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Radiology & Imaging

Diagnostic and Treatment Services

The Department of Radiology & Imaging facilities include a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technology to provide patients with clear and accurate results. Our highly experienced staff is available to answer any questions or give further explanation of our services.

Below is a list of the services offered:

Conventional Radiology (X-ray)

Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Body
  • Extremity
  • Spine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • High Field (1.5T, 3T)
  • Peripheral Angiography (MRA/MRV)
  • Unique Cartilage Imaging


  • Peripheral Vascular Doppler
  • "Realtime" tendon visualization
  • Diagnostic/Treatment
    • Tendonitis
    • Bursitis
    • Ganglions
    • Neuromas
    • Etc.

Musculoskeletal Interventional Procedures

  • Arthrogram
  • Joint Injection
  • PICC
  • RFA

Tissue Sampling

  • Biopsy
  • Aspiration

Orthopedic Spinal Procedures

  • Myelogram
  • Discogram
  • Facet Injections
  • Nerve Block



Research Interests

  • MR and Ultrasound identification of tendon to bone healing
  • MR and Ultrasound evaluation of total joint replacements
  • MR and Ultrasound evaluation of cartilage for early detection of arthritic and inflamatory conditions
  • Identification of imaging patterns and sequalae of athletic injuries
  • Correlation of imaging findings associated with rotator cuff pathology
  • Ultrasound guided musculoskeletal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Comparison of MRI and CT in quantifying the degree of lumbar and cervical stenosis and correlating findings with clinical symptoms
  • Ultrasound evaluation of inflammatory myopathies
    Ultrasound evaluation of biologic behavior of soft tissue neoplasms
  • Development of ultrasound technologies to estimate soft tissue vascular perfusion
  • Assessment of dorsal root ganglion mobility with MRI
  • Digital data processing for musculoskeletal dedicated radiology teaching files for medical students, residents, fellows and physician colleagues
  • Objective measure of outcome for surgically manipulated cartilage
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of MRI in predicting the clinical outcome of patients with back and/or leg pain

Contact Information

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212.606.1015
Fax: 646.797.8968

Radiation Safety for our Patients and Employees
This report discusses basic policies and procedures employed to assure safety and security of our patients undergoing imaging examination/procedures and for the employees providing these services.