Diagnostic tests help your doctor determine the type and severity of a disease or injury and are used to monitor conditions. Tests may be performed as part of a routine checkup or to make, rule out or confirm a diagnosis. At Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), you will find high quality laboratory and radiology services using state-of-the art technology. Our highly experienced clinicians and technicians offer expert care in a safe and comfortable environment. Patients can walk-in to one of our many laboratories to have blood drawn. Radiology tests at BWH and affiliated locations require an appointment.
Laboratory medicine and pathology clinicians study blood, body fluids, tissues and other body samples to diagnose and treat illnesses and monitor disease. Our team of pathologists and medical laboratory professionals work in these clinical laboratories:
Phlebotomists collect blood to be tested in our clinical laboratories. This may be done while you are an inpatient or on an outpatient basis.
Our radiologists, technologists and nurses perform and interpret more than 500,000 examinations annually, including:
Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
Angiography and Interventional Radiology
Computed Tomography (CT)
Chest (Thoracic) Radiology
Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR)
High-risk OB/GYN and other Ultrasound Imaging
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention
Most radiology exams require a doctor’s referral. If your doctor is a Mass General Brigham physician, he or she can make the referral order and appointment in our electronic order-entry system. Physicians who are not part of the Mass General Brigham network need to fax an imaging exam order to us.
Annual mammogram screenings do not require a referral. Women can schedule the appointment themselves by calling Radiology Scheduling at (617) 732-6248.