Radiology at Staten Island University Hospital

Radiology at Staten Island University Hospital

About

Our Department of Radiology uses state-of-the-art technology to equip our caring and professional team of specialists. Staten Island University Hospital is dedicated to offering exceptional imaging and diagnostic services.

Our services

Diagnostic radiology
Our full range of diagnostic radiology includes the following: I.V.P., G.I., B.E., Scoliosis Survey, bone x-rays, and chest x-rays. For more information, call any of the following locations:

  • Staten Island University Hospital , North at (718) 226-9216
  • Staten Island University Hospital, South at (718) 226-2699
  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758
  • The Center for Breast Imaging at (718) 226-1333

For your convenience, services are available six days a week at most locations, and evening appointments are available.

Mammography
The best defense against breast cancer is early detection. If you are a woman over 40 years of age, today's new standards recommend that you should have a mammogram every year. One in nine women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of death in women.

Our mammography centers are ACR and FDA certified. All of our mammography staff are female and mammogram certified. We offer Breast Ultrasound Imaging and Stereotactic Core Breast Biopsy units, which can obtain tissue samples with minimal invasiveness.

For appointments or further information, call the Center for Breast Imaging at (718) 226-1333.

Cat scans
Utilizing three high-speed CT scanners, our systems have the ability to do multiple tasks at one time. We perform all types of CT scans, and we can visually monitor the progress of the exam while you are being scanned. All CT scans are supervised by a team of professional, board-certified radiologists, ACLS certified RNs, and registered technologists. We help our surgical department with CT-guided biopsies, and our fast spiral scanning decreases your examination time by 50%-75%. If you experience claustrophobia, sedation is available.

Evening hours and same-day scheduling options are available. The Department of Radiology is open seven days a week. For appointments or further information, call any of the following locations:

  • Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216
  • Staten Island University Hospital, South at (718) 226-2699
  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758
  • The Center for Breast Imaging at (718) 226-1333

MRI
In addition to our two high-field MRI units, we also have an open MRI option for patients. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows physicians to see through bone and body tissue. Our radiologists and technicians are dedicated to making sure that you feel as comfortable as possible about the procedure. Because of the strength of the magnetic field, metal jewelry, and other objects must be removed before entering the room with the scanner. The open MRI system is located at Seaview Radiology. Evening appointments available. Open seven days a week.

For appointments, give us a call at one of the floowing locations:

  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758
  • Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216.

Nuclear medicine
We are happy to help patients with nuclear oncology, whole body scans, and SPECT imaging. We handle nuclear cardiology SPECT imaging, Strontium-89 treatment for relief of painful metastatic bone disease, and imaging of infectious diseases and osteomyelitis. We also conduct imaging studies of the bone, liver, and lung. For more information, call any of the following:

  • Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216
  • Staten Island University Hospital, South at (718) 226-2699
  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758.

PET imaging
A new era in clinical nuclear imaging has arrived at Staten Island University Hospital. Our state of the art PET / CT scanner has been operating in Verrazano Radiology since 2004. The Division of Nuclear Medicine is proud to be the first and only facility on Staten Island to offer PET imaging. Treating cancer not only requires an early diagnosis but the ability to determine the staging of the cancer (whether the cancer is localized or metastasized). Staten Island University Hospital is currently performing PET imaging for the staging and restaging (to monitor effects of therapy) for lung and colorectal cancers, as well as melanoma and lymphoma.

Ultrasound
We perform many different types of ultrasound exams for pediatric and adult patients. Whether you need a general abdominal scan or something more precise like thyroid or testicular ultrasound, our stenographers can help. Urological, vascular, and neurological scans are all well within our capabilities. We perform color flow Doppler studies of abdominal organs and many other types of exams, depending on what your doctor thinks would be beneficial. For more information, call any of the following locations:

  • Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216
  • Staten Island University Hospital, South at (718) 226-2699  
  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758

Interventional and vascular radiology
As a less invasive alternative to surgery, radiography can be an effective tool for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Whether you are dealing with a disease or traumatic injury, our board-certified radiologists will be able to provide any applicable treatments.

For more information, call Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216.

Pediatric services
We offer a full range of pediatric services that includes MRI, CAT scans, general X-Ray, and diagnostic radiology. For more information, call any of the following locations:

  • Staten Island University Hospital, North at (718) 226-9216
  • Staten Island University Hospital, South at (718) 226-2699
  • Verrazano Radiology at (718) 226-7758

Flexible appointments are available at any location, and most insurance is accepted.

All practitioners providing diagnostic and interventional radiology services are board-certified radiologists. During our routine hours, radiologists for each subspecialty area (CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Vascular, Interventional, and Neuro-Radiology) are on-call for emergencies.

N.Y.S. Department of Health licenses all technical personnel providing radiology services. They are registered or registry eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Dedicated to providing the best possible care, we also use in-service education and competency evaluations to keep the members of our team up to date.

All imaging nurses at Staten Island University Hospital are RNs with certification in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support.

Education & training

Residency programs

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital offers a comprehensive curriculum for all radiology subspecialties.

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Contact us

Call us for an appointment or more information about our radiology services at:

SIUH, North
(718) 226-9216

SIUH, South
(718) 226-2699

Verrazano Radiology
(718) 226-7758

The Center for Breast Imaging
(718) 226-1333