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  • The Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging

  • Martha Mainiero, MD of The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital discusses the importance of having an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

    Breast imaging is a specialized field in radiology. In some patients, procedures are performed in the breast imaging division to either obtain a sample of tissue or to help find an abnormality in the breast for the surgeon.

    The Digital Advantage

    Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in Rhode Island to offer digital mammography. With digital mammography, the images can be stored and transferred via computer, and physicians can use specialized software to help interpret results. In a study, digital mammography was shown to detect up to 28 percent more cancers in some women.

    About Us

    The Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at Rhode Island Hospital is a full-service breast imaging facility staffed by radiologists with special expertise in breast imaging and is designed to provide state-of-the-art breast imaging and intervention.

    All breast imaging at Rhode Island Hospital is performed by board-certified radiologists with subspecialty training in this area. In fact, our facility was the first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the state, as designated by the American College of Radiology.


    We are located on the ground floor of the Medical Office Center in Rhode Island Hospital, Suite G85. We are open five days a week, with walk-in appointments and evening hours. Visiting us? Get directions

    For more information, or to make an appointment please call the Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at 401-444-7770, or e-mail