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Rajiv (Raj) Gupta, MD, PhD

  • Associate Radiologist, MGH
  • Director, Advanced X-ray Imaging Sciences (AXIS) Center
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Stroke Imaging
  • Neuro trauma
  • Advanced CT applications
  • Dual energy CT
  • Flat-panel CT
  • Oncologic imaging
  • High-resolution bone imaging
  • Cardiac computed tomography (Cardiac CT)
  • Image-guided interventions using robotic assistance
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
Medical Education
  • MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • 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 - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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My research and clinical interests are in Neuro and Cardiac radiology. My research is focused on development and clinical applications of ultra-high resolution CT. In my lab, we are developing and testing a prototype CT system based on flat-panel X-ray detectors with a resolution of 150 microns. This system, when fully developed, has the potential to open a new window on human anatomy and physiology by enabling, in a single scanner, dynamic imaging of temporally evolving processes, image-guided interventions, and high-resolution computed tomography. This system has already resulted in several significant clinical results. For example, we have demonstrated that the trabecular structure of the bone in Anorexia Nervosa is significantly altered even when the conventional metrics for measuring it (e.g., DEXA) are normal. Furthermore, this change is irreversible and results in fundamentally altered biomechanics of the bone leading to significantly increased fracture risk in adult life, even after the disease has been fully treated. For dynamic CT imaging, we have developed a new technique and demonstrated its feasibility in an animal model of aneurysms. Algorithms for efficient and accurate reconstruction of dynamic data are under development. The paradigm of volumetric CT using a large area detector also enables image-guided interventions in the same scanner. To this end, we are developing a new genre of low-cost, X-ray transparent, disposable robots that can operate inside the bore of the scanner

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Research & Publications


Torabi M, et al. Robotics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.30, no.4, pp.802,815, Aug. 2014

Sung Y, Gupta R. Optics Express 10/2013; 21(20):23671-23679.

van der Eerden AW, et al. Radiology. 2014 Feb;270(2):506-16

Pan A, et al. Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18020-18026 (2014)

Dinkel J, et al.  J Neurointerv Surg. 2014

Sung Y, et al.  Optics Communications 332 (2014) 370?378

Ginat DT, Gupta R. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2014 Jul 11;16:431-453.

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News & Events

  • Wartime technology

    The Department of Defense has awarded grants to two MGH investigators.

  • Padihershef unwrapped

    Some answers as to how the MGH's Egyptian mummy Padihershef lived and died are now being explored through a conservation project - which included a full body X-ray and CT scan.

  • Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD, appointed MGH site miner for CIMIT

    MGH Hotline 10.08.10 Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Ultra-High-Resolution Volume CT Lab, has been appointed the MGH site miner for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT).

  • In General

    MGH Hotline: 12/05/08


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Phone: 617-726-8354
NeuroInterventional Radiology
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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8323617-726-0369

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