Our Imaging Services

Ultrasound Imaging

We provide abdominal, breast, pelvic, and musculoskeletal ultrasound services to adults and children.

Ultrasound is a real-time imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate tissues and organs throughout the body. This type of imaging is known to be safer than X-rays and CT scans because it does not use ionizing radiation. 

Ultrasound Imaging

At NYU Langone, our subspecialized expert radiologists offer abdominal ultrasounds of organs including: 

  • babies in the womb 
  • bowel and appendix
  • female pelvic ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries in a variety of situations, including pain, abnormal bleeding, and irregular menstruation
  • gallbladder
  • kidneys 
  • liver
  • male pelvic ultrasound of the bladder and prostate
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound of soft tissue within and around your joints including muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • pancreas
  • spleen
  • ultrasounds of newborns and children, including evaluations of the abdomen, pelvis, brain, spine, and hips

Preparing for an Ultrasound

Preparation for your ultrasound depends on the type of exam—our scheduling associate reviews this with you when you schedule your appointment. Some ultrasounds require fasting for several hours before the study.

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. Certain exams may require you to wear a gown, which we provide. We have private dressing rooms with lockers for your clothes and valuables, although we suggest you leave your valuables at home if possible.

Bring your prescription, insurance card, and any related insurance forms or pre-approvals. Please bring previous imaging study results, such as X-ray, ultrasound, MRI scans, and CT scans, including reports, films, or CD-ROMs, if available and related to your ultrasound examination.

When you schedule your appointment, our scheduling associate lets you know how early to arrive. Depending on the type of exam, this may be 30 to 60 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows time for registration and to complete all necessary paperwork, forms, and questionnaires. 

During an Ultrasound

Ultrasound examinations are performed by one of our highly trained staff of sonologists or board-certified radiologists at NYU Langone. During the exam, you lie on a table or sit in a chair in one of our dedicated ultrasound rooms. 

First, a clear gel is applied to the area of interest, which improves the image quality of the study. Then the sonologist places an ultrasound transducer on the area of interest and saves important images. The sonologist often reviews his or her findings with the radiologist, who may do additional imaging to guarantee a complete study.

A written report is sent to your referring doctor. Copies of this report should be available at your referring doctor’s office. If fluid was aspirated or a mass was biopsied, the samples are sent to our laboratory for analysis. These results are also sent to your doctor.

After an Ultrasound 

If you are scheduled for a diagnostic study and no needles are used, then you should be able to leave without assistance immediately after the study is completed, and resume your regular daily activities without limitation.

If you undergo an interventional or therapeutic ultrasound that entails an injection, aspiration, or biopsy, you are monitored for a short time after the study is completed by one of our nurses. You should be able to leave our department without assistance, although this may vary depending on the procedure you undergo. 

You should be able to resume your regular daily activities within one to two days. Your final instructions are given to you, including an information sheet with clear directions, at the time of your ultrasound.

Questions or Comments about Your Visit

Your experience is important to us. If you have questions or comments about your visit, please email puttingyoufirst@nyumc.org or call our ombudsman at 212-263-5222.

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Our Locations

Laura Perlmutter Center for Women's Imaging

221 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Doctors’ Offices/Appointments: 212-731-5002
Medical Records: 646-754-1288
Fax: 212-263-7387

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NYU Langone Radiology—Center for Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

General Info: 646-501-7440
Scheduling: 646-501-7440
Medical Records: 212-263-7108
Medical Records: 212-263-7059
Fax: 212-263-2290

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NYU Langone Radiology—Faculty Practice Radiology

530 First Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

General Info: 212-263-7294
Scheduling: 212-263-8868
Medical Records: 212-263-7108
Fax: 212-263-2290

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NYU Langone Radiology—Gramercy Diagnostic Radiology

380 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10010

General Info: 212-477-8180
Scheduling: 212-477-8180
Medical Records: 212-477-8180
Fax: 212-477-7907

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NYU Langone Radiology—Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 East 17th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

General Info: 212-598-6655
Scheduling: 212-598-6655
Fax (scheduling): 212-263-4513
Medical Records: 212-598-6655
Fax (medical records): 212-598-6125

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NYU Langone Radiology—Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028

NYU Langone Radiology—Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging—Garden City

224 Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530

NYU Langone Radiology—Next Generation Radiology—Great Neck

560 Northern Boulevard
Suites 102/111
Great Neck, NY 11021

General Info: 516-504-1600
Scheduling Suite 102: 516-504-1600
Fax Suite 102: 516-504-6398
Scheduling PET/CT Scan: 516-482-2135
Fax PET/CT Scan: 516-482-3385
Medical Records: 516-504-1600

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NYU Langone Radiology—Next Generation Radiology—Port Jefferson

4 Medical Drive
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

NYU Langone Radiology—Northern Breast & Women’s Imaging

6 Ohio Drive
Suite 205
Lake Success, NY 11042

NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Garden City

765 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Hempstead

230 Hilton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Hillcrest

80-15 164th Street
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432

NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Lake Success, Suite 204

6 Ohio Drive
Suite 204
Lake Success, NY 11042

NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Lake Success, Suites 301B & 301C

410 Lakeville Avenue
Suites 301B and 301C
Lake Success, NY 11042

Phone: 516-222-2022
Fax, Suite 301B: 516-488-4979
Fax, Suite 301C (CT scan only): 516-326-8285

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NYU Langone Radiology—NRAD, Woodbury

105 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
Woodbury, NY 11797

NYU Langone Radiology—Premier Imaging—Park Slope

348 13th Street
Suite 101
Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYU Langone Radiology—Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health

555 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

NYU Langone Radiology—Promedica Imaging

6 Ohio Drive
Suite 204
Lake Success, NY 11042

NYU Langone Radiology—Queens Medical Imaging

69-15 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Bard Avenue

360 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Outer Bridge

4849 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Richmond Avenue

3917 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

Perlmutter Cancer Center—Rego Park

97-77 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374