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Brian B. (Brian) Ghoshhajra, MD

Director, Cardiac Imaging, Department of Radiology

Program Director, Cardiac Imaging Fellowship, Department of Radiology

  • Phone: 617-726-5954
Departments
Radiology

Specialties

  • Heart Center
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
  • Vascular Center
  • Vascular Radiology
Clinical Interests
Congenital heart disease
Non-invasive vascular imaging
Emergency radiology
Radiation Dose Protection
Cardiac computed tomography (Cardiac CT)
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (Cardiac MRI)
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Chelsea: MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
Medical Education
MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency, Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyDr. Ghoshhajra is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, with advanced training in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Dr. Ghoshhajra specializes in the use of advanced cross-sectional imaging techniques (including Ultrasonography, CT, and MRI) to non-invasively diagnose diseases of the blood vessels and heart. His clinical interests include advanced non-invasive imaging for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular and venous disease, and congenital heart disease.

His training includes a Transitional Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and a National Institutes of Health - sponsored Clinical and Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.  He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.  He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Ghoshhajra is the Director of Clinical Cardiac Imaging in the Department of Radiology and the Program Director for the Cardiac Imaging Fellowship.

Research

  • Myocardial stress perfusion CT and MRI
  • Cardiac MRI optimization
  • Cardiac CT radiation dose reduction and efficiency
  • Advanced Imaging for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dual-Energy Cardiac CT
  • Emergency Cardiac CT Angiography
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging
  • Ultra-low contrast dose computed tomography

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected Publications

Ghoshhajra BB, Rogers IS, Maurovich-Horvat P, Techasith T, Verdini D, Sidhu MS, Drzezga NK, Medina HM, Blankstein R, Brady TJ, Cury RC. A Comparison of Reconstruction and Viewing Parameters on Image Quality and Accuracy of Stress Myocardial CT Perfusion. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Nov;5(6):459-66.

Lee AM, Engel LC, Shah B, Liew G, Sidhu MS, Kalra M, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Coronary computed tomography angiography during arrhythmia: Radiation dose reduction with prospectively ECG-triggered axial and retrospectively ECG-gated helical 128-slice dual-source CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Apr 7.

Ghoshhajra BB, Engel LC, Major GP, Goehler A, Techasith T, Verdini D, Do S, Liu B, Li X, Sala M, Kim MS, Blankstein R, Prakash P, Sidhu MS, Corsini E, Banerji D, Wu D, Abbara S, Truong Q, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Kalra M. Evolution of Coronary Computed Tomography Radiation Dose Reduction at a Tertiary Referral Center. Am J Med. (August 2012)

Azzalini L, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB. Ultra-low contrast TAVI planning CTangiography with 20 ml total dose: a novel protocol using high-pitch helicaldual-source CT with diluted mixed dual-phase contrast injection. J ComputerAssisted Tomography. 2014

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MGHCVImages

Mass General Imaging reduces cardiac CT radiation doses 75 percent

Radiation-reduction case study: Cardiovascular imaging team reduces radiation dose for cardiac CT angiography by employing new scanner technology and carefully tailoring each exam to the patient.

Evolution of Coronary Computed Tomography Radiation Dose Reduction at a Tertiary Referral Center

A large study to be published in the August issue of the American Journal of Medicine reports a record radiation dose reduction of 74.8% to MGH Cardiac CT patients during the past 6 years.

February Heart Month: Advances in Treating Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.

Cardiovascular Images Newsletter

Cardiovascular Images is a web-based monthly newsletter produced jointly by the Department of Radiology and the Department of Cardiology. Presented in case-study format and with plenty of actual clinical images, the newsletter provides physicians and healthcare professionals with factual and up-to-date information about cardiovascular examinations and procedures.

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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5954
Phone 2: 617-726-8354

Radiological Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5954
Phone 2: 617-726-8354

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