Radiologists
11 years of experience

Accepting new patients
West End
Radiological Associates
15 Parkman St
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-3093
Locations and availability (3)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Harvard University (1999)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Board of Radiology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Hitt is affiliated with 4 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Saints Memorial Medical Center Inc
    1 Hospital Dr, Lowell, MA 01852
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • U. Of Massachusetts
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Hitt has contributed to 2 publications.
    Title Detecting Nonpalpable Recurrent Breast Cancer: the Role of Routine Mammographic Screening of Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Reconstructions.
    Date August 2008
    Journal Radiology
    Excerpt

    PURPOSE: To perform a retrospective cohort study to determine the rates of recall and cancer detection and then to develop a decision analytic model to evaluate the effectiveness of routine screening of transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board, and the methods comply with HIPAA regulations. A retrospective search of the institutional mammographic results database was done to identify bilateral screening mammographic examinations obtained from January 1, 1999, through July 15, 2005. The search included the term TRAM; the recall and cancer detetion rates were then detected. Subsequently, a decision analytic model was constructed to evaluate a hypothetical cohort of women with TRAM flap reconstructions. RESULTS: Of 554 mammograms (265 TRAM flap reconstructions), 546 (98.6%) had negative results (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 1 or 2). Eight (1.4%) had positive test results (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 0, 3, 4, or 5). All suspicious lesions underwent biopsy and had benign pathologic results. No interval breast cancers were identified. The detection rate for nonpalpable recurrent breast cancer was 0% (exact 95% confidence interval: 0.0%, 1.4%). According to decision analysis, screening would help detect an estimated 12 additional recurrent cancers per 1000 women screened, providing an additional 1.6 days of life expectancy for the screened cohort. Under base-case conditions, screening of TRAM flap reconstructions is less effective than screening asymptomatic women in their 40s. Sensitivity analysis revealed that a benefit equivalent to that of screening asymptomatic women in their 40s was achievable under conditions related to estimates of screening effectiveness and cancer detection rate. CONCLUSION: Routine screening mammography of TRAM flap reconstructions has a very low detection rate for nonpalpable recurrent breast cancer. Decision analysis indicates that screening such women is less effective than screening asymptomatic women in their 40s for primary breast cancer.

    Title Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 4-2008. A 33-year-old Pregnant Woman with Swelling of the Left Breast and Shortness of Breath.
    Date February 2008
    Journal The New England Journal of Medicine

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