Tessa Sundaram Cook, MD PhD

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

Contact information
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3431
Fax: 215-662-3037
B.S.E (Biomedical Engineering)
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Baltimore MD, 1997.
B.S.E. (Computer Science)
Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
M.S.E (Biomedical Engineering)
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Baltimore MD, 1999.
M.D./Ph.D (Medicine and Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine & University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

- cardiac CT
- cardiac MRI
- vascular CT
- vascular MRI
- radiography
- thoracoabdominal CT
- ultrasound

Description of Research Expertise

- imaging informatics
- radiation dose monitoring
- radiation dose reduction
- follow-up tracking
- mobile apps for radiology education

Selected Publications

Wildenberg JC, Chen PH, Scanlon MH, Cook TS: Attending Radiologist Variability and Its Effect on Radiology Resident Discrepancy Rates. Acad Radiol 24(6): 694-699, Jun 2017.

Cook TS, Lalevic D, Sloan C, Chadalavada SC, Langlotz CP, Schnall MJ, Zafar HM: Implementation of an Automated Radiology Recommendation Tracking Engine (ARRTE) for Abdominal Imaging Findings of Possible Cancer. J Am Coll Rad 14(5): 629-636, May 2017.

Sloan CE, Chadalavada SC, Lalevic D, Cook TS, Zafar HM: Referring Provider Perceptions of Standardized Reporting for Possible Abdominal Cancer. J Am Coll Rad 14(5): 654-658.e3, May 2017.

Cook TS, Oh SC, Kahn CE: Patients’ use and evaluation of an online system to annotate radiology reports with lay language definitions Academic Radiology April 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2017.03.005.

Cook TS, Oh SC, Kahn Jr CE: Patients' Use and Evaluation of an Online System to Annotate Radiology Reports with Lay Language Definitions. Academic Radiology online, Apr 2017.

Tessa S. Cook, MD PhD; Darco Lalevic, BS; Christopher Pizzurro, BS; Charles Kahn, Jr., MD; Mitchell Schnall, MD PhD; Hanna M. Zafar, MD MHS: Shining a Light on Missed Follow-Up: Monitoring Patients with Findings Suspicious for Malignancy on Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging. AMIA iHealth 2017 2017.

Wildenberg JC, Nadolski GJ, Soulen MC, Cook TS: HCC Screening Compliance Module: A Tool for Automated Compliance Monitoring, Clinician Notification, and Efficacy Research. SIIM 2017 2017.

Lalevic D, Pizzurro CM, Kahn Jr. CE, Zafar HM, Cook TS: Closing The Follow-Up Loop: Improving Radiologist-To-Referrer Communication Via An Hl7 Messaging Interface To The Electronic Medical Record. SIIM 2017 2017.

Wildenberg JC, Cook TS, Gade TP, Hunt SJ, Soulen MC, Nadolski GJ : HCC screening behavior and IR interventions at a tertiary referral center SIR 2017 2017.

Chen P, Roth H, Galperin-Aizenberg M, Ruutiainen AT, Gefter W, Cook TS: Improving Abnormality Detection on Chest Radiography Using Game-Like Reinforcement Mechanics. Academic Radiology online, 2017.

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Last updated: 11/01/2017
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