What do summer vacations have in common with the successful treatment of injuries or illnesses? A plan! Without a plan, vacations would border on misadventures and physicians would struggle to determine the treatments that will produce the best outcomes for their patients.

An essential component of a physician’s patient-treatment plan is medical imaging. Radiological Associates of Long Island (RALI) specializes in using an array of medical imaging techniques, such as CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, ultrasound, echocardiography, and X-rays to accurately diagnose and provide a clear view of injuries or illnesses.

Serving as physicians’ proverbial “eagle eyes” are RALI’s experienced staff of board-certified radiologists: Matthew D. Rifkin, MD, FACR; Elliott Eisenberger, MD; Stacey A. Funt, MD; Stephen M. Henesch, DO; Andrew J. Hwang, MD; Stephen W. Lastig, MD; Rachel Lynn Piechowiak, MS, DO; Douglas W. Silfen, MD; Ari M. Steiner, MD; and Sydney S. Yoon, MD. With more than 130 years of combined experience, RALI’s staff assists physicians with choosing the proper examination, interpreting the results of the medical images, and applying the information provided by the images to determine the best possible patient treatment plan.

RALI radiologists’ subspecialties include breast, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, oncology, ultrasound, pediatric, and abdominal radiology, as well as nuclear medicine. They also assist physicians with radiation therapy treatment planning, correlating information from other examinations and tests, recommending additional tests or treatments, and coordinating radiology technologists to ensure proper performance and quality of exams.

An FDA and American College of Radiology-accredited mammography center, RALI is equipped with the latest advancements in imaging technologies, including MR angiography, Spiral CT-scan, Digital Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, and Miraluma nuclear breast scan (a noninvasive nuclear medicine test that produces high-contrast pictures of malignant lesions).

RALI’s experienced staff is intensely focused on radiation safety and protection, radiation effects, and performance and interpretation of radiological and medical imaging. Patients and their physicians can count on RALI to provide standard-setting quality of care and thorough results.

RALI is located at 185 Merrick Road in Oceanside, directly across from South Nassau Communities Hospital. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-766-6550 or visit www.rali.org. Ï–


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