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Drew A Torigian, MD, MA

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Director, Medical Image Processing Group (MIPG), Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
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
Education:
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, 1996-1997.
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2001.
Fellowship, Body and Musculoskeletal MRI, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2003.
Business Essentials Certificate Program, Wharton Programs for Working Professionals (WPWP), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Certifications
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification, 1995.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 1996.
American Board of Radiology Certification (lifetime), 2001.
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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

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.

Abdulla S, Salavati A, Saboury B, Basu S, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Quantitative Assessment of Global Lung Inflammation following Radiation Therapy using FDG-PET/CT: A Pilot Study. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 41(2): 350-356, 2014 Notes: The first three authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript.

Udupa JK, Odhner D, Zhao L, Tong Y, Matsumoto MMS, Ciesielski KC, Falcao AX, Vaideeswaran P, Ciesielski V, Saboury B, Mohammadianrasanani S, Sin S, Arens R, Torigian DA.: Body-Wide Hierarchical Fuzzy Modeling, Recognition, and Delineation of Anatomy in Medical Images. Medical Image Anal 18(5): 752-771, 2014.

Goncalves MD, Alavi A, Torigian DA.: FDG-PET/CT assessment of differential chemotherapy effects upon skeletal muscle metabolism in patients with melanoma. Ann Nucl Med 28(4): 386-392, 2014.

Beatty GL, Haas AR, Maus MV, Torigian DA, Soulen MC, Plesa G, Chew A, Zhao Y, Levine BL, Albelda SM, Kalos M, June CH.: Mesothelin-specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor mRNA-Engineered T cells Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Solid Malignancies. Cancer Immunol Res 2(2): 112-120, 2014 Notes: The first two authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript.

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.

Blomberg BA, Akers SR, Saboury B, Mehta NN, Cheng G, Torigian DA, Lim E, Del Bello C, Werner TJ, Alavi A.: Delayed time-point 18F-FDG PET CT imaging enhances assessment of atherosclerotic plaque inflammation. Nucl Med Commun 34(9): 860-867, 2013.

Nakhoda Z, Torigian DA, Saboury B, Hofheinz F, Alavi A.: Assessment of the diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG-PET/CT for detection and characterization of solid renal malignancies. Hell J Nucl Med 16(1): 19-24, 2013 Notes: The first two authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript.

Wei H, Dumoff KL, Torigian DA, Bing Z.: Primary Retroperitoneal Mature Cystic Teratoma with Focal Enteric type Adenocarcinoma in a post-partum woman: Report of a case with literature review. Rare Tumors 5(1): e1-e4, 2013.

Rose S, Sheth NH, Baker JF, Ogdie A, Raper A, Saboury B, Werner TJ, Thomas P, Vanvoorhees A, Alavi A, Torigian DA, Gelfand JM, Mehta NN. : A comparison of vascular inflammation in psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and healthy subjects by FDG-PET/CT: a pilot study. Am J Cardiovas Dis 3(4): 273-278, 2013.

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