Holy Family Hospital

Diagnostic Imaging at Holy Family Hospital

Diagnostic ImagingHoly Family Hospital offers the area's most comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging modalities to evaluate and provide information on a variety of illnesses and conditions.

Scheduled, emergency, interventional and routine diagnostic imaging services are provided for inpatients in our care and for outpatients by appointment. Our team will work with you to schedule the earliest available appointment at the location with the most appropriate imaging modality for your health care needs. 

Our primary locations are Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. In addition, we also offer an MRI option in Salem, New Hampshire; PET imaging in both Methuen and Haverhill, and walk-in options for diagnostic X-rays. Please refer to the right-hand column for details.

Diagnostic Services and Technologies include:

  • 64-Slice Computerized Tomography (CT) Scanning: A computer-assisted X-ray technique that visualizes parts of the body, giving three-dimensional information that is especially useful in the identification and evaluation of space-occupying lesions.
  • Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray): X-ray examinations are often done in an overall evaluation of the sick and injured. Many times, they are a "standard" study performed for a variety of reasons such as X-rays of bones to detect bone fractures, or a chest X-ray for pneumonia.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Creates images of the body by producing a radio signal within the body that can be detected and processed on a computer. It provides excellent imaging of the soft tissues of the nervous system and herniated intervertebral discs. MRI is a reasonable alternative to arthrography of the knee and shoulder, providing images without surgical invasion and in a relatively short period of time. MRI imaging complements X-ray images because MRI can distinguish soft tissue in both normal and diseased states.
  • Mammography: A routine radiographic procedure that utilizes special equipment and X-ray film to diagnose breast lesions with a low dose of radiation to the patient. Dedicated mammography services, including computer-aided detection (CAD) to identify potential areas of concern, are provided in the Breast Care Center at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and also at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Utilizes radiopharmaceuticals to generate images of many structures within the body including the heart, lungs, liver, thyroid gland, bones and kidneys. Abnormal tissues are demonstrated when the radiopharmaceutical administered to the patient creates an image that appears different than normal tissue upon imaging.
  • Ultrasound: Sometimes also referred to as "echo," ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce echoes within the body. The strength and timing of the echoes returning to the send point, or transducer, are analyzed by a computer to produce a graphic image of the area of interest such as a gallbladder, veins, arteries, breast, thyroid gland, liver, kidneys, ovaries and the heart.
  • PET-CT Imaging, provided by New England PET Imaging: Combines today’s most advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with the fastest and most sophisticated CT technology. PET creates images of metabolic activity in the body. CT scans create images of anatomical structures within the human body. Together, a PET-CT scan allows physicians to view metabolic activity and pinpoint where cancers are located so that they may target the disease. PET-CT is especially valuable in detecting or assessing certain cancers, heart conditions and neurological problems.
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Dysphagia Swallowing Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Neurological Testing (EEG and EMG)

 


Diagnostic Imaging - By Appointment

Our teams will work with you to schedule the earliest available appointment that meets your health care needs.

Diagnostic Imaging
Holy Family Hospital
70 East Street
Methuen, MA 01844
978-722-3800, option 1

Diagnostic Imaging
Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley
140 Lincoln Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-521-8121

Diagnostic Imaging/MRI Services
Holy Family Hospital
29 Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
978-722-3800, option 1 

New England PET Imaging

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment. 

Holy Family Hospital
Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointments: 978-689-4738 

Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley
Hours: 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Appointments: 
888-560-4738

Diagnostic Imaging – Walk-In Services for X-rays

For your convenience, we offer walk-in services for X-rays only at the following locations. No appointment is required.

Andover Surgery Center
138 Haverhill Street
Andover, MA 01810
978-475-2880

Steward Diagnostic Imaging
380R Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA 01844
978-416-6090

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