Cardio - Thoracic Radiology Division
The division of Cardio - Thoracic Radiology, one of the busiest services of the Radiology Department, is responsible for most of the 50,000 plus plain chest films and chest computerized tomographic studies and MRI, performed at the University Campus of UMass Memorial Healthcare. It is staffed by three thoracic radiologists with Jerry Balikian, M.D., as its director. The division performs all the percutaneous interventions of the lung, pleura and chest wall. In addition to being an active referral service, the division conducts clinical research in pleural, pulmonary and cardiac pathology, in cooperation with the Departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Pathology and Cardiothoracic Surgery.