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Alessandro Furlan, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Liver Imaging

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 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2006 present)

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

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) (2015 present)

Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) (2015 present)

American College of Radiology (ACR) (2018 - present)

& Programs
Clinical Interest Hepatobiliary imaging
Body MR imaging
Prostate MRI
Research Interest Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Ultrasound and MR-elastography

Selected Publications   Furlan A, Brancatelli G, Dioguardi Burgio M, Grazioli L, Lee JM, Murmura E, Lucidarme O, Strauss C, Rode A, Ronot M, Vilgrain V. Focal nodular hyperplasia after treatment with oxaliplatin: a multi-institutional series of cases diagnosed on MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018;210(4);775-779

Furlan A, Almusa O, Yu R, Sagreiya H, Borhani A, Bae KT, Marsh JW. A radiogenomic analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma: association between fractional allelic imbalance rate index and the liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS) categories and features. Br J Radiol 2018;91:20170962

Furlan A, Bayram E, Thangasamy S, Barley D, Dasyam A. Application of compressed sensing to 3D magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for the evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions. Magn Reson Imaging 2018;52:131-136.

McGovern JM, Singhi AD, Borhani AA, Furlan A, McGrath KM, Zeh HJ, Bahary N, Dasyam, AK. CT radiogenomic characterization of the alternative lengthening of telomeres phenotype in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018;211:1010-1025.

Cannella R, Rangaswamy B, Minervini MI, Borhani AA, Tsung A, Furlan A. Value of texture analysis on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for differentiating hepatocellular adenoma from focal nodular hyperplasia. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2019;212(3):538-546.

Cannella R, Borhani AA, Minervini MI, Tsung A, Furlan A. Evaluation of texture analysis for the differential diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia from hepatocellular adenoma on contrast-enhanced CT images. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018 [Epub ahead of print].

Cannella R, Borhani AA, Tublin M, Behari J, Furlan A. Diagnostic value of MR-based texture analysis for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Abdom Radiol (NY) 2019 [Epub ahead of print].

Ludwig DR, Fraum TJ, Cannella R, Ballard DH, Tsai R, Naeem M, LeBlanc M, Salter A, Tsung A, Shetty AS, Borhani AA, Furlan A, Fowler KJ. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) versus non-HCC: accuracy and reliability of Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System v2018. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2019 [Epub ahead of print].

Fam MM, Yabes JG, Macleod LC, Bandari J, Turner RM, Lopa SH, Furlan A, Filson CP, Davies BJ, Jacobs BL. Increasing utilization of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging in prostate cancer active surveillance. Urology 2019 [article in press].

Furlan A, Borhani AA. Problematic lesions in cirrhosis. Clinical Liver Disease 2018;11:43-47.

Kulzer M, Singhi AD, Furlan A, Heller MT, Katabathina VS, McGrath KM, Zeh HJ, Zureikat A, Dasyam A. Current concepts in molecular genetics and management guidelines for pancreatic cystic neoplasms: an essential update for radiologists. Abdom Radiol (NY) [Epub ahead of print].

Brancatelli G, Furlan A, Calandra A, Burgio MD. Hepatic sinusoidal dilatation. Abdom Radiol (NY);2018 43(8):2011-2022.

Cannella R, Furlan A. Mosaic architecture of hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018;43(7):1847-1848.

Cannella R, Fowler KJ, Borhani AA, Minervini MI, Heller M, Furlan A. Common pitfalls when using the Liverin Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS): lessons learned from a multi-year experience. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2019;44(1):43-53.

Furlan A, Borhani AA, Westphalen AC. Multiparametric MR imaging of the prostate interpretation including prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2. Urol Clin North Am 2018;45(3):439-454.

Elsayes KM, Kielar AZ, Elmohr MM, Chernyak V, Masch WR, Furlan A, Marks RM, Cruite I, Fowler KJ, Tang A, Bashir MR, Hecht EM, Kamaya A, Jambhekar K, Kamath A, Arora S, Bijian B, Ash R, Kassam Z, Chaudry H, McGahan JP, Yacoub JH, McInnes M, Fung AW, Shanbhougue K, Lee J, Deshmukh S, Horvat N, Mitchell DG, Do RKG, Surabhi VR, Szklaruk J, Sirlin CB. White paper of the Society of Abdominal Radiology hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis disease-focused panel on LI-RADS v2018 for CT and MRI. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018;43:2625-2642.

Elsayes KM, Kielar AZ, Chernyak V, Morshid A, Furlan A, Masch WR, Marks RM, Kamaya A, Do RKG, Kono Y, fowler KJ, Tang A, Bashir MR, Hecht EM, Jambhekar K, Lyshchik A, Rodgers SK, Heiken JP, Kohli M, Fetzer DT, Wilson SR, Kassam Z, Mendiratta-Lala M, Singal AG, Lim CS, Cruite I, Lee J, Ash R, Mitchell DG, McInnes MDF, Sirlin CB. LI-RADS: a conceptual and historial review from its beginning to its recent integration into AASLD clinical practice guidance. J Hepatocell Carcinoma 2019;6:49-69.
Honors and  
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.