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Imaging Center

As a national leader in diagnostic imaging for over 30 years, DENT provides a comprehensive range of imaging services using state-of-the-art equipment. Our long experience with these advanced tools uniquely qualifies our physicians and medical staff to advance the science and art of diagnostic imaging. In 1973, we purchased the 1st CT Scanner in New York State giving cutting edge insight of the human body to our neurologists and neuroimagers. Since then we've remained on the forefront of diagnostic imaging technology and training the next generation of neuroimagers through our Neuroimaging Fellowship Program.

Testing at Our Center

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to create high resolution, 3D images of the body.  MRI can more clearly visualize more pathologies than other imaging procedures. The unique properties of MRI allow it to be used to assess neurologic function (brain mapping), produce animations and calculate blood flow, and actually measure the chemical composition of tissue.

We offer MRI at the Amherst and Orchard Park offices. We offer studies of the head, neck, and spine as well as cardiovascular and orthopedic scans.

Appointments are available 7 days a week with convenient morning, evening, and weekend hours. The last appointment of the day will be schedule 30 minutes prior to the listed closing time.

Hours vary by location:
Monday-Friday 6:30am–11pm
Saturday           8am–6pm
Sunday              8am–4pm

Computed Tomography (CT)

CT is an imaging procedure where an X-ray unit rotates around your body, and with the aid of a computer, generates cross-sectional views, like slices, of the body’s internal organs. Three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures can also be generated. The images are used to detect a wide range of diseases and abnormalities. 

We currently offer CT scans at the Amherst office only.  Our Aquilion™ ONE 320 Slice CT performs high quality scans at a fast rate reducing the need for sedation. We perform head, neck, spine, chest, orthopedic, and vascular CT scans. We are also capable of dynamic joint studies.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am–7pm
Saturday 8am–12pm


MR Arthrography

Arthrography is the study of a joint, such as the shoulder, knee, or wrist. X-RAY contrast solution (or dye) is placed into the joint so that images more clearly display the integrity of the tissue surrounding the bones. These images may be in the form of plain X-RAYs, a CT scan, or an MRI scan. A trained and experienced radiologist will then review the images. This study is used to evaluate for cartilage, ligament, and tendon problems in and around the joint.

Doppler Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a noninvasive, diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood supply inside the body. 

Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
TCD is an ultrasound study that investigates blood flow through the blood vessels inside the brain. This diagnostic study is typically used to assess intracranial disease, collateral pathways inside the brain and assist in support of several neurological conditions. DENT is the only out patient provider offering TCD with bubble studies in Western New York.
Carotid Doppler
Another noninvasive exam of the carotid and vertebral arteries of the neck, this test provides crucial information about blood flow to the brain. This diagnostic procedure is typically used to help determine risk of diseases such as stroke.
Venous/Arterial Dopplers
Venous ultrasound provides pictures of the veins throughout the body. A venous ultrasound exam is to search for blood clots, especially in the veins of the leg. This condition is often referred to as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. These clots may break off and pass into the lungs, where they can cause a dangerous condition called pulmonary embolism.

Imaging Center Self-Pay Rates (USD)

Test

Without Contrast

With Contrast

With & W/O Contast

CT Chest

$225 $300 $350

CT Abdomen

$335 $395 $475

CT Brain

$225 $335 $425

CT Other

$175 $225 $250

MRI Brain

$400 $475 $575

MRI Chest

$450 $550 $650

MRI Abdomen

$450 $550 $650

MRI Female Pelvis

$400 $475 $575

MRI/MRA Other

$400 $475 $575

MR Arthogram

  $775  

MRA Carotid

  $575  

MRA Abdominal Aorta 

  $575  

MRA Renal 

  $575  

MRA Lower Extremity

  $650  

MRA Upper Extremity

  $650  

MRA Brain

 $450 $550 $650

CTA Carotid Arteries

  $375  

CTA Abdominal Aorta

  $375  

CTA Renal Arteries

  $375  

CTA Lower Extremity

  $375  

CTA Upper Extremity

  $375  

CTA Brain

  $350  

Cardiac CTA

  $500  

QCT Bone Density 

   $100  

Ultrasound Carotid Arteries 

   $200  

Canadian patients, please note: We are only able to accept credit cards or US dollars. Checks and Canadian dollars will not be accepted. Payment is due at the time of service. If you have questions please call 716-250-2000 and our team will be happy to assist you.

Our Center Providers

Center Directors: Vernice E. Bates, M.D., Laszlo L. Mechtler, M.D.