Imaging Centers—550 Harrison Center
550 Harrison Center • SyracuseLocated just off the Harrison/Adams St. exits of Rt. 81 in downtown Syracuse, 550 Harrison Center houses two URA imaging centers. Suite 125 is dedicated to CT and open and closed MRI scanning. Suite 105 provides a broad range of diagnostic radiologic services. Both sites have been extensively remodeled and are exceptionally patient-welcoming.
MRI/CT Suite 125
Depending on their need, patients will receive their MR scans on either a 3.0 or an open MRI scanner. The 3.0 magnet achieves much higher resolution images than the conventional 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5 scanners common in Central New York.
The specialists at this site include neuroradiologists, musculo-skeletal radiologists, abdominal radiologists, cardiac radiologists, and chest radiologists.
Certification – The American Board of Radiology has awarded each of the neuroradiologists the CAQ (Certificate of Additional Qualification) in Neuroradiology. The MRI technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The CT and 3-T machines are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Diagnostic Radiology and Ultrasound Suite105
University Radiology Associates offers a full range of diagnostic radiological services in addition to arthrography and baby hip ultrasound. Unlike many radiology centers, URA is experienced in pediatric imaging. The physicians are subspecialists in musculo-skelatal imaging as well.
Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of Radiology. Interventional Radiologists use image guidance (CT Scan, Ultrasounds, X-ray, or MRI) to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases with minimally invasive targeted treatments that can usually be preformed as an outpatient procedure.
Interventional Radiologists can treat many conditions nonsurgically that in the past required surgery. Procedures include but are not limited to : Venous Access, Organ Biopsy, Angiography and balloon angioplasty, Tumor chemo and radioembolization, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Angiography (CT and X-ray), Abscess aspiration and drainage, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFA), Kidney and Liver interventions, and Dialysis access interventions.
The goal of Interventional Radiology is to diagnose and treat diseases with the least invasive technique possible thereby decreasing recovery time and length of hospital stays.