The Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center is a full-service, academic medical imaging department that performs over 350,000 screening, diagnostic, and interventional procedures annually for Boston Medical Center, their affiliated health centers, and the community. The goal of the department is to provide every patient with timely access to the most sophisticated medical imaging technology in a compassionate setting and to quickly deliver accurate electronic medical reports to referring physicians.

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Specialty Clinics

Interventional Radiology

Boston Medical Center's Interventional Radiology physicians are committed to providing comprehensive care. Working in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment, the interventional radiologists and team of specialized physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses ensure the best patient care in the New England region.

Breast Imaging Center

If you are a woman over 40, yearly breast health screenings 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. Yearly mammograms can detect cancer early, providing you with more treatment options and a chance for a full recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments & Services

Diagnostic Radiology

The Diagnostic Radiology department is a full service, academic medical imaging department for both adult and pediatric patients. A team of licensed and ARRT registered technologists accommodate patients imaging needs. The department houses the most sophisticated medical imaging technology to quickly deliver accurate electronic images to referring physicians. The enhanced digital imaging has many advantages over traditional x-ray units including providing a more detailed image with lower radiation dose in a shorter amount of time in a comfortable and compassionate setting.

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Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

CT scans use x-ray equipment and computer processing to produce 2-dimensional images of the body. The patient lies on a table and passes through a machine that looks like a large, squared-off donut. Doctors order CT scans when they want to see a two-dimensional image of the body to look for tumors and examine lymph nodes and bone abnormalities. If contrast dye is used to improve the computer image, the patient may need to avoid eating or drinking for 4 to 6 hours before the test. Patients should tell their provider before the test if they have any allergies or kidney problems.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This test uses a magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed images of body structures in multiple planes. Some people may need an IV put in place so caregivers can inject a contrast solution into their veins. This depends on the exam the doctor has ordered. MRI is a more detailed tool than x-ray and ultrasound and for certain organs or areas of the body, it provides better images than CT.

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Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine techniques are often used to look at many organ systems in the body and determine a patient’s best treatment option. 

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Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Imaging involves taking pictures of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles for effective diagnosis and treatment of conditions.

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Ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound Gynecologic/pelvic ultrasound First trimester OB ultrasound Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal ultrasound Scrotal ultrasound Thyroid ultrasound Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound

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Our Team

Administrative Leadership Team

Jorge A Soto, MD

Chairman, Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Abdominal Imaging, Emergency Imaging

Stephan W Anderson MD

Vice Chairman, Research
Director of CT
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Harprit S Bedi, MD

Vice Chairman, Radiology Education
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

Priscilla J Slanetz, MD

Vice Chairman, Faculty Development
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Associate Director, Radiology Residency
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Medical education

Jaroslaw N Tkacz, MD

Vice Chairman, Clinical Opperations
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Radiology

​​​​​​​Clinical Leadership Team

Ilse Castro-Aragon MD

Section Chief, Pediatric Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatric Radiology

Mariza O Clement, MD

Section Chief, Emergency Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

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Michael D Fishman, MD

Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Suvranu Ganguli, MD

Section Chief, Interventional Radiology

Special Interests

Interventional Oncology - Tumor Embolization, Ablation, Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Trauma Embolization, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Christina A LeBedis, MD

Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Radiology, Body Imaging

Gustavo A Mercier, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Special Interests

molecular imaging, oncology imaging, cardiology imaging, neurology imaging, cross sectional imaging

Akira M Murakami, MD

Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Musculoskeletal Imaging

Special Interests

Orthopedic Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Residency Education

Anuradha S Rebello, MBBS

Section Chief, Chest Imaging
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Thoracic radiology, Abdominal imaging, Pulmonary nodules, Lung cancer screening, Lung cancer

Osamu Sakai, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Neuroradiology
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology, Trauma imaging, Oncologic imaging, Quantitative imaging

​​​​​​​Educational Leadership Team

Harprit S Bedi, MD

Vice Chairman, Radiology Education
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

Kevin P Daly, MD

Program Director, ESIR
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Prostate Artery Embolization, Liver tumor Therapy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Tumor Therapy

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Avneesh Gupta, MD

Fellowship Director, Abdominal Imaging
Radiology IT Officer
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Diagnostic radiology

Mikhail Higgins

Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Interventional Radiology

Andrew J Kompel MD

Fellowship Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Asim Z Mian, MD

Program Director, Radiology Residency
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Neuroradiology

Anna F Rives, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director, Breast Imaging
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Jonathan E Scalera, MD

Associate Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Director, Ultrasound
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

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Priscilla J Slanetz, MD

Vice Chairman, Faculty Development
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Associate Director, Radiology Residency
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Medical education

Radiology Attendings

Mohamad K Abdalkader, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Interventional Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Arteriovenous Fistula, Vertebroplasty, Pulsatile Tinnitus

Stephan W Anderson MD

Vice Chairman, Research
Director of CT
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Vanesa C Andreu Arasa, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Head and Neck Imaging, Neuroradiology, Stroke, Spine Imaging, Trauma

