BioCare Diagnostics takes pride in specializing in Cardiovascular and OB/GYN ultrasound, as well as mammography and breast ultrasound. We focus on providing the highest quality ultrasound images and best patient care with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained sonographers.
In addition to providing the utmost quality patient care and ultrasound services, BioCare places a high priority on Laboratory Accreditation. BioCare is currently an Accredited Ultrasound Laboratory by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), as well as an Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). BioCare's mammography site is currently accredited by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the state of Massachusetts.
History and Background
BioCare Diagnostics, Inc. was founded in 1987 as an independent diagnostic imaging facility by Kenneth Rice, MD, FACC, the then Director of the Cardiac Stress Lab at BIDMC. Our first location was opened in Brookline providing diagnostic cardiac ultrasound (Echocardiography), Exercise Tolerance Testing, Stress-Echocardiography testing, Holter monitoring, and event monitoring. BioCare strives for high-resolution ultrasound imaging, a professional cooperative relationship with hospital and clinical practice physicians and staff providing experienced, compassionate patient care.
In 1993, with Joseph Polak, M.D., MPH, then Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, as our medical advisor, we expanded our range of services to include vascular imaging, including cerebrovascular testing, peripheral extremity venous and arterial ultrasounds, and abdominal vascular exams. Joseph Polak, M.D., MPH, continues to serve as BioCare Diagnostics’ Director of Cardiovascular Imaging. A Professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief of Radiology at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Dr. Polak is board certified in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and board certified in Radiology with a special competence in Nuclear Medicine and an added competence in Interventional Radiology.
In 1995 BioCare continued to expand, opening a women’s diagnostic imaging center in Crown Colony, Quincy which currently provides:
- Gynecological ultrasound
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Obstetrical ultrasound including Level II and Level III
- Biophysical profiles
- NTs (nuchal translucencies)
- Screening and diagnostic digital mammography
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
- Breast ultrasound with and without biopsies
- Perinatology/MFM (high-risk pregnancies)
- Genetics and perinatal counseling
BioCare has maintained a teleradiology relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Radiology for interpretation of studies at our locations at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and our women’s imaging center in Quincy. BioCare Diagnostics also maintains teleradiology and service agreements with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. We once again expanded our women’s imaging center at Crown Colony, Quincy to offer Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) imaging and onsite consultations by physicians of Boston MFM under the direction of Kee-Hak Lim, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of BioCare Diagnostics’ Women’s health Center.
Our Screening and Diagnostic Digital Mammography Division at Crown Colony, Quincy, is under the medical direction of James Snider, MD, of Boston Breast Diagnostic Center in Wellesley. He is a board certified diagnostic radiologist, formerly with the Faulkner Hospital Sagoff Breast Center.
BioCare Diagnostics has a depth of experience over the past 29 years in providing Sonography services to hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, multi-physician practices and our own women’s imaging center. We currently provide inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services to many area clinics and hospitals including, but not limited to, Braintree Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, and Lahey Arlington.