RIMI Capabilities Patient Brochure



RIMI Capabilities Patient Brochure
Established in 1943, Rhode Island
Medical Imaging (RIMI) maintains the
highest standards of practice in medical
diagnostic imaging. Our team of
radiologists has broad based experience
and subspecialty training in all areas of
diagnostic imaging, providing patients
with immediate access to consultations
in any medical imaging subspecialty. Our
network of private facilities, staffed by
board certified radiologists, registered
technologists, and dedicated office
personnel, offers physicians and patients
prompt and professional service using
state-of-the-art technology.
Our goal is to provide every physician
and patient with the highest quality in
contemporary diagnostic imaging.
Full Service Locations:
Barrington Medical Center
1525 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence
Greenwich Medical Center
1351 South County Trail, Building 1, East Greenwich
Blackstone Center
6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 5, Suite 506, Lincoln
Blackstone Valley Medical Building
333 School Street, Suite 105, Pawtucket
The radiologists at Rhode Island Medical
Imaging are the same physicians who
are at:
• Rhode Island Hospital
• Women & Infants
• Hasbro Children’s Hospital
• The Miriam Hospital
All our radiologists hold faculty positions
at the Warren Alpert Medical School of
Brown University.
Rhode Island Medical Imaging
radiologists also subspecialize in all areas
of imaging, including
• Women’s imaging
• Bone, joint, and muscle
• Abdominal and pelvic imaging
Moshassuck Medical Center
One Randall Square, Providence
Limited Service Locations:
982 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry
Imaging (MRI)
Metacomet Office Park
450 Veterans Memorial Parkway Building #2
East Providence
George Washington Medical Center
2 Wake Robin Road, Suite 107, Lincoln
CT Scan
Warren Medical Center, 851 Main Street, Warren
469 Centerville Road, Suite 103, Warwick
Bone Densitometry - Dexa
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Diagnostic X-Ray
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CT Scan
Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (MRI)
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is a
test that assists in diagnosing problems in the body
using a strong magnetic field. A small antenna
in the MRI scanner receives the natural radio
frequencies emitted by most tissues in the body
to create images interpreted by a radiologist. An
MRI scanner emits no radiation. Examination times
typically range between 30 minutes and one hour.
All Rhode Island Medical Imaging MRI scanners are
“short bore” scanners, which means that they are
about half the length of traditional MRI scanners
and are much more comfortable for claustrophobic
A screening mammogram is performed on women
without symptoms as a “checkup” once per year
beginning at age 40. Screening mammograms
take approximately 15 minutes and are performed
by technologists with advanced training and
certification in breast imaging. Screening
mammograms are available at all of our locations.
Mammograms are called diagnostic when they are
being done for one of the following reasons:
• A new breast lump, pain, or nipple discharge
was noticed by you or your doctor.
• Your recent screening mammogram showed
something that requires more X-ray pictures
and possibly a sonogram or your last
mammogram showed something that is being
closely followed.
All RIMI mammograms are performed on state-ofthe-art digital equipment that permits the fastest
and most accurate images possible. Furthermore,
all mammograms performed at RIMI are read by
board certified Radiologists who specialize in breast
CT or “CAT” scans are special tests that produce
images of the body using X-rays and a computer.
CT scans are frequently used to evaluate the brain,
neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and sinuses.
The CT scanner looks like a large donut with a
narrow table. The patient lies on the table as it
moves through the center of the machine. The
time to complete a CT scan depends on what body
parts are being examined. After the scan is finished,
a board certified radiologist will interpret the study
and send a report to your referring physician.
Bone Densitometry
Measurement of bone mass by densitometry has
become central to the diagnosis of osteoporosis
and instituting preventative treatment. DEXA
scanning is a simple, painless test, performed
while lying down on the table of the unit.
Determinations are made in the lumbar spine, hip
and occasionally the forearm. The length of the
exam is 10-15 minutes. Many women choose to
schedule their DEXA screening to coincide with
their mammogram.
All RIMI CT scanners use low dose technology to
ensure there is minimal radiation exposure.
Ultrasound (sonography) uses high frequency sound
waves to create images of the inside of the body.
There is no radiation used, so it is safe for pregnant
women and children. Ultrasound is very good
at assessing the uterus, ovaries, urinary bladder,
gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, spleen, pancreas,
kidneys, and any other soft tissue part of the body.
Diagnostic X-Ray
X-rays of the chest, abdomen, spine, sinuses and
extremities are the most common X-ray tests
performed. These studies require 5 to 15 minutes
and no appointment is necessary.

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