Radiology


In Radiology, we apply the latest in our modalities to deliver images of the highest quality.

Read Her Story JULIET M.B.B.S., B.Sc., RT. Radiology Supervisor

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, our radiology technologists are pioneers in the advancing methods of imaging. We work with patients experiencing some of the rarest and most critical conditions. In virtually every area of medicine, our high-definition images are utilized to diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions. It all distills to a clearer picture—the strongest method for physicians to identify and combat illness and injury.

Our RTs choose from a wide variety of modalities, including standard X-ray, DR, ultrasound, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, PET-CT, HDCT, MRI, women’s imaging and pediatrics. We find that the vast differences between diagnostic agents (e.g., ultrasound: sound waves, MRI: magnetic waves) attract very different personalities.

Advancing Capabilities
Good thing we offer every modality at the razor’s edge of practice! At our NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center campus, we’re enhancing our MRI units with the addition of a third magnet for many scanners. And we’re rapidly expanding our MRI teams—to truly become 24/7. Our teams are leveraging the imaging capacity from our new digital radiology and multipurpose rooms, each of which are capable of providing backup intervention for X-ray and flouroscopy.

Compassionate Culture
If our RTs come to work for the multimillion-dollar technology, they stay for our compassionate culture. Employee satisfaction scores for our teams rank among the highest in the hospital. Newcomers enjoy a complement of multiple generations of colleagues working well together. Mentoring, experience and innovation are continuous. This makes our department highly regarded.

Hubs of Learning
We’re also an educational hub for many schools. RTs are immersed in the educational side of our discipline. Working closely with the Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, we’ve played a leading role historically (as well as today) in revolutionary advances in imaging. For example, we were the first New York hospital to install an MRI suite. Whether it’s training programs or education initiatives, we’re committed to ensuring that you are inspired and engaged in this incredible work.

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  • Prerequisites for Radiology
  • Completion of high school
  • Two-year formal training program in radiological technology
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, as appropriate (determined by modality)
  • Certified by the NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) for nuclear medical technologists or the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) for sonography
  • Must have state license to practice, as needed (determined by modality)

Training and Development
RTs take advantage of free continuing education through three unique methods:

  • Physicians and academic colleagues deliver inservices onsite to talk about research.
  • We’re a GE partner, with full access to online GE tips training.
  • Vendors deliver educational presentations onsite to talk about what’s new.

Interventional Neuroradiology
Our work in Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) continues. We were one of the first GE digital dual-plane imaging suites in the country (second in the world). Building on our research, we’re expanding into a new INR suite housing two digital dual-plane suites and one single-plane suite. This is just one small example of how our work is seeding the future.

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Currently in Radiology:

Our managers and directors are nationally recognized leaders in our discipline. For example, NYP Radiology Director Steve Herrmann is on the board of trustees for the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists). This prestigious group of professionals includes five technologists from the ASRT (American Society of Registered Technologists) and four physicians from the ACR (American College of Radiology).


Hope Copperstone, Administrative Director, Radiology, NYP/Columbia University Medical Center received the "2014 Leadership Circle Award" from NewYork-Presbyterian in honor of her strong leadership skills and her commitment to NYP, our patients, and their families. Her colleagues add she is "a pillar of the Department, leading with foresight in bringing new technology and resources to create a high reliability organization that provides the highest quality patient care."

We’re a national MR-guided focused ultrasound research site. Our RTs, physicians and physicists are leading the way in the development of this procedure. The possibilities are exciting. MR provides the image, and ultrasound provides the beams that heat and remove uterine tumors. The localization is accomplished by the MR, and the treatment is accomplished by the ultrasound. The promise of this research is making it the focus of national attention.


GE Advanced CT

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was the first in the world to have a GE High-Definition CT imaging suite. Teaming with cardiologists and researchers, our RTs are able to facilitate live images of the heart (a notoriously difficult area to image). RTs, physicians and physicists are conducting ongoing research to deliver high-quality CT images with significant reduction in dose to the patient. We are a center for excellence in reducing the radiation exposure for CT scans.


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