A guided research mentorship program begins in the first year of residency. If presenting a paper/poster at a national conference, meeting expenses may be paid for.

Current Research Projects

Yuki Miura, MD.

Comparison of EMN guided and CT guided percutaneous biopsy of pulmonary nodules.

Mentors: R. Tomihama, MD and B. Furukawa, MD

Rajeev Nowrangi, MD

Training a neural network to detect potential endoscopically refractory variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients.

Mentor: R. Tomihama, MD

Nicholas Ferguson, MD

Comparative Detection of Fluciclovine vs PSMA PET/CT for Prostate Cancer Biochemical Recurrence with PSA<2: A Systematic Review and Comparative Meta-analysis.

Mentor: N. Tan, MD

Jon Floresca, MD

Radiation Dose Comparison of Transforaminal Fluoroscopy Guided Curved Needle Technique for Nusinersen Administration in Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Extensive Spinal Instrumentation.

Mentor: D. Hoss, MD and P. Jacobson, MD

Alex Yeo, MD

Creating a craniocervical junction injury index for predicting outcome in pediatric cervical junction injury.

Mentor: S. Harder, MD

Jared Webster, MD

SPARCC Scoring in the Assessment of Treatment Response in Pediatric Patients with Sacroilitis

Mentor: P. Achariya, MD

Danny Kwon, MD

Comparison of survivability between conventional and drug-eluting bead transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Mentor: R. Tomihama, MD

Kaci Dudley, MD

Ultrasound-guided tunneled line placement for improved efficiency and safety.

Mentor: R. Tomihama, MD

Recent/Ongoing Projects

Brian Cristiano, MD

Determinants of stroke outcome following MR selected embolectomy:

logistic regression analysis of post embolectomy outcome among Emergent large vessel occlusion patients with ICAT or MCA M1 segment occlusion at LLUMC

Bjorn Harboldt, MD

Natural history of knee joint fluid volume after total knee arthroplasty

Kyrollos Tawfik, MD

Neuroradiographic Outcomes in Infants Supported by VA vs. VV ECMO

Jalil Kalantari, MD

Analysis of CT findings for uncontrolled variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients requiring TIPS

Ryan Strilaeff, MD

Novel hand ultrasound techniques as predictors of safety for trans-radial arterial access

Daniel Fetzer, MD

Differentiating multiple sclerosis from ADEM on MR imaging by central vein sign, contrast enhancement, and lesion volumetrics

Sara Tedla, MD

Evaluating the Utility of MRI in the Detection of Brain Death

Jonathan Kim, MD

Meta-analysis of Imaging with PSMA-targeted Radiotracers for the Detection of Prostate Cancer Biochemical Recurrence After Definitive Therapy

Joseph Frey, MD

Bone bruise patterns in multiligamentous knee injuries

Previously Presented Projects

Radiation dose in vascular surgery procedures

K. Arsalaan Ahmed MD

Gadobenate disodium (Multihance) deposition in the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus

Arian Mashhood MD

Sensitivity and Specificity of sacral arcuate line disruption for fractures on plain radiography

Alex Sun MD

Cerebral deoxyhemoglobin Imaging: a biomarker for poor neurological outcomes in neonates with acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury (HI-BI)

Austin Trinh MD

Cross-sectional psoas area as a predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality in surgical oncology patients

Chad Burk MD

Metabolic syndrome and progression of mild cognitive impairment

Eric Peters MD

Measuring the change in size of intracranial hematomas on SWI after administration of normobaric oxygen

Mohammad Kassir MD

Automated Computer Analysis of Core Infarct Size and Perfusion Mismatch

Johnny Suh MD

MR screening for acute stroke intervention using a patient specific screening paradigm

Brian Cristiano MD

Hannah Kim, MD

The Effect of Caffeine Administration on Deep Medullary Vein Prominence in Healthy Adults.

Scott Atkins, MD

Cost of CT Pulmonary Angiography to Rule out Pulmonary Embolism in Low Risk Emergency Department Patients.

Isaac Jones, MD

MR Spectroscopy in the Evaluation of Radiation Injury versus Recurrent Brain Tumor.

Daniel Jin, MD

Spanish Primer to Communicate with Non-English Speaking Hispanic Patients in Interventional Radiology Laboratory.

Jeremy Moretz, MD

SWI Increases Post-Traumatic Cervical Cord Hemorrhage Detection.

Gene Kitamura, MD

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Findings in Neonates with Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury Following Whole Body Cooling.

Frankis Almaguel-Bruzon, MD

DHA Modulation of TNF-alpha Induced Cytotoxicity in L929 Cells.

Tina Basak, MD

Shunt malfunction: Clinical and surgical correlation following imaging

Miriam Peckham, MD

Abnormal Patterns of Iron Deposition in the Striatonigral Tract in Parkinson's Disease.

David Rajaratnam, MD

MR Imaging of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): Correlating SWI Grading and ADC Values with Clinical Parameters.

Tri Ngo, MD

Decreasing Unnecessary Reduction Enema Procedures by Improving Ultrasound Ileocolic Intussusception Diagnosis.

Will Millard, MD

MRI in Stratifying Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence Following External Beam Radiation Therapy.

Tony Minasaghanian, MD

Understanding the Relationship between Magic Angle Artifact and Echo Time When Evaluating the Medial Femoral Condyle of the Knee.

Xin Ye, MD

Prostate MRI: Added Value of ADC Maps

Daniel Hoss, MD

Confidence in Skull Fracture Identification on Head CT in Cases of Pediatric Trauma Using Thinner Axial Slices.

Eric Liu, MD

Review of Overall Pediatric Imaging Exams over the Past Decade at LLUMC, with an Emphasis on Appendicitis.

Naseem Helo, MD

Retrospective Chart Review: “Billowing,” is there a Statistically Significant Rate of Change over Time?

Seth Gillham, MD

DTI Used to Assess the Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (O3PUFAs) in the Setting of Acute Spinal Cord Injury.