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

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (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 3T MRI at both the Amherst and Williamsville office and a 1.5T MRI at our Amherst and Orchard Park office. We perform studies of the head, neck, and spine as well as cardiovascular and orthopedic scans.

Appointments are available 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) with convenient morning, evening, and weekend hours. The last appointment of the day will be scheduled 30 minutes prior to the listed closing time.

Hours vary by location:
Monday-Friday  6:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday           8:00am – 6:00pm

 

MR Angiography (MRA)

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a type of MRI that looks specifically at the body’s blood vessels. The unique properties of MR Angiography allow it to be used to to visualize narrowing or blockage of blood vessels in the body, a possible aneurysm,possible stroke and weakness in the wall of an artery

We offer MRA Imaging at all 3 of our DENT locations.

Appointments are available 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) with convenient morning, evening, and weekend hours. The last appointment of the day will be scheduled 30 minutes prior to the listed closing time.

Hours vary by location:
Monday-Friday  6:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday            8:00am – 6:00pm

 

Computerized Tomography (CT)

Computerized Tomography (CT) makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object. This process does use radiation to capture these images.

 

CT Angiography (CTA)

Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) combines a regular CT scan with the injection of CT contrast dye. This is used to visualize blood vessels and tissues in specific parts of the body. Like an MRA, a CTA is used to visualize possible aneurysms, abnormal blood vessel formation, narrowing of blood vessels and even to evaluate a tumor being fed by blood vessels.

Computerized Tomography (CT) and CT Angiography (CTA) is an imaging service that DENT does offer. We only perform this testing at our Williamsville location on George Karl Boulevard.

This testing is performed 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) with convenient morning and afternoon hours from 8:00 am – 3:30pm.

Hours:
Monday-Friday – 8:00am to 3:30pm.

 

X-ray (Radiography)

X-Ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body’s internal structures. X-Rays are often used to diagnose fractures in the bone, look for injury or infections and are used to locate a possible foreign body in soft tissue.

This diagnostic imaging service is offered at our Williamsville location on George Karl Boulevard. Testing is performed 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) with early morning appointments to late afternoon appointments.

Appointments are preferred but walk ins are welcome for this service (providing patient arrives with an imaging order from a physician).

Hours:

Monday-Friday – 7:15am to 3:00pm.

 

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 Doppler. 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.

This testing is performed at our Amherst location only on Sheridan Drive.

Hours for Carotid and Venous Doppler:
Monday-Wednesday – 8:00am to 3:30pm

TCD Hours:
Wednesdays only – 8:00am to 2:45pm


 

Imaging Center Self-Pay Rates (USD)

Test

Without Contrast

With Contrast

With & W/O Contast

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

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.