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Rajiv (Raj) Gupta, MD, PhD

Assistant Radiologist, MGH

Director, Ultra-high Resolution Volume CT, MGH

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

  • Phone: 617-726-8354


  • Heart Center
  • Cardiac Imaging
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)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

BiographyMy 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

PublicationsElizabeth A, Lawson EA, Miller KK, Bredella MA, Phan C, Misra M, Meenaghan E, Rosenblum L, Donoho D, Gupta R, Klibanski K. Hormone Predictors of Abnormal Bone Microarchitecture In Women with Anorexia Nervosa. Bone, in press

Sangwaiya MJ, Saini S, Gupta R, Yoo AJ, Stout M, Dreyer K, Kalra M. A "different level" of Radiology Reporting: Discrepancies in MR of the Spine. The Journal of the American College of Radiology, in press

Torriani M, Gupta R, Donahue DM. Sonographically guided anesthetic injection of anterior scalene muscle for investigation of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Skeletal Radiol. 2009; 38(11):1083-7. PMID: 19440705

Cheung AC, Bredella MA, Al Khalaf M, Grasruck M, Leidecker C, Gupta R. Reproducibility of trabecular structure analysis using flat-panel volume computed tomography. Skeletal Radiol. 2009; 38(10):1003-8. PMID: 19430779

Mitha AP, Reichardt B, Grasruck M, Macklin E, Bartling S, Leidecker C, Schmidt B, Flohr T, Brady TJ, Ogilvy CS, Gupta R. Dynamic imaging of a model of intracranial saccular aneurysms using ultra-high-resolution flat-panel volumetric computed tomography. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg. 2009; 111(5):947-57.PMID: 19374491

Weinand C, Gupta R, Weinberg E, Madisch I, Neville CM, Jupiter JB, Vacanti JP. Toward regenerating a human thumb in situ.Tissue Eng Part A. 2009; 15(9):2605-15. PMID: 19199577

Reichardt B, Sarwar A, Bartling SH, Cheung A, Grasruck M, Leidecker C, Bredella MA, Brady TJ, Gupta R. Musculoskeletal applications of flat-panel volume CT. Skeletal Radiol. 2008; 37(12):1069-76. PMID: 18443787

In General

MGH Hotline: 12/05/08

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).

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.

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