The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is affiliated with four area hospitals: Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Childrens's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Women and Infants Hospital. These clinical sites serve the health care needs of a diverse patient population and provide a range of training opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows.
Rhode Island Hospital
Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital is a 719 bed tertiary care center and the only Level I trauma center serving a population of approximately 1.5 million people from Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts. With over 125,000 patient visits to the Emergency Department last year, Rhode Island Hospital boasts one of the most active emergency rooms in the country.
As the major teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital is a nationally-recognized academic medical center. Annually, some 500,000 diagnostic radiology examinations are performed along with over 5,000 vascular and non-vascular interventional radiologic procedures.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus, Hasbro Children's Hospital is a dedicated pediatric care facility which includes a recently-renovated pediatric emergency department and pediatric imaging center, opened in 2006. Hasbro provides care for some 7,000 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients annually.
The pediatric imaging center is a tertiary referral site, providing dedicated computed radiography, US, CT, MR and sedation services for children.
The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital (TMH) is a 225 bed hospital and is a major teaching hospital of Brown University. Together with Rhode Island Hospital, TMH is part of the Lifespan hospital system. The two hospitals operate on the same PACS system and both are staffed by the faculty of the Brown Department of Diagnostic Imaging.
The Department has been a leader in innovative treatment and was instrumental in helping TMH be designated the first JCAHO accrediated stroke center in Rhode Island. The MR magnet is a Siemens 1.5 Tesla Symphony scanner that has been continually updated to provide state-of-the-art imaging, including cardiac MR, peripheral MR angiography, and MRCP. Over 6000 MR exams are performed every year at the site, which was opened in 2004 to provide an optimal patient friendly environment. All MR exams are interpreted by board certified radiologists with special training in MRI.
Women & Infants Hospital
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Women and Infants Hospital (WIH) performs an array of imaging exams and interventional procedures with special emphasis on women's imaging and neonatal imaging. Women and Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The primary teaching affiliate of Brown Medical School for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, Women and Infants is the tenth largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 9,700 deliveries per year. In 2003, Brown University and Women and Infants were named a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The diagnostic imaging department currently has a 1.5T MR, 16 slice CT, computed radiography fluoroscopy, full field digital mammography units, digital ultrasound units capable of 3D & 4D images, bone densitometry, and a stereotactic breast biopsy room.
The department performs interventional procedures for women's imaging including paracenteses, thorocenteses, and procedures under ultrasound, stereotactic or MR guidance.
The referring oncologists and surgeons for these procedures are affiliated with the Program in Women's Oncology at Women and Infants, the state's largest focused cancer program dedicated to women.