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Tessa Sundaram Cook, MD PhD

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

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.

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.

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.

Santo EC, Dunbar PJ, Sloan CE, Cook TS, Lalevic D, Zafar HM: Initial effectiveness of a monitoring system to correctly identify inappropriate lack of follow-up for abdominal imaging findings of possible cancer. J Am Coll Rad 13(12A): 1505–1508.e2, Dec 2016.

Cook TS, Krishnaraj A, Willis MH, Abbott C, Rawson JV: An Asynchronous Online Collaboration Between Radiologists and Patients: Harnessing the Power of Informatics to Design the Ideal Patient Portal. J Am Coll Rad 12(12B): 1599-1602, Dec 2016.

Liao GJ, Nagy PG, Cook TS: The Impact of Imaging Informatics Fellowships. J Digit Imaging 29(4): 438-42, Aug 2016.

Oh SC, Cook TS, Kahn CE Jr: PORTER: a Prototype System for Patient-Oriented Radiology Reporting. Journal of Digital Imaging 29(4): 450-4, Aug 2016.

Cook TS, Hernandez J, Scanlon MH, Langlotz CP, Li CD: Why Isn't There More High-Fidelity Simulation Training in Diagnostic Radiology? Results of a Survey of Academic Radiologists. Academic Radiology 23(7): 870-6, July 2016.

Cook, TS: Radiation Dose and Safety Considerations in Imaging. Radiology Secrets Plus 4th edition. Drew Torigian, Parvati Ramchandani (eds.). Elsevier ISBN 9780323315821, Chapter 7, June 2016 Notes: https://www.elsevier.com/books/radiology-secrets-plus/unknown/978-0-323-31582-1.

Rauschecker AM, Cook TS: App Review Series: RadioGraphics. J Digit Imaging 29(3): 279-83, Jun 2016.

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Last updated: 06/24/2017
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