Although most often associated with the analysis and interpretation of X-rays and other diagnostic imaging techniques, radiologists today are more than diagnosticians. At NuHealth’s Department of Radiology at Nassau University Medical Center, a team of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic radiologists and radiological technologists use precise doses of radiation to both detect problems and provide 21st Century cures.
As diagnostic imaging experts, NuHealth’s radiologists work closely with all manner of physicians from both in and out of Nassau University Medical Center, including oncologists, orthopedists, cardiologists and other. Employing CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound and other technologies, we provide a deeper, closer view of bone, muscle and vital organs and their function to help our colleagues provide accurate, timely diagnosis of your problem.
But many of the most remarkable advances in the field have been in the arena of interventional and therapeutic radiology. NuHealth’s radiologists perform a variety of procedures that go beyond the borders of diagnostic medicine at Nassau University Medical Center. From cerebral and vascular angiography to delivering therapeutic doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells, we are bringing leading edge medical technology and expertise to NuHealth patients.
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Victor Scarmato, M.D, Chairman
Nalini Kanth M.D.
Rashmikant Baxi M.D.
Kathryn Draves M.D.
Susan Gottlieb M.D.
Mitchell Karten M.D.
John Krumenacker M.D.
Steven Lev M.D.
Shari Lobel M.D.
Joel Rosen M.D.
Ephram Weingarten M.D.
Dahua Zhou M.D.
Using a variety of diagnostic technologies, NuHealth’s neuroradiologists focus on the diagnosis and, in some instances, treatment of abnormalities of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system for patients at Nassau University Medical Center. Our neuroradiologists and technologists are highly experienced professionals whose watchful eyes and steady hands help navigate the intricate structures of the central nervous system. Among the procedures performed by NuHealth neuroradiologists at Nassau University Medical Center are:
- Brain CT (Computed Tomography)
- Brain and Spinal MRI
- Cerebral Angiography
- Head and Neck Ultrasound
To schedule a neuroradiological exam at Nassau University Medical Center, call (516) 572-6635
NuHealth’s Nuclear Medicine Suite at Nassau University Medical Center is staffed by experienced radiologists with subspecialties in nuclear medicine. Using radioactive isotopes, also known as radionuclides, our radiologists and technologists obtain vital information about the function of specific organs. In this manner, we can determine the existence and extent of disease processes based on changes in cellular function — in some instances before the emergence of physical symptoms. Procedures we perform include:
- Bone Scan
- Gallium Scan
- Lung Scan
- Hepatobiliary Scan
- Renal Scan
- SPECT (Single Photo Emission Computerized Tomography)
- Thyroid Scan and Radioiodine Therapy
The Nuclear Medicine Suite houses two gamma cameras to measure radioactive decay, as well as a state-of-the-art art SPECT/CT (single photon emission computed tomography) system that creates a three-dimensional image of radionuclide distribution. These and other technologies are used to conduct a wide variety of studies and procedures at Nassau University Medical Center, and our nuclear medicine specialists play a vital role in both the detection and treatment of cancer and many other disease processes.
Although it may sound dangerous to introduce radioactive isotopes into the body, NuHealth’s specialists in nuclear medicine use safe, precise doses of specific radionuclides bonded with pharmaceutical compounds that direct the radioactive material to targeted organs or cellular receptors. Administered orally or intravenously, they not only enable highly sophisticated scans, but can be used to deliver short-range ionizing radiation to destroy abnormal tissue masses.
To schedule an examination at NuHealth’s Nuclear Medicine Suite at Nassau University Medical Center, call (516) 572-6635
NuHealth’s physicists provide direct support to the clinical radiology services within Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to overseeing all radioactive materials and monitoring x-ray radiation safety programs for the entire medical center, NuHealth’s physicists ensure that our patients receive precisely-calibrated doses of diagnostic and therapeutic radiation with the least long-term risk.
The Physics Division at Nassau University Medical Center utilizes powerful software and computer hardware to aid data acquisition and analysis of nuclear medicine studies, as well as determine patient-specific doses of therapeutic radioactive materials in NuHealth’s Division of Radiation Oncology.
The physicists are available for any questions patients and staff may have regarding radiation exposure and risk.
To ask a physicist about radiation exposure and risk, call (516) 572-6457.
Radiation therapy is an important component in fighting cancer, delivering precisely-targeted and measured doses of radioactive iodine, cobalt, cesium and other isotopes to destroy cancerous cells and tumors. NuHealth’s specialists in radiation oncology division work as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary program to provide advanced cancer treatments for patients of Nassau University Medical Center and physicians in the surrounding community.
NuHealth’s radiation oncologists at Nassau University Medical Center offer hope and healing to patients with such conditions as:
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Localized Tumors
NuHealth’s modern cancer treatment center at Nassau University Medical Center includes a Siemens 6/23 dual-energy linear accelerator with electrons, and a sophisticated Philips 3D planning system that enables extraordinarily precise Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, in which extremely narrow and changing beamlets of energy actually bend around healthy tissues to target tumors from multiple angles. Our radiation oncologists also increasingly employ brachytherapy, a technique that places tiny radioactive “seeds” next to or within a specific part of the body. By delivering very high doses of highly-localized radiation, we reduce the possibility of causing unnecessary damage to healthy tissues.
To make an appointment with a radiation oncologist at Nassau University Medical Center, please call (516) 572-8722
Chair – Mitchell Karten, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
NuHealth’s vascular and interventional radiologists provide a full range of specialized procedures on both an outpatient and inpatient basis at Nassau University Medical Center. Working closely with NuHealth’s cardiologists, vascular surgeons and other specialists, we are at the forefront of interventional imaging and the non-surgical treatment of a cardiovascular and other diseases.
In Nassau University Medical Center’s angiography and digital angiography suites, NuHealth’s vascular and interventional and specialists offer such advanced imaging and treatment modalities as:
- Abscess Drainage
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Biliary Drainage and Dilatation
- Lytic Therapy
- Organ Biopsies
- Percutaneous Nephrostomies
- Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheters (PICC)
- Stent Placement for Arterial, Venous or Graft Stenosis
- Transhepatic Cholangiograms
- Upper Arm Port Placement
- Venous Sampling Procedures
To schedule an appointment with NuHealth’s vascular and interventional radiology specialists at Nassau University Medical Center, call (516) 572-6637