Finding Providers

We found 2 radiologists who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Framingham, MA.

No Photo
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
(508) 383-1335; (508) 383-1300

Dr. James Parker is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Parker's medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Southeastern Regional Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
99 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
(508) 383-1260

Dr. Teresa Anne Vanburen's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Vanburen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Telephone Interpretation, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and MetroWest Medical Center. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vanburen has an open panel.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments



Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity


Foreign Language

Practice Affiliation


Medical School



What is Radiology?

Radiologists are physicians who work with diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays and CT scans, or treatments that involve radiation. At first glance, these two fields may not seem related. However, many modern imaging techniques involve the use of radiation. There are also several different types of radiologist, including those that specialize in images and those that provide radiation treatment.

Diagnostic radiologists use medical imaging for diagnosing disease. Imaging procedures (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs) use energy in the form of sound or radiation to create pictures of internal organs and structures.

Interventional radiologists use imaging for guiding certain minimally invasive medical procedures. A good example of this is the use of x-ray to guide catheters during angioplasty and the placement of stents in narrowed arteries.

Nuclear radiology involves the use of radioactive medication to diagnose or treat disease. Nuclear radiologists use medication that contains very small, safe amounts of radioactive material that can be detected by special machines. This allows them to gather information about how well the body is working. They can also use radioactive medications to treat certain illnesses, such as an overactive thyroid.

Radiation therapy or radiation oncology is the branch of radiology which uses radiation to treat cancer. The radiation is given at a higher dose, but it is very specifically targeted so that it only affects cancer cells.

Radiation, whether used in imaging or for treatment, is a powerful tool. Radiologists have the training and knowledge to use it safely.