Yeatts Radiology Center
The Yeatts Radiology Center combines advances in diagnostic technology with cutting-edge care. Our physicians use innovative imaging techniques to “see” inside and evaluate your condition. We then apply the latest clinical therapies. All while making you feel as calm and confident as possible.
Inside the Yeatts Radiology Center, you’ll find:
- Imaging techniques from ultrasound and X-ray to nuclear imaging, MRI and PET-CT
- A state-of-the-art CT system that generates unsurpassed image resolution and clinical detail
- Quick and accurate diagnosis of head and spine injuries, lung and liver disease, cancer, tumors, bone and joint and more
- A Picture Archival and Communications System that allows doctors connected to the Emerson Hospital network to view images electronically—saving vital time for diagnosis and treatment
- "Image Gently" campaign - endorses always using a child-sized radiation dose, regardless of the imaging test on our pediatric patients.
Your team. Your hospital.
We’re dedicated to creating a patient-friendly setting. That means more than just a comfortable environment. It means diagnosing you quickly for peace of mind. It means skilled and compassionate nurses and technicians delivering advanced care. It means understanding the human body inside and out.
The Yeatts Radiology Center is named for Fredrick and Ines Yeatts in recognition of their incredible generosity.
Our Imaging Techniques
X-ray – We use advanced X-ray imaging to diagnose bone injury and disease such as fractures, bone infections, arthritis and cancer, among other conditions. X-ray is available at our Concord, Massachusetts, Main Campus, Westford Health Center, Emerson Hospital Medical Center in Sudbury, Emerson Hospital Health Center in Groton and Center for Specialty Care.
Ultrasound – Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves to examine many of the body’s internal organs, including the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder. We offer a full range of diagnostic procedures—from pelvic ultrasound for expectant mothers to new treatments for uterine fibroids and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. Plus, our new ultrasound suite features all private rooms and a separate waiting area.
The following prep guides will help you know what to expect for your ultrasound and how to prepare for it. If you have any additional questions, please call 978-287-3702.
MRI – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless, safe and radiation-free diagnostic test that uses radio waves, magnetic fields and computer software to create highly detailed cross-sectional images of the brain, nerves, spinal cord, bones, joints, breasts, abdominal and pelvic organs. All to help physicians properly diagnose and treat you. And all the studies are read by board-certified radiologists. Plus, our Picture Archival and Communications System allows doctors connected to the Emerson Hospital network to view MRI images electronically—saving vital time in your diagnosis and treatment. MRI is available at our Main Campus and Westford Health Center.
CT Scan – We use the latest CT (computerized tomography) technology, including a Toshiba 64 slice scanner, to take images that are unsurpassed in resolution and clinical detail. Our state-of-the-art imaging system enables quick, accurate diagnosis for head and spine injuries, lung and liver disease, cancer, tumors, bone and joint and more. CT Scan is available at our Main Campus and Westford Health Center.
The following guide will help you know what to expect during your CT scan and how to prepare for the scan.
Interventional Radiology – Our expert interventional radiologists guide small needles or catheters through the blood vessels to treat disease through the skin, using X-rays, ultrasound or other images to follow the right path. This minimally invasive procedure is successful for treating bleeding from uterine fibroids, back pain from vertebral compression fractures or leg swelling from deep-vein thrombosis.
Nuclear Imaging – We use the latest nuclear medicine techniques to determine how well certain organs like the kidneys, heart, lungs and gallbladder are functioning. Images are produced by detecting radiation from a radioactive tracer material we’ve administered into the body. A radiologist then interprets the digital images for diagnosis. Radioactive tracers are typically injected into a vein and have no side effects. The amount of radiation a patient receives is very low.
Mammography – Mammography imaging uses a low-dose X-ray for the early detection of breast cancers. Our board-certified radiologists use 100% digital mammography and computer-aided detection to find even the smallest abnormality and deliver the most accurate diagnosis possible. Mammography is available at the Breast Health Center and Westford Health Center.
Bone Density – A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement, measures the strength and density of your bones as you approach menopause. When the test is repeated at a later date, it can help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density. These tests are painless, noninvasive and safe. They compare your bone density with standards for what is expected in someone of your age, gender and size and to the optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same gender.
The following prep guide will help you understand the bone density scan procedure and how to prepare for it:
PET/CT – Positron-emission tomography can often help our oncologists avoid unnecessary tests and treatment by helping your physician determine the extent and severity of cancer for the purpose of developing both a treatment plan and prognosis. PET is combined with CT scanning to provide an accurate picture of the cancer’s location, as well as the metabolic activity within cancer cells.
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