Shields Health and UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Announce New Partnership for Advanced MRI and PET/CT Imaging Services

Southbridge, MA (April 2024) – Shields Health and UMass Memorial Health – Harrington proudly announce a new partnership to provide state-of-the-art PET/CT and MRI imaging technologies, increasing access to advanced radiological care for residents of south-central Massachusetts and beyond.


Equipped with Siemens’ cutting-edge 20-slice PET/CT system, patients and the referring community will see an upgrade from the previous technology available at Harrington.


Top benefits of this new system include faster and sharper images, enhanced detail to better detect masses and small lesions, consistent image quality across the patient population regardless of size and weight, high detail imaging needed for better understanding of disease progression and access to specialty imaging for amyloid, prostate and more.


PET/CT services are available on Fridays at Harrington Hospital, 100 South Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.

Additionally, the partnership ensures the continued delivery of MRI services at Harrington’s locations in Southbridge and Charlton. Both centers are equipped with powerful 1.5T MRI machines, providing patients and providers with the precise images for accurate diagnoses. The Southbridge location at Harrington Hospital’s main campus also offers an Open-Bore MRI option, featuring a 70 cm opening that helps alleviate claustrophobia, while maintaining superior image quality.

MRI services are available on Mondays, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Harrington Hospital 100 South Street, Southbridge, MA 01550 and Harrington Healthcare at Charlton, 10 N Main Street, Charlton, MA 01507.


“Bringing state-of-the-art technology to our local patients is incredibly fulfilling and an ongoing priority for our organization,” said Ed Moore, President of UMass Memorial Health – Harrington. “Through this joint venture with Shields, we are able to offer affordable and precise imaging solutions, ensuring effective treatment for the community. We are excited about the possibilities ahead for our partnership and the opportunities to improve patient care.”


This collaboration marks the third PET/CT partnership and the third MRI partnership for Shields Health and UMass Memorial Health, having similar ventures in Worcester, Marlborough, Fitchburg, and Leominster through UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.




Shields Health provides MRI, PET/CT, and ambulatory surgical services to patients at more than 50 locations, offering the largest and most technically advanced network of medical imaging and diagnostic treatment facilities in New England. With a focus on cutting-edge technology, provider expertise, and affordability, Shields prioritizes the patient experience above all. Shields Health is a family-owned and operated business proudly celebrating more than 50 years of service and innovation. For more information, visit


About UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Hospital

UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Hospital serves patients across more than 25 communities throughout South Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut. As part of the UMass Memorial Health system, Harrington Hospital offers medical and surgical inpatient care, two 24-hour emergency departments, inpatient adult psychiatry, an intensive care unit, Cancer Center at Harrington, and an array of outpatient services. Additionally, Harrington Hospital offers physician offices in Webster, Charlton, Sturbridge and two Urgent Care Express at Harrington clinics in Oxford and Southbridge. For more information, visit



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