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Subba Rao Digumarthy, MD

Assistant Radiologist, Thoracic Imaging and Intervention Division

Staff Radiologist, Martha's Vineyard Hospital

Staff Radiologist, Spaulding Radiology

  • Phone: 617-724-4254


  • Cancer Center
  • Thoracic Cancers
Clinical Interests
Imaging of lung cancer
Computed tomography
CT guided interventions of the thorax
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MBBS, Osmania Medical College
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Subba Digumarthy interprets all the imaging modalities and specialized studies done for lung transplantation, diffuse lung diseases and lung cancers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Digumarthy also routinely performs percutaneous biopsy of the lung and chest wall.

Considered an excellent teacher by peers, residents and fellows, Dr. Digumarthy is regularly invited to radio-pathological and case conferences, mentored both residents and fellows and published case reports, review and investigative articles.

In addition, Dr. Digumarthy has prepared numerous educational exhibits winning coveted prizes at both national and international conferences. He has also contributed several review articles and chapters in various text books. Most recently he contributed several chapters in Thoracic Radiology: Requisite Series, the most popular text book of radiology among residents and fellows.

He has collaborated in various research projects, with medical oncologists and thoracic surgeons, that were published in peer reviewed journals. Most recently Dr. Digumarthy collaborated on Genotypic and Histological Evolution of Lung Cancers Acquiring Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors which was published Science Translational Medicine, the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and one of the world's most cited scientific journals.

ResearchDr. Digumarthy's two principal areas of research are lung cancer and evaluation of new imaging techniques and modalities such as Dual Energy CT and reconstruction algorithms.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

 Thoracic Radiology: The Requisites. 2010. Chapters on Interstitial Lung Diseases, Pneumoconiosis, Pulmonary Neoplasms. The Trachea. The Bronchi. and Interventional Techniques.

Mass General research: Image reconstruction slashes chest CT radiation

An image processing technique called ASIR allows radiologists to reduce radiation levels in chest CT exams without sacrificing image quality or diagnostic confidence, according to a paper just published by Mass General researchers.

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