Radiology & Imaging

The Division and Academic Center for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

An Ongoing Commitment to Quality Patient Care

Hospital for Special Surgery's Department of Radiology and Imaging is committed to providing the highest quality in patient care. This commitment led to the opening of the Division of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Academic Center for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

The Academic center is a one of a kind innovative learning center for radiologists, technologists and referring physicians, and provides these medical professionals with an insider’s view into the latest in diagnostic and treatment methods using ultrasound.

“The opening of this division is helping to expand patient treatment capacity, reduce patient wait times, and improve quality care by shortening the diagnosis to treatment cycle. The Academic Center is equipped with state of the art technology to enable optimal training.”

Hollis G. Potter, MD
Chairman of Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery

Innovative Diagnostic and Treatment Methods

Common diagnostic and treatment procedures performed in the Division of Ultrasound include:

  • Image-guided therapeutic injections to treat tendonitis, arthritis, neuromas and other conditions
  • Image-guided aspiration of bursa, ganglions and cysts
  • Diagnosis of tears in the shoulder using dynamic ultrasound techniques
  • Evaluation of post-surgical healing and blood flow

The Division of Ultrasound also serves as a test-bed for research into various ultrasound applications in the early diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions.

“The expansion is allowing us to focus our ongoing clinical work and research on pioneering treatments, such as image-guided therapeutic injections to treat conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis and neuromas. Image guided injections continue to gain increased recognition because they are minimally invasive, offer many patients immediate relief and often prolong the need for surgery.”

About Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Radiology and Imaging

Hospital for Special Surgery's (HSS) Department of Radiology and Imaging, under the direction of Radiologist-in-Chief Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR, has the largest and most experienced academic musculoskeletal radiology faculty in the world, each with academic appointments at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The department focuses on both the imaging diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions/diseases and the treatment of specific conditions utilizing image guidance. More than 275,000 musculoskeletal examinations are performed annually, including: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US) and nuclear medicine (NM) in addition to conventional radiography (X-ray). The department also offers teleradiology services. All HSS radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have received numerous awards by honor and professional societies, including New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" list.

For more information on The Center for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, call 212.606.1015.

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Contact Information

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1015
Fax: 212.774.2349

The Ultrasound department uses the latest ultrasound technology to examine our patients.

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