Welcome to the Department of Radiology
Saint Barnabas hosts the most active radiology and imaging services in
the state. In the year 2000 over 200,000 radiology and imaging studies
were performed at our two facilities while simultaneously achieving remarkable
scores in both patient and physician satisfaction.
Most of the credit for our success should go to those dedicated people
on the front lines, the 94 technologists, 13 nurses and 69 clerical staff
that make up the heart of the department.
Credit is also due to our 20 subspecialist radiologists who have joined
Saint Barnabas from the finest programs in the country. We are very proud
of the tradition of quality in our department and very excited about the
newest members of our physician team who will carry on that tradition.
(To read about their credentials, please click on Our Staff.) The department
also manages a highly respected radiology residency program that places
residents in excellent fellowships throughout the country.
Thanks to a firm commitment from the Saint Barnabas leadership, the Department
of Radiology has had the opportunity to acquire new, state-of-the-art
technology that has kept our range of capabilities equal to any major
university. In 2000, we saw the addition of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. This is one of many
steps taken to ensure Saint Barnabas’ place in the forefront of
Other initiatives include being one of the first community hospitals to
embrace PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) as a way to
store and distribute images, as well as the only New Jersey hospital that
has completely converted to voice recognition technology. Voice recognition
eliminates the time lag caused by typing in order to get results to the
referring doctor within hours rather than days. We are also presently
testing a Web-based system that will allow physicians to see their patient’s
images immediately in their office or home.
The modern radiologist is very active in patient care. From evaluation
of breast disease to performance of biopsies, drainages and placement
of central venous access lines, our radiologic specialists contribute
toward improved medical care as well as decreased length of stay for the
hospitalized patient. With technology that grows more sophisticated and
powerful each year, we have the ability to diagnose and treat more diseases
than ever before.
We will continuously work on developing our web site to encompass all of
the areas of radiology offered at Saint Barnabas. For now, if you do not
see a service listed but would like additional information, please forward
your query to
email@example.com. Thank you and good health to you and your loved ones.
Alan J. Garten, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Radiology