Posts by Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA
Screening Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain Symptoms Using Coronary CT Angiography
The noninvasive imaging modality coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) offers a means to evaluate these patients with chest pain symptoms both safely and efficiently.
Gaps Remain in Preventative Care of Patients With Nonobstructive CAD Discovered in ED Visits
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have become the first to study both hospital and long-term outpatient management after nonobstructive coronary artery disease is detected by computed tomography angiography performed in the emergency department.
Rare Coronary Artery Anomaly Can Cluster in Families, Cause Major Cardiac Events
Cardiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital encountered a very rare case in which a father and adult son, both of whom presented with chest pain and had the right coronary artery arising from the left coronary sinus.
Coronary Artery Calcium Testing Helps Rule Out ACS in the ED
A Mass General study found that combining coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing with Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score can better rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) than use of TIMI alone for symptomatic patients presenting at the ED
PE Survivors May Benefit from Exercise Rehabilitation
Researchers determined that impairments in exercise capacity in patients following pulmonary embolism were due to deconditioning, suggesting a role for prescribing exercise rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
New England Journal of Medicine Case Records: A 41-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Chest Pain
A 41-year-old woman presented to Massachusetts General Hospital with chest pain
Cardiac CT Mechanical Valve Prosthesis Dysfunction Diagnosis
A 27-year-old woman with history of type 1 truncus arteriosus presented with several months of progressive dyspnea for subspecialty ACHD care.
Coronary Artery Disease - Reporting & Data System (CAD-RADS)
Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians discuss a male age 55 that presents with left sided chest pain and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
Cardiac CT for the Characterization of an Intra-atrial Lesion
A 47-year-old with a history of a childhood posterior fossa cyst complicated by hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt was evaluated at Mass General.
Dr. Ghoshhajra is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, with advanced training in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Dr. Ghoshhajra specializes in the use of advanced cross-sectional imaging techniques (including Ultrasonography, CT, and MRI) to non-invasively diagnose diseases of the blood vessels and heart. His clinical interests include advanced non-invasive imaging for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular and venous disease, and congenital heart disease.
His training includes a Transitional Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and a National Institutes of Health - sponsored Clinical and Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on cardiovascular imaging. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Dr. Ghoshhajra is the Service Chief for Cardiovascular Imaging in the Department of Radiology and is the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship.