Alec J Megibow

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Alec J Megibow, M.D., M.P.H

Professor; Dir FPO Outpatient Imaging Services
Departments of Radiology (Radiology) and Surgery (Fac)
NYU Radiology Associates

Clinical Addresses

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY
560 FIRST AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8 - 6; Tue. 8 - 6; Wed. 8 - 6; Thu. 8 - 6; Fri. 8 - 6
Phone: 212-263-5222

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Medical Specialties

Radiology

Medical Expertise

Virtual Colonoscopy

Clinical Responsibilities

As director of outpatient imaging services at NYU-Langone Medical Center, I am focussed on creating an environment that is respectful to patients, referring clinicians, and our staff. All of us at Faculty Practice Radiology is charged to insure that any patient leaving our department, regardless of what study they have had performed will truly feel better than when they arrived. We are constantly seeking ways in which we can improve our service to our referring physicians.

Vice-Chairman for Education, Department of Radiology

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, AMERICAN IMAGING NETWORK, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS PATHWAYS / PATHWAYS ENHANCED, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, FIDELIS CHLD HLTH, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, FIDELIS FAM HLTH, FIDELIS MEDICARE, Fidelis Medicaid, GHI CBP, HEALTHPLUS CHLD HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS FAM HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS MEDICAID (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, HOTEL TRADES, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, METROPLUS CHLD HLTH, METROPLUS EXCHANGE PLANS, METROPLUS FAM HLTH, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, MetroPlus Medicaid, NY MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, QUEENS MEDICARE, TOUCHSTONE MEDICARE, Tricare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, UPN Elite, US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, WELLCARE CHLD HLTH, WELLCARE FAM HLTH, WELLCARE MEDICAID, WELLCARE MEDICARE

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Board Certification

1978 — Ab Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

Education

1974 — SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Medical Education
1974-1977 — NYU Medical Center (Diagnostic Radiology), Residency Training
1977-1978 — NYU Medical Center (Abdominal Radiology), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Summary

Current CT technology allows radiologists to interact with imaging data in creative ways which facilitate diagnosis, improve therapeutic decisions, and efficiently communicate findings. This is accomplished through the adaptation of 3-D reading. Development of platforms facilitating the transition is Dr. Megibow''s major research interest. Imaging of the pancreas is the clinical test site for these innovations. Currently, he is investigating non-invasive pancreatico-biliary 3-D CT ductography. They have developed a new oral contrast agent which has specific utility for multidetector-row CT scanning. Use of this contrast optimizes 3-D imaging. The second volume of a four volume text written in conjunction with pancreatic radiologists in Verona Italy is in preparation. Dr. Megibow participates with other members of his section in evaluation of Computer Assisted Diagnosis in CT colonography. They have launched multiple studies evaluating 3-D image compression techniques.

Research Interests

CT and MR imaging in liver, pancreas, and alimentary tract. Non-invasive angiography, cholangiography, pancreatography. Managed care issues related to Radiology. Appropriateness and utilization issues.

Research Keywords

Pancreas, CT scanning, 3-D imaging