Drew A Torigian

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-3805
Fax: 215-614-0033
MA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MD (Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

oncologic imaging (lung cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, GI, GU, and gyn cancers)
inflammation imaging
aging imaging
translational research imaging
thoracoabdominopelvic imaging
CT imaging
MR imaging
PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR imaging
functional and molecular imaging
quantitative imaging/image analysis
all types of imaging response assessment on CT, MRI, and PET

Description of Clinical Expertise

thoracic imaging (plain film radiography, CT, MRI, PET, and PET/CT)
body CT imaging
body MR imaging
PET and PET/CT imaging
oncologic imaging
vascular imaging (CT and MR)

Selected Publications

Marin-Oyaga VA, Salavati A, Housmand S, Pasha AK, Gharavi M, Saboury B, Basu S, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Feasibility and performance of an adaptive contrast-oriented 18F-FDG PET/CT semi-quantification technique for global disease assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma and a brief review of the literature. Hell J Nucl Med 18(1): 11-18, 2015.

Schwab RJ, Kim C, Bagchi S, Keenan BT, Comyn FL, Wang S, Tapia IE, Huang S, Traylor J, Torigian DA, Bradford RM, Marcus CL.: Understanding the anatomic basis for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191(11): 1295-1309, 2015.

Weber WA, Gatsonis CA, Mozley PD, Hanna LG, Shields AF, Aberle DR, Govindan R, Torigian DA, Karp JS, Yu JQ, Subramaniam RM, Halvorsen RA, Siegel BA, ACRIN 6678 and MK-0646-008 Research Teams.: Repeatability of 18F-FDG PET/CT in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: prospective assessment in two multicenter trials. J Nucl Med 56(8): 1137-1143, 2015.

Pasha AK, Moghbel M, Gharavi M, Blomberg BA, Torigian DA, Kwee TC, Basu S, Mohler ER, Alavi A.: Effects of age and cardiovascular risk factors on 18F-FDG PET/CT quantification of atherosclerosis in the aorta and peripheral arteries. Hell J Nucl Med 18(1): 5-10, 2015 Notes: The first two authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Nagle SJ, Chong EA, Chekol S, Shah NN, Nasta SD, Glatstein E, Plastaras JP, Torigian DA, Schuster SJ, Svoboda J.: The role of FDG-PET imaging as a prognostic marker of outcome in primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Med 4(1): 7-15, 2015.

Choi G, Han Y, Ciftci E, Werner T, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Metabolic effects of pulmonary obstruction on myocardial functioning: pilot study using multiple time-point FDG-PET imaging. Nucl Med Commun 36(1): 78-83, 2015.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Sharma Shobhit, Torigian DA.: Interactive non-uniformity correction and intensity standardization of MR images. Proc SPIE 9415: 94151N-1 - 94151N-6, 2015 Notes: conference proceedings.

deGoma EM, Salavati A, Shinohara RT, Saboury B, Pollan L, Schoen M, Torigian DA, Mohler ER, Dunbar RL, Litt HI, Woo J, Rader DJ, Alavi A, Mehta NN.: A pilot trial to examine the effect of high-dose niacin on arterial wall inflammation using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Acad Radiol 22(5): 600-609, 2015.

Wang H, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Tong Y, Zhao L, Torigian DA.: Body-wide anatomy recognition in PET/CT images. Proc SPIE 9415: 941518-1 - 941518-7, 2015 Notes: conference proceedings.

Zhao L, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Wang H, Torigian DA.: Automatic anatomy recognition of sparse objects. Proc SPIE 9413: 94133N-1 - 94133N-8, 2015 Notes: conference proceedings.

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