The Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital provides diagnostic imaging services by board-certified radiologists on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. The Department offers a wide range of imaging tests, including:

  • X-rays, including fluoroscopy, are used to generate images of the chest, musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal system, urinary tract, and other parts of the body. This is the most common diagnostic imaging procedure.
  • Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body. It allows physicians to view blood vessels, pelvic and abdominal organs, and the developing fetus.
  • CAT scans (computerized tomography or CT) are cross-sectional x-ray images of specific areas of the body. CT generates three-dimensional reconstructions of organs and is used for imaging the brain, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, and musculoskeletal system. CT angiography (CTA) is available to produce detailed pictures of blood vessels in key areas of the body, using a contrast agent. CT at The Allen Hospital is performed with the 160-row Premium Multidetector CT, which delivers the highest image quality
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radio waves and a magnetic field to visualize the structure and function of the body. MRI is particularly useful for imaging neurological conditions, disorders of muscles and joints, tumors, and abnormalities in the heart and blood vessels. The large and spacious imaging suite at The Allen Hospital features a state-of-the-art closed MRI scanner with a large hole for the patient. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm, with same-day scheduling available.
  • Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive substances to examine organ function and structure. It is used mainly to clarify issues about organs that cannot be fully evaluated using conventional x-ray images. Nuclear medicine enhances the assessment of the bones, liver, heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, and endocrine system.

About Our Physicians

Radiologists at The Allen Hospital are also on the staff of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, one of the country's major medical centers. In addition, each of our physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice. This means that patients experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.


NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Telephone: 212-932-4161 or 4162, 866-NYP-ALLEN