Sjirk Westra, MD

Sjirk Westra, MD

Radiology Boston, MA

Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital


Office Address

  • 55 Fruit St
    Fnd 2
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: (617) 724-4207
    Fax: (617) 726-8360

Sjirk Westra, MD

Radiology Boston, MA

Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Radiology: Pediatric
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Radiology; X-Ray Computed Tomography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Ultrasonography

Education & Medical Training

  • Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
  • Leiden University Hospital
  • UCLA School of Medicine
  • University of Groningen Faculty of Medical ScienceUniversity of Groningen Faculty of Medical Science
  • University of Groningen

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology, 1994
  • American Board of RadiologyPediatric Radiology, 1995

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Certificate of AppreciationPartners Graduate Medical Education Office, 2011
  • Partners in Excellence AwardPartners HealthCare, 2010
  • Honorable Mention51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Pediatric Radiology, 2008

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Urinary tract malakoplakia with extension into the retroperitoneum with secondary gastrointestinal involvement.  Westra SJ, Verbeeten B, Bots TCThM, Tio TL, Tytgat GNJ, Brummelkamp WH, Reeders JWAJ, Urol Radiol;10:181-5
  • Evaluacion radiologica del transplante hepatico en niños.  Zaninovic AC*, Westra SJ, Boechat MI, Revista Chilena de Radiologia; 2:21-7
  • Faces of pyloric stenosis.  Matson AB, Westra SJ, Radiology; 218:126

Books/Book Chapters

  • The MRI Manual. Chapter: General pediatric applications Page 429 - 454
    Boechat MI, Hall T, Westra SJ
    Editors: Lufkin RB.Mosby - Year Book, Inc
    Edition 2nd,
  • Pocket Radiologist: Pediatric Radiology, Top 100 diagnoses. Chapter: Cardiac Diagnoses Page 79 - 120
    Westra SJ
    Editors: Donnelly LF.W.B. Saunders Company, Inc
  • Pocket Radiologist: Cardiac Radiology, Top 100 diagnoses. Chapter: Congenital Heart Disease 
    Westra SJ
    Editors: Brady TJ.W.B. Saunders Company, Inc

Abstracts/Posters

  • Can DICOM image-based noise projection software provide simulated low dose CT Images? Singh S, Kalra MKS, Toth TL, Sahani DV, Westra SJ, Blake MA, et al, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
  • Can adaptive filters help reduce radiation dose for follow-up chest and abdominal CT in children? Kalra MKS, Sing S, Westra SJ, Moore M, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
  • Effect of multifactorial pediatric CT protocols on radiation dose and image quality: study of 260 children. Singh S, Kalra MKS. Shailam R, Moore M, Westra SJ, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America

Lectures

  • Pediatric cardiac imaging with CT and MRI. Kaiser Sunset Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
  • Spiral and electron beam CT of congenital heart disease. Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA, 1999
  • Radiation from CT scans in children: what are the risks? Multiple locations, 2003

Other

  • Ultrasound of gastroesophageal reflux in children. Westra SJ, RSNA Today Video; 3:4
  • Ultrasound in the diagnosis of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Westra SJ, RSNA Today Video; 4:6

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