Breast Imaging and Procedures
Welcome to Breast Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The BreastCare Center's highly specialized radiology program is the place to go for your routine mammogram or for diagnostic screenings and procedures that will help us gain further insight. Our Breast Imaging specialists will provide you with trusted breast health expertise, accuracy, and the most up-to-date information — in a leading medical facility with a full range of the most advanced equipment.
Led by Tejas S. Mehta, MD, MPH, Chief of Breast Imaging and Co-Director of the Breast Imaging Fellowship Program at BIDMC, our team of radiologists and technologists meet the highest standards in performing both routine screenings and diagnostic procedures, while offering patients and their families support, comfort, and answers.
Many of our highly trained technologists have worked in Breast Imaging at BIDMC for a long time, and some are a familiar face to our patients. We make every effort to accommodate requests for a specific technologist when scheduling your annual mammogram.
For your convenience, we offer both routine and diagnostic mammogram services at several locations:
All of our screening locations offer same day and/or walk-in appointments; we also offer early morning, evening and weekend screenings at some locations.
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In addition, we now offer 3-D mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis), the most advanced technology for breast screenings.
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While there is more hope than ever for breast cancer patients, we know it is much more treatable when detected early. Detecting the disease as early as possible is done with effective routine screening and diagnostic tests.
Additional Breast Imaging Tests
Our Breast Imaging specialists also perform the following imaging and procedures in the BreastCare Center at BIDMC:
Some of our other screening locations do offer diagnostic services; these screenings must be ordered by a physician and appropriately scheduled.
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If you are a breast cancer patient, our radiologists are part of the team of breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and nurse practitioners that will conference together to review your information and combined recommendations for the best treatment options for your particular breast cancer. We present your imaging studies and our pathologists review the results of your tissue biopsy. Together, our team comes up with a treatment plan — focused solely on you.
Our Center of Excellence
Several of our radiologists actually helped develop the standards used by the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) mammography accreditation program. These standards guide us as well as other breast imaging programs at medical institutions across the country. We are a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the ACR — meeting ACR’s requirements for mammography centers and going beyond what is expected.
Meeting high technical and medical standards is just part of what we do so well. We are sensitive to the emotional needs and concerns patients and their families might have surrounding breast care, too. Another top priority for us is to make sure our patients are comfortable and address any questions they and their families have.