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Questions about Appointments
Where can I find the MRI screening form?
We no longer ask patients to fill out a patient procedure screening form before an MRI exam. Instead, you will receive a phone call from our MRI staff three days before your appointment.
The call should only take a few minutes of your time. Our staff will ask you questions to help us prepare for your exam, including if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast used for imaging exams and if you have any metal or electronic implant anywhere in your body.
For your safety, we will also confirm your responses when you arrive for your appointment.
How do I prepare for my imaging appointment?
Our website has information on how to prepare for imaging exams. You can link to the type of exam on our Programs & Services page. We also recommend you log into Patient Gateway for more details on your specific appointment.
How do I reschedule or cancel my imaging appointment?
To reschedule or cancel your imaging appointment, please call our Central Scheduling Office between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday to Friday at 617-724-XRAY (9729).
What are your holiday/snow hours?
Mass General Hospital is always open 24 hours a day throughout the week. If you have an imaging appointment at an off-campus imaging site during inclement weather, we recommend calling the location to ensure the hours have not changed.
How can I make an interventional radiology appointment?
For questions about scheduling interventional radiology appointments, please call our central phone number at 617-643-4723. For interventional radiology services related to muscle and joint pain, please call us at 617-726-6773. All interventional radiology appointments require a referral from a doctor.
What do I do if I lost something at my appointment?
How can I share feedback about my imaging experience?
Mass General Imaging is committed to excellence at every step of our patients’ care. If you would like to discuss an issue regarding your exam, please contact the Mass General Office of Patient Advocacy by calling 617-726-3370 or by emailing MGHPatientAdvocacy@partners.org. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with someone on our imaging team.
Questions about Results
How do I get the results of my imaging exam?
After your exam, a radiologist reads the images and reports what they see to your doctor. Your doctor then contacts you with the results and talks about next steps.
Most imaging results are also in Patient Gateway in about a week. Check your account or sign up now.
How do I get a copy of my images?
Our Image Service Center can provide images and reports for imaging exams at Mass General. You can submit a request online or in person at our office in Boston. All requests need two signed release forms: Authorization for Release of Medical Images and Authorization for Release of Protected or Privileged Health Information.
Can you send my images to my doctor?
Images and reports for imaging exams at Mass General are read by radiologists and sent electronically to the doctor who ordered the exam. They are available to all doctors in the Partners HealthCare system.
If you would like to request your images for a doctor who is not part of the Partners HealthCare system, our Image Service Center can send digital images by CD or DVD. All requests need two signed release forms: Authorization for Release of Medical Images and Authorization for Release of Protected or Privileged Health Information. Check out our tips for filling out release forms.