March 04, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Imaging Exams

Some patients who receive COVID-19 vaccinations may temporarily develop benign swollen lymph nodes, which can show up on mammograms and other imaging tests.

Though it is optimal for a patient to have needed imaging (screening or diagnostic) prior to COVID-19 vaccination, the resources below may be helpful when caring for recently vaccinated patients.

The American College of Radiology® invites members to review the materials above and visit for more COVID-19–related clinical and economic resources.