BRISTOL - The Bristol Radiology Center provides local and area clients with high-tech services right in their own backyard.
“It’s very patient friendly,” said Dr. Carlos Badiola, one of the six board-certified, fellowship trained radiologists at the 25 Collins Road location. “We’ve been here for 20 years.”
Badiola said the center offers the most powerful type of MRI scanner available in Connecticut, 3D digital mammography, multidetector CT, ultrasound, digital X-rays and digital bone density testing.
The 3T MRI unit has a wide-bore, which helps with clients who may feel claustrophobic, Badiola said. It also allows for a quicker scan.
“You may be in there for 15 to 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes,” Badiola said.
“The wide bore configuration and faster scanning times of the GE Pioneer 3T MRI reduces the sense of confinement,” Badiola sad. “The 3T magnetic field strength of our new MRI produces more detailed images than less powerful MRI units. This allows doctors to identify smaller lesions and anatomical structures that cannot be seen with less powerful MRI units.”
Badiola also said 3D mammograms are the most advanced form. They have been proven to detect up to 50 percent more cancers than with 2D mammography.
“I think a lot of people think that you don’t get high technology medical imaging in Bristol,” Badiola continued. “We have it right in your town. We are in Bristol, and we do provide state-of-the-art technology right in your own backyard.”
The Bristol Radiology Center provides services to those in the Bristol, Southington, Plain-ville, Burlington, Thomaston and Farmington area, as well as a few other towns. The center is accredited through the American College of Radiology, and the technology staff is certified.
“The staff is specifically trained,” Badiola said. “They’re very friendly and knowledgeable.”
Badiola said the facility provides easy access and ample parking.
“It’s convenient,” he said.
He added that the process of taking down a patient’s information before an appointment is very efficient.
“It’s easy to get in and out,” Badiola said.
For more information on the Bristol Radiology Center, visit Bristolrad.com.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.