St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

736 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135    617-789-3000

St. Elizabeth'sServices and Clinical CentersDiagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

St. Elizabeth’s Diagnostic Imaging Center is known throughout New England for its extensive and groundbreaking diagnostic capabilities and expertise.  

Our board-certified radiologists, all faculty members of the Tufts University School of Medicine, are experts in a variety of radiology subspecialties. Frequently named as top doctors nationally and by Boston Magazine, they provide the expertise, compassion and high-level care for which this hospital is known.

They work closely with other St. Elizabeth’s specialists, surgeons and referring physicians, accurately diagnosing disorders with the latest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), PET and ultrasound scanning technologies.  They are also among the most experienced physicians in New England with the latest interventional and nuclear imaging techniques.

At St. Elizabeth’s all images are digitized for rapid diagnosis and safekeeping.  In addition, to better protect our patients, new technology employs up to 80 percent less radiation.

Breaking new ground in radiology

  • St. Elizabeth’s was the first hospital on the East Coast to conduct automated MRI-guided breast biopsy and to offer ultrasound-guided breast biopsies and non-surgical benign tumor removal.
  • We are at the forefront in using three-dimensional reconstructions to interpret all CT results. We also offer low-dose coronary CT angiograms, which use 80 percent less radiation than traditional coronary CT scans.
  • We regularly perform advanced procedures such as non-invasive radiofrequency tumor ablation, and sonohysterograms for diagnosing uterine abnormalities.
  • Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening, which uses x-rays to see into the lungs, has been proven effective in detecting lung can­cer for smokers who fit certain criteria, according to the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), and it's available at St. E.s. Learn more.

Our radiologists receive referrals from all of the New England states for complex diagnostic challenges. They are actively involved in clinical research, and their participation in national clinical trials gives patients access to some of the most sophisticated new technologies available. They also provide specialty training for medical residents and fellows.

All services are available at St. Elizabeth’s with ample low-cost valet and garage parking.

Diagnostic Imaging Services

We provide a full range of traditional and advanced diagnostic imaging procedures. We also know that patients may feel anxious about diagnostic testing and we take great care to help our patients remain as physically and emotionally comfortable as possible. The following are various tests that we provide at St. Elizabeth's Radiology.  

  • 3-D Breast Imaging/Tomosynthesis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Advanced neurologic MRI
  • Advanced cardiac MRI
  • Breast MRI
  • Head to toe MR Angiography
  • CT Scanning (64 slice)
  • Low-dose CT angiograms
  • CT-guided biopsies using CT fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided benign breast tumor removal
  • PET scanning
  • X-rays and radiography
  • Nuclear imaging

Our state-of-the-art scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Interventional Procedures

St. Elizabeth’s radiologists work closely with cardiologists, orthopedists, GI, kidney and obstetrics/gynecology specialists, among others, in performing conventional and advanced diagnostic imaging procedures. Our radiology specialists are expert at procedures for the cardiovascular system, abdominal cavity, spine, bones and soft tissues.

  • Vascular access including portacath insertion, tunneled catheter insertion, and peripherally-inserted central catheter (PICC) lines, providing long-term access for administration of medications
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy (feeding tube) insertion
  • Biliary and renal drainage and stenting for kidney disease
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vertebroplasty to alleviate debilitating spinal pain
  • Kyphoplasty, a non-invasive treatment for spine fractures
  • Discography, for those preparing for spinal surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation, using radiofrequency and alcohol to “cook” tumors non-invasively

For more information about Diagnostic Imaging, please call 617-789-2762.

Diagnostic Imaging
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