University Radiology, the largest provider of subspecialty radiology and teleradiology services in NJ, is comprised of over 140 Board Certified radiologists with advanced U.S.-based training and expertise in all modalities and all subspecialty areas. Our focus is on providing the highest quality subspecialty diagnostic care for our patients, referring physicians, hospitals and our healthcare clients. The more subspecialists driving this focus, the better the quality of care.
In operation for more than 50 years, University Radiology staffs, manages and provides preliminary and final subspecialty interpretations and consultative support for 8 affiliated regional healthcare centers and for our own 20 medical imaging centers. In addition, University Radiology serves as the academic radiology faculty at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Our physicians interpret over 1.7 million radiology procedures per year providing 24/7/365 coverage/interpretation services.
University Radiology directs and staffs the Radiology services and activities at the medical centers listed below, our physicians serving as Chairmen of the Radiology Departments. Each Chair closely manages his respective hospital’s radiology operation to ensure that the best clinical coverage and support is provided around-the-clock.
Jersey City Medical Center
608-bed full-service community hospital which includes the Wilzig Hospital and the Provident Bank Ambulatory Center, serves as a regional referral hospital and provides the highest level of care for women and infants, trauma, and cardiac patients. The medical center is a major teaching affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Over 100,000 radiology procedures are performed per year.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
640-bed full service teaching hospital advancing research, providing innovative care, and serving the community. Facilities include the Stroke Rescue Center, the Heart Rhythm Center, the Chest Pain Center and The Jersey Shore Regional Trauma Center. The medical center is a university hospital affiliate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy and Old Bridge Divisions
500-beds in the two hospitals combined. Acute care, community medical center providing general, medical-surgical, pediatric and obstetric care, outpatient and 24-hour emergency services. Over 137,000 radiology procedures are performed at these hospitals each year.
RWJBarnabas Health - New Brunswick
580-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center, Children’s Hospital, NCI-designated Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute and Stem Cell Institute. Over 220,000 radiology procedures are performed each year. This hospital is the principal teaching hospital of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
RWJBarnabas Health - Somerset
331-bed acute care hospital in the Robert Wood Johnson Health System providing comprehensive health care services throughout Central NJ with a Primary Stroke Center and a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. Its Steeplechase Cancer Center is designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer – a distinction achieved by only one in four hospitals nationwide that treat cancer patients. Over 54,000 radiology procedures are performed each year.
Saint Michael's Medical Center
357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching and research center offers a comprehensive range of primary and acute-care medical specialties and services including the Regional Cancer Center and Heart and Vascular Institute.
St. Peter's University Hospital
480-bed acute care full-service facility with a Level 1 Emergency Department, Women’s and Children’s in- and outpatient services and specialty clinics. Regional provider of comprehensive cancer and geriatric care. Saint Peter’s is an academic affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, formerly Hahnemann Medical College and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Over 125,000 radiology procedures are performed annually.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
530-bed full-service community hospital located on the former St. Elizabeth Hospital and Elizabeth General Medical Center campuses. Offers the full spectrum of in- and outpatient services, including cardiology and cancer care. Over 120,000 radiology procedures are performed at Trinitas annually.
Medical School Activities
As part of our academic mission, University Radiology physicians established and direct the Residency and the Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship programs at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where they serve as the radiology faculty and research arm. In addition to serving on staff at the university's hospital, 83 of our radiologists hold faculty appointments. Medical school activities include curriculum development and oversight, Resident and Fellow evaluation, recruitment and supervision, with 2 of our radiologists serving as Directors of the programs.
Each year, our radiologists create, and/or publish peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, proceedings and invited presentations for the medical community. In addition, our radiologists routinely present at various weekly clinical subspecialty conferences, as well as at grand rounds and other clinical forums.
Assuming leadership roles in various state and national medical societies affords us further opportunities to shape the role of medicine's future. Our radiologists are very active in the radiologic and medical societies state-wide. Six of our physicians are former Presidents. One is past President of the Middlesex County Medical Society. Several other radiologists served on the Executive Committees of the Academy of Medicine of NJ and of the NJ Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. One radiologist is a past-President of NJIUM. One of our radiologists is a past-President of the American Association of Women Radiologists and another is former President of the AMSER (Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology). Three of our group members are Councilors/Alternate Councilors to the American College of Radiology.
Free-Standing Imaging Centers
University Radiology has designed, built, and currently owns, operates and staffs 20 free-standing imaging centers in NJ. The offices are located adjacent to major highways in: Bedminster, Bridgewater, East Brunswick, Edison, Elizabeth, Forked River, Freehold, Hillsborough (Raider Blvd), Hillsborough (Rte. 206), Metuchen, Monroe, Neptune, New Brunswick, Nutley, Oakhurst, Point Pleasant, Somerset, Teaneck, Tinton Falls and Warren.
To insure that our radiologists work with the highest quality images possible, our offices are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology. Each center has been designed to allow for efficient health care delivery in a setting which is pleasant and comfortable for the patient.University Radiology provides services in all modalities including:
- PET/CT & Nuclear Medicine
- MRI & MRA - 3T, High Field and Open MRI - IV sedation available
- CT, CTA & CCTA - 16 & 64-Slice
- Women’s Diagnostics - Breast MRI, Biopsies, US, DXA, and Digital Mammography
- Vascular Imaging & Vein Treatment - EVLT, Sclerotherapy
- Interventional Radiology
- Diagnostic X-Ray
- DXA Bone Densitometry
- Cardiac Stress Testing and Echocardiography
Imaging Staff & Credentials
At least one radiologist is on-site during the day at all University Radiology facilities. Five radiologists practice on-site at our East Brunswick facility. Each office is managed by an Administrative Technologist who works closely with the physicians and their staff to insure a smooth running office operation.
Radiologic Technologists are of critical importance to the success of the radiology team. All of our technologists are required to pass the NJ State Registry. In addition, each technologist attends on-going certification programs in their specialty area and participates in in-house clinical and administrative seminars.
Imaging Center Operations
Corporate policies and procedures are standardized across all imaging offices. Patients and referrers call one telephone number to schedule an appointment at any of the 20 locations. This centralized service assures patients of getting the next appointment slot available regardless of the office location, if they so desire. All facilities at University Radiology operate under the required local, state and federal licenses and regulations including those set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the operation of our Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT equipment.
Quality Assurance, Licenses & Accreditation
University Radiology has a Quality Assurance Physicist on staff to monitor radiation output levels and radioisotope administration. Our on-going QA Program insures that all equipment is functioning properly, radiation levels are minimized and radioactive agents are dispensed and handled appropriately. Our mammography suites have been inspected and our operating procedures reviewed by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the toughest mammography accrediting body in the country. Our breast biopsy facilities are fully accredited by the ACR as Breast Centers of Excellence. The mammography facilities have also been inspected and approved by the State of NJ and Medicare. All of our facilities are designated Medicare Certified Mammography Screening Facilities.
The quality of the service we provide to patients and referring physicians is measured on an on-going basis. Each patient that provides an email address receives an electronic satisfaction survey to complete following their exam. Responses from all surveys are reviewed with University Radiology physicians and staff. Pertinent comments and suggestions are incorporated into the practice.
University Radiology has developed working relationships with numerous hospitals, referring physicians, managed care organizations, and clients. These relationships are very important to us. We take great care to insure that we are meeting the unique needs of each organization. Established physician-to-physician and staff-to-staff contact/liaison programs help us keep the lines of communication open.