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Alessandro Furlan, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Liver Imaging; Quality&Safety

Liceo scientifico "G. Marconi" - Conegliano (TV) - Italy (1993 - 1998)
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)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

European Society of Radiology (ESR)

European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)

Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)

American College of Radiology (ACR)

American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL)
& Programs
Clinical Interest Hepatobiliary imaging
Body MR imaging
Research Interest Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Ultrasound and MR-elastography

Selected Publications   Cannella R, Vernuccio F, Sagreiya H, Choudhury KR, Iranpour N, Marin D, Furlan A. Liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS) v2018: diagnostic value of ancillary features favoring malignancy in hypervascular observations >10 mm at intermediate (LR-3) and high probability (LR-4) for hepatocellular carcinoma. Eur Radiol 2020;30:3770-3781.

Fraum TJ, Cannella R, Ludwig DR, Tsai R, Naeem M, LeBlanc M, Salter A, Tsung A, Shetty AS, Borhani AA, Furlan A, Fowler KJ. Assessment of primary liver carcinomas other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with LI-RADS v2018: comparison of the LI-RADS target population to patients without LI-RADS-defined HCC risk factors. Eur Radiol 2020;30:996-1007.

Singhi AD, Wood LD, Parks E, Torbenson MS, Felsenstein M, Hruban RH, Nikiforova MN, Wald Ai, Kaya C, Nikiforov YE, Favazza L, He J, McGrath K, Fasanella KE, Brand RE, Lennon AM, Furlan A, Dasyam AK, Zureikat AH, Zeh HJ, Lee K, Bartlett DL, Slivka A. Recurrent rearrangements in PRKACA and PRKACB in intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasms of the pancreas and bile duct. Gastroenterology 2020;158:573-582.

Borhani AA, Dewan R, Furlan A, Seiser N, Zureikat AH, Singhi AD, Boone B, Bahary N, Hogg ME, Lotze M, Zeh HZ, Tublin ME. Assessment of response to neoadjuvant therapy using CT texture analysis in patients with resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2020;214:362-369.

Cannella R, Minervini MI, Rachakonda V, Bollino G, Furlan A. Liver stiffness measurement in patients with nodular regenerative hyperplasia undergoing magnetic resonance elastography. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2020;45:373-383.

Furlan A, Tublin ME, Yu L, Chopra KB, Lippello A, Behari J. Comparison of 2D-shear wave elastography (SWE), transient elastography (TE) and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for the diagnosis of fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2020;214:W20-W26.

Vernuccio F, Cannella R, Meyer M, Choudhoury KR, Gonzales F, Schwartz FR, Gupta RT, Bashir MR, Furlan A, Marin D. LI-RADS: diagnostic performance of hepatobiliary phase hypointensity and major imaging features of LR-3 and LR-4 lesions measuring 10-19 mm with arterial phase hyperenhancement. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2019;213:W57-W65.

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.

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.

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, Tublin ME, Rees MA, Nicholas DH, Sperry JL, Alarcon LH. Delayed splenic vascular injury following non-operative management of blunt splenic trauma. J Surg Res 2017;211:87-94.

Chupetlovska KP, Borhani AA, Dasyam AK, Van der Windt DJ, Tevar AD, Furlan A. Post-operative imaging anatomy in liver transplantation. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2020 [Epub ahead of print].

Elsayes KM, Fowler KJ, Chernyak V, Elmohr MM, Kielar AZ, Hecht E, Bashir MR, Furlan A, Sirlin CB. User and system pitfalls in liver imaging with LI-RADS. J Magn Reson Imaging 2019;50:1673-1688.

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.

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.
Honors and  
Divisional Teaching Award of Excellence
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.