Additional InformationLearn more about some of the services MMC and our partners provide.
Radiation therapy is defined as the use of high energy X-rays or particles to treat disease. The goal of radiation therapy is to kill the cancer cells while sparing the normal surrounding tissue. Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with other treatments such as chemotherapy and/or surgery. The Radiation Therapy Department at Maine Medical Center consists of Coastal Cancer Treatment Center in Bath, Scarborough Radiation Therapy Center in Scarborough and Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Center at the Portland-Bramhall main campus. Our multi-center approach is designed to allow patients to remain closer to home while undergoing treatment.
RadiologistA radiologist, a doctor who is a specialist in radiology, leads the radiology team. Radiologists work side-by-side with primary care physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians, surgeons, oncologists, and many other doctors to determine the best treatment plan for each patient.
The radiologists at Maine Medical Center (MMC) are members of Spectrum Medical Group, Maine's largest physician managed multi-specialty group practice. MMC has chosen to work with Spectrum Medical Group because of their focus on providing compassionate, quality, cost-effective care to all patients at MMC. All Spectrum radiologists are board certified and have substantial subspecialization within the field of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology in such areas as neuroradiology, cardiovascular and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and computerized axial tomography.
Radiology TechnologistsRadiology technologists work with doctors and patients to conduct a number of imaging tests, the results of which are then read by a radiologist. MMC's technologists are highly trained and dedicated to educating patients, answering questions, and making patients feel comfortable during a procedure. All radiology technologists are certified nationally by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed by the State of Maine.
Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of the body's organs. Since no radiation is involved, it is a safe procedure for pregnant women. MMC offers a full range of ultrasound testing as well as ultrasound-guided biopsies and Doppler studies. Ultrasound services are available at our Main Campus on the Western Promenade in Portland, at our Brighton Campus on Brighton Avenue in Portland, and at our Scarborough Campus.