Hallmark Health has been providing state new imageof the art technology and quality MRI services to area patients since 1989. We have two locations, the CHEM Center for MRI and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

We are committed to providing excellence of images, interpretation and service and have earned a reputation with our referring physicians and our patients for our clinical accuracy and our patient-friendly service. Hallmark’s three magnets offers impressive image quality, fast scan imaging and MR Angiography utilizing the latest MRI technology.

We are committed to continuously improving our high-quality diagnostic services in an atmosphere of caring and concern for our patients and their families. We provide our services to referring physicians and their patients with the highest expectation for patient outcomes.

Our staff makes the real difference. Their commitment, caring, and expertise are vital components of the quality care we deliver. Our mission is to be responsive and flexible to assure access to service for our community, and timely results to our referring physicians and their patients.

Why the CHEM Center

We offer the best in State of the Art Technology

State of the art technology means advanced high resolution imaging capabilities with unmatched patient comfort.

Our imaging centers were designed to provide its users with outstanding "downtown" medical expertise in a convenient community setting. The Center itself offers a user-friendly facility and employs staff chosen for their patient care orientation, technical skill and ability to work effectively in a freestanding setting.

Full Time, Board Certified Radiologist: Our physicians are on site to discuss findings with referring physicians.

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and accredited by the American College of Radiology: We meet or exceed all standards for MRI centers.

Advantages for the Patient

We offer you a non-stressful, attractive environment. The Center's highly trained technologists are patient-oriented and skilled at handling patient concerns. The technologists are registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologist and certified in MRI.

Two GE 1.5T Signa Infinity with Excite high field magnet.

Radiologists are on-site each day to ensure proper patient care and expedite reports. Reports are available within 24 hours to your physician.

The CHEM Center is conveniently located off Routes I-93 and 128 on Montvale Avenue in Stoneham with plenty of free, on-site parking. Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA.


CHEM Center for MRI
48 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180

Phone: (781) 279-2213

Fax: (781) 279-0869

Scheduling: (781) 279-2213

Convenient Location with Ample Parking: Located off all major routes, with ample free parking. Handicap accessible.

Driving Directions:

  • Route 128: Take exit 38A Stoneham, which is Main Street, Route 28, Stoneham. At the 5th set of lights take a right onto Montvale Avenue. The CHEM Center is a two story brick building 1/4 mile on the left.
  • Traveling Route 93N: Take exit 36. At the lights at the end of the ramp, take a right onto Montvale Avenue. The CHEM Center is a two story brick building 1/2 mile on the right, past the Montvale Plaza.
  • Traveling Route 93S: Take exit 36. At the lights at the end of the ramp, take a left onto Montvale Avenue. The CHEM Center is a two story brick building 1/2 mile on the right, past the Montvale Plaza.

If you have any questions regarding directions, please contact the office at 781-279-2213.

Melrose Wakefield Hospital
585 Lebanon Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Scheduling: 781-279-2213
Fax: 781-279-0869

Directions via Google Maps

Patient Instructions

When the screening process has been completed some patients maybe asked to change into a gown. We offer lockers to secure your valuables. Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home.

You will then be escorted to the MRI scan room to begin your exam. You will be asked to lie on a padded table. It is important that you lie very still while the images are being taken. A MRI Technologist will be right outside the exam room and will be able to see and hear you the entire time. If you are uncomfortable, just say so and the technologist will be right in.

During the exam process the MR scanner makes a very loud repetitive noise. This process is a result of the changing of the magnetic field to collect the data. Earplugs are provided for you to minimize the sound.

When the exam is complete, you will be escorted back to your dressing room. Some patients may be asked to wait for their MRI pictures to bring with them back to their physician.

Who may not have an MRI scan?

Most patients with joint replacements or other orthopedic hardware do not present a problem and still can be scanned, but because MRI uses powerful Magnetic Fields, some patients may be excluded from having a MRI.

If any of the following conditions exist please notify us before your exam.

  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clips
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Implanted Insulin or Chemotherapy Pumps
  • Implanted Neuro-Stimulator Devices
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart Valve Replacements
  • Other Prosthetic Devices
  • Metal Fragments in Eye

What are my rights as a patient?

We are committed to maintaining the rights of patients and will assure patient confidentiality, dignity, privacy and the right for you to understand and consent to the test.

Can I receive copies of my MRI films and reports?

Upon your request, your films and reports are available for you to pick up. Please call us at 781-279-2213 to request copies.

Payment for my MRI scan

The charges for your scan are usually covered by Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, various HMO's and government employee programs, as well as by commercial insurance companies. As a courtesy, staff will verify your insurance coverage and inform you of any payment responsibility. For any balance, we accept MasterCard, Visa, personal checks or cash for payment. Please note that you will be billed separately by the Radiologist for interpretations of the exam.

Insurance Information

Some plans require co-pays and deductibles, pre-certification, utilization review or prior approval. Please check with our billing staff at 781-279-3162 for details. We accept all major insurances including workman compensation and MVA insurance with the appropriate referrals

Payment plans: Individually determined, based on monthly schedules.

NOTE: You may receive two statements, one from Hallmark Health System for the exam charges and another from the radiologist for the radiologist's interpretation of your exam.

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