Advanced imaging, today and tomorrow
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.
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.
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.