Seymour Sprayregen, MD, FACR, FSIR, a Radiologist with Montefiore Moses Campus

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Get to know Radiologist Dr. Seymour Sprayregen, who serves patients in the Bronx, New York.

New York City, New York Jan 18, 2021 ( - A 60+ year experienced radiologist, Dr. Sprayregen's clinical focus is on radiography of the chest, abdomen and extremities, urethrograms, and v4-cystourethrograms. He is the Chief of Radiology at Montefiore Moses Campus in the Bronx, New York.

In affiliation with Montefiore Medical Center, he holds privileges at Montefiore Advanced Imaging at Gun Hill, Montefiore Medical Group-Grand Concourse, Montefiore Medical Park at 1625 Poplar, Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion, Montefiore Medical Group-Bronx East, Montefiore Medical Park at 1500 Blondell, Montefiore Medical Group-Cross County, and Montefiore Weiler Hospital.

Montefiore Einstein's Department of Radiology is a national leader in multidisciplinary, patient-centered imaging, education, and care. It offers access to the state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge research, and compassionate treatment for every patient. The team of more than 90 board-certified and nationally recognized radiologists work collaboratively in a shared mission to revolutionize healthcare. They provide services and treatment at more than 15 locations and meet daily with colleagues throughout the Montefiore Health System to develop innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

The go-to individual in the department on all issues concerning contrast media, Dr. Sprayregen has written the Radiology Department contrast media policy. He has a great interest in plain film radiology of the chest, particularly the accurate diagnosis of congestive heart failure. He interprets the largest number of radiographs in the Department of Radiology.

Alongside his clinical role, he serves as a Professor within the Department of Radiology (Vascular & Interventional Radiology) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

Back in 1960, Dr. Sprayregen obtained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Upon graduation, he took his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and his residency in radiology under Dr. Harold Jacobson (Diagnostic Radiology) and Dr. Charles Botstein (Radiation Therapy). 

Throughout his line of work, he was Commander in the US Public Health Service and the Associate Chief of Radiology at the US Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, NY (1966-1968). He was also the Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Montefiore (1968-1988) and Acting Chairman of Radiology at the Moses Campus (1988-1991).

A Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) and a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR), the doctor is board-certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The ABR is a not-for-profit physician-led organization that oversees the certification and ongoing professional development of specialists in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics.

With a major interest in vascular and interventional radiology, Dr. Sprayregen was one of 24 founding members of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (now the Society of Interventional Radiology). He was one of the first to publish on below-knee angioplasty, was the radiologist who worked with Dr. Scott Boley (surgeon) in establishing and popularizing the angiographic diagnosis and treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia and the angiographic diagnosis of vascular ectasia of the colon. He is co-author of what is likely the definitive article on preoperative renal artery embolization for carcinoma of the kidney and has co-authored an article describing performing arch angiography via a translumbar approach.

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases within the human body. Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging procedures, such as exams and tests, X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, mammography, positron emission tomography, and ultrasound.

To date, Dr. Sprayregen has authored or coauthored 133 articles in peer-review journals, 27 chapters and review articles, and 1 book. He has made 142 presentations at local and national meetings. He has also been an examiner for the American Board of Radiology in Genitourinary Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Among his various accomplishments, he was an Honors Graduate of the University of Wisconsin (BS) and elected to the AOA Honor Society at medical school. He was the 2002 Special Honoree of the MMC Staff & Alumni Association, and also the 2002 Honoree of the New York Roentgen Society.

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