Radiology is a specialty service that deals with imaging techniques. These images help with the diagnosis and treatment of any number of disorders. Some of our testing includes:
- X-ray (general radiology)
- CT scan
- Digital mammography
- PET scan
- Nuclear medicine
- Bone density testing
VA Boston is equipped with the most advanced imaging technology available, and offers advanced Interventional Radiology services with many highly specialized procedures.Locations
Brockton campus: Building 3, 2nd floor
Jamaica Plain campus: 2nd floor
West Roxbury campus: Building 1, 1st floorOur team
The Radiology team consists of both technologists and radiologists. Each technologist is trained specifically for the test performed. The radiologists are medical doctors who interpret the resulting images.
After they review your images and medical history, the radiologists send a report of the findings to your doctor who ordered the test. Usually you will not meet with a radiologist during your appointment. He will speak with your doctor about any significant findings or to learn more about you.
In addition to interpreting images, the radiologists at VA Boston are also involved in research. They are highly trained in general radiology as well as neuroradiology (brain and spinal cord), abdominal imaging, and musculoskeletal radiology (bones, joints and muscles).
As we are an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, teaching is an important part of our mission. Our radiologists are regularly involved in teaching and supervising medical residents.