Imaging Services

Newton Medical Center provides comprehensive imaging services offered by experienced medical staff.  Our medical staff performs routine and advanced diagnostic and interventional procedures using the latest diagnostic equipment to deliver clear and accurate results. All diagnostic images are read by board certified radiologists.

Diagnostic Procedures

Diagnostic radiology uses imaging exams and procedures to diagnose a patient.

Bone Density Scan
To detect osteoporosis accurately, doctors use an enhanced form of X-ray technology called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA). DEXA bone densitometry is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA is a quick, painless procedure for measuring bone loss. Measurement of the lower spine and hips are most often done.

CT Scan
A CT scan combines a series of X-rays taken from different angles that provides images of the brain and other parts of the body.

Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy is live X-ray imaging, similar to an X-ray movie. It allows the physician to see objects in real time.

MRI
An MRI is a test that uses radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than X-rays. In many cases, it gives different information than an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan.

Mammography
Mammography is a technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate breast abnormalities.

Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine is the application of radionuclides in the diagnosis or treatment of a disease. It is a branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis and treatment.

PET/CT
PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) is a nuclear medicine and CT fused functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body.

X-rays
An X-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with X-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.

Ultrasound
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body to generate a picture of internal organs as they function.

Interventional Procedures

Interventional radiology is the use of small tools that enable the physician to watch their progress on an X-ray or other imaging equipment. Interventional radiology treatments are generally easier for patients than surgery because they involve no surgical incision, less pain and shorter hospital stays. Physicians can use this technology to diagnose and treat conditions.

CT

  • Biopsies (lung, liver, lymph node, kidney,adrenal gland, retroperitaneum, soft tissue masses, bone, and bone marrow)
  • Abscess drainages
  • CT-guided injections (Piriformis muscle, ischial tuberosity, other muscle, tendon, or bursa injections)
  • Parotid sialograms

Ultrasound

  • Biopsies (breast, thyroid, superficial lymph nodes, liver, and neck masses)
  • Wire localization of the breast
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Abscess drainage
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Cyst and seroma aspirations
  • Venous access
  • Pseudoaneurysm treatment
  • Saline sonograms

Fluoroscopic

  • Esophagram/upper GI (UGI) studies
  • Small bowel studies
  • Barium enema
  • Therapeutic injections
  • Lumbar epidural
  • SI joint
  • Extremity joints
  • Bursa/facet injections
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Arthrography (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, toe)
  • Myelography
  • Lumbar puncture
  • PICC line placement
  • Sniff test for diaphragmatic paralysis
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Chest tube placement
  • Loopagram
  • T-tube cholangiogram
  • Spine biopsies
  • Port/PICC patency check
  • Vertebroplasty

Nuclear Medicine

  • Sentinel lymph node injections
  • VP shunt injections
  • Nuclear Cisternography

MDsave

Newton Medical Center and MDsave are working together to help local residents without insurance or with high-deductible health plans save money and get more of the medical care they need. Through the MDsave marketplace, patients have access to a wide variety of medical procedures, including imaging services, at discounted prices.

View MDsave’s website for a list of these services. The process is upfront and easy. Just choose the best option, add to your cart and check out online – the price posted is what you pay.

Hours

Imaging hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; however, the department is staffed with technologists 24 hours a day in order to accommodate inpatient and emergency department needs.

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The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.