Faculty & Staff

Walter R. Witschey, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Smilow Center for Translational Research
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Bldg.421, 7th floor, Room 103
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2310
Lab: 215-746-4048
Education:
B.S. (Physics)
University of Virginia, 2004.
Ph.D (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral/Medical Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-present.
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Selected Publications

Witschey WRT, Contijoch F, McGarvey J, Ferrari V, Hansen M, Chirinos J, Yushkevich P, Gorman JH III, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ. : The Frank-Starling relationship of the heart revealed in a large animal study utilizing real-time undersampled radial MRI at variable inotropic state and heart rate. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: poster presentation.

Contijoch F, Rogers K, Witschey WRT, Gorman RC, Han Y. : The spatial and temporal fidelity of real-time MRI in patients with sinus rhythm and arrhythmias. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: oral presentation.

Contijoch F, Rogers K, Witschey WRT, Gorman RC, Han Y. : Aortic valve timing is critical for accurate estimation of MRI-derived ejection fraction. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan. 16-19 2014 Notes: poster presentation.

Contijoch F, Rogers K, Witschey WRT, Gorman RC, Han Y. : Left ventricular dyssynchrony can be observed via cine CMR with use of aortic valve timing. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: poster presentation.

Zhang D, McGarvey J, Lee M, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Dillard C, Contijoch F, Han Q, Gerald Z, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH III, Witschey WRT, Gorman RC.: Mitral valve stenosis and LV hemodynamic alterations after mitral valve repair. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan. 16-19 2014 Notes: oral presentation.

Han Q, Han Y, Gorman RC, Witschey WRT.: The influence of static and RF field heterogeneity on T1rho cardiovascular MRI. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: poster presentation.

Han Q, Witschey WRT, Arkles J, Barker A, Han Y.: RV work efficiency is greatly reduced in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension as evidenced by 4D flow cardiac MRI. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: Conference Proceedings.

Contijoch F, Rogers K, Avants B, Yushkevich P, Hoshmand V, Gorman RC, Han Y, Witschey WRT. : Quantification of left ventricular deformation fields from undersampled radial real-time cardiac MRI. Proc Soc Cardiovasc Magn Reson. New Orleans, LA. Jan 16-19 2014 Notes: Conference Proceedings.

Contijoch F, Witschey WR, McGarvey JR, Levack MA, Ferrari V, Chirinos J, Kondo N, Takebayashi S, Shimaoka T, Aoki C, Zsido GA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ.: Validation of real time MR imaging using pressure-volume loops. Proc Intl Soc Magn Reson Med. Salt Lake City, UT. Apr 22-26 2013 Notes: poster presentation.

Singh A, Haris M, Cai K, Kogan F, Witschey W, Zsido G, McGarvey J, Nanga R, Contijoch F, Pilla J, Gorman J, Ferrari V, Hariharan H, Gorman R, Reddy R. : Z-spectrum fitting for CEST contrast computation in in vivo myocardium tissue. Proc Intl Soc Magn Reson Med. Salt Lake City, UT Apr 22-26 2013 Notes: poster presentation.

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