Griffin Hospital’s Radiology Department will be offering its patients advanced MRI capabilities by providing new and expanded MRI services using the Siemens 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera system.
The MAGNETOM Aera combines a high-field-strength magnet with an extra wide entry design to produce exams that have exquisite detail. The result is a relaxed and comfortable experience for patients and increased clinical confidence for clinicians.
In our continued efforts to offer convenient hours to our patients, MRI appointments are now being offered offered Sunday through Friday.
To make your appointment, contact Central Scheduling at 203-732-7101
Diagnostic Radiology & Medical Imaging at Griffin Hospital
State-of-the-art imaging in a personalized and healing environment.
Griffin Hospital’s Department of Radiology has continually invested in the best diagnostic imaging equipment to insure that we provide cutting-edge technology. We employ only board certified, state licensed professionals to ensure that we consistently produce high quality examinations. Our board certified Radiologists work within their respective departments to interpret exams in a timely manner, thereby providing you and your physician with results as quickly as possible.
By offering an open MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) unit, Griffin is able to accommodate those patients who experience anxiety or claustrophobia with traditional MRI while not sacrificing the image results. The unit, a Hitachi Oasis 1.2 Tesla open MRI, produces excellent imaging results in a calming, comfortable environment.
The Radiology Department offers patients state-of-the-art mammography screening, ultrasound, PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scans, MRI and CT Scans in pleasing environment.
Griffin’s 128-slice GE Optima 660 computed tomography system (CT Scan) provides unparalleled imaging quality and reduces the patient’s time in the scanner. Griffin’s 128-slice scanner was the first installed in Connecticut, and allows doctors to simultaneously capture multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds, shaving minutes off the exam time. The system provides exceptionally high-resolution images that help doctors to more accurately diagnose patients than ever before.
We are very proud of the fact that many of our Diagnostic Imaging Departments are credentialed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The following areas are ACR certified:
- Nuclear Cardiology (SPECT Imaging)
- Nuclear Medicine: General Planar Imaging
- Ultrasound: Breast
- Ultrasound: General
- Ultrasound: GYN
- Ultrasound: Small Parts
- Ultrasound: Vascular
The technological advances made in our Diagnostic Imaging Departments as well as our commitment to only employing extraordinary professionals enable Griffin to provide you with the best Diagnostic Imaging services available in our area.
We’re committed to providing a safer, healthier imaging experience for patients – which is why we’ve taken the Image Wisely pledge.
As a patient, you may have concerns about the imaging procedures prescribed for you. How much medical radiation is too much? What are the benefits of CT scans? Does my age or gender affect my risk? What are the risks? For answers to these questions and more, visit the following links on the RadiologyInfo.org website:
Referring physicians and other health care providers need reliable information to help manage their patients’ imaging needs. Consulting with your radiologist colleagues can help you and your patients make informed imaging decisions.
In addition, please use the resources below for medical information that addresses imaging-related questions.
Griffin Hospital Diagnostic Services
Low-dose with high accuracy.
A full complement of general nuclear medicine examinations, including bone, lung, thyroid, cardiac, liver, and renal evaluations.
Combined PET/CT uses two imaging methods, CT and positron emission tomography (PET), in one procedure.
X-rays when you need them.
Imaging for a clearer view.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic test that produces very clear, detailed pictures of the organs and structures in your body.