Faculty & Staff

Harish Poptani, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
B6 Blockley Basement
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662 3144
B.S. (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)
Lucknow University, India, 1987.
M.S. (Organic Chemistry)
Lucknow University, India , 1989.
Ph.D. (Radiology)
SGPGIMS, India, 1995.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Assistant, CDRI, India, 1990-1990.
Institutional Junior Research Fellowship, Lucknow, India, 1991-1992.
Institutional Senior Research Fellowship, Lucknow, India, 1993-1995.
Independent Post Doctoral Fellowship, , Finnish Cancer Research Fund, Finland, 1996-1996.
Institutional Post Doctoral Fellowship, , AI Virtanen Institute, Kuopio, Finland, 1996-1997.
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

In vivo NMR spectroscopy, in vivo MRI - tumor models, tumor metabolism, tumor physiology, stem cell tracking, diffusion tensor imaging

Description of Clinical Expertise

In vivo MR spectroscopy, DCE imaging - head and neck cancer

Selected Publications

Berrak S, Chawla S, Kim S, Quon H, Sherman E, Loevner LA, Poptani H: Diffusion Weighted Imaging in Predicting Progression Free Survival in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck Treated with Induction Chemotherapy. Acad Radiol 18(10): 1225-32, August 2011.

Kim S, Pickup S, Fairless AH, Ittyerah R, Dow HC, Abel T, Brodkin ES, Poptani H: Association between sociability and diffusion tensor imaging in BALB/cJ mice. NMR Biomed May 2011 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

S Chawla, S Kim, LA Loevner, WT Hwang, G Weinstein, A Chalian, H Quon, H Poptani: Prediction of disease free survival in patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck using dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. Am J Neuroradiol 32(4): 778-784, April 2011.

S Wang, S Kim, S Chawla, RL Wolf, DE Knipp, A Vossough, DM O’Rourke, K Judy, H Poptani, ER Melhem.: Differentiation between glioblastomas, solitary brain metastases and primary cerebral lymphomas using diffusion tensor imaging and dynamic susceptibility contrast enhanced MR imaging. Am J Neuroradiol 32(3): 507-514, March 2011.

Kim S, Loevner LA, Quon H, Kilger A, Sherman E, Weinstein G, Chalian A, Poptani H: Prediction of Response to Chemoradiation Therapy in Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck Using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MR Imaging. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 31(2): 262-8, Feb 2010

Chawla S, Zhang Y, Wang S, Chaudhary S, Chou C, O'Rourke DM, Vossough A, Melhem ER, Poptani H.: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in differentiating glioblastomas from primary cerebral lymphomas and brain metastases. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 34(6): 836-841, Nov 2010.

Morita N, Wang S, Chawla S, Poptani H, Melhem ER: Dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion weighted imaging in grading of nonenhancing astrocytomas. J Magn Reson Imaging 32(4): 803-8, Oct 2010.

Kim S, Pickup S, Poptani H: Effects of cardiac pulsation in diffusion tensor imaging of the rat brain. J Neurosci Methods Oct 2010.

Mamourian AC, Hopkin JR, Chawla S, Poptani H: Characteristic MR spectroscopy in fucosidosis: in vitro investigation. Pediatr Radiol 40(8): 1446-9, Aug 2010.

Lee SC, Poptani H, Pickup S, Jenkins WT, Kim S, Koch CJ, Delikatny EJ, Glickson JD.: Early detection of radiation therapy response in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma xenografts by in vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging. NMR Biomed 23(6): 624-32, Jul 2010.

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