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Dmitry Rakita, MD, Chief

Radiology Department   Image  
Body Imaging Division
  • Chief, Abdominal Imaging
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Honors and Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, 2002
Professional Service
  • Member, New York Roentgen Ray Society
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America
  • Member, American College of Radiology


  • Rakita D, Newatia A, Hines JJ, Siegel D, Friedman B. Spectrum of CT Feedings in Rupture and Impending Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. RadioGraphics. March 2007; 27: 497.807.
  • Roscoe JA, Morrow GR, Hickok JT, Rakita D, Andrews PL. Temporal interrelationships among fatigue, circadian rhythm and depression in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapytreatment. Supportive Care In Cancer. May 2002; 10(4):329-336.


  • Rakita D, McCarthy SM. Adenomyosis. In Fielding JR, Brown D, Thurmond AS, eds. Gynecologic Imaging: Expert Radiology Series. Philadelphia: Saunders. 2011.
  • Nguyen D, Nguyen C, Yacobozzi M, Bsat F, Rakita D. Imaging of the Placenta with Pathologic Correlation. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI. February 2012; 33(1): 65-77.
  • Yacobozzi M, Nguyen D, Rakita D. Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI. February 2012; 33(1): 55-64.


  • Nguyen C, Valdes C, Nguyen D, Kutaiyli Z, Tyler K, Rakita D. High-Resolution MRI of Anorectal Disease with Emphasis on Isotropic Post-Contrast Acquisition. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting 2011.  Educational Exhibit.
  • Cogley J, Ghobrial P, Catanzano C, Rakita D. Diffusion-weighted MR of Benign & Malignant GU Lesions: Review of Current Concepts. RSNA Annual Meeting 2011.  Educational Exhibit.
  • Nguyen C, Nguyen D, Lee D, Mkpolulu C, Kato K, Rakita D. Postoperative Complications Associated with Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery: A Pictorial Review with Emphasis on CT and FluoroscopyRSNA Annual Meeting 2011.  Educational Exhibit.
  • March DE, Khadem P, Crisi GM, Miller V, Rakita D. Mammographic Asymmetries: Review of Terminology and Strategies for Increasing Cancer Detection. Educational Exhibit and Oral Presentation. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, May 2010.
  • Golombeck A, Renner W, Phillips M, Wigginton T, Case D, Rakita D. Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: Review of Benign and Malignant Indicators on CT and MRI. RSNA Annual Meeting, 2009. Poster.
  • Rakita D, Primakov D, Warshal C, Johnson A.  Intracranial Complications of Sinusitis: A Pictorial Review.  RSNA Annual Meeting 2006.  Educational Exhibit.
  • Rakita D, McElligott SE, Primakov D, Sideridis K, Davidoff S, Friedman B.  Gastric Pathology Found during Routine Abdominopelvic CT Imaging with Confirmatory Endoscopic Correlation.  RSNA Annual Meeting 2006.  Educational Exhibit.
  • McElligott SE, Rakita D, Hines JJ, Friedman B.  Benefits and Safety of Utilizing Rectal Contrast CT in Evaluation of Recent Colonic Anastomosis: A Preliminary Experience.  RSNA 2006.  Educational Exhibit.
  • Burke RA, Primakov D, Rakita D, Scarmato V.  The Value of CT in Evaluation of Complications of Common Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures.  RSNA 2006.  Educational Exhibit.
  • Primakov D, Rakita D, Bhalla S, Reede DL, Shah R.  Centrilobular Opacities on High-Resolution CT: Review of Imaging Findings with Emphasis on Differential Diagnosis.  RSNA 2006.  Educational Exhibit.