March Spotlight — Radiology: Locations

By Emma Simpson, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology


Over the last several weeks we have presented articles on topics we think are of current interest in Imaging.  Let us know if there are specific topics you’d like to hear about that we missed.  We hope the table at the end of this article will be a helpful reference for the location of the specific imaging services offered by MLH. First, a quick update on exciting new services we are or soon will be offering:


Exton Square Mall: Main Line Health now provides state of the art, expert imaging services at the Exton Square Mall. This includes the first Siemens 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera MRI in Chester County, offering powerful and precise imaging of the highest quality. It is also a comfortable wide bore, open system ideal for claustrophobic and large patients. In addition, the Main Line Health Center at Exton Square offers digital mammography, X-ray, US, dexa and CT.  With same-day appointments and complimentary valet patient parking, our innovative outpatient center is making it easy for your patients to obtain needed medical imaging.


Riddle Hospital: Two brand new state of the art 1.5 Tesla Aera scanners have been placed in a beautiful outpatient facility at the Riddle campus.  Like those in Exton, these are wide bore, open systems which address patient comfort and are ideal for claustrophobic and large patients.  In the next 6-12 months, a hybrid model cath lab and interventional radiology suite will also come on line with the latest technology and expertise.


Bryn Mawr Hospital: The Imaging facility in the Founders Building will soon be taking multi parametric prostate MRI to a new level. In April, we will begin to scan patients with this newly purchased high resolution prostate coil.  Sophisticated image-analysis software computer aided detection (CAD) will help radiologists to find cancers.


MLH Breast Centers: By this summer we will be offering 3D breast Tomosynthesis at all four MLH Breast Centers. This is a NEW technology, which has been shown in clinical studies to be superior to digital mammography.(1) Breast Tomosynthesis allows for improved visualization of lesions, especially in younger patients and those with dense breasts.


All MLH acute hospitals and health centers provide Imaging/Radiology services. Information on available procedures, locations, and central scheduling is available here and on the MLH website at


1.  Rafferty EA, Park JM, Philpotts LE, et al. Assessing Radiologist Performance Using Combined Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis Compared with Digital Mammography Alone: Results of a Multicenter, Multireader Trial. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):104-13. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

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