Barton Branstetter, MD
Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Biomedical Informatics
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Medical/Graduate School University of California, San Diego
Residency University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Clinical/Post-doctoral Fellowship Combined Neuroradiology/ENT/Radiology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Specialties
& Programs
PET
MR
CT
Radiology Informatics
Clinical Interest head and neck radiology
Research Interest PET/CT for head and neck malignancies

Workflow Optimization

Radiology Education

Publications   Branstetter BF, Blodgett TM, Zimmer LA, Snyderman CH, Johnson JT, Raman S, Meltzer CC. Head and Neck Malignancy: Is PET/CT More Accurate than PET or CT Alone? Radiology. May 2005; 235(2):580-586.

McDermott M, Branstetter BF, Escott EJ. Whats in your Mouth?: The CT Appearance of Comestible Intraoral Foreign Bodies. Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Sept;29(8):1552-55. (Selected for Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology, 2009)

Branstetter BF, Faix LE, Humphrey A, Schumann J. Preclinical Medical Student Training in Radiology: The Effect of Early Exposure. AJR Am J Roentgen. 2007 Jan; 188(1): W9-14.

Branstetter BF, Humphrey A, Schumann J. The Long-Term Impact of Preclinical Education on Medical Students Opinions About Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2008 Oct;15(10):1331-9. (Winner of 2009 Stauffer Award for Best Education Paper in Academic Radiology)

Bomeli SR, Branstetter BF, Ferguson BJ. Frequency of a Dental Source for Acute Maxillary Sinusitis. Laryngoscope 2009 Mar;119(3):580-4.

Sheth S, Branstetter BF, Escott EJ. The Appearance of Normal Cranial Nerves on
Steady-State Free-Procession (SSFP) Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Radiographics 2009 Aug; 29: 1045-55. (selected for Radiographics online CME)

Sheu YR, Feder E, Balsim I, Levin VF, Bleicher AG, Branstetter BF. Optimizing Radiology Peer Review: A Mathematical Model for Selecting Future Cases Based on Prior Errors. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jun;7(6):431-8.
Honors and  
Awards
Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award
Selected by the graduating Radiology Residents
Awarded to most significant role model throughout residency

Pittsburgh Magazines Top Doctors
Awarded to 190 physicians in the greater Pittsburgh area
One of three radiologists listed

Most Innovative Medical Imaging Informatics Project of 2010
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine and Radiology Business Journal
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.
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