Harish Poptani

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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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Poptani is interested in developing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods for detecting and monitoring treatment response in human tumors as well as animal models of these tumors. The techniques developed in animal models are being made available to the clinic.

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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