Dr. Kevin Chang, who specializes in Body Imaging in the Radiology Department at Newton Wellesley Hospital, speaks on Virtual Colonoscopy, which is an alternative way to perform colon cancer screening. Also known as Virtual Colonography, the test is a CT scan based assessment that does not require anesthesia or injected medications or radiology contrast, is completed… Read more »
Newton-Wellesley Radiology now offers Shear Wave Elastography of the liver, a new ultrasound exam to assess the stiffness of liver tissue. This test is a painless and non-invasive effective tool for the diagnosis of fibrotic liver disease and cirrhosis, as well as a method of surveillance of effectiveness of medical treatment of such diseases. Please… Read more »
NWH performs Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening (LDCT), which has been shown to detect lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable. NWH is certified as a Lung Cancer Screening site by the American College of Radiology.
The Newton Wellesley Hospital Women’s Imaging Center was the first breast imaging facility in the nation to provide tomosynthesis (3D) imaging to all women having mammography. This improved technology has allows a dramatic improvement in cancer detection while decreasing the need for additional views.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound allows for real time evaluation of the musculoskeletal system without ionizing radiation. This technique is well established world-wide and growing in popularity locally, and serves as a complimentary modality to the other commonly utilized technologies in musculoskeletal imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI, bone scan).