Radiology at Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Chestnut Hill)

The radiology office at 850 Boylston Street provides a range of state-of-the-art imaging services in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

On the 1st floor

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is available on the first floor of the 850 Boylston Street facility. This scanner provides rapid cross-sectional imaging and the ability to reconstruct images in any plane for further analysis.

MRI Also present in this first floor suite is a 1.5 MRI scanner. This scanner provides state of the art imaging.

On the 5th floor

Bone Density testing is performed on one of two Hologic 4500A bone densitometers. These systems are low dose x-ray units that can examine the spine, hip, forearm, or total body to determine the density of bone and the presence of osteoporosis and fracture risk.

Mammography Screening and diagnostic digital mammography performed. Digital imaging techniques are used to allow computer processing of images for greater confidence in diagnosis.

Ultrasonography is performed using modern equipment. These tests are used of a variety of obstetrical, gynecological and medical problems and use sound waves rather than x-rays to generate a picture. Trained radiologists are available on-site to ensure quality imaging and to obtain any additional ultrasound pictures to make your study the best possible.

Computer techniques allow x-ray studies to be performed similar to standard x-ray examinations but with a decreased chance that a film needs to be repeated due to technical problems.

Who interprets your studies?

Board certified radiologists will interpret your study and render a written interpretation, usually the same day. The images and the reports are stored on the Brigham and Women's picture archiving system (PACS). This system also connects to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital network. The images are immediately available to Brigham and Women's, Brigham and Women's Faulkner, and DFCI referring physicians using the Web.

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