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Firsthand accounts by patients of Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging underscore our commitment to compassionate care.
As a former smoker, Bob McDonald knew that he might be at risk for lung cancer. But even after he was screened, he was still surprised by the results. Find out how early detection changed his life.
John Higgins was amazed when he met the neurointerventional radiologist who treated him for a painful fracture of the sacrum. It was the same doctor who had treated his mother five years earlier.
A blind patient who thrived after a minimally invasive treatment to repair a ruptured aneurysm and preserve her eyesight.
A Mass General employee commends the exceptional service she received as a patient at Mass General Imaging.
Albert Arrolata thought things couldn't get much worse after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. But once it was treated, the real pain began.
Software engineer Lori Corbani was never sick. Yet one day, she was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a near-fatal brain hemorrhage triggered by a congenital condition.
After Sharon Shea was stricken with an aneurysm, she had life-saving, emergency surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. During her recovery, her family history emerged and helped get treatment for her son.
After Barbara Collard suffered a massive stroke, she missed the window of opportunity to benefit from clot-dissolving drugs. When she arrived by helicopter at Massachusetts General Hospital, her family had to make decisions quickly.
Dolores Dunne LeGeyt is a Mass General breast imaging technologist who has never missed a mammogram. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
Mass General patient Terry Marotta faced a situation that most women dread. Although up-to-date on her yearly mammograms, she knew something wasn't right.
Blind since birth, Lil had difficulty getting to medical appointments including annual mammograms. With help from a patient navigator, she learned to overcome the many challenges she faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.
A patient whose life was regularly disrupted by a painful and common gynecological condition, Delva Campbell decided to take action.
Mass General patient Michelle Beale's journey started with debilitating headaches. Now she's traveling around the world.
For pediatric patients at Mass General, our team of experts provides special attention, every step of the way.
The imaging professionals at Mass General Imaging Chelsea receive a special commendation from a distinguished patient.
Two of our breast imaging patients write to let us know how Mass General Imaging supports them when it’s time for a screening and diagnostic mammogram.
Mass General Imaging offers image-guided treatments for many different conditions, performed by expert physicians who demonstrate their compassion on a regular basis.
Caregivers from across Mass General, including Mass General Imaging Chelsea, helped one cancer patient through her extensive treatment regime, including frequent imaging.
A patient expresses gratitude to Mass General Imaging's "remarkable" Nuclear Cardiology team, earning the team an Excellence in Action citation from Mass General.
"When people go to receive MRIs, they have great concerns and need to be treated respectfully and carefully....Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having such a truly stellar staff at your facility."
Patricia Allard of Quincy, MA, suffered from "unbearable" pain due to a herniated disc. A minimally invasive, image-guided treatment, performed by Dr. Joshua Hirsch at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging, brought her relief. Learn more about the procedure, percutaneous discectomy, in this video clip from Boston's WCVB Channel 5.
When patients come to Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging for exams, their primary point of contact is a medical professional called a "technologist." Hear how one of these highly trained individuals made a complex upper GI series exam more comfortable for one patient.
People having a nuclear medicine exam, such as a bone, kidney, or lung scan, can be understandably anxious and uncertain. In addition, the multiple steps involved in the scan and the length of the study can be challenging. Read how one of our technologists helped to set a patient at ease.
"I was treated at another facility for the first few months but since the care was poor, I changed doctors and ended up having my X-rays at your location. The first time I went there I could see the difference. "
The Breast Imaging service at Mass General imaging has a nurse coordinator, a person whose role helps to create a warm and caring support system for a sensitive population of patients. Read how the nurse coordinator helped calm one patient visiting for a biopsy procedure.