Rhode Island Medical Imaging

To make an appointment, call 401-432-2400

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Liver elastography: A “virtual” liver biopsy

Non-invasive liver assessment made simple

While a liver biopsy is considered the gold standard for diagnosing liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, it is an invasive procedure with potential risks for your patient. Additionally, it only provides a small tissue sample, which can impact accuracy.

Rhode Island Medical Imaging is the only outpatient imaging center offering shear wave ultrasound elastography - a non-invasive procedure for assessing liver fibrosis. It provides a “virtual biopsy” by using stiffness measurements to stage liver disease. It turns an invasive, painful, and expensive procedure into a simple, painless one, making it easier to monitor your patient.

Patient benefits of liver elastography:
• Non invasive
• Painless
• No risk of complications
• Less expensive and faster than a biopsy
• Can be repeated as necessary

Referring physician benefits of liver elastography:
• Provides a Metavir score to quantitatively grade liver fibrosis
• Serial examinations can monitor disease progression and treatment efficacy
• Samples a wide area of the liver
• Liver cancer screening and vascular evaluation can be performed at the same time
• Improved patient compliance

Patient profile and preparation:
• Any patient who has been diagnosed with any known liver disease
• Patient must be NPO for 6 hours

For more information call us at 401.432.2400.

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East Providence I-195 West On-ramp Closures
Posted: 04.02.18

As RIDOT replaces the Parkway Ramp Bridge in East Providence (see below for more information), they will need to close the I-195 West on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Parkway and Warren Avenue in East Providence beginning Wednesday, April 4. Get detour information here.

Traffic heading north on the Parkway will follow a detour using Lyon Avenue to Warren Avenue to Broadway. Local traffic on the Parkway north of Lyon Avenue can use Mauran Avenue (the last street before the Parkway on-ramp) to Burgess Avenue to reach Warren Avenue and the detour route to Broadway.

Those heading to destinations on the East Side of Providence may wish to follow Valley Street to North Brow Street to Massasoit Avenue to use the Henderson Bridge as an alternate detour. Motorists also may wish to use Pawtucket Avenue or the Wampanoag Trail to the East Shore Expressway for I-195 West access.

The bridge replacement will be completed in late fall, however work on the nearby Washington Bridge will extend its reopening until the end of 2019.

Lung cancer expo highlights latest research, reinforces need for funding
Posted: 11.28.17

Despite lung cancer causing the most fatalities of any cancer in the United States, funding for lung cancer research has not drastically improved for many years. The American Lung Association drove home this message and other insights during the Lung Force Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 8, 2017.