Our Imaging Services

X-ray Imaging

We offer bone, chest, abdominal, and dental X-rays.

Radiographs, commonly called X-rays, are medical images taken with invisible beams of radiation that create a picture on film, based on the different densities of the body’s structures. X-rays give a low dose of radiation and are limited to the area of interest, making this an extremely safe diagnostic tool to evaluate many parts of the body. 

X-ray Technician with Patient

Expert radiologists at NYU Langone review and interpret your X-rays to diagnose a variety of different conditions, including:

  • arthritis
  • bone cancer
  • bowel obstruction
  • broken bones
  • emphysema
  • gallstones
  • joint dislocations
  • kidney stones
  • lung cancer
  • pneumonia
  • tuberculosis

Preparing for an X-ray

When you book your appointment, please tell our office staff if there is a possibility that you are pregnant. Please bring your prescription and any previous imaging reports, films, or CD-ROMs from tests including X-ray, MRI scans, and CT scans, if available. 

Appointments are required for: 

  • arthrogram
  • barium enema
  • “Hypaque enema” for colostomy closure
  • esophogram or barium swallow test
  • hysterosalpingogram
  • intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • skeletal survey
  • small bowel study
  • upper GI or upper GI with small bowel
  • cystogram
  • voiding cystourethrogram

Several of the above examinations require certain pre-test preparation, including:

  • Barium enema: Requires bowel preparation 24 hours prior to the study.
  • Upper GI, upper GI with small bowel, and small bowel series: Nothing by mouth for 12 hours prior to study. However, you can take your medications with as little water as possible.
  • Esophagram: No preparation necessary, although it is preferred that you do not eat solid food for three hours before the study.
  • IVP, cystogram, voiding cystourethrogram: No preparation necessary, although it is preferred that you do not eat solid food for three hours before study.

No preparation is required for a skeletal survey or arthrogram. For hysterosalpingogram, patients should abstain from intercourse from the time that menstruation ends, and the test should be scheduled on day 5 to 10 after bleeding ceases.

Patients who need X-rays are welcome to come to NYU Langone Radiology—Faculty Practice Radiology without an appointment, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM.

During an X-ray

Depending on the body part imaged, several images may be obtained to provide a complete evaluation. The average X-ray study takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Fluoroscopy is a safe imaging technique that takes live X-ray images of the body by passing a continuous X-ray beam through the structure being studied. The X-ray images appear on a video screen in real time, which allows the radiologist to see how well the structure is functioning. 

Fluoroscopy is especially useful in diagnosing problems of the digestive tract, kidneys, and gallbladder. C-arm fluoroscopy is also used in pain management procedures and radiological intervention to observe the action of the instrument being used to either diagnose or treat the patient.

A fluoroscopy exam often takes between 30 and 40 minutes. A contrast agent, given orally, by rectum, or by injection, is sometimes used for these studies.

After an X-ray

The technologist transfers the images from your exam to a radiologist who specializes in the body part you had imaged. For instance, if you had a wrist X-ray, a musculoskeletal radiologist reviews the images.

The radiologist creates a diagnostic report. The results are faxed, mailed, or transmitted electronically to your physician, who contacts you with your results.

Questions or Comments about Your Visit

Your experience is important to us. If you have questions or comments about your visit, please email puttingyoufirst@nyumc.org or call our ombudsman at 212-263-5222.

Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

NYU Langone Radiology—Faculty Practice Radiology

530 First Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Contact

General Info: 212-263-7294
Scheduling: 212-263-8868
Medical Records: 212-263-7108
Fax: 212-263-2290

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NYU Langone Radiology—Center for Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Contact

General Info: 646-501-7440
Scheduling: 646-501-7440
Medical Records: 212-263-7108
Medical Records: 212-263-7059
Fax: 212-263-2290

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Laura Perlmutter Center for Women's Imaging

221 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Contact

Doctors’ Offices/Appointments: 212-731-5002
Medical Records: 646-754-1288
Fax: 212-263-7387

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Perlmutter Cancer Center Radiology—34th Street

160 East 34th Street
2nd and 3rd Floors
New York, NY 10016

Contact

General Info: 212-731-5755
Scheduling: 212-731-5002
Medical Records: 212-731-5755
Fax (Diagnostic Imaging): 212-263-7356
Fax (Breast Imaging): 212-263-7387

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NYU Langone Radiology at Trinity

111 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006

Contact

General Info: 212-263-9700
Scheduling: 212-263-9700
Medical Records: 212-263-9700
Fax: 212-263-9701

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NYU Langone Radiology—Gramercy Diagnostic Radiology

380 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Contact

General Info: 212-477-8180
Scheduling: 212-477-8180
Medical Records: 212-477-8180
Fax: 212-477-7907

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NYU Langone Radiology—Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 East 17th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Contact

General Info: 212-598-6655
Scheduling: 212-598-6655
Fax (scheduling): 212-263-4513
Medical Records: 212-598-6655
Fax (medical records): 212-598-6125

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NYU Langone Radiology—Rutherford

240 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003

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General Info: 212-598-6655
Scheduling: 212-598-6655
Medical Records: 212-598-6655
Fax: 212-598-6125

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NYU Langone Radiology—Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028

NYU Langone Radiology—Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health

555 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

NYU Langone Radiology—Next Generation Radiology—Great Neck

560 Northern Boulevard
Suites 102/111
Great Neck, NY 11021

Contact

General Info: 516-504-1600
Scheduling Suite 102: 516-504-1600
Fax Suite 102: 516-504-6398
Scheduling PET/CT Scan: 516-482-2135
Fax PET/CT Scan: 516-482-3385
Medical Records: 516-504-1600

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NYU Langone Radiology—Next Generation Radiology—Port Jefferson

4 Medical Drive
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

NYU Langone Radiology—Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging—Garden City

224 Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530

Perlmutter Cancer Center—Rego Park

97-77 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374

NYU Langone Radiology—Queens Medical Imaging

69-15 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375

NYU Langone Radiology—Orthopaedics at Westchester

311 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605

Contact

Phone: 914-681-8808
Medical Records: 212-598-6365
Fax: 914-358-1904

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NYU Langone Radiology—Premier Imaging—Park Slope

348 13th Street
Suite 101
Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Bard Avenue

360 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Outer Bridge

4849 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309

NYU Langone Radiology—Regional Radiology—Richmond Avenue

3917 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312