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Lorenna L. M. Vidal, MD, DABR

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Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Instructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Neuroradiologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Directors of Quality and Safety for Neuroradiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1000
Universidade Federal do Pará, School of Medicine, Belém, BR, 2005.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency, Radiology, Hospital Ophir Loyola, Belém, BR, 2006-2009.
Fellowship, Neuroradiology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 2013-2014.
Fellowship, Body Imaging, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 2014-2015.
Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 2015-2016.
Fellowship, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, 2016-2017.
Ministry of Education (MEC), Diagnostic Radiology Specialist, Brazil, 2009.
Certified Diplomate - DABR, American Board of Radiology, 2017.
Diagnostic Radiology Certificate, American Board of Radiology, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology

Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Cerebral Malaria, Low-field MRI, Advanced MRI technique, Fetal MRI

Selected Publications

Nicole F O’Brien, Yudy Fonseca, Hunter C Johnson, Douglas Postels, Gretchen L Birbeck, Yamikani Chimalizeni, Karl B Seydel, Montfort Bernard Gushu, Tusekile Phiri, Sylvester June, Karen Chetcuti, Lorenna Vidal, Manu S Goyal, Terrie E Taylor: Mechanisms of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound phenotypes in paediatric cerebral malaria remain elusive. Malaria Journal. BioMed Central 21(1): 1-13, June 2022.

K Chetcuti, C Chilingulo, MS Goyal, L Vidal, NF O’Brien, DG Postels, KB Seydel, TE Taylor: Implementation of a Low-Field Portable MRI Scanner in a Resource-Constrained Environment: Our Experience in Malawi. American Journal of Neuroradiology. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 43(5): 670-674, May 2022.

Rachel Madhogarhia, Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Sherjeel Arif, Jeffrey B Ware, Ariana M Familiar, Lorenna Vidal, Sina Bagheri, Hannah Anderson, Debanjan Haldar, Sophie Yagoda, Erin Graves, Michael Spadola, Rachel Yan, Nadia Dahmane, Chiharu Sako, Arastoo Vossough, Phillip Storm, Adam Resnick, Christos Davatzikos, Ali Nabavizadeh: Automated segmentation of pediatric brain tumors based on multi-parametric MRI and deep learning. Medical Imaging 2022: Computer-Aided Diagnosis SPIE, 12033: 723-731, April 2022.

Nicole F. O'Brien, Karen Chetcuti, Yudy Fonseca, Lorenna Vidal, Prashant Raghavan, Douglas G. Postels, Yamikani Chimalizeni, Stephen Ray, Karl B. Seydel, Terrie E. Taylor: Cerebral Metabolic Crisis in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. Thieme, August 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732444.

Danni Tu, Manu S Goyal, Jordan D Dworkin, Samuel Kampondeni, Lorenna Vidal, Eric Biondo-Savin, Sandeep Juvvadi, Prashant Raghavan, Jennifer Nicholas, Karen Chetcuti, Kelly Clark, Theodore D Satterthwaite, Paul Yushkevich, Christos Davatzikos, Guray Erus, Douglas G Postels, Terrie E Taylor, Dylan S Small, Russell T Shinohara: Automated analysis of low-field brain MRI in cerebral malaria. bioRxiv. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, January 2021 Notes: PMID: 35731973 DOI: 10.1111/biom.13708.

Ospel J M, Wright C H, Jung R, Vidal L L M, Manjila S, Singh G, Heck D V, Ray A, Blackham K A: Intra-Arterial Verapamil Treatment in Oral Therapy-Refractory Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 41(2): 293-299, February 2020 Notes: doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6378.

Raghavan Prashant, Record Jessica, Vidal Lorenna: Beyond the Spinal Canal. Radiologic clinics of North America 57(2): 453-467, March 2019.

Parissa Feizi, MD; Jason Thomas, MD; Lorenna L M Vidal, MD: Evaluation of Fetal Intracranial Hemorrhage with MRI: Is Echoplanar Imaging Reliable. American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, New Orleans, LA. Abstract, January 2019 Notes: Poster presentation.

Partovi Sasan, Lu Ziang, Vidal Lorenna, Nakamoto Dean A, Buethe Ji, Coffey Michael, Patel Indravadan J: Real-time MRI-guided percutaneous sclerotherapy treatment of venous low-flow malformations in the head and neck. Phlebology 33(5): 344-352, June 2018.

Guimarães CV, Vidal LLM, Desai NK, Sanz-Cortes M, Zarutskie A, Lee W, Belfort M, Whitehead W: New proposed posterior fossa grading system for Chiari II malformation. Can prenatal degree of hindbrain herniation predict the need for postnatal treatment for hydrocephalus after in utero intervention. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & Categorical Course, Vancouver, Canada May 2017 Notes: Oral presentation.

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