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Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31988


Outpatient services are available between 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Our state-of-the-art Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center was designed by women themselves to provide the ideal environment for women's health services. The Center provides a separate entrance, confidential registration, individual private dressing rooms which open directly into the exam suites and a soothing environment.

The following services are provided:

You will receive personal attention and respect from our certified, experienced mammography technologists and your images will be read by board-certified radiologists.

You will also have access to the Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital which, in collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, offers a unique women focused environment.

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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (SBB)

This is new technology that helps diagnose breast lesions which are not palpable but which are seen on mammography. Tissue samples are taken using computer assisted x-ray techniques to place a needle precisely within the lesion.

Advantages to SBB include:

  • Done as outpatient procedure.
  • No anesthesia required.

The stereotactic breast biopsy will be performed by a board-certified radiologist who has received additional training in this procedure.

Bone Densitometry

One of every two women past menopause has osteoporosis, a disease characterized by bone loss and susceptibility to fracture. Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable.

A diagnostic tool called a bone densitometer can accurately measure the health of your bones, detecting osteoporosis in its early stages.

Bone densitometry:

  • Takes only 5 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • Involves no injections.
  • Is painless and non-invasive.


Ultrasound is a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body on a monitor screen. It is a very safe, non-invasive procedure.

Ultrasound is used to examine:

  • Breasts.
  • Female pelvis.
  • Abdomen.
  • Thyroid.
  • Vascular system.
  • Pregnancy in all three trimesters.

Kent Hospital's Ultrasound Department uses up-to-date equipment and experienced certified technologists to provide high-quality images for diagnostic use.

The images are interpreted by the department's board-certified radiologists, who promptly report results to your physician.