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Radiology

Mount Auburn Hospital’s Board-Certified Radiologists, Technologists and nurses will provide you with professional, compassionate and personalized care. Our team collaborates with your Primary Care Physician in a concerted effort to meet your diagnostic needs. Our goal is to ensure you a detailed and accurate diagnosis, coupled with an optimal treatment plan. We ensure your privacy at every stage of this process.

Our staff employs the latest cutting edge imaging technology available. In addition to procedures such as CT, ultrasound and MRI, Mount Auburn Hospital utilizes Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

Our Radiologists:

Mount Auburn Hospital’s highly-skilled Radiologists all have teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School. They are Fellowship-trained to provide you with expert diagnostic and therapeutic care across a broad spectrum of diseases. In addition, they are sub-specialty trained in:

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Vascular and non-vascular Interventional therapeutics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Emergency Radiology

Our Services:

Mount Auburn Hospital’s Radiology Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers a wide range of services for your diagnostic needs. We use the latest technology, especially in the following areas:

In addition, we offer the following services:

Radiography

Radiography consists of diagnostic x-rays for rapid detection of musculoskeletal injury and cardiothoracic or abdominal ailments.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopic studies offered include complete evaluation of the gastrointestinal track, utilizing techniques such as barium swallow, upper G.I. series, small intestine series, barium enema, defecography, and speech and swallow evaluations. Fluoroscopic examinations also include steroid joint injections, myelography, sialography, arthography, and G.I. tube placement.

CT Scan

Diagnostic low dose CT is performed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This includes whole body diagnostic imaging, CT angiography, low dose CT lung cancer screening and dental CT.

MRI

Two hi-field strength scanners offer full service MRI including up-to-date techniques in neuro-imaging, musculoskeletal MRI, body MRI and pelvic floor/gynecologic MRI. Breast MRI screening and diagnostic work is also offered, including MRI-guided biopsies.

Ultrasound

Up-to-date equipment provides full diagnostic services including OB/GYN, female pelvis, breast, testicular, abdominal, lower extremity vein analysis, as well as thyroid and neonatal head evaluations.

CT/Pet Scan

Pet scans demonstrate the biological functions of the body before anatomical changes take place. The CT scan provides information about the body's anatomy. By combining these techniques to perform a CT/Pet Scan, Radiologists can more accurately diagnose and identify the disease.

Mammography

Mammography is available on-site at the hospital's Hoffman Breast Center, as well as at our off-site Radiology sites in Cambridge, Arlington, and Waltham.

Our Approach to Care:

Our Radiologists are highly-motivated to provide you with the highest possible quality of care. We pride ourselves on rapid report turn-around times, as well as our collaborative approach to caring for you. In addition, the Radiology Department runs an extremely successful academic Radiology Residency program to train future Radiologists to provide that same top-notch quality care with compassion.

What you Need to Know:

• You may pre-register for a hospital-based procedure by calling within 5 days of your scheduled appointment. To do so, call: 617-499-5220 between 12pm and 8pm, Monday through Friday.

• Some insurance companies require prior approval for radiology related services. Please check with your Primary Care Physician if you have questions about coverage.

• Your appointment may require prior preparation. Please fully read the Patient Preparation/Information Form that applies to you

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