Drew A Torigian

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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
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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

I have interest in clinical and translational research related to quantitative imaging through PET and CT/MRI, and enjoy collaborating with other investigators in a variety of disciplines.

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.

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.

Black WC, Gareen IF, Soneji SS, Sicks JD, Keeler EB, Aberle DR, Naeim A, Church TR, Silvestri GA, Gorelick J, Gatsonis C, National Lung Screening Trial Research Team.: Cost-effectiveness of CT screening in the National Lung Screening Trial. N Engl J Med 371(19): 1793-1802, 2014.

Rangwala R, Chang C, Hu J, Algazy K, Evans T, Fecher L, Schuchter L, Torigian DA, Panossian J, Troxel A, Tan KS, Hetjian DF, Demichele A, Vaughn D, Redlinger M, Alavi A, Kaiser J, Pontiggia L, Davis L, O’Dwyer PJ, Amaravadi RK.: Combined MTOR and autophagy inhibition: Phase I trial of hydroxychloroquine and temsirolimus in patients with advanced solid tumors and melanoma. Autophagy 10(8): 1391-1402, 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.

Kim AM, Keenan BT, Jackson N, Chan EL, Staley B, Poptani H, Torigian DA, Pack AI, Schwab RJ.: Tongue fat and its relationship to obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 37(10): 1639-1648, 2014.

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.

Licurse MY, Levine MS, Torigian DA, Barbosa Jr EM.: Utility of chest CT for differentiating primary and secondary achalasia. Clin Radiol 69(10): 1019-1026, 2014.

Kim AM, Keenan BT, Jackson N, Chan EL, Staley B, Torigian DA, Alavi A, Schwab RJ.: Metabolic activity of the genioglossus in OSA patients – A novel application of FDG-PET. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189(11): 1416-1425, 2014.

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