Specialties

Division of Nuclear Medicine

The Division of Nuclear Medicine provides comprehensive, integrative services for a variety of disease entities in the emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings. Our board certified, specialty-trained physicians in the division work closely with referring clinicians from various clinical services, including Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care; Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care; Children's Hospital at Montefiore; the Departments of Surgery and Radiation Oncology; and the Divisions of Endocrinology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases.

Each diagnostic study and therapy procedure is individually tailored to optimize diagnostic accuracy, procedural planning, medical therapy and patient follow-up. The modalities utilized are positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), bone densitometry (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry [DEXA or DXA]), planar and 3-D single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT. The most common exams include the bone scan and nuclear cardiac stress test. We also provide therapies for neuroendocrine, thyroid, liver and prostate disorders.

Research

The Division of Nuclear Medicine is actively involved in multidisciplinary, collaborative, clinical research.

The M. Donald Blaufox Laboratory for Molecular Imaging utilizes our MicroPET/SPECT/CT in preclinical research.

Residency and Fellowship

The Division of Nuclear Medicine offers a three-year residency (two years in some cases), and a one-year fellowship that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our programs provide comprehensive, multimodality training in nuclear medicine, which includes the advanced interpretation of PET/CT, nuclear cardiology, planar and SPECT/CT imaging of a wide variety of tracers and the opportunity to gain experience in an array of radiomolecular therapies. Residents and fellows gain expertise in nuclear medicine through daily, supervised, hands-on experience as well as didactic lectures, departmental and interdepartmental conferences, teaching and research activities.

Learn more about the residency and fellowship programs in the Division of Nuclear Medicine.

Contact Information

David M. Milstein, MD 
Director, Nuclear Medicine
Professor, Radiology
Email: dmilstei@montefiore.org

Frances Garcia
Administrator, Radiology
Email: francega@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-405-8450