The Department of Radiology is a dynamic area with ever-improving facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the main campus hospital in Boston, Mass General provides radiology services to a growing number of satellite sites, including at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Salem Hospital, and imaging centers in Danvers and Chelsea, MA. Nearly all resident rotations occur at the main campus. Exceptions include rotations at Mass Eye and Ear (located adjacent to the Mass General main campus) and optional elective rotations at Mount Auburn Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Some facility highlights include:

  • 20 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, including 13 3T machines
  • 15 clinical computed tomography (CT) scanners, including 11 dual-source scanners and a mobile CT scanner
  • 21 ultrasound machines
  • 7 interventional suites
  • 10 nuclear medicine gamma cameras
  • 4 PET/CT scanners
  • PET/MRI expected in 2023
  • Recently renovated breast imaging facilities with state-of-the-art digital mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound, and breast MRI
  • Recently updated Mass General Brigham Enterprise-Wide Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS), which allows access to all images across Mass General Brigham.

The Department of Radiology performs more than 850,000 examinations annually. The high volume of cases facilitates teaching and clinical investigations. For example, the department census for 2021 included:

  • Total volume: 945,963
  • Radiography: 389,401
  • CT: 221,240
  • MRI: 114,211
  • Nuclear medicine: 36,721
  • Interventional radiology: 19,077
  • Breast: 85,074
  • Ultrasound: 80,229