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Thoracic Radiology

General Information

P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, Susan Finkle

The thoracic imaging section includes a group of dedicated thoracic radiologists who specialize in all aspects of lung disorders, including: interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infections, primary and secondary thoracic malignancies, mediastinal masses, pleural disease, occupational disorders, emphysema, as well as diseases affecting the large and small airways (such as asthma, bronchiectasis, tracheomalacia). The section provides a full range of diagnostic examinations for Yale New-Haven Hospital and its satellite centers, including inpatient and outpatient chest radiography, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, high-resolution chest CT, and low dose screening chest CT.

The thoracic radiologists at Yale are both nationally and internationally recognized experts in thoracic imaging. We have an active consultation service and work closely with the clinical services of Yale New-Haven Hospital including pulmonary and critical care medicine, thoracic and general oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, cardiology, general medicine and infectious disease. The section takes part in daily clinical-radiologic teaching rounds as well as weekly multidisciplinary conferences.


The thoracic imaging section is an academic division that is dedicated to teaching thoracic imaging to Yale medical students, residents, and clinicians. The department of radiology also hosts visiting students and physicians from other institutions locally, nationally and internationally. The thoracic imaging fellowship may be 12 months or combined with 6 months of another fellowship. Training in thoracic MRI, cardiac imaging, and interventional procedures is also available.


The section takes part in cutting-edge research and clinical trails, including those pertaining to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), COPD, and lung cancer. Members of the section are productive academically with publications in the radiologic literature and have co-authored book chapters as well. Our esteemed faculty also lecture at major national scientific meetings and serve on committees at these meeting as well. Research interests in the section include: interstitial lung disease, small and large airway disease, congenital abnormalities of the thorax, quality assessment, intensive care imaging, and pulmonary nodule management, to name a few.

Our radiologists are active members and contributors in the Society of Thoracic Radiology, International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and Radiologic Society of North America.

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