In-house Diagnostic Imaging for Your Convenience
At Orlin & Cohen, diagnostic imaging is part of your comprehensive orthopedic care. Whether you need an MRI, CT scan, X-ray or Ultrasound, you can get the test you need when you need it. No hassles, no headaches, no waiting weeks for an appointment. Your results are available when your doctor needs them, so you can begin your treatment as soon as possible.
If one of our subspecialists determines that diagnostic testing is necessary, our knowledgeable office staff can take care of the rest: From scheduling your appointment to obtaining authorization from your insurance company.
Clearly superior to many other techniques, MRI has proven invaluable for diagnosing many joint, spine, neck and musculoskeletal disorders, enabling doctors to see some body structures that may not be visible by other methods. Orlin & Cohen has American College of Radiology-accredited MRI imaging facilities with the latest technology, including:
- High-Resolution Short-Bore MRI
- High-Field Wide and Short-Bore MRIs
- Open MRI
- Extremity MRI
- Seated Extremity MRI
- Advanced High Field Open MRI
Our MRI machines provide superior image quality for the most accurate diagnosis possible. Orlin & Cohen’s state-of-the-art technology maximizes your comfort, too, with specialized equipment that reduces scan times and covers as little of your body as possible to minimize claustrophobic feelings.
Specialized Expertise for Fast, Accurate Results
Beyond image quality, the key value of an MRI test is the interpretation or reading of the MRI scans. The Orlin & Cohen radiology team ranks among the best. Led by Steven Sharon, M.D., one of the very few fellowship-trained radiologists in the musculoskeletal specialty in the metropolitan area, our team of board-certified radiologists focuses exclusively on orthopedics, so your interpretation will be of the highest quality.
The radiologist’s interpretation and your MRI images are immediately available to your orthopedist to confirm your diagnosis and create your tailored treatment plan—so treatment (and healing) can begin faster.
How to Prepare for an MRI
MRI scans involve minimal prep and no fasting. Since MRIs use powerful magnets, you should:
- Avoid clothing that contains metal, like snaps, buttons, zippers or other fasteners
- Remove jewelry, glasses, watches and hearing aids before the exam
- Leave coins, keys, credit cards, cell phones and anything else that is magnetic or may contain metal in one of our secure changing rooms
If you wear a cardiac pacemaker or have metal inside your body, like metal plates, wires, screws or rods, speak with your doctor about whether an MRI is right for you.
Orlin & Cohen has state-of-the-art CT scanner technology to provide a more detailed image of your bones, blood vessels and soft tissue than an X-ray alone. A CT scan enables the specialists at Orlin & Cohen to study the inner workings of your body to help speed diagnosis, assist with procedures or surgery, or confirm the success of a recent procedure or surgery. CT scans are painless, and with the newer machines, the scans only take 20 minutes.
Every office within the Orlin & Cohen network has state-of-the-art X-ray technology on site, so you (and your doctor) can get the test you need, when you need it—during your initial appointment, if necessary—with results immediately available for your doctor’s use. Should you require a portable copy of these images, they can be provided on film, plain paper or CD format.
At Orlin & Cohen, we use our in-house ultrasound technology to obtain images of soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles and bursae), permanently record the images and analyze the results. We also use ultrasound for needle guidance, making injections into joints and other areas for pain management more accurate and successful, even in the most difficult areas.
Diagnostic MRI FAQs
How long does an MRI take?
How long an MRI takes can vary but the average is about a half hour. However, MRIs of certain long bones, contrast enhanced studies, and arthrograms of certain joints can take approximately one hour.
What does an MRI show?
An MRI enables doctors to see body structures—including bones, soft tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that may not be visible by other methods.
What is an MRI used for?
An MRI has proven valuable for diagnosing many joint, spine, neck, and musculoskeletal disorders.
What do X-rays show?
An X-ray is mainly used to see alignment and possible fractures in the bones.
How long do X-rays take?
X-rays generally take about five to 10 minutes. There are a few special studies, such as a long bone sequence, that may take about 15 minutes.
How long does a CT scan take?
The average time for a CT scan is approximately 10 minutes. However, if the CT is for surgical planning for a hip or knee replacement, it may take around 15 or 20 minutes.
What is a CT scan used for?
In orthopedics, a CT can be used to provide an image of your bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue that’s better than an X-ray alone. A CT scan can help speed diagnosis, assist with procedures or surgery, or confirm the success of a recent procedure or surgery.
We also use it to assist the prosthetic company for measurements needed for hip or knee replacements.
Our network of offices throughout Long Island and Queens means a top orthopedic specialist is always close to you.
1101 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
444 Merrick Road
Floor 2 and Floor 3
1728 Sunrise Highway
45 Crossways Park Drive
3480 Veterans Memorial Highway
1800 Walt Whitman Road
Port Jefferson Orthopedic
635 Belle Terre Road
Port Jefferson, NY
222 Middle Country Road
686 County Route 39A
80-02 Kew Gardens Road