As the sophistication of imaging technology grows, Mass General Imaging and its specialty-trained radiologists are uniquely positioned to provide patients and referrers with diagnostic quality, safety, and access to state-of-the-art technologies.
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Advanced imaging, today and tomorrow
Today's medical imaging technologies provide unprecedented visibility into the body. As a result, imaging now plays a crucial role in almost every discipline of medicine, providing diagnostic insights that allow physicians to confidently chart their patients' care.
Imaging has fundamentally transformed the practice of medicine, relegating practices such as exploratory surgery to history books and providing physicians with faster, deeper insight into their patients' conditions. In addition, real-time technology is expanding the use of imaging beyond diagnosis into the realm of treatment, enabling minimally invasive procedures that address specific conditions.
Conventional wisdom in some quarters may hold that medical imaging amounts to pushing the right button on a machine and receiving an instant diagnosis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Imaging technologies and techniques continue to evolve rapidly. As the sophistication of the tools increases, so too does the demand for expertise among the people carrying out the exams, interpreting the results, and performing the procedures. Advanced imaging is revealing increasingly subtle body processes, but the data imaging produces are not useful unless the person interpreting them has the specialty knowledge and experience necessary to understand what he or she is seeing.
With a staff of more than 100 specialty-trained radiologists, supported by hundreds of highly trained technologists, as well as an active research program that continues to create tomorrow's imaging advances, Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging is positioned to meet the challenges of medical imaging today and in the future.
Mass General Imaging and the Department of Radiology
The heart of Mass General Imaging is the Mass General Department of Radiology—the clinical and academic organization made up of our specialized radiologists, residents and fellows engaged in our rigorous training programs, and investigators who carry out an ambitious slate of research through a wide collection of labs.
Online, we present ourselves as two distinct but interconnected websites focused on the specific needs of different constituencies. This site, www.massgeneralimaging.org, is organized for patients and referring physicians interested in our services and the practical concerns of ordering exams, obtaining exam images, and so on. The Department of Radiology site, www.massgeneral.org/radiology, is arranged for the needs of our peers in radiology practice, those interested in our research programs, and prospective residents and fellows.
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