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Each radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital is a specialist in a particular area of the body. Because they focus exclusively on reading scans of the same part of the anatomy, they are experts in spotting conditions—even subtle ones—that affect that part of the body.
Department of Radiology Chairman Emeritus James H. Thrall, MD, explains how patients benefit from the additional specialty training our physicians have completed.
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This account from the New York Times illustrates the importance of having specialist radiologists interpret the images generated in MRI exams.
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Massachusetts General Hospital employs more than 100 board-certified radiologists and has gained distinction for the specialty expertise these physicians hold in specific clinical areas.
In addition to the general training all radiologists receive, our specialty-trained doctors have additional education and extensive real-world training in the interpretation of exam images for their chosen area of specialization. In addition, they possess comprehensive knowledge of how specific types of imaging technology reveal key diagnostic information.
Every scan gets specialist attention
Many of our radiologists are also interventional specialists in their chosen area of specialization. Interventional radiologists use real-time imaging technologies to provide minimally invasive treatment of specific conditions, such as back pain or uterine fibroid tumors. Learn more about the interventional treatments we provide.
Our radiologists work within teams tightly focused on their areas of specialization.
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