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Jeanne Bari Ackman, MD

  • Director of Thoracic MRI (non-vascular)






Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Thoracic MR (non-vascular)
  • Thymoma
  • Environmental lung disease, Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Preventive medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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A.B., Harvard University, 1983-1987
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1987-1991

Postdoctoral Training

Internship, Internal Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, 1991-1992
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1992-1996
Mini-fellowships, Pediatric Radiology (6 months), Thoracic Radiology (6 months), Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995-1996
Fellowship, Body/Women's Imaging, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1996-1997

Research & Publications

  • Ackman JB, Wu CC.  MRI of the Thymus. Am J Roentgenol.  197:W15-20, 2011.
  • Ackman JB, Kovacina B, Carter BW, et al. Sex difference in normal thymic appearance in adults 20-30 years of age. Radiology. 268:245-53, 2013.
  • Ackman JB, Wu CC, Halpern EF, Abbott GF, Shepard JA. Non-vascular thoracic magnetic resonance imaging: The current state of training, utilization, and perceived value. Survey of the Society of Thoracic Radiology membership. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 29:252-57, 2014.
  • Ackman JB. A practical guide to non-vascular thoracic magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 29:17-29, 2014.
  • Ackman JB, Verzosa S, Kovach AE, et al.  High rate of unnecessary thymectomy and its cause.  Can computed tomography distinguish thymoma, lymphoma, thymic hyperplasia, and thymic cysts? European Journal of Radiology.  84(3); 524-33, 2015.

News & Events

  • MRI results impact thoracic surgery

    A recent study in Radiology found that the results of nonvascular thoracic MRI substantially affect the clinical decision making of thoracic surgeons.


Radiological Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4254
Fax: 617-724-0046

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