Nuclear Medicine

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Nuclear Medicine is a branch of radiology that relies on imaging small amounts of radioactive isotopes within the body. The radioisotopes, as they are called, are usually injected into your bloodstream; however, for some tests they are either swallowed or inhaled.



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The Department of Radiology at St. Joseph's Healthcare System offers a full range of diagnostic imaging tests and procedures, performing over 200,000 imaging exams each year. While some imaging exams, such as routine x-rays, CT scan, or mammography, use carefully controlled radiation to create the images, other types of exams do not, such as ultrasound which uses sound waves to create pictures of the body and MRI which relies on strong magnetic fields.

For our patients' convenience, there are three locations within St. Joseph's Health System that provide all or most of the different types of imaging exams. Our radiologists are Board-certified having undergone advanced training, evaluation, and testing. They are fully qualified to "read" your imaging exam.

All exams are performed at the request of an ordering physician. That is why, at the time of your appointment, you will need to bring in the prescription from your doctor for your scheduled test.

Two of our three locations have an imaging exam storage system called PACS. With PACS, our radiologists have the ability to look at your exam images even if they are not at the location where you had your exam. This allows us to have your exam read quickly so that your doctor can receive your results sooner. We will be expanding our PACS system to all three locations

At each of our locations, we strive to provide the highest levels of imaging excellence and patient safety. Proudly, we enjoy full accreditation status from the American College of Radiology for excellence in Mammography, CT and Ultrasound.


For more information, please contact us:

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson: 973.754.4343

St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, Wayne: 973.956.3312

St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center, Clifton: 973.569.6300

St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center at Carlstadt  201.372.1020

To request copies of your films, please contact us:

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson: 973.754.2655

St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, Wayne: 973.956.4152

St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center, Clifton: 973-569-6300

St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center at Carlstadt  201.372.1020

For glossary of radiology terms, please click here.


Meet Our Radiologists

Frank R. Yuppa, M.D. - Chairman, Department of Radiology

Board Certification - Diagnostic Radiology, Neuro-radiology, Vascular Technology

Certified Level III Cardiac CTA by ACC/AHA, Clin Magnetic Resonance Soc. in Orthopedic and Neuro MRI. Fellowship Trained in Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Specialty – All of the above, Mammography, PET, Radiology-Cross Sectional Imaging

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