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Chamith S. Rajapakse, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
1 Founders Building
Philadelphia, PA
Education:
B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1998.
M.S. (Computer Science)
University of Houston, Texas, 2005.
Ph.D. (Physics)
University of Houston, Texas, 2005.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Medical Imaging), University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Medical Imaging, AI, Orthopaedic Engineering

Selected Publications

Ruderman I, Rajapakse CS, Opperman A, Robertson PL, Masterson R, Tiong MK, Toussaint ND: Bone microarchitecture in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for management of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Bone Rep 13: 100297, Jul 2020.

Rhodes S, Batzdorf A, Sorci O, Peng M, Jankelovits A, Hornyak J, An J, Noël PB, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Alavi A, Rajapakse CS: Assessment of femoral neck bone metabolism using 18F-sodium fluoride PET/CT imaging. Bone 136: 115351, Jul 2020.

Sorci S, Batzdorf AS, Mayer M, Rhodes S, Peng M, Jankelovits AR, Hornyak JN, Gerke O, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Alavi A, Rajapakse CS: 18F-sodium fluoride PET/CT provides prognostic clarity compared to calcium and Framingham risk scoring when addressing whole-heart arterial calcification. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 47(7): 1678-1687, Jul 2020 Notes: Epub.

Ailavajhala R , Querido W , Rajapakse CS , Pleshko N: Near infrared spectroscopic assessment of loosely and tightly bound cortical bone water. Analyst 145(10): 3713-3724, May 2020.

Rajapakse CS, Farid AR, Kargilis DC, Jones BC, Lee JS, Johncola AJ, Batzdorf AS, Shetye SS, Hast MW, Chang G: MRI-based assessment of proximal femur strength compared to mechanical testing. Bone 133: 115227, Apr 2020.

Demirtas A, Rajapakse CS, Ural A: Assessment of the multifactorial causes of atypical femoral fractures using a novel multiscale finite element approach. Bone 135: 115318, Mar 2020 Notes: epub.

Kariyawasam RS, Somani JE, Sorci O, Nagayumi H, Witmer CE, Park BJ, Rajapakse CS: Automated Medical Image Based Anatomical 3D Model Generation for Augmented Reality Applications. Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Feb 2020.

Ailavajhala R, Oswald J, Rajapakse CS, Pleshko N: Environmentally-Controlled Near Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of Bone Water. Sci Rep 15(9(1)): 10199, Jul 2019.

Hong AL, Ispiryan M, Padalkar MV, Jones BC, Batzdorf AS, Shetye SS, Pleshko N, Rajapakse CS: MRI-derived bone porosity index correlates to bone composition and mechanical stiffness. Bone Rep 26: 11:100213, Jun 2019.

Leonard MB, Wehrli FW, Ziolkowski SL, Billig E, Long J, Nickolas TL, Magland JF, Nihtianova S, Zemel BS, Herskovitz R, Rajapakse CS: A multi-imaging modality study of bone density, bone structure and the muscle - bone unit in end-stage renal disease. Bone S8756-3282(19): 30197-8, May 2019 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

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