Faculty & Staff

Drew A Torigian, MD, MA

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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
MA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
BA (Chemistry)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MD (Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, 1996-1997.
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2001.
Fellowship, Body and Musculoskeletal MRI, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2003.
Business Essentials Certificate Program, Wharton Programs for Working Professionals (WPWP), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , 2004-2007.
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification, 1995.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 1996.
American Board of Radiology Certification (lifetime), 2001.
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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

Marin-Oyaga VA, Salavati A, Housmand S, Pasha AK, Gharavi M, Saboury B, Basu S, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Feasibility and performance of an adaptive contrast-oriented 18F-FDG PET/CT semi-quantification technique for global disease assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma and a brief review of the literature. Hell J Nucl Med 18(1): 11-18, 2015.

Parsons MA, Moghbel M, Saboury B, Torigian DA, Werner TJ, Rubello D, Basu S, Alavi A.: Increased 18F-FDG uptake suggests synovial inflammatory reaction with osteoarthritis: preliminary in-vivo results in humans. Nucl Med Commun 36(12): 1215-1219, 2015.

Salavati A, Borofsky S, Boon-Keng TK, Houshmand S, Khiewvan B, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Torigian DA, Zaidi H, Alavi A.: Application of partial volume effect correction and 4D PET in the quantification of FDG avid lung lesions. Mol Imaging Biol 17(1): 140-148, 2015.

Bural G, Torigian D, Basu S, Houseni M, Zhuge Y, Rubello D, Udupa J, Alavi A.: Partial volume correction and image segmentation for accurate measurement of standardized uptake value of grey matter in the brain. Nucl Med Commun 36(12): 1249-1252, 2015.

Schwab RJ, Kim C, Bagchi S, Keenan BT, Comyn FL, Wang S, Tapia IE, Huang S, Traylor J, Torigian DA, Bradford RM, Marcus CL.: Understanding the anatomic basis for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191(11): 1295-1309, 2015.

Pasha AK, Moghbel M, Gharavi M, Blomberg BA, Torigian DA, Kwee TC, Basu S, Mohler ER, Alavi A.: Effects of age and cardiovascular risk factors on 18F-FDG PET/CT quantification of atherosclerosis in the aorta and peripheral arteries. Hell J Nucl Med 18(1): 5-10, 2015 Notes: The first two authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Nagle SJ, Chong EA, Chekol S, Shah NN, Nasta SD, Glatstein E, Plastaras JP, Torigian DA, Schuster SJ, Svoboda J.: The role of FDG-PET imaging as a prognostic marker of outcome in primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Med 4(1): 7-15, 2015.

Choi G, Han Y, Ciftci E, Werner T, Torigian DA, Alavi A.: Metabolic effects of pulmonary obstruction on myocardial functioning: pilot study using multiple time-point FDG-PET imaging. Nucl Med Commun 36(1): 78-83, 2015.

deGoma EM, Salavati A, Shinohara RT, Saboury B, Pollan L, Schoen M, Torigian DA, Mohler ER, Dunbar RL, Litt HI, Woo J, Rader DJ, Alavi A, Mehta NN.: A pilot trial to examine the effect of high-dose niacin on arterial wall inflammation using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Acad Radiol 22(5): 600-609, 2015.

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.

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