8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814
301-896-3100

Clinical Support Services

Radiology Services

Suburban Hospital's Radiology Department provides a complete range of diagnostic and interventional services including general x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography, and coronary CT angiography.  The facility is equipped with the most advanced imaging equipment and technology available, including fully digital images through the use of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).  PACS gives physicians the ability to review images from anywhere by using the Internet with a secured VPN access.  The department also houses the NIH-Suburban MRI Center, a joint program of Suburban Hospital and the National Institutes of Health, which is designed to study the use of MRI in diagnosing heart attack and stroke.

To view a video interview with Dr. Andrew Hines, interventional radiologist/oncologist, on Chemoembolization and Thermal Ablation: New Treatment Options, click here.

GCM-Suburban Imaging

With the most modern technology, our physicians are able to better diagnose and treat cancer. Radiologists at the renowned Groover, Christie and Merritt Radiology offer:

  • Digital mammography using computer-aided diagnosis (CAD),

  • Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging),

  • Breast ultrasound,

  • PET/CT scans,

  • Stereotactic core biopsies,

  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies, and

  • MRI-guided biopsies.

Genetic Counseling and Cancer Risk Assessment

Individuals — whether because of family history or factors such as abnormal biopsy reports — may be at an increased risk to develop breast or ovarian cancer.  Here are several risk factors to consider. Please note:  These risk factors are only guidelines.  Your individual risk may depend on other factors. 

  • Personal or family history of breast cancer diagnosed before age 50

  • Personal or family history of ovarian cancer diagnosed at any age

  • Diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancer in the same woman

  • Personal or family history of male breast cancer

  • Breast and/or ovarian cancer in multiple generations

  • Membership in a population known to carry a founder mutation (such as the Ashkenazi Jewish population)

  • Personal history of an abnormal breast biopsy (atypical hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia, for example)

If you have one or more of these factors, you may wish to make an appointment for a cancer risk assessment. Suburban Hospital’s Risk Assessment team is available to answer questions and provide assistance. For more information, call Judy Macon at 301-896-2445.

Nutritional Counseling

Adequate nutrition is a concern for many cancer patients. Our oncology dietitian is available to meet with you, one-on-one, to help you eat better and feel more comfortable throughout your cancer treatment. The oncology dietitian is available for the following:

  • Eating through cancer treatments.

  • Assuring diet adequacy and weight maintenance.

  • Dietary supplement evaluation.

  • What to eat after cancer therapy.

  • Other food related issues that might be of concern.

Any Suburban cancer patient, whether inpatient or outpatient, may meet with our registered dietitian.  To consult with the dietitian, ask your nurse in radiation oncology, infusion, or oncology inpatient department to refer you to the program, at any stage of your treatment.  

NRH -Suburban Rehab

Suburban Hospital has a partnership with National Rehabilitation Hospital, which provides rehabilitation services for those coping with the effects of cancer surgery, including lymphedema.