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Emanuel Kanal, MD


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Education University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, M.D. 1981

University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Resident, Diagnostic Radiology, 1985

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Neuroradiology Fellow, 1992

Yeshiva University
Medical / Graduate School University of Pittsburgh
Residency University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Neuroradiology, Pittsburgh NMR Institute
Neuroradiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Current The Pennsylvania Radiological Society
The American College of Radiology
The Radiologic Society of North America
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
The Association of University Radiologists
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
American Society of Neuroradiology (Senior Member)
Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society (Founding/Board Member)
Standards of the Commission on Neuroradiology and Body MRI
Chicago Radiological Society - Honorary Membership
& Programs
Clinical Interest
Research Interest
Selected Publications   Bleicher AG, Kanal E. A Serial Study of Gadolinium-Based MR Imaging Contrast Agents. AJNR AM J Neuroradiology. 2008 Apr 29(4):688-73. Epub 2008 Jan 9.

Barbato JE, Dillavou E, Horowitz MB, Jovin TG, Kanal E, David S, Makaruoun MS. A randomized trial of carotid artery stenting with and without cerebral protection. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2008. Vol 47 (4): 760-765.

Kanal E, Senoo (translation). Questions and Answers on the Safety of MR Examination. JJMRM 1999. Vol 19 (7), 482-488. (in Japanese)

Sutton R, Kanal E, Wilkoff BL, Bello D, Luechinger R, Jenniskens I, Hull M, Sommer T. Safety of magnetic resonance imaging of patients with a new Medronic EnRhythm MRI SureScan pacing system: clinical studydesign. Trials. 2008 Dec 2;9:68.

Bleicher AG, Kanal E. Assessment of adverse reaction rates to a newly approved MRI contrast agent: review of 23,553 administrations of gadobenate dimeglumine. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2008 Dec;191(6):W307-11.

Kalb RE, Helm TN, Sperry H, Thakral C, Abraham JL, Kanal E. Gadolinium-induced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in a patient with an acute and transient Kidney injury. Br J Dermatol 2008 Ma;158(3): 607-10. Epub 2007.

Behara BP, Leckie SK, Bowman BW, Davies CE, Woods BI, Kanal E, Sowa GA, Kang JD. Application of a Semiautomated Contour Segmentation Tool to Identify the Intervertebral Nucleus Pulposus in MR Images. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2010 Jun 25. Epub ahead of print.

Tsushima Y, Kanal E, Thomsen HS. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: risk factors suggested from Japanese published cases. British Journal of Radiology 2010 Jul:83(991):590-5. Epub 2010 Apr 22.

Tomycz ND, Vora NA, Kanal E, Horowitz MB, Jovin TG. Intracranial arterialized venous angioma: a case of a rare mixed vascular malformation with new insights from functional MRI. Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology 2010 Mar: 16(1): 13-5. Epub 2009 Oct 5.

Shellock FG, Kanal E, Gilk TB. Regarding the Value Reported for the Term Spatial Gradient Magnetic Field and How this Information Is Applied to Labeling of Medical Implants and Devices. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2011 January:196:1-4.

Honors and  
-Received Radiologys Editor's Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing, and with
Special Distinction. May 2010
-Listed in the Pittsburgh, May 2010 magazine, named as one of the regions TOP DOCS in
Pittsburgh. December 2010
-Listed in the Pittsburgh, May 2011 magazine, named as one of the regions TOP DOCS in
Pittsburgh. May 2011
-Received recognition for distinguished service to the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2009-2010 as a reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. May 2011
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.