General Diagnostic

Chest x-ray
Chest x-rays are the most common
radiographic exam performed

On November 8, 1895, German physics Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923) conducted experiments focused on light phenomena generated by discharging electrical current in vacuum glass tubes.

These trials led to the first discovery of "X-ray", a finding that the medical establishment immediately recognized as extraordinary and one that would forever change the face of medical diagnostics.

Radiography, or as it is most commonly known, an x-ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging and is the foundation for a myriad of applications that impact every medical specialty.

For more information:

Contact: Robert Poster, MD, Abdominal Imaging Section Chief
Phone: 315 464-7414
Contact: Leonard S. Hojnowski, MD, Muskuloskeletal Imaging Section Chief
Phone: 315 464-7448
Contact: Ernest M. Scalzetti, MD, Thoracic Imaging section Chief
Phone: 315 464-7470

We possess a full compliment of imaging tools including:

  • Digital Radiography
  • Computed Radiography
  • Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)
    (allowing clinicians to view radiographic images and reports online throughout the facility)

Our staff and services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our inpatients and Emergency Department patients, and during normal business hours for our outpatient population.

General Diagnostic Radiology at University Hospital can be divided into 4 specialties:

  • Plain Film—is the most common and and widely availabile type of x-ray; usually requiring no preparation on the patient’s part; and, can provide provide excellent information on the diagnosis and progression of many conditions.
  • GI/GU—involves the imaging of the soft tissue abdominal organs; frequently engages the use of a contrast agent (X-ray dye) and/or the use of a fluoroscope.
  • Trauma and Emergency Department Radiology—specializes in diagnostic imaging for patients with severe multi-system trauma.
  • OR—imaging techniques and equipment designed to assist physicians during actual surgery.
Our Commitment
To render the highest quality imaging and interventional services for accurate diagnosis, enhanced patient management capabilities, and increased quality of life.