The Department of Radiology at Lahey Clinic is pleased to offer a wide range of the highest quality diagnostic and interventional services currently available in imaging. We perform more than 300,000 imaging examinations annually in three locations: Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington; Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, in Peabody; and Lahey Medical Center, Lexington. Our team of more than 40 board certified radiologists provides subspecialty expertise in breast imaging, CT scan, gastrointestinal imaging, genitourinary imaging, interventional radiology, interventional neuroradiology, MRI, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, PET/CT imaging, thoracic imaging, ultrasound, vascular imaging and women's imaging. Together with our outstanding support staff, we deliver compassionate and technologically advanced care and service, and are proud to achieve a high level of satisfaction with both patients and our fellow physicians. Lahey's Radiology Department is entirely digital, resulting in the extremely efficient capture and processing of images. By using one of the most comprehensive PACS (Picture Archival Communications System) systems in the country, we further streamline the effective and economical transfer, viewing and archiving of images. Our subspecialty divisions are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including:
Installation of a bariatric CT scanner is planned, as is the addition of three more MRI units, including a 3-Tesla magnet. The Department of Radiology is also committed to medical education and maintains its own freestanding, four-year Radiology Residency Program. Post-residency fellowship training is also offered in fields such as abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and interventional neuroradiology. Since Lahey Clinic is also a teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, we are pleased to offer a popular elective clerkship for fourth year medical students interested in learning more about radiology. Educational programs are also available for individuals interested in careers as radiology technologists. We pride ourselves in staying on 'the leading edge' of diagnostic radiology imaging. Three-dimensional liver imaging for transplantation, uterine artery embolization for fibroids, MR-guided focused ultrasound thermal ablation, scintimammography, and the use of prostascint for nuclear imaging of prostate cancer are just some examples of existing, advanced technologies being offered in our department. Finally, Lahey's Department of Radiology maintains ongoing research partnerships with several companies specializing in the development of systems that apply computer technology to imaging processes. In addition, many other research projects specific to organ systems and our specialty services are conducted on a continuing basis.