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Department of Radiology

At the Radiology Department, we perform more than 170,000 exams each year. Every test is an opportunity to equip our colleagues with the information they need to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.
CRA technician at Tufts Medical Center reviewing a radiology imaging scan of a patient's foot.

A clear view into the future of radiology

Our department and residency program were established by Alice Ettinger, MD, a teacher and pioneer in every sense of the word. Dr. Ettinger is responsible for introducing the spot film imaging technique to the United States and was one of the first radiologists to recognize that the dye commonly used in early- to mid-20th-century imaging practices could cause kidney damage.

Today, we honor her legacy by continuing to push our field forward. Our groundbreaking research allows our staff to see things inside the body that were once virtually invisible without breaking through skin.  

And the residency program Dr. Ettinger founded in 1945 has evolved into a thriving space where our traditions of curiosity and innovation are embodied by every trainee. We have more than 20 board-certified radiologists with specialized expertise and training across nearly every subspecialty at Tufts Medicine. 

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Department research

We believe in the power of research to redefine what’s next. That’s why our faculty and residents both seek to answer big picture questions about complex radiology topics. We also collaborate with our colleagues who are working on projects with an imaging component, including studies on osteoarthritis and fatty liver disease.

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Staff research projects

Our faculty’s passion for finding answers to hypotheses sets the tone throughout the department. From understanding tissue characterization of abdominal tumors using quantitative MR imaging biomarkers to developing open-source radiology teaching tools, we’re redefining what’s next. 

Resident research projects

Radiology residents at Tufts Medicine pride themselves on taking what they’ve learned — in the field, in the classroom and beyond — and sharing it with their peers and their community. Their research has helped us better understand topics like bariatric surgery complications and upper extremity trauma.


Training + education

We pride ourselves on mentoring the next generation of great radiologists through our residency programs and fellowship. The Diagnostic Radiology Residency is a 4-year program that combines hands-on learning across several hospitals and subspecialties with guidance from the brightest minds in the field. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship is a 12 month masterclass in MRI, including rotations through:

  • Body MRI
  • Breast MRI
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Neuroimaging
We really firmly believe here that your clinical experience is critical to what kind of doctor you emerge as, so when you go out into the world, your skillset is informed by what you've seen.
Kari Roberts, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Graduate Medical Education
Tufts Medical Center's Associate Chief Medical Officer, Kari Roberts, MD, takes photo with a graduate during the GME residents and fellows graduation.

Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

  • Department Interim Chair, Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Program Director, MRI Fellowship: Daichi Hayashi, MD PhD
  • Chief of Interventional Radiology: Kei Yamada, MD
  • Chief of Thoracic Imaging: Susannah Kay, MD
  • Chief of Neuroradiology: Daniel Do-Dai, MD
  • Chief of Nuclear Medicine: Rodolfo F. Nunez, MD
  • Chief of Breast Imaging: Shital Makim, MD
  • Chief of Pediatric Radiology and Director of Adult and Pediatric Ultrasound Imaging: Terri Williams-Weekes, MD
  • Program Director, Radiology Residency: Ozden Bulut, MD
  • Chief of Breast Imaging: Rachel Hitt, MD
Patricia Byrne, CT Technologist, and John Seccareccio, Director Imaging Services, setting up CT scanner.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Kim-Yen Vo, Ultrasound Technologist, pointing at computer screen and talking to patient while performing ultrasound at MelroseWakefield Hospital.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

Lowell General Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation
June 17, 2020
Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
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