Programs & Services:
The Radiology Department at Newton Medical Center offers a variety of imaging services to meet our patients’ needs and provide high quality, competent and safe patient care. Our department is accredited by The Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology in computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and mammography.
Our team consists of board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists, registered nurses specializing in radiology, and highly skilled, nationally registered and state-licensed technologists. The radiology staff at Newton Medical Center takes pride in providing state-of-the-art imaging while creating a warm and friendly community feel for all patients.
Furthermore, all of our patients’ radiology images are digitally transferred via our Picture Achieving and Communications System (PACS), which enables our staff to deliver accurate results in a timely manner.
Services provided at Newton Medical Center’s Radiology Department:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – This scan uses magnetism, radio waves and a computer to produce cross-sectional images of body structures. The resolution is so detailed that physicians can detect tiny changes within the specific area that was scanned.
- Computed axial tomography (CT scan) – An x-ray procedure that obtains cross-sectional images of body parts that cannot be seen on a standard x-ray. This allows physicians to promptly diagnose and treat many diseases.
- Digital mammography – An x-ray procedure that produces an image of the inner breast tissue. This technique helps physicians identify cysts, calcifications and tumors, and is currently the most efficient screening method in the early detection of breast cancer.
- Fluoroscopy – A procedure that uses x-rays to produce real-time video images of organs in motion. We offer many fluoroscopic tests, including evaluation of swallowing (barium swallow), upper gastrointestinal (GI) series and esophagrams.
- Nuclear medicine – Procedures used to diagnose, manage and treat diseases with small amounts of radioactive material or radiopharmaceuticals.
- Ultrasound – A diagnostic cross-sectional imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to assess blood flow and view internal organs as they function.
- Vascular ultrasound – This diagnostic cross-sectional imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves and a variety of tests can assist in the diagnosis of venous disease.