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Alessandro Furlan, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Interest (in 3 to 10 words):

Medical / Graduate School University of Udine - Udine (Italy) (1998 - 2004)
Residency University of Udine - Udine (Italy) (2004 - 2008)
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Post-Doctoral Research at the Imaging Biomarker Lab - Department of Radiology - University of Pittsburgh (2009 - 2011)

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship - Department of Radiology - University of Pittsburgh (2011 - 2012)
Current Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2011 - present)

European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (2008 - present)

Radiological Society of North America (2006 - present)
& Programs
Clinical Interest Liver and pancreas imaging
Body MR imaging
Research Interest Sodium MR imaging for assessing renal function in patients receiving renal transplant.
Diagnose and management of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Improving diagnose of vascular injury in splenic blunt trauma.
Selected Publications   Furlan A, Aghayev A, Chang CH, Patil A, Jeon KN, Park B, Fetzer DT, Saul M, Roberts MS, Bae KT. Short-term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism: clot burden and signs of right heart dysfunction on CT pulmonary angiography imaging. Radiology [in press].

Kim JH, Moon CH, Park BW, Furlan A, Zhao T, Bae KT. Multichannel transceiver dual-tuned RF coil for proton/sodium MR imaging of knee cartilage at 3T. Magn Reson Imaging 2012;30(4): 526-71.

Navina S, Acharya C, Delany JP, Orlichenko LS, Baty CJ, Shiva SS, Durgampudi C, Karlsson JM, Lee K, Bae KT, Furlan A, Behari J, Liu S, McHale T, Nichols L, Papachristou GI, Yadav D, Singh VP. Lipotoxicity causes multisystem organ failure and exacerbates acute pancreatitis in obesity. Sci Transl Med 2011; 3(107): 107ra110.

Fetzer DT, Furlan A, Wang JH, Kantartzis S, Sholosh B, Bae KT. Computed tomographic cholangiography in living liver transplant donors: factors determining the degree of contrast enhancement. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2011; 35:716-22.

Furlan A, Patil A, Park B, Chang CH, Roberts MS, Bae KT. Accuracy and reproducibility of blood clot burden quantification with CT pulmonary angiographic imaging. AJR 2011;196(3):516-23.

Furlan A, Marin D, Vanzulli A, Palermo Patera G, Ronzoni A, Midiri M, Bazzocchi M, Brancatelli G. Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients at MDCT: hepatic venous phase versus delayed phase for detection of tumor washout. Br J Radiol 2011;84(1001):403-12.

Shang S, Furlan A, Almusa O, Hesham A, Bae KT. Regional presentation of hepatic diseases: CT and MR imaging findings of differential diagnosis. Acta Radiol 2010;51:832-41

Furlan A, Marin D, Bae KT, Lagalla R, Agnello F, Bazzocchi M, Brancatelli G. Focal liver lesions hyperintense on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 2009;30:436-439.

Furlan A, Fakhran S, Federle MP. Spontaneous Abdominal Hemorrhage: Causes, CT Findings, and Clinical Implications. AJR 2009;193:1077-1087.

Borhani AA, Hosseinzadeh K, Almusa O, Furlan A, Nalesnik M. Imaging of posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder after solid organ transplantation. Radiographics 2009;29:981-1000.

Marin D, Furlan A, Brancatelli G, Federle MP, Midiri M. Imaging approach for evaluation of focal liver lesions. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009;7:624-34.

Furlan A, van der Windt DJ, Nalesnik MA, Sholosh B, Ngan KK, Ijzermans JN, Federle MP. Multiple hepatic adenomas associated with liver steatosis at CT and MRI: a case-control study. AJR 2008;191:1430-1435.

Furlan A, Ferris JV, Hosseinzadeh K, Borhani AA. Gallbladder carcinoma update: multimodality imaging evaluation, staging, and treatment options. AJR 2008;191:1440-1447.

Girometti R, Furlan A, Esposito G, Bazzocchi M, Como G, Soldano F, Isola M, Toniutto P, Zuiani C. Relevance of b-values in evaluating liver fibrosis: a study in cirrhotic patients using two single-shot spin echo echo-planar diffusion-weighted sequences. J Magn Reson Imaging 2008;29:411-419.
Honors and  
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.