As leaders in the field of technology, the Department of Radiology provides 24/7 coverage by attending radiologists. Highly trained subspecialty radiologists are also available at all times. In the ER, improved reporting enables quicker decision making which expedites patient flow. Similar improvements have also occurred in Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, and other areas, where rapid evaluation of complex problems often require the input of specialized radiologists who are readily available.
New York Radiology Alliance (NYRA) provides Radiology services for the hospital. It is now a subsidiary of Envision Physician Services, a national medical provider, which assumed financial and administrative support for the group in 2017. Dr. Michael Lombino continues to lead the Department of Radiology as Chairman.
The Department of Radiology continues to grow, with several capital improvement projects planned. A third 64-slice CT scanner will be installed to meet the growing imaging demands of the hospital and emergency department. A new two-room digital angiography suite will be constructed to allow advanced minimally invasive procedures for both inpatients and outpatients. In BronxCare Health and Wellness Center, Breast Imaging will expand through the addition of a third digital mammography unit with 3D tomosynthesis capability. In addition, stereotactic breast biopsies will now be performed for the first time. Together with breast ultrasound and breast MRI, it will provide a complete Women’s Center, where patients can have all their breast imaging care and diagnosis performed in one location. “Our continued growth in ambulatory services is a reflection of the radiology department’s commitment to deliver high quality patient care,” stated Dr. Lombino.
Dr. Charbel Ishak, Chief, Interventional Radiology/ Vice Chairman, Radiology, continues to bring additional capabilities to the Department. He is a multi-fellowship trained interventional specialist with experience in image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and conditions. These minimally invasive techniques significantly decrease the risk for patients, improve health outcomes, and reduce infection rates, recovery time, and hospital length of stay.
“Our expanding level of services and state-of-the-art equipment are contributing to reduced inpatient length of stay and enhanced outpatient diagnostic care,” stated Dr. Kenneth Schwartz, Medical Director, NYRA.