Alessandro Furlan, MD

Alessandro Furlan

Alessandro Furlan, MD

Appointments/Affiliations: 

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology - Abdominal Imaging Division

Presbyterian University Hospital, S4895
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Liver-Related Work

Clinical and Research InterestsI am a radiologist working in the abdominal imaging division with special interest in liver diseases. I also serve as Chief of Body MRI and I strive to provide state-of-the-art technique and protocols for the non-invasive diagnosis of hepatic and other abdominal diseases. My main research interest is imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic fibrosis.

Ongoing research studies:

  • Collaboration with Dr. Jaideep Behari (Hepatology) on the comparison of different elastography methods (transient elastography; shear-wave elastography; magnetic resonance elastography) for the non-invasive assessment of advanced fibrosis in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
  • Collaboration with Dr. Marsh Wallis (Surgery) on the correlation between imaging phenotypes and genomic characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Collaboration with the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) committee for the development and testing of the system. 

 

Special Interest Groups: 
Chronic Liver Injury
Liver Tumorigenesis