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Drew A Torigian, MD, MA, FSAR, FACR

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian Medical Center
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Staff, Department of Radiology, 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 (Mathematics)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
MA (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. 1995-2009., 1995.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 1996-1998., 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

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Wu C, Schuster SJ, Torigian DA.: Disease quantification on PET/CT images without explicit object delineation. Med Image Anal 51: 169-183, 2019.

Jahangiri P, Pournazari K, Torigian DA, Swisher-McClure S, Simone CB II, Alavi A.: A prospective study of the feasibility of FDG-PET/CT imaging to quantify radiation-induced lung inflammation in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving proton or photon radiotherapy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 46(1): 206-216, 2019.

Shah NN, Nagle S, Torigian DA, Farwell M, Hwang WT, Frey N, Nasta S, Landsburg D, Mato A, June CH, Schuster SJ, Porter D, Svoboda J.: Early PET/CT as a predictor of response after CTL019 CAR-T cell therapy in B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Cytotherapy 20(12): 1415-1418, 2018.

Wu X, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Odhner D, Pednekar G, Simone II CB, McLaughlin D, Apinorasethkul C, Shammo G, Camaratta J, Torigian DA.: Auto-contouring via automatic anatomy recognition of organs at risk in head and neck cancer on CT images. Proc SPIE 10576: 1057617-1-1057617-7, 2018 Notes: conference proceedings.

Jagadale BN, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wu C, McDonough JM, Capraro A, Mayer OH, Torigian DA, Campbell Jr RM.: Lung parenchymal analysis on dynamic MRI in thoracic insufficiency syndrome to assess changes following surgical intervention. Proc SPIE 10575: 105753M-1-105753M-6, 2018 Notes: conference proceedings.

Farhan A, Strelec LE, Schuster SJ, Torigian D, Wasik M, Sadigh S, Mato AR, Nasta SD, Frank D, Svoboda J.: Durable response to pralatrexate for aggressive PTCL subtypes. JSCO 16(2): e102-e105, 2018.

Wang C, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Chen J, Venigalla S, Odhner D, Guzzo TJ, Christodouleas J, Torigian DA.: Urinary bladder cancer T-staging from T2-weighted MR images using an optimal biomarker approach. Proc SPIE 10575: 105752D-1-105752D-6, 2018 Notes: conference proceedings.

Pednekar GV, Udupa JK, McLaughlin DJ, Wu X, Tong Y, Simone II CB, Camaratta J, Torigian DA.: Image quality and segmentation. Proc SPIE 10576: 105762N-1-105762N-7, 2018 Notes: conference proceedings.

Song J, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Xiao L, Wu C, McDonough J, Capraro A, Torigian DA, Campbell Jr RM.: Architectural analysis on dynamic MRI to study thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Proc SPIE 10576: 105762C-1-105762C-6, 2018 Notes: conference proceedings.

Beatty GL, O’Hara M, Lacey SF, Torigian DA, Chen F, Kulikovskaya I, Soulen MC, McGarvey M, Nelson AM, Gladney WL, Levine BL, Melenhorst JJ, Plesa G, June CH.: Activity of mesothelin-specific chimeric antigen receptor T cells against pancreatic carcinoma metastases in a phase 1 trial. Gastroenterology 155(1): 29-32, 2018.

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