Treatments & Services

We provide a comprehensive range of services using the latest imaging technology to diagnose and treat patients at all stages of care.

Services

Providing Multidisciplinary Care

We provide a comprehensive range of imaging services at many locations as part of multidisciplinary care teams throughout the hospital.

  • Bone and Joint Imaging and Intervention

    Bone and Joint Imaging and Intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic exams including MRI and CT, interpretation by specialty-trained radiologists, and image-guided procedures for the bones, joints, and spine.

  • Breast Imaging

    Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital provides state-of-the-art exams including breast tomosynthesis, the expertise of specialized breast radiologists, and a network of convenient metro Boston locations.

  • Cancer Imaging and Intervention

    Cancer Imaging and Intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging combines leading-edge technology and the expertise of specialty-trained radiologists to provide comprehensive cancer detection and monitoring, plus image-guided treatments for specific types of cancer.

  • Heart Imaging

    Heart Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic cardiac imaging, using state-of-the-art CT and MRI technology. Every exam is interpreted by a specialist with advanced training in cardiovascular imaging.

  • Interventional Neuroradiology

    Part of the Neurovascular Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Interventional Neuroradiology uses minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of neurovascular diseases and spinal disorders.

  • Interventional Radiology

    Interventional radiology uses real-time visualization techniques to perform minimally invasive treatments for specific conditions including back pain, uterine fibroid tumors, varicose veins, narrowing or blockage of blood vessels, and certain cancers.

  • Lung Screening

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging screens high-risk patients for lung cancer under the care of dedicated thoracic radiologists using low-dose CT scans (LDCT).

  • Mammography

    At Massachusetts General Hospital, every mammogram is read by a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. We use the latest imaging technology including breast tomosynthesis as our standard of care for all screening mammograms.

  • Mass General Fibroid Program

    Dedicated to diagnosing and treating women with uterine fibroids, the Massachusetts General Hospital Fibroid Program provides access to a team of specialists who collaborate to offer a range of treatment options.

  • Neuroendovascular Imaging

    Working as part of the Fireman Vascular Center, the interventional specialists of the Neuroendovascular Program perform minimally invasive, image-guided treatments for conditions including stroke and cerebral aneurysm. In addition, our specialty-trained radiologists use the latest imaging technologies to provide diagnostic exams for a full range of neurological conditions.

  • Pediatric Imaging

    Pediatric Imaging at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a full suite of imaging exams using the latest technology. Every exam is interpreted by a specialist with advanced training in pediatric imaging.

Tests

Guiding Medical Decisions

We provide diagnostic imaging exams to help guide critical medical decisions as part of multidisciplinary teams that care for patients.

  • Bone densitometry

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides bone densitometry testing in a caring environment using the latest technology, and every scan is interpreted by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) services using the latest technology. Every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training in breast imaging.

  • Breast tomosynthesis

    Pioneered at Massachusetts General Hospital, breast tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that can offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs and greater peace of mind. It is our standard protocol for all screening mammograms.

  • CT (computed tomography)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides CT (computed tomography) imaging services in a caring environment using the latest technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques, and every scan is interpreted by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • CTA (computed tomography angiography)

    Massachusetts General Hospital provides CTA imaging using the latest technology and dose-reduction techniques. Every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training in the area of the body under examination.

  • CT (computed tomography) colonography

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides CT (computed tomography) colonography exams, sometimes called "virtual colonoscopy" exams, using the latest technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques, Every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • Cardiac CT (computed tomography)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides Cardiac CT (computed tomography) imaging services in a caring environment using the latest technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques, and every scan is interpreted by a cardiac-imaging specialist.

  • Cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

    Massachusetts General Hospital provides cardiac MRI services using the latest technology. Every scan is interpreted by a specialist with advanced training in cardiovascular imaging.

  • Cardiac stress test with imaging

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides cardiac stress tests in a caring environment using the latest technology, and every scan is interpreted by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • Dental CT (computed tomography)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging offers dental CT (computed tomography) imaging services, providing dentists and oral surgeons with 3D images to aid in planning implant procedures.

  • Lung cancer screening (low dose CT scan)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging offers lung cancer screening by dedicated thoracic radiologists using low-dose CT scans (LDCT).

  • Mammogram (screening or diagnostic)

    At Massachusetts General Hospital, every mammogram is read by a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. We use the latest imaging technology including breast tomosynthesis as our standard of care for all screening mammograms.

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides MRI services in a comfortable, caring environment using the latest technology, and every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • Nuclear medicine scan

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides nuclear medicine exams in a caring environment using the latest technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques, and every scan is interpreted by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • PET-CT (positron emission tomography – computed tomography)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides PET-CT (positron emission tomography – computed tomography) services in a comfortable, caring environment using the latest technology, and every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training.

  • Prostate MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides prostate MRI services using the latest technology. Every scan is read by a radiologist with specialty training.

Procedures

Offering Minimally Invasive Treatments

Our minimally invasive, image-guided procedures treat many conditions and diseases. They can offer patients less pain and shorter recovery times compared to traditional surgery.

  • Angioplasty and stenting

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides angioplasty and stenting, a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for narrowing and blockage of arteries and veins throughout the body, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Coil occlusion

    Massachusetts General Hospital provides coil occlusion, a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for cerebral aneurysm, using the latest technology.

  • Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for varicose veins, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Kyphoplasty

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for back pain caused by vertebral fractures, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Nucleoplasty (percutaneous discectomy)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides nucleoplasty (percutaneous discectomy), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for back pain caused by herniated discs, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • RFA (radiofrequency ablation)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides RFA (radiofrequency ablation), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for some types of cancer tumors, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for liver cancer tumors, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Spine injection

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides spine injection, an image-guided treatment for pain in the neck, back, and other areas, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for liver cancer tumors, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

  • Vertebroplasty

    Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging provides vertebroplasty, a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for back pain caused by vertebral fractures, in a caring environment using the latest technology.

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