Diagnostic Radiology / Nuclear Medicine
Our highly skilled, board-certified professionals use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services to help your primary care physician or specialist make a timely, accurate diagnosis and provide the best course of treatment for you.
The latest technology in breast imaging, digital mammography allows more accurate readings, shorter exam times and fewer return visits to obtain additional imaging. Learn more about digital mammography services at Middlesex Hospital.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI can be used on any part of the body to diagnose injuries and conditions or monitor the internal effects of medications and treatments.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
MRA uses magnetic resonance imaging to study blood vessels.
Used to image organs like the liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, pelvic organs and breasts—and to evaluate blood flow in major vessels (known as Doppler Ultrasound)—Ultrasound provides a safe and effective way of examining organs and diagnosing disease.
Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive material—injected into the arm, inhaled or swallowed—to diagnose and treat disease. Common tests and treatments include lung ventilation scans, which can detect blood clots and other problems by showing how well air is distributed inside the lungs; gallbladder and liver scans, which help detect cirrhosis, hepatitis cysts and other conditions; and renal scans, which can detect kidney tumors, cysts, obstructions and other problems.
Using both CT scan and MRI scanning together, PET/CT scans can diagnose or treat many types of cancer and help evaluate how well the body’s organs and tissues are functioning.
By combining x-rays and computers to image any body part, CT scans can look for injuries, tumors or other diseases in the organs and vascular system within the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, head or extremities.
CT Guided Biopsy and Drainage
In this procedure—usually performed on an outpatient basis—an interventional radiologist uses a CT scanner to guide a needle or catheter and obtain a sample of tissue or fluid for analysis.
A sample of tissue or cells are removed from the body and examined under a microscope by a pathologist to determine the presence of any abnormality.
During this procedure, fluid is removed from an organ or body cavity and tested for abnormalities.
This procedure uses a needed to remove fluid and/or tissue from a lump for further examination.
To make an appointment with our Diagnostic Radiology Department/Nuclear Medicine, please call (860) 358-2500.