Angiography and Interventional Radiology Referral and Scheduling Information for Patients and Families

Most radiology exams require a referral order from your doctor. If your doctor is a Mass General Brigham physician, she or he will make the order in our electronic order-entry system and will also schedule the appointment for the time and location you choose. Physicians who are not part of the Mass General Brigham network will need to fax your imaging exam order to us. After that is done, you can then call us to schedule your appointment. You can also call Radiology Scheduling to change your appointment. If you call when the office is closed (business hours are listed below), leave a message and your call will be returned the morning of the next business day.

Women who are due for their annual screening mammogram do not need a doctor’s referral and can schedule the appointment themselves by calling Radiology Scheduling.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday

We have the utmost respect for everyone's time, and we do everything we can to make the best use of both your time and our physicians' time. If you ever feel that you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not hesitate to call our office, regardless of the day or hour. We have in place a system of physician coverage that ensures that urgent medical needs will be met.

Please call our scheduling office at: (617) 732-7240 to request an appointment. When you call, the scheduler will ask for the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Brief description of the reason for the appointment
  • Your address
  • Home and alternate (work) phone numbers
  • Your primary physician or health care provider, and whether or not you would like us to send a report of your visit to that provider
  • Your insurance or HMO information
How Can I Prepare For My Appointment?

Please assist us by remembering to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Referral form (for HMO insurance, if required)
  • Insurance cards and a means of identification such as a driver's license or social security card
  • List of current medications you are taking including prescriptions, over the counter medications, and any herbs
  • Relevant information about your medical and surgical history, such as pertinent x-rays or other records – see below for more information on Getting Copies of your medical images
  • Important questions you would like to ask the doctor
How Can I Prepare For A Virtual Visit?

When you schedule your appointment our scheduling office will inform you whether your visit will be at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or a virtual Visit. If you are scheduled for a virtual visit our staff will reach out to you directly to assist you in connecting virtually with your provider.

For questions regarding virtual visits please call (617) 732-4763

Our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists (high risk obstetricians), radiologists, surgeons, nurses, and other medical specialists provide supportive and compassionate care before, during, and after pregnancy for women who have or are at risk of having pregnancy complications. This care includes counseling, evaluation, and medical and surgical care.

How Do I Reschedule or Cancel An Appointment?

Please provide us at least 48 hours notice so that we may allow other patients the opportunity to take your appointment and, if necessary, reschedule your visit. However, it is most courteous to call as soon as you realize you must reschedule or cancel. Please try to be on time for your appointment. If you are running late, call ahead and let the hospital know your estimated time of arrival.

Getting Copies of Your Images

Note: The Image Service Center office will be closed to patient walk-in services effective Thursday March 19, 2020 due to visitor restrictions related to COVID-19 until further notice.

Patients can request a copy of their images on a CD by e-mailing, faxing or mailing a signed copy of the release form to the Image Service Center.

Image Service Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Radiology
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-7180 | Fax: (617) 732-5300

If patients have questions regarding a specific release, please contact the Image Service Center at (617) 732-7180.

If your imaging exam was performed at BWH or one of our community-based locations, your images and reports are saved to your electronic medical record within four hours after completion of your exam. You can get a copy of your images on a CD at the BWH Image Service Center or any of our community-based locations. You will need to complete a release form, which you can bring with you or fax prior to pick-up. You will also need to provide positive identification to receive your images.


  • Phone: (617) 732-7180
  • Fax: (617) 732-5300
  • Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
Getting Copies of Your Radiology Reports or Medical Record

Radiology reports are available for viewing in your Patient Gateway account. If you are not enrolled in Patient Gateway, please click here to enroll. You may also request copies of your medical record by submitting an electronic request via Patient Gateway under Health>Health Tools>Request Records.

To submit a paper request for copies of your medical record, please go to to access a Release of Information Authorization form and instructions.

Pre-operative check-in at the Shapiro Center

Operative appointments with Angiography & Interventional Radiology

Our highly skilled nursing team will contact our patients several days prior to their scheduled procedure to review your information with you. If you have any questions about your scheduled procedure, please call our nursing team at (617) 732-4766.

Outpatient pre-operative Check-in at Shapiro Center

The Shapiro Family Center, located on the second floor of the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, offers patients, families and friends a comfortable and convenient setting that includes educational resources, Internet access and relaxing spaces, as well as a waiting area when loved ones are having a procedure.

Directions to the Watkins Clinic and Pre-operative Check-in from the 75 Francis Street entrance:

Elevators and an escalator, both in the 75 Francis Street lobby, provide easy access and entry to the building. Take the main lobby escalators (or Amory elevators) up to the 2nd floor. Turn left down the long hallway (bridge over Francis St. to Shapiro Building). Once over the bridge, take a right and check-in with the Shapiro 2nd floor information desk to confirm your clinic location.

Patient Gateway

Patient Gateway is a secure and convenient online tool that allows patients to:

  • Communicate with your doctors
  • Schedule appointments
  • Request prescription renewals
  • Receive test results
  • Request insurance referrals
  • View your health record information
  • Update mailing address and other demographic date

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