Our physicians

The radiologists at Imaging Healthcare Specialists are experts in their field. Many have received fellowship training beyond their radiology residency programs and they are board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Going beyond the general aspects of imaging, our radiologists deliver high quality interpretations with an emphasis on their specialty expertise.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is staffed by experienced, caring, diligent, and talented board certified diagnostic radiologists. All medical imaging examinations are supervised and interpreted by IHS physicians, who are available to answer your questions and concerns.  We are interested in and very receptive to your feedback so that we can best meet your needs. Our radiologists work in close contact with your primary care doctor and other specialists to determine the best examination for your problem and complete a full, illustrated report of the imaging results.

Dr. Ross E Schwartzberg

Ross E. Schwartzberg, MD

Ross E. Schwartzberg, M.D. is a board-certified neuroradiologist earning his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. An internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco bringing him to the Bay Area. He then completed a Radiology residency and a two-year fellowship training program in Neuroradiology at Stanford University Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Schwartzberg has a particular interest in prostate imaging, and with the addition of 3T MRI, this key modality equipped him with the added technology services that helped to launch a full Prostate Imaging Program at Imaging Healthcare Specialists. Dr. Schwartzberg has immersed himself in literature from radiology and urology journals to better understand prostate cancer, starting with ACR’s PI-RADS Version 2. He has also pursued several training courses from the ACR, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the European Society of Uroradiology. Dr. Schwartzberg has become a leading and sought after expert in area of Prostate imaging.

A member of numerous national and international societies in neuroradiology and past president of the San Diego Radiology Society, Dr. Schwartzberg is the author of published articles on CT of the kidneys and diffusion-weighted MRI in acute stroke evaluation. Other areas of particular clinical interest include all aspects of neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, oncology, and chest HRCT for the evaluation of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. Dr. Schwartzberg joined Imaging Healthcare Specialists in 2006.

James A. Cooper, MD

James A. Cooper, M.D. is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist who is fellowship-trained in Neuroradiology. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After working as a research assistant for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Cooper completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency training and Neuroradiology fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident in Radiology. Dr. Cooper also holds the distinction of Certified Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, the highest board certification possible in Neuroradiology.

Dr. Cooper joined Imaging Healthcare Specialists in 1998, bringing an expertise to all facets of Diagnostic Medical Imaging modalities. He is accomplished in interventional procedures, especially ultrasound-guided needle aspiration and biopsy procedures. Dr. Cooper has particular interest and expertise performing “In-Bore” MRI guided prostate and breast biopsy and is a key partner in developing the Prostate Program at Imaging Healthcare Specialists.

Dr. Mark S Schechter

Mark S. Schecter, MD

Mark Schechter, M.D. is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist and fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey Medical Center. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also obtained subspecialty CAQ certification from the American Board of Radiology in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Schechter joined Imaging Healthcare Specialists in 1984 and has held several leadership positions including Chief of Radiology at Scripps Mercy Hospital and President of Radiology Medical Group.

Dr. Schechter performs a wide variety of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology procedures including embolization therapies for cancer treatment and percutaneous treatment of uterine fibroids and vascular malformations. His strong background in Oncologic Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Treatment procedures has naturally led to a special interest in PET/CT. Dr. Schechter is Co-Director of Interventional Radiology and is the Medical Group Lead Physician for PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine

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