Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD

Chief of Emergency Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Medical Director of CT, Brigham Radiology Network

Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School

Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD is the chief of Emergency Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the medical director of CT for the Brigham Radiology Network, and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is principal investigator of a National Library of Medicine R01 to develop informatics tools that extract radiation exposure information from sources in the electronic medical record, and to explore their use in clinical decision support. His related clinical and research efforts involve CT dose monitoring and quality control, CT technology assessment, dose-optimization of CT protocols, and approaches to reduce unnecessary imaging.

Dr. Sodickson's Lectures

How to Make Your Scanner Sing

Electronic Medical Record Dose History Extraction & Monitoring for Patient Safety

Highlighted Publications

  1. Sodickson A, Baeyens PF, Prevedello LM, Nawfel RD, Andriole KP, Khorasani R. Recurrent CT, cumulative radiation exposure, and associated radiation-induced cancer risks from CT of adults. Radiology. 2009;251(1):175-184. PMID 19332852 
  2. Griffey RT, Sodickson A. Cumulative radiation exposure and cancer risk estimates in emergency department patients undergoing repeat or multiple CT. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2009;192:887-892. PMID 19304691 
  3. Prevedello LM, Sodickson A, Andriole KP, Khorasani R. IT tools will be critical in helping reduce radiation exposure from medical imaging. The Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2009; 6:125-126. PMID 19179242 
  4. Sung JC, Sodickson A, Ledbetter S. Outside CT imaging among emergency department transfer patients. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2009;6:626-632. PMID 19720357 
  5. Sodickson A, Khorasani R. Patient-centric radiation dose monitoring in the electronic health record: What are some of the barriers and key next steps? The Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2010;7:752-753. PMID 20889104 
  6. Sodickson A, Opraseuth J, Ledbetter S. Outside imaging in emergency department transfer patients: CD import reduces rates of subsequent imaging utilization. Radiology. 2011; 260(2):408-13. PMID 21507903 
  7. Sodickson A. Strategies for reducing radiation exposure in multi-detector row CT. Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2012; 50(1):1-14. PMID 22099484 
  8. Sodickson A, Weiss M. Effects of patient size on radiation dose reduction and image quality in low-kVp CT Pulmonary angiography performed with reduced IV contrast dose. Emergency Radiology. 2012; 19(5):437-45. PMID 22527361 
  9. Sodickson A, Warden GI, Farkas CE, Ikuta I, Prevedello LM, Andriole KP, Khorasani R. Exposing exposure: automated anatomy-specific ct radiation exposure extraction for quality assurance and radiation monitoring. Radiology. 2012; 264(2):397-405. PMID 22668563, PMC3422099 
  10. Ikuta I, Sodickson A, Wasser, EJ, Warden, GI, Gerbaudo VH, Khorasani R. Exposing exposure: enhancing patient safety through automated data mining of nuclear medicine reports for quality assurance and organ dose monitoring. Radiology. 2012; 264(2):406-12. PMID 22627599, PMC3401350