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Radiology

The Department of Radiology & Imaging at COSMOS Hospital is recognized as the premier center for leading edge musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, and rheumatologic clinical and research imaging.

More than 1,000 musculoskeletal imaging examinations are performed annually including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound (US), of which approximately 180,000 are conventional radiography (x-ray) and interventional procedures. The radiology Doctors are medical doctors with subspecialty expertise in medical imaging including MR, US, fluoroscopy, CT, and interventional radiology (IR) and also in the various musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, sports medicine, spinal conditions, tumors and others.

The Department includes a Center for Musculoskeletal MRI. Musculoskeletal MRI examinations of the axial and appendicular skeleton, including peripheral MR angiography are currently performed on high field strength units including 1.5T and 3T units. All systems have state-of-the-art gradient performance. MR Angiography is used in the screening of orthopaedic trauma, detection of thrombi in post arthroplasty patients, as well as extensive arterial assessment for free tissue transfer. The hospital serves as a General Electric test site with continual testing of prototype pulse sequences and surface coils that are not commercially available.

The Center for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound uses state-of-the-art equipment to permit extended field of view imaging which is easier for referring physicians to review. Diagnostic imaging and ultrasound-guided targeted therapeutic joint, tendon, ganglion, neuroma and cyst injections are routinely performed as an alternative to surgical intervention or prolonged conservative care. Doppler examinations of blood flow for early detection of infection and post surgical evaluation of healing are unique offerings at HSS. Special protocols are also utilized for post surgical small venous clot detection.