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Drew A Torigian, MD, MA, FSAR, FACR

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian Medical Center
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Staff, Department of Radiology, 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
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.
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.
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification. 1995-2009., 1995.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 1996-1998., 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, 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

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Bai P, Torigian DA.: Virtual landmarks. Proc SPIE 10135: 1013521-1 - 1013521-6, 2017 Notes: conference proceedings.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Torigian DA, Odhner D, Wu C, Palmer S, Rozenshtein A, Shirk MA, Newell JD, Porteous M, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Lederer DJ.: Chest fat quantification via CT based on standardized anatomy space in adult lung transplant candidates. PLoS One 12(1): e0168932, 2017.

Patel A, Berger I, Wileyto EP, Khalid U, Torigian DA, Nachiappan A, Barbosa E, Gefter WB, Galperin-Aizenberg M, Gupta N, Simone CB, Haas A, Alley E, Singhal S, Cengel KA, Katz SI.: The value of delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Thorac Dis 9(8): 2344-2349, 2017.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Wu C, Zhao Y, McDonough JM, Capraro A, Torigian DA, Campbell RM.: Interactive iterative relative fuzzy connectedness lung segmentation on thoracic 4D dynamic MR images. Proc SPIE 10137: 1013723-1 - 1013723-6, 2017 Notes: conference proceedings.

Akin EA, Torigian DA, Colletti PM, Yoo DC.: Optimizing oncologic FDG-PET/CT scans to decrease radiation exposure. Image Wisely TM, American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection. 2017 Notes: Available online at

Goncalves MD, Green-McKenzie J, Alavi A, Torigian DA.: Regional variation in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue FDG uptake using PET/CT and their relation to BMI. Acad Radiol Page: S1076-6332(17)30201-5 (Epub ahead of print), 2017.

Marcus CL, Keenan BT, Huang J, Yuan H, Pinto S, Bradford RM, Kim C, Bagchi S, Comyn FL, Wang S, Tapia IE, Maishlin G, Cielo CM, Traylor J, Torigian DA, Schwab RJ.: The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in adolescents. Thorax 72(8): 720-728, 2017 Notes: thoraxjnl-2016-208660 (Epub ahead of print).

Torigian DA, Green-McKenzie J, Liu X, Shofer FS, Werner T, Smith CE, Strasser AA, Moghbel MC, Parekh AH, Choi G, Goncalves MD, Spaccarelli N, Gholami S, Kumar PS, Tong Y, Udupa JK, Mesaros C, Alavi A.: A study of the feasibility of FDG-PET/CT to systematically detect and quantify differential metabolic effects of chronic tobacco use in organs of the whole body – a prospective pilot study. Acad Radiol 24(9): 930-940, 2017.

Bai P, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Xie S, Torigian DA.: Automatic thoracic body region localization. Proc SPIE 10134: 101343X-1 - 10134X-6, 2017 Notes: conference proceedings.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Wu C, Fitzpatrick D, Winchell N, Schuster SJ, Torigian DA.: Disease quantification on PET/CT images without object delineation. Proc SPIE 10137: 101370V-1 - 101370V-6, 2017 Notes: conference proceedings.

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