The Radiology Center’s open MRI keeps patients free from claustrophobia


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Your GP gives you the dreaded news: You’re going to need an MRI. Instantly, fear sets in. The thought of being inside that machine, with that intolerable pounding noise — and the close quarters — is enough to drive anyone who is claustrophobic mad. But at The Radiology Center, at 736 Page Ave., Lyndhurst, that fear just isn’t necessary, because in addition to an entire fleet of the top radiological equipment, The Radiology Center is home to one of the few open MRIs in the area.

And believe us when we tell you — open truly means open. No tunnel to have to go into. The pounding sound isn’t as bad. And it really makes a difference.

But it’s not just MRIs that you’ll find at The Radiology Center. The center offers high-field MRIs, digital mammograms for women to detect breast cancer, Doppler studies, bone-density tests, CT scans, ultrasounds, digital X-rays and breast biopsies.

Beyond what’s offered in office, The Radiology Center also overs portable services, including ultrasound and digital X-ray services to the home-bound, those in nursing homes and those with assisted-living care.

Results are ready the very same day.

How do I visit The Radiology Center? 

Aside from mammograms, mostly all other procedures require a reference from a physician, nurse practitioner or chiropractor.

Most insurances — including Medicare and Medicaid — are accepted.

But why choose The Radiology Center over other similar centers? That’s easy, the center’s owner Dr. A.G. Dikengil says.

“The Radiology Center has the comprehensive technology for all radiological studies,” Dikengil said. “Our medical staff is comprised of the appropriate specialists for each modality and studies are offered days and nights, six days a week.”

In addition to 11 staff radiologists, the center also employs a cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Conroy.

The center is owned by its physicians and Dikengil is the Medical Director. Dikengil did his radiology residency at Yale University Hospital [Yale-New Haven Hospital] in New Haven, Conn., and his fellowship training after residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital [New York Presbyterian Hospital] in New York City.

Q&A about The Radiology Center

Who needs an open MRI? 

Patients with claustrophobia will find the open MRI a comfortable option.

When should a woman start having mammograms and how often? The first one should be obtained between ages 35-40 and yearly from there on. Those with a family history of breast cancer are at higher risk for breast cancer and will need to begin mammography at ages 25 to 30.

Who might need a high-field MRI? 

Patients being treated by orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons may need a high-field MRI study, which shows greater detail needed for surgical planning.

What is a Doppler study? When is it used?

Doppler ultrasound is used to measure the amount of blood flow in arteries and veins. This is used to detect clots and blockages.

Which patients require a bone density test? 

All women 65 or older, men 70 or older and postmenopausal woman with risk factors for osteoporosis.

What message would you give to our community? 

This is a physician-owned center with 23 years of experience. More than 1,600 physicians have sent their patients to The Radiology Center as testimony to its high standards. A bilingual staff of 50, extended hours of operation and ample parking will make your visit easy.


The Radiology Center is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The office is closed Sundays. Call 201-729-1234 or visit


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