At LifeBridge Health, we offer a wide range of imaging tests and treatments specifically for women and their unique medical needs.
Bone density scans are used to measure bone mineral content and density. The DEXA version of bone density scanning is considered the most accurate test. A bone density test is painless and non-invasive, and mainly used to look for osteoporosis (thin, weak bones) and osteopenia (decreased bone mass) so that these problems can be treated as soon as possible. The test measures the density of the spine, lower arm and hip.
Hysterosalpingography is an X-ray exam of a woman's uterus and fallopian tubes. The uterus and fallopian tubes are filled with a water-soluble contrast material and the radiologist is able to use fluoroscopy to view and assess their anatomy and function. This exam is often used to examine women who have difficulty becoming pregnant, but may also be used to investigate repeated miscarriages, tumor masses, adhesions and uterine fibroids.
Ovarian vein embolization is a minimally invasive treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome that is used to close off faulty veins so they can no longer enlarge with blood, thus relieving the pain. Pelvic congestion syndrome is a painful condition resulting from varicose veins in the pelvis. An interventional radiologist inserts a catheter into the faulty vein to deliver coils that clot the blood and seal the faulty vein.
Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus. These benign tumors can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure on the bladder or bowel. More rarely, they can turn cancerous. Physicians use an X-ray camera called a fluoroscope to guide the injection of small particles — via a catheter — to the uterus and fibroids. These block the arteries that provide blood flow, causing the fibroids to shrink.
Preeti Gupta, M.D., is medical director of women's imaging for LifeBridge Health. She is a fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologist who specializes in breast imaging.
Dr. Gupta received her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College. She completed her residency in breast imaging at Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester and her fellowship in breast imaging at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
At LifeBridge Health, we offer women's imaging at two locations:
- Northwest Hospital
- Sinai Hospital
Schedule an appointment for women's imaging today.