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Glenn D Barest, MD

Director, Radiology Quality and Safety
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Stroke and Neurovascular Disorders, Brain Injury, Spinal trauma, Spinal degenerative disease

Harprit S Bedi, MD

Vice Chairman, Radiology Education
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

Siavash Behbahani, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

Special Interests

MRI, Brain, Spine, Vertebroplasty, Stroke

Ilse Castro-Aragon MD

Section Chief, Pediatric Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatric Radiology

Kevin J Chang, MD

Director of MRI Abdominal Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Abdominal/Pelvic Imaging, Abdominal/Pelvic MRI, Abdominal/Pelvic CT, Abdominal/Pelvic Ultrasound, CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy)

Mariza O Clement, MD

Section Chief, Emergency Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology

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Kevin P Daly, MD

Program Director, ESIR
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Prostate Artery Embolization, Liver tumor Therapy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Tumor Therapy

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Ashley Davidoff, MB, BCh

Clinical Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Cardiac Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Oncological Imaging

Michael D Fishman, MD

Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Suvranu Ganguli, MD

Section Chief, Interventional Radiology

Special Interests

Interventional Oncology - Tumor Embolization, Ablation, Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Trauma Embolization, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

David Guez, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University school of Medicine

Special Interests

IVC Filter Placement and Removal, Arterial and Venous Disease, Portal Hypertension, Interventional Oncology, Biliary Drainage and Stenting

Avneesh Gupta, MD

Fellowship Director, Abdominal Imaging
Radiology IT Officer
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Diagnostic radiology

Mikhail Higgins

Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Interventional Radiology

Bernadette V Jakomin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammograms, Breast Cancer Detection & Diagnosis

Milos J Janicek, MD, PhD

Director, Onco-Radiology Program
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Tumor Imaging

Andrew J Kompel MD

Fellowship Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Christina A LeBedis, MD

Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Radiology, Body Imaging

Sara K Meibom, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine

Special Interests

PET/CT, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology , Therapy with Iodine 131, Radium-223, Yttrium-90, Special interest in head and neck PET/CT

Gustavo A Mercier, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Special Interests

molecular imaging, oncology imaging, cardiology imaging, neurology imaging, cross sectional imaging

Asim Z Mian, MD

Program Director, Radiology Residency
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Neuroradiology

Trevor C Morrison, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston Univeristy School of Medicine
Emergency Radiology

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Akira M Murakami, MD

Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Musculoskeletal Imaging

Special Interests

Orthopedic Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Residency Education

Thanh Nguyen, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Acute stroke intervention, Cerebral aneurysms and AVMs, Carotid stenting, Dural AV fistulas, Embolization of nose bleeds and head and neck tumors, Neurocritical care, Pulsatile Tinnitus, Vasospasm, Vertebroplasty

Jordana Phillips, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Special Interests

Breast imaging and procedures

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Joseph F. Polak, MD

Professor of Radiology

Special Interests

Atherosclerosis, Biomarkers, Imaging Techniques, Vascular Diseases, Epidemiology

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Anuradha S Rebello, MBBS

Section Chief, Chest Imaging
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Thoracic radiology, Abdominal imaging, Pulmonary nodules, Lung cancer screening, Lung cancer

Anna F Rives, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director, Breast Imaging
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Imaging

Osamu Sakai, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Neuroradiology
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

Special Interests

Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology, Trauma imaging, Oncologic imaging, Quantitative imaging

Jonathan E Scalera, MD

Associate Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Director, Ultrasound
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

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Bindu N Setty MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology and Pediatric Imaging

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Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Breast Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Medical Education, Oncologic Imaging, Anatomy

Priscilla J Slanetz, MD

Vice Chairman, Faculty Development
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Associate Director, Radiology Residency
Breast Imaging

Special Interests

Medical education

Jorge A Soto, MD

Chairman, Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Abdominal Imaging, Emergency Imaging

Jaroslaw N Tkacz, MD

Vice Chairman, Clinical Opperations
Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging

Special Interests

Radiology

Physician Assistants

Patient Resources

Additional Information

Other Services

  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Chest Imaging
  • Neuroradiology, Abdominal, Musculoskeletal and Oncologic Imaging
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • PET / CT Scan
  • Radiology Film Library
  • Vascular and interventional services

Radiology Film Library

BMC’s Radiology Film Library is readily available to fill film and CD requests. They are open Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM.

When a patient arrives at the Radiology Department in Menino, Moakley or Shapiro, they will be directed by a patient access staff member to the front desk to fill out a film request form. Please complete this form and bring it with you to save time at your appointment. Once the completed form is handed in and a request for a librarian is made, the librarian will process the request. Patients must bring ID so that the librarian can properly identify the patient with the CD requested. The CD will take up to 30 minutes to be prepared. If request is given on the weekend, it will take a business day. If a patient does not want to wait, the images can be mailed.

Research Overview

The Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about the department’s research activities, please visit the Radiology section of the BUSM website.

Residency and Fellowship Information

Read more about the radiology residency