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Scheduling an Exam

Appointment Scheduling: 617-754-9500 Call between 8AM & 6PM
Questions About Your Exam: 617-667-2515 Call between 8AM & 6PM
Patient Information Line: 617-667-XRAY (9729) Available 24 hours a day

When you call to schedule an examination, we will ask you for basic information such as your Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center number or your Social Security number. We'll ask you what type of test you need to schedule, and will schedule you for the best possible time. If you need to cancel or reschedule your exam, you can call us back at 617-667-2515 and we will be happy to arrange a better time for you.

When you call to schedule your exam, we will also give you any applicable information about preparing for your examination.

If your doctor has scheduled the exam for you, and you have questions regarding the preparation or the procedure itself, you can call our patient information line at 617-667-XRAY (9729). This line is available 24 hours a day.

Your physician will have several tasks to perform:

  • Provide information to you about the examination for making informed decisions
  • Complete the necessary paperwork to order the test (similar to writing a prescription for medication)
  • Fax, mail, or place the order for the examination in our computer system
  • If necessary, order bloodwork for certain exam types
  • If necessary, provide premedication criteria and prescriptions for certain exam types
  • Call us to schedule your test or request that you call us directly to schedule the exam