Division of Emergency Radiology

The Division of Emergency Radiology provides after-hours radiology interpretations to five sites within the Montefiore Health System, including the Moses Campus, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), Jack D. Weiler Hospital (Einstein), Wakefield Campus and Westchester Square Campus. We also interpret after-hours, urgent care and emergency inpatient studies. In addition, we participate in medical student and radiology resident education. Our board certified, fellowship-trained attending radiologists focus on emergency diagnoses, including fractures; intra-abdominal pathology, such as appendicitis or diverticulitis; and neurological conditions, such as stroke and intracranial hemorrhage. 

We perform more than 200,000 radiologic studies every year in the Montefiore Emergency Departments, many of which are interpreted overnight to provide the critical information to help patients receive the care they need.

Montefiore's emergency radiologists use the latest imaging technologies, including 64-slice CT scanners, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the latest ultrasound equipment. Advanced visualization software is available at every workstation for accurate interpretation of CT angiography (CTA) studies and 3-D depiction of complex fractures.


The Division of Emergency Radiology specializes in research in the areas that include neuroradiology, abdominal and musculoskeletal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, and workflow and quality assurance/improvement.

Recent Publications

Learn more about our research. Here are some recent publications:


Causes of Pneumocephalus and When to Be Concerned About It
Cunqueiro A; Scheinfeld MH.

Imaging Scales and Techniques Used in the 2015 Endovascular Stroke Trials and AHA/ASA Revised Guidelines for Acute Intervention: Neurologic/Head and Neck Imaging
Scheinfeld MH; Krieger DA; Bhupali D; Zampolin RL; Erdfarb AJ.

Cerebral Developmental Venous Anomaly-Does It Prevent Stroke in Acute Sinus Thrombosis?
Goenka A; Gomes W; Beal JC.

MRI Usage in a Pediatric Emergency Department: An Analysis of Usage and Usage Trends Over 5 Years
Scheinfeld MH; Moon JY; Fagan MJ; Davoudzadeh R; Wang D; Taragin BH.

A Radiologist's Guide to the Clinical Scales Used in the 2015 Endovascular Stroke Trials and the Revised American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Guidelines for Endovascular Stroke Treatment
Scheinfeld MH; Erdfarb AJ; Krieger DA; Bhupali D; Zampolin RL.

Significance of Post-Traumatic Maxillary Sinus Fluid, or Lack of Fluid, in a Level II Trauma Population
Friedman A; Burns J; Scheinfeld MH.

Abdominal and Musculoskeletal Imaging

Acetabular Fractures: What Radiologists Should Know and How 3D CT Can Aid Classification
Scheinfeld MH; Dym AA; Spektor M; Avery LL; Dym RJ; Amanatullah DF.

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients with Pulmonary Embolism: A Prognostic Factor on CT Pulmonary Angiography?
Zhang M; Tan S; Patel V; Zalta BA; Shmukler A; Levsky JM; Jain VR; Shaban NM; Haramati LB.

High Attenuation Pericardial Fluid on CT Following Cardiac Catheterization
Avery L; Jain V; Cohen H; Scheinfeld M.

Workflow and Quality Assurance/Improvement

Making Feedback Easy: A Workflow-Integrated Quality Improvement Tool Increases Radiologist Engagement in the Technical Quality of Imaging Examinations
Goldberg-Stein S; Kaplun O; Scheinfeld MH; Burns J; Miller T; Erdfarb A.

Emergency Department Imaging: Are Weather and Calendar Factors Associated With Imaging Volume?
Burns K; Chernyak V; Scheinfeld MH.

The Impact of On-Site Attending Radiologist Overnight Coverage on Radiology Resident Learning: A Preliminary Assessment
Berko NS; Levin TL; Scheinfeld MH.

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Contact Information

Meir H. Scheinfeld MD, PhD
Director, Emergency Radiology
Associate Professor, Radiology
Email: mscheinf@montefiore.org

Lourdes Sicignano
Administrator, Radiology
Email: lsicigna@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4872