For more complicated radiological procedures, such as MRIs and CT scans, we refer patients to outside centers.
Mammograms at MIT Medical
If you are between the ages of 40 and 70 and have a primary care provider (PCP) at MIT Medical, you can get your annual mammogram at MIT Medical with no referral and no copay.
MIT Medical’s Radiology Service uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D mammography system known as “breast tomosynthesis.” Conventional mammography produces a single, flattened image of the breast, in which small breast cancers may go undetected. In contrast, breast tomosynthesis creates a three-dimensional rendering of the entire breast. It’s more accurate in locating abnormalities, but because the image is so clear, it also helps radiologists determine when a slight difference in breast tissue is not worrisome. Areas that might be deemed “suspicious” on a conventional mammogram can be seen as benign in 3D. And that means you’re less likely to be called back for biopsies or additional tests.
To schedule your mammogram online, use the button at the top of this page. You can also make a mammogram appointment by calling the Radiology Service at 617-253-4481, option 7.