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Breast Imaging

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) is advancing its fight against breast cancer with a new digital mammography system. This powerful tool provides physicians with the largest field of view currently available and more precise mammograms, particularly for women with dense breasts.

"The advantages of this new digital system include clear, easy-to-read images that are ready to read within 10 seconds and can be sent electronically to a consulting physician virtually instantaneously," said Breast Care Center radiologist Julie Armada, MD. "This new advanced system, the Senographe Digital Mammography system from GE Healthcare, is the same equipment found throughout the Beth Israel Deaconess network allowing direct and immediate comparison to digital mammograms done anywhere within the network."

In addition to advanced digital mammography, BID-Needham provides comprehensive breast imaging including breast ultrasound and breast MRI evaluations. BID-Needham is affiliated with the Breast Care Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston which provides patients with referrals as needed.

We are very aware of women's emotional needs and concerns surrounding breast care. We strive to make patients feel comfortable, and manage to maintain a human touch without compromising our high technical standards.

Screening appointments can be conveniently scheduled in Needham six days a week, including Saturdays and some evenings.  Diagnostic and Courtesy Read appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, to coincide with the radiologist onsite to review your imaging at the time of your appointment.

The department is accredited with the American College of Radiology. Our mammography technical staff are all registered with specific credentials for mammography. Our breast ultrasound staff are all registered with specific training in breast ultrasound.

Appointments are available

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm

To schedule an appointment please call (781) 453-3044. 

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492