The Department of Radiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is deeply committed to serving our patients by providing the highest quality of specialized radiological services in a compassionate, efficient, and cost effective manner. With our multidisciplinary team and state-of-the-art technology, we will maintain a consistent quality of clinical service and academic excellence in our dynamic practice of radiology. We offer a full range of diagnostic imaging techniques and interventional services.
About Us – Radiology
The Department of Radiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to offer a wide range of the highest quality diagnostic and interventional services currently available in imaging. We perform more than 350,000 imaging examinations annually in three locations: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington; Lahey Medical Center, Peabody; and Lahey Outpatient 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.
We are 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:
- Digital mammography including 3-D tomosynthesis
- Seven CT scanners with radiation dose reduction software, a bariatric CT scanner and the first portable CT scanner in the nation
- Six MRI units including an open magnet and a 3-Tesla magnet
- Three interventional suites
We are 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. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, we offer an 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, 3-D breast tomosynthesis, 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, we maintain 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.