Dr. Brink with residents
Radiologist-in-Chief James A. Brink, MD confers with radiology residents in Ellison 2.

Who We Are

The Department of Radiology employs more than 100 board-certified radiologists specializing in 12 clinical areas supported by hundreds of highly trained technologists and support staff. Over 500 researchers are pioneering advances in medical imaging, and close to 100 trainees are studying to become the next generation of subspecialized radiologists.

What We Do

Imaging specialists

We provide expert insight on using medical imaging to answer clinical questions and guide critical decisions. Operating in several locations across Massachusetts, we perform more than 600,000 exams per year.

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Why Choose Mass General Imaging?

Specialty expertise

Every scan is interpreted by a radiologist with specialty training in the area of the body being studied. Specialists are capable of seeing and understanding subtle things thanks to advanced training and singular focus.


Along with making the diagnosis, ensuring patient safety is our top priority. We pay special attention to minimizing radiation exposure—without giving up image quality.


Our network of Massachusetts locations offers convenient access to a full range of imaging services. Most of our community facilities offer evening and weekend appointments, free parking, and easy access from major routes.

Image-guided treatments

In addition to diagnostic exams, we offer minimally invasive treatments for specific conditions.

Coordinated care

We work in close consultation with your doctor to schedule and plan your exam. We provide swift results, including a written report and image access.

World-class hospital

When something requires a closer look, we coordinate additional studies and can bring together a multidisciplinary team from across Mass General. Our radiologists are part of Mass General’s multidisciplinary care centers: the Cancer Center, Digestive Healthcare Center, the Fireman Vascular Center, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Transplant Center, and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Leading-edge technology

We not only adopt the latest advances in technology, such as intraoperative MRI and CT, but also work with manufacturers to define future improvements. We employ full-time physicists to independently check scanner functions, especially for scanners that produce ionizing radiation, such as CT machines.

Strong clinical and research foundation

Imaging services at Mass General are provided by the Department of Radiology, which also runs world-renowned education and training programs and conducts leading-edge research to advance the state of the art in medical imaging.

Compassionate care

Our people are committed to treating every patient with respect and genuine compassion. Read patient testimonials

Experience and history

We perform more than 600,000 exams per year across all types of imaging technology. And with roots dating back to 1896 and the creation of one of the first X-ray images in the United States, we have a long history of providing high-quality patient care.

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