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On-campus mammography at MIT Medical

If you are between the ages of 40 and 70 with a primary care provider (PCP) at MIT Medical, finding time for a mammogram couldn't be easier.

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. 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.

Watch the video to see a breast tomosynthesis exam at MIT Medical and learn more about the process and procedure.  

To make an appointment, just call MIT Medical's Radiology Service at 617-253-4905.