Penn Institute for Immunology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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
BA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MA (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 and PET/CT 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

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.

Salavati A, Borofsky S, Boon-Keng TK, Houshmand S, Khiewvan B, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Torigian DA, Zaidi H, Alavi A.: Application of partial volume effect correction and 4D PET in the quantification of FDG avid lung lesions. Mol Imaging Biol 17(1): 140-148, 2015.

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.

Hernandez-Martinez A, Marin-Oyaga VA, Salavati A, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Lam MGEH, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Quantitative assessment of global hepatic glycolysis in patients with cirrhosis and normal controls using 18F-FDG-PET/CT: a pilot study. Ann Nucl Med 28(1): 53-59, 2014.

Saboury B, Salavati A, Brothers A, Basu S, Kwee TC, Lam MG, Hustinx R, Louis E, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: FDG PET/CT in Crohn’s disease: correlation of quantitative FDG PET/CT parameters with clinical and endoscopic surrogate markers of disease activity. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 41(4): 605-614, 2014 Notes: The first three authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Torigian DA.: Optimization of abdominal fat quantification on CT imaging through use of standardized anatomic space – a novel approach. Med Phys 41(6): 063501-1--063501-11, 2014.

Licurse MY, Levine MS, Torigian DA, Barbosa Jr EM.: Utility of chest CT for differentiating primary and secondary achalasia. Clin Radiol 69(10): 1019-1026, 2014.

Rittner L, Udupa JK, Torigian DA.: Multiple fuzzy object modeling improves sensitivity in automatic anatomy recognition. Proc SPIE 9034: 90342U-1-90342U-7, 2014 Notes: conference proceedings.

Matsumoto MMS, Beig N, Udupa JK, Archer S, Torigian DA.: Automatic localization of IASLC-defined mediastinal lymph node stations on CT images using fuzzy models. Proc SPIE 9035: 90350J-1-90350J-7, 2014 Notes: conference proceedings.

Kim AM, Keenan BT, Jackson N, Chan EL, Staley B, Torigian DA, Alavi A, Schwab RJ.: Metabolic activity of the tongue in obstructive sleep apnea. A novel application of FDG positron emission tomography imaging. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189(11): 1416-1425, 2014.

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