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Imaging Services - About the Department

Sibley Hospital’s Imaging Department includes the Sullivan Center for Breast Health, Sibley Center for Sleep Disorders and Sibley Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory.  All of these areas provide a full array of state of the art diagnostic and interventional services in a comfortable community hospital setting.  

Imaging Services lobbyThe new Sibley Outpatient Imaging Center opened in March 2011 and provides CT, MR, ultrasound and general radiography in addition to those already provided in the main hospital.  The new Center, located on the ground floor of Sibley Medical Building, offers a convenient entrance directly from the new parking garage.  Click here to learn more about the new Center.
  
Many areas of the Imaging Services department have received accreditation by the American College of Radiology or the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.  These accreditations help to assure patients that they are receiving high quality care within the department. Sibley is the only hospital in Washington DC accredited in CT, MRI, Mammography, vascular sonography and sleep medicine.  
 
Additionally, the Sullivan Center for Breast Health has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the ACR and is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
 
Other highlights of the department include:
 
  • PET/CT – the first PET/CT scanner in the Washington area, our facility is registered with the National Oncologic PET Registry.
 
  • Multi-slice CT – Sibley operates 2 multi-slice CT scanners in its main department including a 64 slice spiral unit.  Both units are accredited by the American College of Radiology and perform the latest in diagnostic and screening examinations including Coronary CT angiography and Virtual Colonoscopy.  Sibley is a member of the Image Gently program to help reduce radiation exposure to patients.
 
  • MRI – The Gwendolyn Cafrtiz MRI suite features 2 high field MRI scanners capable of the latest imaging techniques including breast MRI and interventional procedures.  MRI is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
 
  • Interventional Radiology - Minimally invasive procedures including Varicose Vein treatments, vertebroplasty and uterine artery embolism.
 
Images at Sibley Hospital are all digital, stored electronically and read by our board certified radiologists on special high-resolution monitors.  These same images are available online for review by your physician (staff physicians only) throughout the hospital or in their offices.
 
To learn more about the many imaging services offered at Sibley Hospital click on the links to the left.
 
To schedule an appointment, call 202-537-4795.
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