Radiology at Danbury Hospital

Western Connecticut Health Network is known for excellence in imaging services. We are proud of our board-certified radiologists, advanced technology, and multiple convenient locations. Our services include MRI, Scans, Mammograms, X-rays, and specialized technology for cardiovascular and cancer diagnosis and treatment.

We offer centralized scheduling, making it easy, for you and your physician’s office, to schedule all tests, at all locations, with a single call. With an unwavering commitment to quality, safety and service, our goal is to provide the highest level of diagnostic, interventional, and oncologic care for our patients. Our wide array of imaging services includes:

Angioplasty: A vascular procedure, involving image-guided delivery of a balloon-tipped catheter to a narrowed or blocked blood vessel. Once there, the balloon is inflated to open the blood vessel, then deflated and removed.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Barium Enema for the Large Intestine (Colon): A gastrointestinal diagnostic test, a barium-based enema is followed by x-ray imaging of the lower gastrointestinal (GI).

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Bone Density/Osteoporosis Screening: Also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, this is a type of x-ray that measures bone loss.

Locations:

  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • Breast Imaging Center
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Bone Scan: Also called skeletal scintigraphy, this is a nuclear medicine procedure used to evaluate bone diseases, conditions and injuries.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Breast MRI:  This imaging procedure uses a magnetic field and radio frequency pulses to produce detailed cross-sectional images of breast tissue.

  • Danbury Hospital
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Breast Seed Localization (Mammogram- and Ultrasound-guided): This procedure is performed pre operatively combining advanced imaging with precise tumor localization allowing for the removal of breast tumors with minimal disturbance to surrounding normal tissue.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Breast Ultrasound: This women’s imaging procedure uses sound waves to evaluate blood flow in the breast.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • Breast Imaging Center
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Cardiac MRI:  This cardiovascular imaging procedure uses MRI to evaluate and diagnose heart disease.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Cryoblation: Also called targeted cryoblation or cryosurgery, this is a minimally invasive treatment that freezes and destroys diseased tissue, including cancer cells.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

CT Scan: A form of x-ray that rotates around the body, this procedure captures cross-sectional images that are then combined by computer to create a detailed, 3D view of organs, tissue and bone.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Dialysis Access: A vascular procedure, image guidance is used to place a portal through which a patient can receive dialysis.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

GI Series of the Esophagus (upper GI series) and Small Intestine (small bowel series): A gastrointestinal diagnostic test, x-ray and a contrast material (typically barium) are used to examine the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (top portion of the small intestine). 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Exam of the Uterus and Fallopian Tubes: A gynecological diagnostic test, x-ray and a contrast material are used to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Image-guided Biopsy: Imaging technology guides precision in obtaining tissue samples to test for the presence of cancer.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Interventional Radiology: This radiology subspecialty involves the use of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders, including cancer.

Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) of the Urinary System: A form of x-ray, contrast dye is injected to evaluate conditions of the kidneys, ureters and bladder.

Locations:

  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Insertions: A vascular procedure, this involves the placement of filters to prevent blood clots in the legs from traveling to the heart or lungs.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Lung Cancer Screening: For people at high risk for lung cancer, a low-dose CT scan of the chest using up to 90% less radiation captures images that can diagnose early stage lung disease. 

Locations:

  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This form of imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and computer software to create detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues and bone without radiation.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

MIBI Stress Test: Also called a nuclear stress test or myocardial perfusion scan, this is a form of cardiac imaging that combines a nuclear scan of the heart and an electrocardiogram (EKG) with a stress test (exercise or using medication).

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

MRI-guided Breast Biopsy: MRI is used to provide guidance in obtaining a tissue sample to test for breast cancer.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy: MRI is used to ensure precise localization of tissue for prostate biopsy.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Multiparametric Prostate MRI: For accuracy in diagnosing prostate cancer, a precise set of sequence are used to evaluate the prostate and its function.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Nuclear Medicine: This type of imaging procedure uses trace amounts of radioactive material to identify many conditions in their early stages, including cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and others. 

Open MRI: MRI technology in an “open” environment is often more comfortable for larger people or those with claustrophobia.

Locations:

  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

PET/CT Imaging: This type of nuclear medicine imaging uses trace amounts of radioactive materials and CT scanning to evaluate organs and tissue at the cellular level, often for the purpose of diagnosing cancer and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

PICC Placement: This vascular procedure involves insertion of a catheter into a blood vessel for delivery of medication or to make it easier to draw frequent blood samples.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Port Placement: A vascular procedure involving insertion of a tiny “port” beneath the skin (usually in the chest) for efficient delivery of medication directly into an artery.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation: Image-guidance is used in the treatment of lung cancer, transmitting heat through a needle to destroy cancer cells in the lungs.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

SPECT: This form of nuclear imaging uses a specialized camera to take pictures from multiple angles, producing detailed, 3-D images.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (Stereotactic Radiosurgery): This type of breast imaging uses low-dose x-rays to help locate suspicious tissue to be sampled and studied.

Locations:

  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.
  • Breast Imaging Center

3-D Mammography: Also called digital breast tomosynthesis, this advanced form of breast imaging creates multiple images of the breast from different angles and is often used as a supplement to traditional mammography.

Locations:

  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.
  • Breast Imaging Center

Thyroid Scan: Nuclear imaging using radiotracers, a special camera and computer software to produce images is used to provide information about the size, shape, position and function of the thyroid gland.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Ultrasound: This imaging technology uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures within the body.

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbur
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

Ultrasound Breast Biopsy: Ultrasound is used to provide image guidance for precision in obtaining a tissue sample. 

Locations: 

  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.
  • Breast Imaging Center

Ultrasound-guided Prostate Biopsy: Ultrasound is used to provide image guidance to ensure precise localization of tissue for prostate biopsy. 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE): This image-guided minimally invasive procedure is used to treat fibroid tumors of the uterus. 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital

Vascular Imaging: Imaging is used to evaluate the circulatory system in order to detect blood clots and identify blockages.

Virtual Colonoscopy: Also called virtual colonography, this is a specialized low-dose CT scan used to examine the inside of the large intestine as an alternative to traditional colonoscopy. 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.

X-ray:Sometimes called a radiograph, this is a basic form of imaging that uses a small amount of radiation to allow for the visualization of internal structures and organs. 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center
  • WCHN Imaging/Danbury
  • WCHN Imaging/Ridgefield
  • New Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC) - East Ave.
  • Westport Radiology
  • New Canaan 
  • Norwalk Medical Group

Y-90 Radioembolization Removal: This procedure entails the administration of Yitrium- 90 (Y-90) microspheres (a form of radiation)  into blood vessels that travel to the liver. This is a treatment that is used to slow down the progression of metastatic liver disease in patients who are not surgical candidates. 

Locations:

  • Danbury Hospital