Clinicians at the Mass General CIST Center diagnose, treat and monitor patients with pancreatic cystic lesions.

Pancreatic cysts  

Welcome to the CIST Center

The Cyst Imaging Surveillance and Treatment (CIST) Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cysts. We offer diverse expertise, from radiology to surgery, to provide patients with the latest in medical advancements.

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Blake 4
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-724-0578

The Cyst Imaging Surveillance and Treatment (CIST) Center at MGH provides imaging services as well as treatment and monitoring of patients with pancreatic cystic lesions. Clinicians in the CIST Center offer a comprehensive and personalized history and physical examination of patients. The evaluation includes a review of previous imaging results, cyst fluid analysis, and risk factors for malignancy. CT and MRI scans are submitted for interpretation by specialists in the MGH Department of Radiology.

Clinicians in the Department of Surgery and Division of Gastroenterology are available for patient consultations. Patients may make appointments by contacting physician offices or the CIST Center nurse practitioner.

William R. Brugge, MD   Keith Lillemoe, MD
David Forcione, MD   Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, MD
Brenna W. Casey, MD   Sarah Thayer, MD, PhD
Cristina Ferrone, MD    

At the MGH CIST Center, patients with pancreatic cystic lesions are monitored with advanced pancreas imaging at regular intervals. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) imaging provides detailed images of the cystic lesions and associated findings of nodules, masses, dilated ducts and thickened septations. If you would like to have your MRCP analyzed at MGH, please send the CDs to Lindsay Farragher, nurse practitioner at CIST. Her address is 55 Fruit Street, Blake 4 GI Unit, Boston, MA 02114.