If you're a woman between the ages of 40 and 70 who works on campus and is covered by any MIT Health Plan or Medicare, finding time for a mammogram couldn't be easier. You can get your annual mammogram at MIT Medical with no referral and no copay—and if your primary care provider (PCP) isn't at MIT Medical, we'll make sure he or she gets a copy of the report.
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. In addition to providing greater accuracy in locating abnormalities, the clarity of the image means fewer call-backs for biopsies or additional tests, since areas that might be deemed "suspicious" on a conventional mammogram can be seen as benign in 3D.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.—4 p.m. To make an appointment, just call MIT Medical's Radiology Service at 617-253-4905.