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.