Direct Magnetic Resonance Arthrography is a two-step exam that involves placing a small needle into the joint and injecting a contrast solution that helps the radiologist determine where the tear is located. This method is more effective for the physician and easier for the patient.

"Hallmark Health System is committed to providing the best imaging capabilities to our patients and having it available to our referring physicians," said Eric Henrikson, MD, chairman of Imaging Services at Hallmark Heath System. "Hallmark Health continues to invest in advanced technology to better serve our patients within the community. This investment is a manifestation of Hallmark's commitment to the highest quality of care for our patients."

Hallmark Health's Melrose-Wakefield Hospital also recently added a new 64-slice CT scan and MRI. This advanced diagnostic equipment provides shorter exams and greater comfort for patients, while providing higher diagnostic confidence for doctors.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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