[Brainmap]: Dr. Onofrio Catalano - Challenges in the clinical body PET/MR

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
149 13th Street (Building 149), Room 2204

Challenges in clinical body PET/MR
Dr. Onofrio Catalano, Director of Clinical PET/MRI
Dr. Catalano will give us a very impressive tour of the Clinical challenges and opportunities offered by the recently-born technique of Simultaneous PET/MRI, and in particular his unique vision of how PET/MRI is transforming clinical diagnosis in abdominal imaging applications, in particular in oncological cases of soft-tissue abdominal neoplasm.
About the Speaker
I am a radiologist with subspecialty training in the area of abdominal imaging. In my work, I have contributed to the advancement of abdominal and oncologic imaging techniques while also investigating the clinical potential of combined positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET-MR) imaging. My professional interests encompass both academic and clinical pursuits.
As a staff radiologist in the Division of Abdominal Imaging at MGH and as medical director of the PET-MR at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH, I am involved in abdominal oncology imaging trough established diagnostic imaging techniques, as well as, through innovative imaging tools, finalized to detect, stage, and provide prognostic and therapeutic information in oncology patients. My overall professional goal is to be a physician-scientist engaged in translational research that bridges the gap between cutting edge innovative imaging techniques, especially related to PET-MR, and clinical application in patients.