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Department of Neuroradiology

The Staten Island University Hospital Neuroradiology department performs diagnostic and therapeutic examinations on the head, neck, spine, and central and peripheral nervous system. Our department provides the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available to diagnose and treat conditions like stroke, trauma, cancer, seizure, multiple sclerosis and dementia.

Our neuroradiologists actively collaborate with neurosurgeons, ENT doctors, and physicians in our New York State designated Stroke Center, to tailor treatment plans to the distinct needs of each patient.

Services

The neuroradiology program at Staten Island University Hospital has the highest quality imaging equipment to achieve crisp, detailed, high resolution images for patients.

Open MRI: An open MRI provides a comfortable imaging environment for anxious, claustrophobic and plus-sized patients. We have the most powerful open MRI on Staten Island. This is a true open MRI (not simply a wide bore MRI) which provides images of similar quality to a regular (closed) MRI.

Ultra-high field MRI – 3T: The 3T MRI produces crisp and clear super high resolution brain and spine images. It baosts twice the strength and image quality of the standard scanner and has diagnostic capabilities for assessment of conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

Advanced MRI: We offer advanced MRI techniques including perfusion imaging, MRI spectroscopy, and diffusion tractography (with the 3T).

Ultra low dose CT scan: We have partnered with the American College of Radiology to deliver the highest quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose.

PET/CT: PET/CT merges the three-dimensional imaging capabilities of a PET scan with the low-dose imaging of a CT scan. This allows the information from both studies to be correlated and interpreted together, leading to more precise information and accurate diagnoses.

DaT scan: DaT scan is the only FDA approved imaging agent for assessment of movement disorders. It can help to confirm a diagnosis of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease.

Procedures

Fluoroscopic guided lumbar puncture: A lumbar puncture under fluoroscopic guidance uses an x-ray to image the lower spine. Using the x-ray images for guidance, a radiologist will place a thin needle into the spinal canal. Fluid will be removed and sent for testing. Local anesthetic is given prior to the needle being placed in the lower back.

Myelogram: A myelogram is a study of the spine that uses dye directly injected into the spinal canal to evaluate the spinal cord and nerves. The first part is an x-ray examination of the lower spine. Using x-ray guidance a thin needle will be placed into the spinal canal and dye will be injected. The second part of the exam is a CT scan of the part of the spine the surgeon or neurologist is interested in evaluating.

Neurovascular Program

Diagnostic cerebral angiography: Cerebral angiography is a procedure using a special dye (intravenous contrast) and x-rays to evaluate the blood vessels of your brain. A special catheter is placed through an artery from the groin. X-rays help guide the catheter into the appropriate blood vessels of the neck and brain, and dye is injected. The images are evaluated on a special workstation to help diagnose diseases such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), or vasculitis.

Neurointerventional radiology (or endovascular neurosurgery): Neurointerventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology using special catheters placed into the blood vessels of the brain to treat a variety of conditions including strokes and aneurysms. This is a minimally invasive procedure and in many cases offers substantially less risk than surgery, reduced hospital stay, and shorter and more comfortable recovery times.

Our Team

The neuroradiologists at Staten Island University Hospital are board certified (or board eligible) physicians committed to comprehensive diagnosis for patients.

Mark Raden, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology and Chief of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology

Omar J. Arnuk, MD, FACP

Spencer Serras, MD

Lynne Voutsinas, MD

Janice Hwang, MD

Contact Us

Department of Neuroradiology
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
South Campus Phone: (718) 226-2699
North Campus Phone: (718) 226-9216

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