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James H. Thrall, MD

  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology


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Clinical Interests
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • PET Scanning
  • Skeletal Scintigraphy
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center c/o National Capital Consortium
  • Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center c/o National Capital Consortium
Board Certifications
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Radiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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  • Imaging research: Revolutionary results

    Researchers in the Mass General Department of Radiology have made many revolutionary discoveries and are hard at work on many more. Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, discusses two prominent examples: functional MRI and molecular imaging.

  • Training the next generation of specialized radiologists

    Education is central to the mission of the Department of Radiology. Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, explains that the organization takes its commitment to training future radiologists very seriously, and values the contributions residents and fellows make during their time at Mass General.

  • Imaging research: Creating the cutting edge

    Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, describes the Department of Radiology's research efforts and how they translate into new imaging methods that in turn transform the practice of medicine.

  • Imaging technology enables non-surgical treatments

    Department of Radiology Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, explains how the ability to see deep inside the body has driven the development of minimally invasive methods of treatment—a trend in which Mass General Imaging has played a key role.

  • Imaging specialists, focused on you

    Each radiologist at Mass General Imaging is a specialist in a particular area of the body. Department of Radiology Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, explains how patients benefit from the additional specialty training our physicians have completed.

  • Decision tools support radiation-reduction efforts

    One effective way to reduce radiation exposure is to avoid unnecessary exams. That's why Mass General Imaging has been a leader in developing software tools that guide referring physicians by not only making sure the selected exam matches the patient's needs but also suggesting radiation-free alternatives when appropriate.

  • Radiation reduction: Our ongoing commitment

    As CT (computed tomography) technology has transformed the practice of medicine, Mass General Imaging has dedicated itself to making sure each exam exposes the patient to the lowest achievable amount of radiation. Department of Radiology Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, discusses our decade-long commitment—and our success—regarding this issue.

  • Webster Center takes on radiation-dose reduction

    Dr. James H. Thrall, Department of Radiology chairman emeritus, discusses The Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation, a unique research effort dedicated to reducing radiation dose for every exam Mass General Imaging performs.


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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-5245
Fax: 617-726-3077

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