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 (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MA (Mathematics)
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

Treadwell JR, Mitchell MD, Tsou A, Torigian DA, Aggarwal C, Schoelles KM.: Imaging for the Pretreatment Staging of Small Cell Lung Cancer. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 174. (Prepared by the ECRI Institute-Penn Medicine Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00011-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC015-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2016 Notes: Available online at

Thawait SK, Batra K, Johnson SI, Torigian DA, Chhabra A, Zaheer A.: Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of non ovarian adnexal lesions. Clin Imaging 40(1): 33-45, 2016.

Lazor JW, Guzzo TJ, Bing Z, Lal P, Ramchandani P, Torigian DA.: Glomus tumor of the kidney: a case report with CT, MRI, and histopathological findings. OJU 6: 80-85, 2016.

Song Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Tong Y, Torigian DA.: Lymph node detection in IASLC-defined zones on PET/CT images. Proc SPIE 9785: 978515-1 - 978515-5, 2016 Notes: conference proceedings.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Torigian DA, Wu C, Christie J, Lederer DJ.: Fat quantification and analysis of lung transplant patients on unenhanced chest CT images based on standardized anatomic space. Proc SPIE 9788: 978817-1 - 978817-7, 2016 Notes: conference proceedings.

Matsumoto MMS, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Saboury B, Torigian DA.: Quantitative normal thoracic anatomy at CT. Comput Med Imaging Graph 51: 1-10, 2016.

Grevera GJ, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Torigian DA.: Optimal atlas construction through hierarchical image registration. Proc SPIE 9786: 97862C-1 - 97862C-6, 2016 Notes: conference proceedings.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Wu C, Pednekar G, Subramanian JR, Lederer DJ, Christie J, Torigian DA.: Fat segmentation on chest CT images via fuzzy models. Proc SPIE 9786: 978609-1 - 978609-6, 2016 Notes: conference proceedings.

Mitchell MD, Aggarwal C, Tsou AY, Torigian DA, Treadwell JR.: Imaging for the pretreatment staging of small cell lung cancer: a systematic review. Acad Radiol 23(8): 1047-1056, 2016.

Huang L, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Odhner D, Torigian DA.: Automatic anatomy recognition on CT images with pathology. Proc SPIE 9785: 97851S-1 - 97851S-6, 2016 Notes: conference proceedings.

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