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The McLean Imaging Center is situated on the McLean Hospital campus, located in Belmont, MA. The McLean Imaging Center is situated on the McLean Hospital campus, located in Belmont, MA. McLean is a major teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School and has been a leader in developing innovative diagnostic and treatment programs in psychiatry and neurology across the lifespan. Research and clinical programs focus on a variety of conditions, including�but not limited to�mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, drug and alcohol use disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, developmental disorders (e.g., autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease). Over the years the Center has grown to be one of the premier imaging sites in the world, offering a rare blend of diagnostic services, cutting edge research, and high-quality educational programs in a relatively small hospital setting. Patients and research subjects enjoy many benefits, including a multidisciplinary approach to clinical care, easy and quick access to three clinical scanners, and staff with decades of professional experience. Belmont's location makes the Imaging Center easily accessible from a wide range of locations around the Boston metropolitan area.

Types of Scans offered
The McLean Imaging Center offers premier MRI diagnostic scanning. The Center houses three complete physical examination rooms that are also equipped for phlebotomy. Private dressing rooms are available for all patients and research subjects. There are also three rooms reserved for private subject interviews.

Additionally, because we are affiliated with a world-class research center, we offer a number of state-of-the-art, cutting edge ancillary services that may facilitate diagnosis or help track treatment responses.

Standard Clinical Diagnostic MRI & MRS Services:

  • MRI of the Brain
  • MRI of Spine
  • MR Angiography (MRA) of the Brain and Neck
  • MR Spectroscopy of the Brain
  • MRI of the Head and Neck
  • MRI of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal MRI
  • I.V. Gadolinium Contrast Studies
  • NeuroQuant Brain Volumetric Analysis Reports (requires MRI of Brain)
  • Age Related Atrophy Report
  • Brain Development Report
  • Triage Brain Report
We do not currently offer breast MRI, cardiac MRI, or vascular run-off MRI studies.

Specialized Advanced MR Scanning Procedures:

  • Functional MRI (fMRI) during resting states or neurocognitive task performance
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
    • Proton (1H)
    • Phosphorus (31P)
    • Lithium (7L)

Please contact us to request any custom specialized services in order to receive a quote.
At the present time, we do not offer ultrasound, CT, X-ray, nuclear medicine, or PET scanning at our site.

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