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Holy Family's diagnostic imaging services offers the area's most
comprehensive range of state-of-the-art imaging modalities to evaluate
and provide information on a variety of illnesses and conditions.
Scheduled, emergency, interventional and routine diagnostic imaging
services are provided for inpatients and outpatients, including
mammography, gastrointestinal, gynecological, general X-ray, bone
densitometry and more.
Two Convenient Locations MRI Services Available Seven Days a Week
Holy Family Hospital offers a full range of cutting-edge MRI
technologies – including an open MRI – to meet every patient’s needs,
seven days a week:
3.0 Tesla unit in the MRI building at Holy Family Hospital
1.5 Tesla unit in the Radiology/MRI suite at Holy Family
Hospital (ground floor)
0.7 Tesla Open MRI unit in the MRI building at Holy Family
1.5 Tesla unit at 29 Stiles Road in Salem, NH
Our two convenient locations provide individuals from the greater
Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire with access to the finest
combination of competent, experienced staff and state-of-the-art MRI
Holy Family Hospital, 70 East Street, Methuen, Mass.
Holy Family Hospital MRI Services in Salem, 29 Stiles Rd.,
Appointments and Referrals
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call central scheduling at 978-722-3800, option #1.
Additional Diagnostic Services and Technologies at Holy Family Hospital
New "GE Lightspeed" 64-Slice Computerized Tomography
(CT) Scanning: a computer-assisted X-ray technique that
visualizes parts of the body, giving three-dimensional
information that is especially useful in the identification and
evaluation of space-occupying lesions.
Diagnostic Cardiology: provides a variety of
procedures such as EKGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter
monitoring, event monitoring, pacer checks and tilt table
evaluations to evaluate cardiac conditions.
Diagnostic Radiology (X-Ray): X-Ray
examinations are often done in an overall evaluation of the sick
and injured. Many times, they are a "standard" study performed
for a variety of reasons such as X-rays of bones to detect bone
fractures, or a chest X-ray for pneumonia.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): creates
images of the body by producing a radio signal within the body
that can be detected and processed on a computer. It provides
excellent imaging of the soft tissues of the nervous system and
herniated intervertebral discs. MRI is a reasonable alternative
to arthrography of the knee and shoulder, providing images
without surgical invasion and in a relatively short period of
time. MRI imaging complements X-ray images because MRI can
distinguish soft tissue in both normal and diseased states.
Mammography: a routine radiographic procedure
that utilizes special equipment and X-ray film to diagnose
breast lesions with a low dose of radiation to the patient.
Dedicated mammography services, including computer-aided
detection (CAD) to identify potential areas of concern, are
provided in the hospital's Breast Care Center.
Nuclear medicine: utilizes radiopharmaceuticals
to generate images of many structures within the body including
the heart, lungs, liver, thyroid gland, bones and kidneys.
Abnormal tissues are demonstrated when the radiopharmaceutical
administered to the patient creates an image that appears
different than normal tissue upon imaging.
PET-CT Imaging: combines today’s most advanced
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with the fastest and most
sophisticated CT technology. PET creates images of metabolic
activity in the body. CT scans create images of anatomical
structures within the human body. Together, a PET-CT scan allows
physicians to view metabolic activity and pinpoint where cancers
are located so that they may target the disease. PET-CT is
especially valuable in detecting or assessing certain cancers,
heart conditions and neurological problems.
Ultrasound: sometimes also referred to as
"echo," ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce
echoes within the body. The strength and timing of the echoes
returning to the send point, or transducer, are analyzed by a
computer to produce a graphic image of the area of interest such
as a gallbladder, veins, arteries, breast, thyroid gland, liver,
kidneys, ovaries and the heart.
Holy Family Hospital
70 East Street
Methuen, MA 01844
978-722-3800, option 1
Diagnostic Imaging/MRI Services
Holy Family Hospital
29 Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
978-722-3800, option 1
New England PET Imaging