MRI Services

mri at newton-wellesley hospitalThe Radiology Department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers advanced comprehensive diagnostic imaging services and expertise in all areas of radiology – including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams. The Hospital has a renowned MRI program with a long tradition of exceptional patient care and access to MRI specialists in a comfortable and convenient setting. Our radiology experts are committed to providing superior MRI scans for patients and upholding the service and quality standards that exist within the Radiology Department.

Radiologists at Newton-Wellesley have a wide variety of experience and are highly skilled at the interpretation of MRI images. The qualified team of specialty medical professionals offers MRI expertise including neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, body imaging, breast MRI imaging, sports medicine and pediatric radiology.

Medical professionals are committed to making patients feel comfortable throughout their MRI exam. This includes providing information to let patients know what to expect every step of the way. Before the exam begins, a radiology technologist will explain the test and answer any questions about the process.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI is a noninvasive diagnostic tool used to identify and treat various medical conditions. These exams provide unparalleled views of internal body structures including the organs, soft tissues and bone, which cannot be seen using conventional X-rays or CT scans. MRI technology produces clear and precise cross-sectional images. This diagnostic tool offers a quick and safe method for gathering pictures of the human anatomy allowing physicians to detect many conditions in earlier stages.

The MRI technology uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the human body. As the radio waves pass through the body, images are created on a computer screen for radiologists to analyze. These precise images allow radiologists to view soft tissue (muscles, fat, internal organs, blood vessels and tendons) and bones without the use of X-rays or surgery.

The MRI imaging technique does not involve exposure to radiation. However, women should always inform their technologist if there is a chance they could be pregnant. Medical and electronic devices may interfere with MRI exams and pose a potential risk. Patients with any kind of metallic implant should not have an MRI unless their physician is aware of the device and has approved the procedure. Patients with pacemakers should not undergo an MRI.

New Siemens 3-Tesla MRI
The Radiology Department is pleased to now be offering the Siemens 3-Tesla MRI. The 3T platform provides advanced technology, which offers state-of-the-art, high-resolution imaging for all areas of the body. The new 3T unit also offers wide-body open/short-bore technology, which provides more comfort for our patients, reduces anxiety for our claustrophobic patients and allows for easier and more comfortable positioning.

MRI Hours and Location
Monday through Friday: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am - 7:30pm
The MRI Suite is located at the Hospital on the first floor by the Surgical Center. 

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MRI Services - Department of Radiology
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-6217

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