The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging and interventional services, trains the next generation of subspecialty radiologists, and carries out research that advances the state of the art in medical imaging.

James A. Brink, MD, Radiologist-in-Chief

James A. Brink, MD
Radiologist-in-Chief

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology, which provides comprehensive imaging services under the banner of Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging, employs more than 100 board-certified radiologists specializing in 11 clinical areas and performs more than 600,000 imaging exams a year at Mass General and a network of community locations.

Mission
Clinical Expertise
Subspecialty Divisions
Training
Research
Professional Services
Alumni Organization
Global Outreach
Awards and Recognition

Mission

  • Provide high-quality, safe and compassionate care to patients through medical imaging.
  • Advance the frontiers of medical science by integrating our clinical expertise with research.
  • Strive to pass on our knowledge through excellence in teaching.

Clinical expertise

With roots dating back to 1896 and the creation of one of the first X-ray images in the United States, the department boasts a long history of high-quality patient care. In addition, the department has played—and continues to play—a key role in advancing the state of the art in imaging technologies including CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET (positron emission tomography), and ultrasound, as well as minimally invasive, image-guided interventional procedures.

Subspecialty Divisions

Training

As part of one of the nation's premiere academic medical centers, teaching is a critical part of the Department of Radiology's charter. The department's rigorous and highly sought-after fellowships and residency program provide future radiologists with advanced, specialized training, and alumni of these programs can be found in high-level positions in prestigious radiology departments worldwide. In addition, the department offers a CME (continuing medical education) program featuring courses that attract participants and industry sponsors from around the world.

Research

The department is also a world-renowned medical-imaging research organization that helps to advance the state of the art in clinical practice while nurturing tomorrow's life-saving breakthroughs. In addition to its own research, the department also provides imaging services in support of clinical trials and drug development.

Professional Services

The Department of Radiology provides the following commercial services.

  • 3D Imaging
    The 3D Imaging Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology takes data from cross-sectional CT (computerized tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) studies and produces life-like spatial views of body systems.
  • Teleradiology
    Teleradiology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital is a comprehensive service provider offering final and subspecialty reports, day or night.
  • Radiology consulting
    RCG (Radiology Consulting Group) delivers a full radiology service solution, including strategic management consulting, IT Consulting, and Training and Education.
  • Imaging for Clinical Trials/Drug Development
    The Clinical Trials Program offers contract research organizations, core-imaging labs, biopharma companies and biotech corporations the full spectrum of imaging-related services in support of clinical trials.

Alumni Organization

The MGH Radiological Society has been organized to advance professional, scientific, and medical interactions between graduates of Mass General radiology training programs and their alma mater, as well as to foster greater communication among the graduates themselves.

Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs

Mass General Imaging's Global Health Programs are dedicated to addressing unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.

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Need Imaging?

Patients and referring physicians, please visit Mass General Imaging for information on exams, treatments and scheduling.

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Explore radiology education opportunities

The Department of Radiology trains residents, fellows and current providers in advanced medical imaging using the latest technology.

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Mass General Imaging global initiatives

Training, technology transfer, and clinical service for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.