BiographyAs Associate Director of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Instructor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Matthew Gilman assists the administration of the Division of Thoracic Imaging including the clinical, teaching and research activities within the Division.
Dr. Gilman provides subspecialty diagnostic consultation on a wide spectrum of surgical and medical patients including critical care patients in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac SICU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, and Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). In addition, he provides imaging and consultation for critically ill patients on the transplant, oncology, burn, trauma, infectious disease, and pulmonary services in addition to the general medical and surgical services. Dr. Gilman also routinely performs thoracic intervention including percutaneous biopsy of the lung and chest wall.
Dr. Gilman teaches the art and science of thoracic imaging to Harvard medical students, medical, surgical and radiology interns, residents and fellows, and international visiting physicians. He is Associate Director of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gilman is a member of the Education Committee of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and serves as Chair of the Fellowship Subcommittee of the Society of Thoracic Radiology.
Dr. Gilman's research interests are in the realm of thoracic computed tomography (CT), thoracic CT dose reduction and thoracic PET/CT.
PublicationsGilman MD, Fischman AJ, Krishnasetty V, Halpern EF, Aquino SL. Optimal CT breathing protocol for dual PET/CT of the Thorax. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Nov;187(5):1357-60.
Gilman MD, Fischman AJ, Krishnasetty V, Halpern EF, Aquino SL. Hybrid PET/CT of the thorax: When is computer registration necessary? Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. May/June 2007; 31(3):395-401.
Prakash P, Digumarthy SR, Kalra M, Shepard J, Gilman MD. Radiation dose reduction with Chest CT using ASIR technique: Initial experience. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Volume 34(1), January 2010, pp 40-45.
Prakash P, Kalra MK, Ackman JB, Digumarthy SR, Hsieh J, Do S, Shepard JO, Gilman MD, Chest CT for Diffuse Lung Disease Using ASIR Technique. Radiology. Radiology. July 2010;256(1):261-9.
Singh S, Kalra MK, Gilman M, Hsieh J, Pien HP, Digumarthy SR, Shepard JO. Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction technique for radiation dose reduction in chest CT: A pilot study. Radiology 2011.
Cronin CG, Sharma A, Digumarthy SR, Gilman MD, Muse V, Shepard JO. Percutaneous Lung Biopsy After Pneumonectomy: Factors for Improving Success in the Care of Patients at High Risk. AJR Am. J. Roentgenol. April 2011. 196: 10.2214/AJR.10.4920.
Chung JH, Gilman MD. CT of Diffuse Tracheal Diseases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):W240-6.
Gilman MD, Aquino SA. State of the Art: FDG-PET Imaging of Lung Cancer. Seminars in Roentgenology, 2005; 40(2): 143-153
Gilman MD. Congenital Lung Disease. In: Chest Disease (Sixth Series) ACR Syllabus. Klein J, ed. American College of Radiology, 2007.
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