Ellison Building

Ellison Building

The Department of Radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital performs approximately 500,000 examinations a year including 15,000 image guided therapeutic interventions.The Ellison and Charlestown MRI centers are equipped with 7 state of art General Electric 1.5 Excite scanners running the updated version 11.0x imaging platform. These scanners are equipped with full complement of coils allowing high resolution imaging of all body regions. A more complete description of the imaging capabilities is listed at the following website MGH Radiology web site.

Summary of the departmental imaging systems

Modality Imaging Systems Principal Uses
MRI 7 1.5T Whole Body Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
1 3T Whole Body Clinical Diagnosis, Clinical Research, and Basic Research
1 7T Whole Body Clinical and Basic Research
1 3T Head Only Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
1 1.5T Whole Body
CT 1 64-Slice Clinical Cardiac Research
2 16-Slice Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
1 8-Slice
4 4-Slice
1 Mobile Single Slice
1 Single Slice
PET/CT 3 Whole Body Clinical Research and Clinical Diagnosis
PET 1 Whole Body Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
Gamma Cameras 8 Dual Head Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research (Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology)
2 Single Head
Fluoroscopy 10 Digital Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
Interventional Fluoroscopy 5 Biplanar Clinical Intervention and Clinical Research
1 Tilt C-Arm
1 Single Plane
Mammography 1 Digital Clinical Diagnosis
10 Film
1 Tomosynthesis System Clinical Research
1 Multimodal System (Optical, ultrasound and tomosynthesis) Clinical and Basic Research
Ultrasound 5 Breast Imaging Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Research
14 General Use
DEXA 2 Bone Density Clinical Diagnosis
Radiotomography 2 Digital Clinical Diagnosis
1 Film
Radiography 13 Digital Clinical Diagnosis
5 Film