About the Department of Radiology

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Harlem Hospital Center is a fully sub-specialized with 100% fellowship-trained, board-certified faculty. This includes neuroradiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, pediatric imaging CT and general diagnostic radiology.

The equipment of the department consists of standard and specialized radiographic units. This includes:

  • CT: Two 64-slice CT scanners (Siemens SOMATOM Sensation) allow for state of the art CT imaging and post-processing with the latest in cardiac imaging, vascular imaging using Syngo Circulation software and neurovascular imaging including brain perfusion studies. The CT scanners also feature the latest technology in dose reduction, including Iterative Reconstruction software (SAFIRE) and Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure (CARE).

  • MRI: 1.5 T Philips MR offering full range of studies in neuro, body, breast, and MSK. This includes MR enterography, cardiac MR and MR-guided breast biopsy. Harlem Hospital Center has American College of Radiology Accreditation for MRI.

  • Radiographic and fluoroscopic unit: State of the art Siemens Luminos Agile fluoroscopic suite installed in 2012 has dynamic flat-detector technology, height-adjustable table and true dual use fluoroscopy & radiography capabilities including low dose imaging.

Upgraded PACS system to the IDS7 (Sectra 7) platform was completed in Spring 2011. Flat-screen, color, high-definition monitors were supplied to the majority of the workstations throughout the department.

There is also an entirely renovated and expanded Women's Imaging Center in the newly opened Mural Pavilion which contains several new ultrasound units and new bone densitometry unit.

The Radiology Department has Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Nuclear Medicine and MRI as well as ACR Designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.