M. Elizabeth Oates, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology

Clinical interests

  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Radioiodine Therapy for Benign and Malignant Thyroid Diseases
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) - Computed Tomography (CT) Fusion Imaging

M. Elizabeth Oates, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology


My name is M. Elizabeth Oates; I received my medical degree from Boston University, School of Medicine. I completed a fellowship at Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Boston.

I am board certified by the American Board of Radiology with Subspecialty Certificate in Nuclear Radiology.

Faculty rank

Professor of Radiology and Medicine


Boston University, School of Medicine

Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Boston

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Radiology with Subspecialty Certificate in Nuclear Radiology


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  1. Smith S, Zhang J, Anaskevich L, Lemieux BP, Oates ME. Personnel Protective Apparel Integrity Inspection: Where We Are and What We Need. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jun 25.
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  2. Becker MD, Butler PF, Bhargavan-Chatfield M, Harkness BA, Metter D, MacFarlane CR, Ghesani M, Wilcox P,Oates ME. Adult Gamma Camera Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Diagnostic Reference Levels and Achievable Administered Activities Derived From ACR Accreditation Data. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jun;13(6):688-95.
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  3. Oates ME, Guiberteau MJ. Adoption of the 16-month American Board of Radiology pathway to dual board certifications in nuclear radiology and/or nuclear medicine for diagnostic radiology residents. Acad Radiol. 2015 Sep;22(9):1209.
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  4. Harolds JA, Oates ME, Guiberteau MJ, Ghesani M, Scanlon MH, Iagaru AH. New training pathways to dual certification in nuclear medicine and radiology. J Nucl Med. 2015 Jun;56(6):17N-18N.
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  5. Harolds J, Metter D, Oates ME, Guiberteau M. Authors' reply. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 May;12(5):540-1.
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  6. Zhang J, Oates ME. CT Bismuth Breast Shielding: Is It Time to Make Your Own Decision? J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Dec; 9(12):856-8. PMID: 23206637.
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  7. Bryant A, Reid MC, Oates ME. A unique case of thyroid dysgenesis in a neonate. Clin Nucl Med. 2011 Jul; 36(7):563-4. PMID: 21637059.
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  8. Ingui CJ, Shah NP, Oates ME. Infection scintigraphy: added value of single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography fusion compared with traditional analysis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2007 May-Jun; 31(3):375-80. PMID: 17538282.
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