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Barton Branstetter, MD

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Biomedical Informatics

Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Head and Neck Imaging

Education University of California, San Diego, MD, 1995

University of Pittsburgh, Radiology Residency (2000) and Fellowships in Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology, and Imaging Informatics (2002)
University of California, Berkeley
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
Current Allegheny County Medical Society
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Association of University Radiologists
Pennsylvania Medical Association
Pennsylvania Radiological Society
Pittsburgh Roentgen Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society for Imaging Informatics
& Programs
Radiology Informatics
Clinical Interest head and neck radiology, PET/CT
Research Interest PET/CT for head and neck malignancies

Workflow Optimization

Radiology Education

Selected 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  
Fellow of the College of the Society for Imaging Informatics
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.