Imaging and Diagnostics

Diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional

Mountainside Medical Center offers a full range of state-of-the-art outpatient and inpatient radiology services, including diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures. We’re one of just a few hospitals statewide offering a dual-source 128-slice CT scanner – a state-of-the-art, non-invasive diagnostic tool.

Our entire department is dedicated to providing the best images as quickly as possible, so you can begin the treatment you need fast, and get better quickly.

Mountainside Medical Center has recently acquired a new, fully loaded Siemen's Magnetom Aera 1.5 Tesla MRI machine. This equipment upgrade will provide our community with access to the most up-to-date MRI technology, with benefits including:

  • Up to 40% reduced scan times
  • Larger 70 cm open bore design to help reduce claustrophobia
  • 70% reduction in sound pressure levels for neurology and orthopedics
  • Capabilities: Cardiac, Breast imaging/biopsies, Oncological imaging and Angiography

Our entire department is dedicated to providing the best images as quickly as possible, so you can begin the treatment you need fast, and get better quickly.

The advantages of choosing Mountainside Medical Center

The focus at Mountainside Medical Center is on providing outstanding care and fast, accurate radiology services delivered by a skilled and compassionate team of radiologists, technicians and nurses. Completely committed to providing the highest quality imaging services in the most efficient and easy manner, our radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology. Many have earned sub-specialty certifications in neurological, cardiovascular, interventional, musculoskeletal, body and breast imaging as well as general diagnostics and nuclear medicine.

Outpatient radiology – convenient and fast

Open daily, our outpatient radiology imaging services are available evenings and weekends so that you can get prompt and convenient scheduling whenever your physician prescribes a procedure. Same day appointments are available in many cases and we offer free valet parking.

Services

To schedule an appointment

Access to the finest, most current diagnostic and treatment alternatives at Mountainside Medical Center has never been easier. Appointments for a variety of services can be scheduled with a single phone call.

Call: (973) 873-7787
Toll Free: (877) 523-7787
Fax: (973) 680 7946

Where do I park?

Free parking is provided for test and procedure patients in the parking lot conveniently located across the street from the Harries Pavilion entrance on Highland Avenue. Patients will receive a free parking token from the information desk upon return of their visitor badge. Valet parking is also available.

To learn about our Radiologists click here.

Our Doctors

All of our radiologists are board-certified, having undergone advanced training, evaluation and testing. They hold subspecialty certifications in many areas of medicine including women’s imaging, pediatric radiology, neuroradiology, vascular ultrasound, nuclear medicine, musculoskeletal radiology and cardiac CT.

Dr. Yuppa and Dr. Milman passed the certification examination for practitioners in the field of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CCT), making them the only Radiology group in New Jersey to have two radiologists who are both Level III certified cardiac CTA interpreters and CCT board-certified.

Frank R. Yuppa, M.D.

Chief of Radiology
Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), Vascular Technology, Cardiovascular Computer Tomography (CBCCT) Level III Cardiac CTA ACC/AHA, & certified Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA).
Fellowship - Oncological Imaging & Interventional Radiology

Edward Milman, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology, Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT) Level III Cardiac CTA ACC/AHA, and certified Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA).
Fellowship - trained in Musculoskeletal Radiology.

Prashant Parashurama, M.D.

Associate Chairman
Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).
Fellowship - in Neuroradiology.

Bhanu S. Aluri-Vallabhaneni, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology.
Fellowship - in Neuroradiology

Kalavathy Balakumar, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Trained - Nuclear Medicine
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)

Romulo Baltazar, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Radiology

Vandna Bar, M.D.

Board Certified & Fellowship Trained - Diagnostic Radiology – Mammography

Fred Berlin, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Fellowship - Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Marianne Centanni, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)

Patrick J. Conte, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Madelyn S. Danoff, M.D.

Section Chief of Breast & Women’s Imaging Services
Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship - Trained Mammography
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)

Steven Festa, M.D.

Board Certified – Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)

Robin G. Frank-Gerszberg, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Pediatric Radiology
Fellowship - Pediatric Radiology

Warren Freitag, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT) certified in Level II Cardiac CTA ACC/AHA & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Fellowship - Abdominal Imaging

Stephen Kwon, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Fellowship - Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Orestes Sanchez, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications (CAQ) in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)
Fellowship - CT, Ultrasound, MRI & Vascular Interventional Radiology

David H. Thierman, M.D.

Board Certified - Diagnostic Radiology & Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Certified - Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA)
Fellowship - Abdominal Radiology