The Division of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention
The Division of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention provides a full range of diagnostic exams and image-guided interventions.
The division's diagnostic examinations include inpatient and outpatient chest radiography, computed tomography of the thorax, high-resolution chest CT, thoracic PET/CT and MRI of the thorax. The division also performs image-guided thoracic interventions, including transthoracic needle biopsy, fiducial placement and thermal image-guided tumor ablations.
The division conducts an active percutaneous needle biopsy service, including biopsies of the lung, mediastinum, pleura and chest wall both for diagnosis and cutting-edge molecular testing. The division also performs thermal ablation of primary lung tumors and metastases to lung and pleura in patients referred from thoracic surgery and medical thoracic oncology.
The division teaches the art and science of thoracic imaging and intervention to Harvard medical students, residents, fellows and visiting physicians. It also sponsors a biannual Harvard Medical School postgraduate CME course in chest imaging together with the Division of Thoracic Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Areas of research within the division include advances in CT technology, CT dose reduction techniques, thoracic dual-energy CT, thoracic PET/CT, pulmonary nodule management, imaging of the post-operative patient and thoracic interventions, including image-guided tumor ablation.
Members of the division are internationally recognized experts in thoracic imaging and intervention and active consultants who work closely with the Mass General primary care and subspecialty services, including pulmonary medicine, thoracic oncology, general medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery and infectious disease.
Members of the division also publish widely in the radiological literature and regularly speak at the major national and international scientific meetings as active contributors and leaders in the Society of Thoracic Radiology, Fleischner Society, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and Radiologic Society of North America.
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