Message from the Chair

In keeping with the Mount Sinai’s mission of providing the very best medical education, patient care, and scientific research, the Department offers an unparalleled level of clinical prowess that covers every known disease and injury. A primary focus of our efforts is the accurate interpretation and insightful and timely reporting of imaging exams. We are fortunate to have specialists who provide high-level interpretation of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emissions tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT), radiography, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy, as well as vascular and nonvascular interventional procedures.

The pace of revolutionary advances in imaging technology, image-guided therapies, and imaging informatics is relentless and exhilarating, paving the way for innovations that continuously transform clinical care standards. The Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology embraces and supports the discoveries behind these advances and prides itself in rapidly translating them toward improved patient experiences and outcomes. Our clinical, educational, and research activities cross the entire span of medical specialties and subspecialties.

The Department’s mission is to provide the highest quality clinical care and service while fostering superior standards in teaching and research. Our mission is enabled by state-of-the-art equipment used by expert technologists and nurses, who ensure the safety and comfort of patients, using the utmost skill and compassion. The result is a team that provides high-level interpretations of CT, MRI, PET/CT, radiography, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy examinations, as well as other vascular and nonvascular interventional procedures.

Our research programs specialize in cardiovascular disease; central nervous system disorders and advanced neuroanatomy; functional MRI; head and neck cancer characterization; cancer screening and early detection; liver disease imaging; and PET imaging in oncology, interventional radiology, and information technology connectivity. Our advanced imaging research facility, the Mount Sinai Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute, houses 3T and 7T MRI systems, a PET-MRI instrument, spectral CT, and preclinical 7T and 9.4T MRI systems.

The Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology is committed to training the radiologists of the future who will serve as exemplars in their practice. Following an internship, radiologists-in-training complete four years of residency and usually a fifth year of fellowship in a specialized area of radiology. These specialty areas include neuroradiology, interventional radiology, body imaging, chest imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, breast imaging, pediatric imaging, and nuclear medicine. We also teach medical students and physicians in practice through continuing medical education courses.

The Department’s contributions to structural and physiologic imaging are now being further propelled by informatics and artificial intelligence. Radiologists at the Mount Sinai Health System are leveraging these advancements to enable earlier detection of disease, enhanced disease characterization, and novel image-guided interventions so we can continually improve the management options for our patients. Furthermore, we are developing, testing, and implementing an array of tools to improve the experience of patients, referring physicians, and our own team.

We welcome your interest and your inquiries!