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Department of Radiology

Gary Coren, MD

Chairman, Department of Radiology

Welcome to Frankford’s Department of Radiology, one of the premier community-
hospital radiology groups in the region – and one of the largest radiology groups in the Philadelphia area.
  Our staff promises to provide you with radiologic care that is as high in quality as that available anywhere.

We take great pride in our specialty, our team, our facilities, and our new and expanding services.   You can feel the same confidence and comfort in our radiology department that you would with that at any major or university-based medical center – and we work
to earn that trust with a high level of performance, while offering personal, convenient, neighborhood care.

What is Radiology?

Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses various types of directed-beam energies, electromagnetic radiation, and sound waves to create images of the body – its organs and structures – for the purpose of diagnosis, or to guide treatments that radiologists deliver.   The images generated in radiology can reveal diseases and conditions, and can show how effectively the body and its internal organs and structures are functioning. The types of energies used to create these images help to divide the various radiology modalities into different categories of imaging.  Radiology has evolved into a high-tech science with constantly updated equipment to aid in imaging more aspects of the body and an increasing number of procedures that allow radiologists to actually intervene and address physical conditions.

While there is always caution about the potential harmful side effects associated with the use of radiation and other types of energy used in imaging, we know that the small risks are greatly outweighed by the information gained.   Research has shown that exposure to electromagnetic radiation, ultrasound waves, and other forms of energy used in radiology are within safe ranges.

Today, our medical field provides care of two types: diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Who is the Radiology Team at Frankford?

Frankford Hospitals’ Department of Radiology is staffed by more than two-dozen board-certified radiologists.   These physician specialists – along with our radiologic nurses, technicians, and other healthcare personnel – make up a highly skilled, focused, experienced, and cohesive radiology team that is responsible for your diagnostic and interventional care.   Our doctors include fellowship- and subspecialty-trained   physicians.   Our team delivers the highest quality radiological   imaging and procedures in a timely fashion and in a safe, friendly environment.  

What Services Do We Provide?

At Frankford’s hospital and outpatient center locations, our group practices in modern, state-of-the-science facilities that employ a digital Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) network.   PACS permits consultation and review from any site within the network and allows your physician on- and off-site review of your examination.

Frankford offers the following modalities, all of which meet the strictest criteria of excellence and are approved by the   American College of Radiology:

• plain-film radiography (x-rays);

• the most advanced computerized tomography (CT);

• non-invasive diagnostic examinations that do not require ionizing radiation such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound;

• the latest nuclear medicine studies , including nuclear cardiology and isotope treatment for cancer and thyroid disease;

PET imagine ;

• and interventional radiology (see below).


Interventional Radiology: A Growing Area

One of the more recently developed and fastest expanding areas of radiology is interventional radiology (IR), an area of minimally invasive treatments delivered by radiologists that, increasingly over recent decades, has been a boon to millions of patients seeking nonsurgical options for treating a variety of conditions.   Frankford’s interventional radiology group is helping to lead the way in our area in use of these treatments.

Learn more about interventional radiology at Frankford , including a number of procedures in which our staff is at the forefront of experience and technical ability, including IR treatment of:

• uterine fibroids (learn about uterine fibroid embolization) ;

• tumors (learn about radiofrequency tumor ablation) ;

• and fractures of spinal vertebrae (learn about kyphoplasty) .


Digital Mammography Services Now Available 

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Ultrasound Services Receive ACR Accreditation

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To make an appointment or to receive more information about our services, please call Central Scheduling at 215-831-5800.