Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
For any diagnostic imaging study (diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI exam) or interventional procedure (image-guided biopsy) a physician referral is required because by law the radiologist is not permitted to “self-refer” patients for these examinations. The radiologist is a physician consultant to the patient and the referring physician/clinician.
A written referral is a means for your doctor to communicate to the radiologist what the specific issues should be addressed by the imaging study. It also assures to us that there is a physician coordinating the patient’s care who will be responsible for guiding the patient through treatment if a diagnosis of breast cancer is made. Many insurance plans also may require a physician referral and/or pre-authorization for these studies.
While screening mammography does not by law require a physician referral, we do not routinely offer self-referred screening mammography exams at our facility. This decision has been made in order to guarantee that we have a physician to receive the patient’s mammogram report and act on the findings if intervention/treatment is required.
Some insurance companies require a referral for reimbursement but all mammograms require a written order from your doctor.
The Center for Women’s Imaging at Mercy is located on Mercy’s Downtown Baltimore campus on the 5th floor of The Weinberg Center at Mercy. We recommend that patients park in The Weinberg Garage.
Please call your insurance provider to confirm that The Center for Women's Imaging at Mercy participates with your plan.
Yes, but you must bring an initial deposit and the Center will set up a payment plan for you.
The radiologist reading your mammogram is looking for tiny abnormalities in your breasts that are unique to you. It is extremely helpful to be able to compare films for changes in your breasts over time. Without the previous films, you may be asked to come back for additional views, causing undue stress and delays in providing treatment.
It is important for the radiologist to be aware of any changes and additions to your health history since your last mammogram. These changes can sometimes affect your diagnosis.
A screening mammogram is scheduled for screening/preventive purposes. These patients do not have any current breast problems or recommendations for a follow-up. Screening patients do not have their films read the same day but the technologist looks at the mammogram to make sure they have quality images for the radiologist to read. Patients typically receive the results of their screening mammogram within 2 weeks.
A diagnostic mammogram is scheduled to promptly address a new breast problem in a patient or to follow-up with the patient as recommended by their doctor or the radiologist. The diagnostic patient will have their films reviewed by the radiologist the same day and any additional imaging, including ultrasound, will be done at the time of their appointment. The diagnostic appointment can take up to 2-3 hours and the patient will get their results from the radiologist before they leave the department.
Yes, the staff of The Weinberg Center for Women's Health & Medicine works very hard to coordinate appointments for you. Please call as soon as possible so we can accommodate your needs.
Yes, several hotels near Mercy Medical Center offer discounted rates to Mercy patients.
The Tyanna O’Brien Center for Women’s Imaging at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers radiologists specializing in the diagnosis, screening and prevention of common and critical women’s health conditions. The Center provides advanced imaging services, including but not limited to breast biopsies, breast ultrasounds, breast MRIs, diagnostic and screening mammograms and needle localization procedures. The Center for Women's Imaging at Mercy is fully accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and is part of the renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
Dr. Behnaz Goudarzi is a Board Certified radiologist with The Tyanna O'Brien Center for Women's Imaging at Mercy Medical Center.