Main Line Health Imaging has consistently been at the forefront of
radiology services and technology in the Delaware Valley and
Philadelphia region. The equipment and technology we employ makes early
detection and diagnosis of disease and other ailments faster, more
accurate and more reliable than ever before which allows us to help more
people live longer, healthier and happier lives.
24/7 Web Access to Patient Images and Information
Main Line Health Imaging utilizes the Picture Archival and
Communications System (PACS)—a filmless, high-definition radiologic
technology network. With PACS, radiologists and physicians can
simultaneously access images at any time, from any location, through
PACS allows physicians immediate, convenient 24-hour access to patient
images for clinical review or consultation. This digital technology
offers real-time viewing. With our secure web-based service, physicians
can access a patient's complete digital record via the Internet in
seconds. Images can also be stored on computer or burned onto a CD for
the patient or a referring physician.
Our speech recognition dictation system significantly reduces the wait
time for radiology reports. Most reports are sent to your referring
physician on the same day as your study.
GE EXCITE MRI
This new technology captures high-resolution images with unparalleled
speed, providing physicians with greater clinical confidence and greater
patient comfort. EXCITE offers higher-quality diagnostic information
from virtually every part of the body—and up to four times
faster than conventional MRI scanners. This is especially good
news for physicians attempting to capture high-resolution images from
moving internal body parts. EXCITE helps radiologists diagnose a wide
range of conditions, including heart and vascular disease, stroke,
abdominal and brain disorders and problems in the knee, shoulder, ankle
and wrist. To accommodate patient preferences, we offer both open and
GE LightSpeed 16-Slice CT Scanner
We offer the most advanced equipment available in computed
tomography (CT) scanning. The GE LightSpeed 16-Slice CT Scanner
provides radiologists with highly-detailed views of the human body in
seconds. This new technology assists physicians in early detection of
lung and other cancers and in evaluating whether the cancer has spread.
For heart patients, the 16-Slice CT Scanner offers new views of the
cardiac chambers, coronary arteries and blood vessels that may reduce
the need for invasive procedures, such as catheterization.
Positron Emission Tomography
(PET) scanning is a revolutionary imaging system which provides your
physician with powerful, vivid images of the human body and critical
diagnostic information that other imaging tests cannot provide. PET
provides critical diagnostic information by evaluating chemical and
physiological changes in organs and tissues, allowing for earlier
detection of disease. Its most common applications are in oncology,
neurology and cardiology where this vital diagnostic information can
alter the course of treatment. Main Line Health Imaging was one of the
first in the nation to offer this exciting technology.
Full-Field Digital Mammography
Main Line Health Imaging was the first in the region to offer this
technique for producing a computerized digital mammogram,
allowing radiologists to lighten, darken and magnify areas on the image
for greater clarity and accuracy. When combined with computer-aided
detection (CAD) hardware and software (see below), radiologists can take
a digital second look at films which has been shown to increase the
cancer detection rate by as much as 20 percent.
R2 Technologies' ImageChecker
Although mammography is the most effective method of screening for
breast cancer, interpretation of screenings is challenging. ImageChecker
is a computer-aided detection (CAD) system that assists radiologists in
detecting breast cancer by digitalizing and then analyzing mammograms
for possible abnormal findings. ImageChecker highlights areas on the
mammogram that contain features associated with cancer, allowing
physicians to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses than ever.
Minimally-Invasive Biopsy Procedures
In addition to our mammographic services, our dedicated breast
radiologists offer both MRI-guided and ultrasound-guided biopsies of the
breast in which a small needle is inserted to remove a small amount of a
suspected lump or tumor for diagnosis. Both procedures are performed
under local anesthesia by our radiologists.
uses high-frequency sound waves that "echo" off the body to create
pictures. Ultrasound can safely and painlessly examine many parts of the
body such as the kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, brain, heart and
hips, but perhaps the best known use of ultrasound is to evaluate the
condition of a fetus in the mother's womb. At Main Line Health Imaging,
ultrasounds are performed on advanced GE equipment by certified and
experienced ultrasonographers under the supervision of a board-certified
radiologist. Today's ultrasound machines return extremely detailed
images in real time.
Bone densitometry is a simple, painless procedure that measures bone
mineral density, an accurate predictor of osteoporosis. The radiologists
at Main Line Health Imaging use a Dual-Energy
X-ray Absorption (DEXA) machine to send low-dose X-rays through the
bones to measure their density and strength so they can determine your
risk of developing fractures.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.