Experience Convenient Access to State-of-the-art Digital Mammogram techonology at Boston Medical Center

If you are a woman over 40, yearly breast health screenings such as mammograms are an important part of a healthy routine. Mammography is the single most effective method to detect breast changes, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. Recieving a yearly mammogram can help detect cancer early, providing you with more treatment options and a chance for a full recovery.

Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, BMC's Belkin Breast Imaging Center offers state-of-the-art full field digital mammograms. Our expert radiologic technologists are fully trained, licensed and nationally certified in mammography and are committed to your exceptional care. Walk-ins are welcome. Please schedule your yearly mammogram by calling 617.414.9729 today.

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Diagnostics and Tests


A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that uses a small amount of radiation. A technologist will position your breast for the test. The breast will be compressed between two plates, and a picture will be taken.

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Breast MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses magnets and radio waves to make very precise cross-sectional pictures of the body. For breast MRI, you will lay face-down in a narrow tube with openings for your breasts.

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Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce an outline of part of the body. A computer picks up the echoes from the sound waves and uses them to generate a picture on the computer screen.

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Our Team

Clare Poynton, MD

Lorraine Smith, MD

Additional Information

Belkin Breast Imaging Center offers a full range of services including:

  • Screening Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
  • MRI Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Cyst Aspirations
  • Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspirations

The Importance of a Yearly Mammogram

We are conveniently located next door to the Belkin Breast Health Center.

For more information about breast health and the importance of annual screenings, please visit the American Cancer Society’s website.

Boston Medical Center’s Belkin Breast Imaging Department possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to offer mammography services.

Residency and Fellowship Information

With a long, proud history whose roots reach back more than 120 years, the Department of Radiology is a full-service academic medical imaging department that annually performs over 300,000 screening, diagnostic, and interventional procedures for Boston Medical Center and its affiliated health centers. Learn more.