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  • Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging

    This center is a full-service breast imaging facility. The center is staffed by radiologists who are experts in breast imaging and offers digital mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy services. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 401-444-6266.

    The Cancer Patient Resource Center

    This resource is the first of its kind in the state. Rhode Island Hospital has partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide patients and families easy access to a wealth of information about cancer, treatment options and resources. All information and services are available free of charge. The center is located in the hospital's radiation oncology department on the basement level of the APC building.

    The Cardiovascular Institute

    Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals have consolidated their cardiovascular surgery programs and are able to offer patients renowned surgeons, highly skilled and experienced nurses, the best and latest technology and an environment that's most conducive to recovery. In addition, the Cardiovascular Institute offers a robust and comprehensive cardiac services program, including cardiac diagnostic testing, cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention, cardiac rehabilitation and prevention.

    Electrophysiology Laboratories

    Rhode Island Hospital has the only two electrophysiology labs in southeastern New England. Its staff sees more than 1,000 cases yearly, treating patients with cardiac rhythm disorders, and performing detailed diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our electrophysiologists have broad expertise in arrhythmia treatment with medical and ablative techniques, and with implantable anti-arrhythmia devices. Our labs feature biplane fluoroscopy, advanced cardiac mapping systems and state-of-the-art ablation systems.

    Endoscopy Suite

    Our endoscopy suite is located on the ninth floor of the hospital's Main Building. Opened in 2002, this suite serves both inpatients and outpatients, and features private patient treatment rooms and spacious procedure rooms.

    The George Clinic at the Comprehensive Cancer Center

    The George Clinic is part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital, which provides comprehensive care for patients with cancer. The clinic's staff includes nurses who specialize in chemotherapy and cancer care; many hold national certifications in clinical oncology. Clinical services include advanced chemotherapy treatments, blood transfusion, iron infusion and hydration therapy. The clinic coordinates each patient's care with various hospital departments, including clinical social work, psychiatry and nutrition services. For more information, call 866-401-0002.

    The Hallett Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

    The Hallett Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is the state's first full-service treatment center for people with diabetes and endocrine disorders. It is the area's leading resource for diabetes treatment, education and research. Working together, our highly trained team creates a complete plan that allows each patient to manage his or her condition. Call 401-444-8344 for more information.

    Mood Disorders Program

    Our Mood Disorders Program was established in 1996 to evaluate and treat mood disorders such as major depression, chronic major depression and bipolar disorder. This program conducts studies sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the department of psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, private foundations and pharmaceutical companies. The program also provides assessment of family functioning. Please call 401-444-3435 for additional information.

    New England Gamma Knife Center

    The New England Gamma Knife Center was one of the first Gamma Knife centers in the United States and is the only center in this region. The Gamma Knife is a precise and powerful tool for treating certain tumors and vascular malformations in the brain. Our specially trained medical staff has been using this technology since 1992.

    Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Center

    The radiology/diagnostic imaging department at Rhode Island Hospital offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventional procedures in general radiology and subspecialty areas.

    Three subspecialties of note are:

    • Positron emission tomography, or PET, is a non-invasive, nuclear medicine procedure that is able to detect certain diseases before other imaging procedures, such as CT scan and MRI. Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in the state to offer PET.
    • Endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT, a non-surgical, non-scarring treatment for vein abnormalities, uses ultrasound guidance and laser to seal veins and eliminate protrusion. For more information or an initial consultation with a board certified physician, please call 401-444-5184.
    • Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, a minimally invasive technique that uses heat to destroy tumors, has been used to treat liver tumors. At Rhode Island Hospital, we have taken RFA a step further by broadening its application. RFA has been used successfully to combat breast, kidney, liver, lung, adrenal and bone cancer. In the two years following FDA approval, more than 90 patients have undergone RFA here. To date this is the largest use of RFA in treating malignancy in North America.
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    Rhode Island Gambling Treatment Program

    The Rhode Island Gambling Treatment Program provides complete professional mental health services for problem gamblers. The program includes individual, group and family therapy facilitated by licensed therapists who specialize in problem gambling. The program is confidential and offers state-supported assistance for those without insurance. For more information call 401-444-7442.

    Rhode Island Hospital's Transplant Center

    Rhode Island Hospital's Transplant Center opened in 1997 in response to an urgent need for transplant services in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. The program is now the largest in New England, eliminating the need for patients to make trips to Boston or New Haven for routine appointments, kidney and pancreas transplants and follow-up care.

    Sleep Disorders Center

    Our sleep disorders clinic is the largest sleep center on the eastern seaboard and is fully accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association. The center provides help for people who suffer from disruptions in their sleep patterns. Our sleep center is equipped to test for the full range of sleep disorders including insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.