The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has some of the most advanced imaging equipment anywhere in New York. With a new 64-slice CT, MRI, Ultrasound, SPECT/CT, digital angiography suite, and a computer-guided linear accelerator for cancer patients, we’ve raised the standard of care for radiology in downtown Brooklyn.
We’re proud of our state-of-the-art tools, but we’re even prouder of the technicians who operate them, and the doctors who interpret the images they produce. With four years of medical school and at least five years of post-graduate training, our Board Certified Radiologists make the complex interpretations of radiologic images necessary to diagnose and treat disease.
We use the latest technology to determine the nature of your illness. After diagnosis, we measure
your progress throughout the entire course of treatment.
TBHC Radiology does more than provide great diagnostic care. Using advanced digital images to guide them, our Interventional Radiologists perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), dialysis access maintenance, and painless same-day treatment of varicose veins. And, along with our Radiation Oncologists, they apply a variety of techniques to stop, shrink and destroy tumors.
TBHC’s Interventional Radiologists perform outpatient procedures offering the same benefits as surgery but with less discomfort, fewer complications, and shorter recovery times. Some of the many diseases and conditions our Interventional Radiologists treat include:
Radiation Oncologists  and Interventional Radiologists use an arsenal of weapons against cancer tumors—highly targeted radiation, chemicals, even extreme heat and cold. Some of these techniques kill cancer cells on contact while others work by cutting off the tumor’s blood supply, starving it out of existence.
Our Board Certified Radiologists will make sure your child receives the smallest amount of radiation throughout his or her diagnosis and treatment. Only the indicated area is imaged and multiple scans are avoided whenever possible.
The Department of Nuclear Medicine provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We are one of a few hospital-based labs accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (CANL) in the nation. Our facilities have a variety of sophisticated imaging equipment including one single-head and three dual-head gamma cameras. We are also equipped with a Biodex uptake probe, which is used for non-imaging studies.
In addition to two Board Certified nuclear medicine physicians, we have three nuclear cardiologists, five technologists, and a full-time physicist who serves as the radiation safety officer.
We specialize in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using radionuclides. Typical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include:
- Cardiac Scans: Nuclear cardiology techniques are used to
assess myocardial perfusion and viability as well as cardiac function
and wall motion evaluation.
- Bone Scans: Evaluation of malignant disease, response to therapy,
osteomyelitis, fractures, and other benign diseases.
- Lung Scans: Evaluation of pulmonary emboli, airway obstruction and
other lung conditions.
- Renal Scans: Evaluation of renal function, hydronephrosis, congenital anomaly,
renal scarring and renal hypertension.
- Hepatobiliary Scans: Evaluation for acute cholecystitis, extrahepatic biliary
obstruction, and post-surgical evaluation, including bile leak.
- Therapy: Thyroid Therapy for both hyperthyroidism and cancer,
radioimmunotherapy, and bone pain palliation.
Other procedures include Gallium scans, treatment of lower GI bleeding, hemangioma scans, Gastric Emptying, liver-spleen scans, thyroid uptake & scans, parathyroid scans, testicular scans, venograms, superior vena cavograms, lymphangiograms for sentinel node detection, FDG scans, MIBG scans, octreoscan, prostascint scans and more.
- In Suk Seo, MD, Director of Nuclear Medicine
- Angelina Almonte, RT(N), CNMT, Nuclear Medicine Supervisor
- Dr. Thomas Lowringer, Physicist/RSO
- Cherry Charles, Administrative Assistant
Physician offices can fax requests, referrals, and authorizations to 718.250.6760.
Main Hospital, 2nd floor
English, Spanish, Russian and Korean. Free interpreter services are available for many other other languages.
Most major insurance plans  are accepted.
Just a few years ago there were many illnesses and conditions that could only be treated with invasive open surgery, but recent technological advances have changed all that.
Interventional Radiologists use X-rays and other diagnostic images to guide catheters and tiny instruments through blood vessels or skin to the site of illness.
Nonsurgical treatment by an Interventional Radiologist means:
Varicose veins occur when the valves in your leg veins don’t open and close properly. Laser treatment by an Interventional Radiologist takes less than an hour, provides immediate relief and leaves no scars or stitches.
Working in concert with the Division of Oncology and Hematology, our Interventional Radiologists noninvasively navigate the human body to find and destroy tumors by directly applying chemotherapeutic drugs (chemoembolization), heat (radiofrequency ablation) or even extreme cold (cryoblation).
We take a minimally invasive approach to correcting PAD, which is often caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Limb salvation may be possible in cases of advanced PAD.
Interventional Radiology treats these and other conditions:
Blood thinners alone may not be enough to treat clots that form in the leg veins. Interventional Radiologists apply advanced “clot busting” drugs directly to the affected area, decreasing the chance of chronic leg swelling.
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and other surgeries are not the only way to treat uterine fibroids. For many women, a minimally invasive procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE, is the best option.