• A family faces their high risk of aneurysm together

    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.

  • Appreciation for MRI professionalism

    Mass General West Imaging Waltham

    "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."

  • Minimally invasive procedure erases back pain

    Dr. Joshua Hirsch

    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.

  • Imaging technologists also specialize in human relations

    Michael Van Nostrand

    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.

  • Nuclear medicine: Comfort and concern ease patient anxiety

    Tanya Holmes-Norris

    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.

  • Breast imaging: Sensitive and supportive care

    Beverly Gerade

    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.