Radiology at Franklin

The mission of the Radiology Department is to assure delivery of a full service of varieties of diagnostic imaging modalities to our community by providing superior care to our patients in a friendly and courteous manner.

Franklin Hospital utilizes PACS (Picture Archive Communication System) provided by G.E Centricity to store and view all digitally acquired radiologic images. This is shared through out the North Shore/LIJ System.

Our general radiology section is equipped with a state-of-the-art digital fluoroscopy/radiography unit as well as portable, high-resolution C-arm machines.

Our clinical faculty consists of five full-time board-certified radiologists, three full-time registered nurses, certified technologists and an experienced office staff.


  • Ultrasound — State-of-the-art equipment and portable sonography machines are available to perform all general abdominal, OB/GYN, small parts, superficial organs as well as color flow and duplex vascular including arterial and venous studies.
  • Nuclear Medicine — With radioisotopes and a state-of-the-art gamma camera, we perform nuclear cardiac stress tests as well as general diagnostic tests.
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) — In addition to all diagnostic imaging procedures, we also perform a wide range of interventional procedures such as CT-guided biopsies, drainage of abscesses, nephrostomy and thoracentesis.
  • Computerized Tomographic Angiography (CTA) — This has revolutionized the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, which is a high mortality/morbidity condition. CTA almost completely eliminates the need for conventional pulmonary angiography and radioisotope perfusion ventilation scans. The former is a high-risk procedure; the latter is not highly specific.
  • MRI — We perform routine MRI procedures.
  • The CT scan, nuclear medicine and MRI services at Franklin Hospital are accredited by the American College of Radiology and have been granted accreditation by the College of Radiology.
  • Interventional Procedures: Precise vascular invasive procedures such as angiograms, angioplasty, and embolizations. Radiofrequency ablations, biopsies, and drainages are performed on a routine basis.

Services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Department Heads

Thomas Knickel R.T 
Administrative Director
(516) 256-6202

Attending Physicians

Eric Cantos, MD 
Director of Radiology Dept.
(516) 256-6402

Philippe Cho, MD
Attending Radiologist
(516) 256-6402

Robert Sperber, MD 
Board-Certified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine

Luciano Mastrogiovann, MD 
Attending Radiologist
(516) 256-6689

Anthony Febles, MD 
Chief of Interventional radiology
(516) 256-6429


Department of Radiology
Franklin Hospital
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 256-6200

Last Update

August 8, 2011
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