Meir Scheinfeld, MD, PhD
Emergency Radiology is the newest subspecialty division in the Department of Radiology. This Division was created to extend attending level interpretation of imaging studies to the overnight time period. Attending emergency radiologists work 365 nights a year to provide overnight coverage for the Emergency Departments of our hospitals and clinics. They are also available on site for urgent inpatient consultations.
Our Emergency Radiologists are Board Certified and fellowship trained. Within the division, emergency radiologists focus on a range of emergency diagnoses including fractures, intra-abdominal pathology such as appendicitis or diverticulitis, and neurological conditions such as stroke and intracranial hemorrhage. These attendings also participate in resident education, and intra-divisional and inter-divisional research.
Montefiore Medical Center has the busiest emergency department in New York. In terms of volume, we are one of the top five emergency departments in the United States, treating approximately 255,000 patients every year. Over 200,000 radiologic studies are performed every year in the Emergency Department and many of them are interpreted overnight.
Our emergency radiologists are committed to utilizing the latest technologies including 64 slice CAT (CT) scanners, high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and the latest ultrasound equipment, which are available overnight across the Montefiore network. Advanced visualization software is available at every workstation for accurate interpretation of CT angiography (CTA) studies and 3D depiction of complex fractures.