Rhode Island Medical Imaging Announces Expanded Vein Institute 

Offering Rhode Island’s Only Dedicated Image Guided Varicose Vein Treatment Centers

East Providence, RI (March 15, 2016) – Rhode Island Medical Imaging is pleased to announce the expansion of its varicose vein therapy service line.  Effective immediately, The Vein Institute at Rhode Island Medical Imaging, formerly the Rhode Island Vascular Institute, will offer patients access to the only dedicated image guided vein therapy centers in Rhode Island.

“We believe our current patients will continue to benefit greatly from the state-of-the-art care offered at The Vein Institute at RIMI and that our expansion will make it more convenient and comfortable for patients receiving the very best care in the treatment of venous disease,” said Dr. John Pezzullo, president of Rhode Island Medical Imaging. “Our radiologists are committed to the delivery of world class diagnostic imaging and imaging guided treatments, and our team of physicians leading The Vein Institute is comprised of some of the top vein specialists in the country.”

The Vein Institute specializes in the comprehensive care of varicose veins and other venous diseases. Led by interventional radiologists specially trained to navigate the venous system, The Vein Institute offers patients a complete clinical evaluation and treatment plan all in one consult.

Dr. Gregory M Soares, Director of The Vein Institute at RIMI, was the first physician to offer EndoVenous Laser (EVLA) Therapy in RI more than 14 years ago. He was one of the earliest physicians to implement EVLA in the country and is regionally and nationally recognized for his expertise in the management of patients with venous disease. “The Vein Institute has revolutionized the way we treat venous diseases in RI,” he said. “As the state’s first and still sole provider of dedicated image guided varicose vein treatment, we have the skill, experience and technology to expertly manage all aspects of venous disease in the safest, least invasive fashion available anywhere.”

RIMI is committed to providing world class, state-of-the art diagnostic imaging services to the people of Rhode Island from its convenient out-patient offices throughout the state. With current locations in Providence and East Greenwich, and new locations opening this spring in Pawtucket and Barrington, The Vein Institute at RIMI will be staffed by six board certified interventional radiologists, making it the most experienced and highest volume varicose vein practice in Rhode Island.

For more information, call Rhode Island Medical Imaging at (401) 432-2400.

About Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Established in 1943, Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) maintains the highest standards of practice in medical diagnostic imaging. Their network of private facilities is staffed by board certified radiologists, registered technologists, and dedicated office personnel, offers physicians and patients prompt and professional service using state-of-the-art technology. The team of radiologists has broad based experience and subspecialty training in all areas of diagnostic imaging, providing patients with immediate access to consultations in any medical imaging subspecialty. RIMI radiologists also perform and interpret the full spectrum of imaging examinations at Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, Miriam Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Those activities are complemented by their academic commitment to The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  RIMI’s goal is to provide every physician and patient with the highest quality in contemporary diagnostic imaging. For more information about Rhode Island Medical Imaging, visit