Drew A Torigian, MD, MA, FSAR, FACR

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
MA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Chemistry)
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, 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

Tanyi JL, Chiang CLL, Chiffelle J, Thierry A-C, Baumgartener P, Huber F, Gopfert C, Taurrsio D, Tissot S, Torigian DA, Nisenbaum HL, Stevenson BJ, Guiren HF, Ahmed R, Huguenin-Bergenat A-L, Zsiros E, Bassani-Sternberg M, Mick R, Powell DJ Jr, Coukos G, Harari A, Kandalaft LE.: Personalized cancer vaccine strategy elicits polyfunctional T cells and demonstrates clinical benefits in ovarian cancer. NPJ Vaccines 6(1): 36, 2021.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, McDonough JM, Lott C, Wu C, Rajapakse CS, Anari JB, Mayer OH, Torigian DA, Cahill PJ.: Lung parenchymal characterization via thoracic dynamic MRI for pediatric patients with TIS and normal children – a novel approach. Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging:Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling 11598(115980Q): 115980Q-1-115980Q-6, 2021.

Hao Y, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wu C, Li H, McDonough JM, Lott C, Anari JB, Torigian DA, Cahill PJ.: Estimation of the dynamic volume of each lung via rapid limited-slice dynamic MRI. Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging:Physics of Medical Imaging 11595(115954Y): 115954Y:115954Y-1-115954Y-6, 2021.

Xie L, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Torigian DA, Huang G, Kogan RM, Nathan JB, Wootton DM, Choy KR, Sin S, Wagshul M, Arens R.: Automatic upper airway segmentation in static and dynamic MRI via deep convolutional neural networks. Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging:Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging 11600(116000J): 116000J-1-116000J-6, 2021.

Li J, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Odhner D, Torigian DA.: Anatomy recognition in CT images of head & neck region via precision atlases. Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging:Imaging Processing 11596(1159633): 1159633-1-1159633-7, 2021.

Xu G, Cao H, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Torigian DA.: DiSegNet: A deep dilated convolutional encoder-decoder architecture for lymph node segmentation on PET/CT images. Comput Med Imaging Graph 88: 101851, 2021.

Li J, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wang L, Torigian DA.: Segmentation evaluation with sparse ground truth data: Simulating true segmentations as perfect/imperfect as those generated by humans. Med Image Anal 69: 101980, 2021.

MacLean MT, Jehangir Q, Vujkovic M, Litt H, Borthakur A, Sagraiya H, Rosen M, Mankoff DA, Schnall MD, Shou H, Chirinos J, Damrauer SM, Torigian DA, Carr R, Rader DJ, Witschey WR.: Quantification of abdominal fat from computed tomography using deep learning and its association with electronic health records in an academic biobank. J Am Med Inform Assoc 28(6): 1178-1187, 2021.

Galperin-Aizenberg M, Katz S, Shankla V, Wileyto EP, Gefter W, Dougherty L, Torigian DA, Barbosa EM Jr.: Preliminary assessment of an optical flow method (OFM) for non-rigid registration and temporal subtraction (TS) of serial CT examinations to facilitate evaluation of interval change in metastatic lung nodules. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 50(3): 344-350, 2021 Notes: The last two authors listed have contributed equally to the manuscript as senior authors.

Auld SC, Kornfeld H, Maenetje P, Mlotshwa M, Chase W, Vangu Md-T, Torigian DA, Wallis RS, Churchyard G, Bisson GP.: Pulmonary restriction predicts long-term respiratory impairment in people with HIV and tuberculosis. BMC Pulm Med 21(1): 19, 2021.

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