  • After your trouble-free exam, all normal activities may be resumed unless otherwise noted by your physician.

FAQs

What is radiology?

Radiology is the study of images of the human body.

Should I notify the technologist if I am pregnant or think I may be pregnant?

Yes, you should always notify the technologist if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Why do I need to arrive 15 minutes before my actual appointment time?

We want to ensure you have enough time to be registered and complete the required forms.

Who will perform my exam?

All exams are performed by highly trained certified technologists. Some procedures are performed by a board-certified radiologist.

What should I do after the exam?

With oral contrast or IV contrast, you should drink plenty of fluids after the procedure.

Will I need to return for additional images?

It is not uncommon for the radiologist to request additional imaging to obtain more detailed information of a specific area.

Why do I need IV contrast?

IV contrast helps radiologists see certain body parts such as veins and arteries that help them identify and characterize certain diseases.

Will I be allergic to the contrast?

A small percentage of patients will have an allergic reaction to iodinated contrast. You should alert your doctor if you have had any reaction in the past, and you may be given medication to prevent a repeat reaction.

What is the difference between a CT scan and an MRI?

A CT scan uses X-rays to generate images while an MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves.

How long does a CT scan take?

The length of time varies with the type of study. Some can be performed in less than five minutes; others may take up to 30 minutes or longer.

Does MRI use X-rays?

No. MRI images are created through a combination of radio waves, a powerful electromagnet and an advanced computer system to coordinate and compile data.

Is MRI safe?

MRI is a completely noninvasive, painless procedure and has been demonstrated to be safe, but you must remain still for the 45- to 60-minute exam.

What if I am claustrophobic?

Mild sedatives, earplugs, eye covers and earphones with music are offered to help relieve your anxiety.

How long does an MRI take?

MRI exams take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete.

Can a friend come into the MRI room with me?

Yes. One person may accompany you in the magnet room after they have been properly screened for metal.

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