New Imaging Center Opens in Syosset

SYOSSET, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Medical Group today announced the opening of the Syosset Imaging Center, which features a full spectrum of radiology services. The new 10,000-square-foot imaging center, located at 100 Lafayette Drive in Syosset, was built and equipped at a cost of $11.9 million.

The medical director of the site is Jarett Burak, MD, who specializes in musculoskeletal and body imaging. Joining Dr. Burak is Eliza Pile-Spellman, MD, director of breast imaging, who recently joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System from Columbia University. They lead a team that includes technologists, nurses and support staff and a nurse navigator, who can arrange and coordinate any needed follow-up care for patients. 

Patients of the Imaging Center have access to the largest group of sub-specialized, fellowship-trained radiologists on Long Island.  Among the services available include: a high-field, wide-bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); low radiation-dose computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT systems; conventional and 3D mammography systems; digital x-ray and bone densitometry. The center offers a full range of breast imaging services including ultrasound, stereotactic and MRI-guided breast biopsies. Other specialized services include the full range of ultrasound-guided diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal procedures, including MRI arthrography, all performed by dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists. The center is also specially equipped to optimize the imaging of patients with total joint replacements.

Before this facility was operational, many North Shore-LIJ patients in the Syosset area had the scans performed in nearby Syosset Hospital. The new outpatient center “provides the complete spectrum of high-quality, low dose, radiologic imaging studies in a serene, comfortable, ‘spa-like’ setting,” said Dr. Burak.

 Dr. Pile-Spellman, a specialist in mammography and a Fellow in the American College of Radiology, noted that there are no additional fees for 3D mammograms. The high quality of the 3D images are especially effective in pinpointing tumors in women with dense breasts.

For more information about the Syosset Imaging Center, call 516-622-3456.



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