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—and that allows us to help
more people live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Following are some of the groundbreaking imaging devices and
procedures that we use everyday.
24/7 Web Access to Patient Images and Information
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 their computers.
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
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
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, the16-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.
Emission Tomography (PET) scanning is a relatively new,
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
Line Health Imaging was the first in the region to offer this technique
for producing a computerized digitalmammogram,
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...and that has been shown to increase the
cancer detection rate by as much as 20%.
R2 Technologies' ImageChecker
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
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.
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 (or 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
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