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About MRI Services
The Newton-Wellesley Hospital MRI technical staff are committed to helping your patients have a comfortable experience during their MRI exam.
Our MRI technologists are nationally certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our diagnostic radiologists are physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the interpretation of MRI images.
All of our radiologists are board certified and many have subspecialty certification and expertise in specific fields of radiology. This qualified team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to interpret MRI scan results.
2009 MR Upgrade (pdf)
Areas of subspecialty expertise in MRI include:
- Board Certified Neuroradiologists
- Fellowship-Trained Musculoskeletal Radiologists
- Fellowship-Trained Body Imaging Radiologists
- American College of Radiology-Accredited Breast
- Imaging Service with Advanced Breast MRI Expertise
- Board Certified Pediatric Radiologists
Common MRI Scans
Common MRI scans at Newton-Wellesley include:
- Joint lower extremity
- Brain with and without contrast
- Joint upper extremity
- MRA head without contrast
- Bilateral breast
- MRA neck without contrast
- Lumbar spine with and without contrast
The MRI team is prepared to schedule timely appointments for your patients. You can schedule MRI tests through the MRI office, the Hospital’s Central Scheduling System or via a scheduling pager for urgent and emergent cases. Urgent exams are accommodated at any hour and coverage for emergency procedures or consultations is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact MRI scheduling at 617-243-6217.
Accessing Your Patients' Results
The Radiology Department has an efficient system in place to quickly and effectively provide access to images and reports for all members of your patient’s health provider team. Results from your patient’s MRI scan are integrated into the Partners HealthCare electronic medical record system.
With a focus on patient privacy, this paperless documentation system allows referring physicians outside Newton-Wellesley Hospital immediate and confidential access to their patient’s records. This technology virtually eliminates the need for written charts, reduces errors and provides a smoother transition for patients during their MRI experience.
Referring physicians can access their patients’ results and scans directly from their office computer using the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) – this offers seamless continuity of care for each patient who comes for an MRI scan.
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