Radiology & Imaging

Department of Radiology and Imaging

A Message from the Chairman
Hollis Potter, MD

The new face of the Department of Radiology and Imaging is not that of a single person but rather a group of highly trained professionals with international expertise in the imaging of musculoskeletal conditions. From the acquisition of the image to its interpretation, images are individually tailored to address the specific clinical concerns of the referring clinicians. This creates a "customized image" that provides superior diagnostic capabilities, often obviating the need for more invasive surgical procedures such as diagnostic arthroscopy.

Our interventional radiologists are skilled in treating many conditions non-surgically with image guided injections, utilizing ultrasound and fluoroscopy. The faculty of radiologists has both national and international expertise, many of whom train other radiologists in the interpretation of these conditions and the performance of these procedures. Many of the specialized techniques developed at HSS, such as dedicated MR imaging protocols for cartilage evaluation, are not available for years at other facilities. Imaging plays an integral part of HSS’s integrated delivery system of musculoskeletal care.

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Patient Information:

Department of Radiology and Imaging Virtual Tours

Virtual Tour of the
Ultrasound Division
Virtual Tour of the
Interventional Procedures Division
Virtual Tour of the
MRI Division

Medical Records

Copies of the reports from your imaging examination can be obtained through your referring physician's office. The physician can call our Image Records Department at 212.606.1135. Reports can be faxed or mailed free of charge to their office. There is a charge for copies of your images, $35 per CD which can hold several imaging examinations or $12 per sheet of X Ray film. Please have name, address, date of birth, date of service, type of exam readily available. For your protection, patients requesting images and/or reports are required to complete a Request for Release of Information and may fax it to 212.774.2327. Patients may pick up reports and/or images personally with proper ID for verification at The Belaire Building Image Records Department 525 East 71st Street Suite 4K NY NY 10021. We also offer free Fed Ex ground shipping. For additional information please call 212.606.1135.

Department Locator

Department of Radiology and Imaging Map 
If you already have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download the map of the department immediately by clicking on the link above. The PDF file sizes are relatively small and will take only a few minutes to download, depending upon your modem and connection speed. When the file transfer is complete, simply click on the filename to launch Acrobat Reader, open the map, and print it.

If you do not have a copy of Acrobat Reader, you can get one for free by clicking on the icon 'Get Acrobat ® Reader.' This will take you to Adobe's website and enable you to download the Acrobat program to your computer.

Ionizing Radiation - X-Rays and CT's

Radiation Safety for our Patients and Employees
This Radiation Hygiene is of paramount importance to everyone in the Department of Radiology & Imaging. Baisic policies and procedures employed to assure safety and security of our patients undergoing imaging examination procedures and for the employees providing these services are discussed.

Radiologic Technologists/Nurses/PA's
All the HSS Radiologic Technologists, Sonographers, Magnetic Resonance Techologists are dedicated to musculoskeletal Imaging. Our nurses and PA's are focused on musculoskeletal interventional procedures performed under image guidance including pre and post procedure care.

(09/10/2013)
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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

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