Kartik S. Jhaveri
Dr. Kartik S. Jhaveri, MD FRCPC is a Professor of Radiology and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the Director of Abdominal MRI and has been an Abdominal Radiologist since 2001 in the Joint Department of Medical imaging (JDMI). He is also the Director of Continuing Education for Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on abdominal MRI technologies, contrast media and applications, particularly for hepatobiliary diseases including HCC, cholangiocarcinoma, as well as liver transplantation, rectal and renal cancer. Development and clinical translation of quantitative MRI biomarkers particularly for diffuse liver diseases are a special focus. Dr. Jhaveri has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications, book chapters and scientific presentations. He also served as Assistant Editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology.
He is a well-known educator having delivered numerous invited lectures and workshops at North American and International conferences such as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR). He is a nominated fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society, Society of Abdominal Radiology and Society of Advanced Body Imaging. He has received multiple annual teaching awards in his academic career from the University of Toronto Residency and Abdominal Imaging Fellowship programs as well as an outstanding teacher award by the ISMRM.
He is a keen swimmer and enjoys travelling and music avidly.
- Prospective evaluation of Gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography for hepatocellular carcinoma detection and transplant eligibility assessment with explant histopathology correlation
CONCLUSION: EOB-MRI had superior sensitivity for HCC detection; however, with lower specificity compared to CECT in LR4/5 category lesions while it […]
- Comparison of international guidelines for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and implications for transplant allocation in liver transplantation candidates with gadoxetic acid enhanced liver MRI versus contrast enhanced CT: a prospective study with liver explant histopathological correlation
CONCLUSION: HCC sensitivities are variable depending on scoring guideline, lesion size and imaging modality utilised. Prior studies that included […]
- Evaluation of quantitative MRCP (MRCP+) for risk stratification of primary sclerosing cholangitis: comparison with morphological MRCP, MR elastography, and biochemical risk scores
CONCLUSIONS: MRCP+ demonstrated a significant association with biochemical scores and MRE. The association of MRCP+ with the biochemical scores was […]
- Can preoperative liver MRI with gadoxetic acid help reduce open-close laparotomies for curative intent pancreatic cancer surgery?
CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative EOB-MRI has superior diagnostic performance in detecting LM from PDAC. This better informs surgical eligibility with […]
- Comparison of Inline R2* MRI versus FerriScan for liver iron quantification in patients on chelation therapy for iron overload: preliminary results
CONCLUSION: Inline R(2)*-LIC provides robust and comparable quantification of LIC compared to FerriScan, without the need for offline post-processing.
- MRI Evaluation of Rectal Cancer Following Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy
- Evaluation of a multiparametric MRI scoring system for histopathologic treatment response following preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer
CONCLUSIONS: Despite low agreement between radiological tumour response and pTRG, the proposed mpMRI-based scoring system appears useful in […]
- Evaluation of Crohn Disease Activity Using a Potential Abbreviated MRE Protocol Consisting of Balanced Steady-State Free Precession MRI Only Versus Full-Protocol MRE
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of the present study was to compare the diagnostic performance of an abbreviated MR enterography (MRE) protocol consisting of […]
- Preliminary evaluation of 18F-FDG-PET/MRI for differentiation of serous from nonserous pancreatic cystic neoplasms: a pilot study
CONCLUSION: Preliminary results show that PET/MRI utilization is promising for differentiation of pancreatic SCN from non-SCN lesions. This could […]
- Can machine learning radiomics provide pre-operative differentiation of combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma from hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma to inform optimal treatment planning?
CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate promising predictive performance of MRI and CT radiomics features using machine learning analysis for […]
- Assessment of biliary anatomy in potential living liver donors: Added value of gadoxetic acid-enhanced T1 MR Cholangiography (MRC) including utilization of controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration (CAIPIRINHA) technique in comparison to T2W-MRC
CONCLUSION: Gadoxetic-acid-enhanced T1W-MRC and conventional T2W-MRC techniques are complementary for depiction of biliary variants in potential […]
- Risk stratification in primary sclerosing cholangitis: comparison of biliary stricture severity on MRCP versus liver stiffness by MR elastography and vibration-controlled transient elastography
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates a significant discriminatory ability of LS values on MRE to distinguish between early to moderate and advanced […]
- Predictive Value of In Vivo MR Spectroscopy With Semilocalization by Adiabatic Selective Refocusing in Differentiating Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma From Other Subtypes
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of in vivo MR spectroscopy (MRS) with semilocalization by adiabatic […]
- Impact of MRI technique on clinical decision-making in patients with liver iron overload: comparison of FerriScan- versus R2*-derived liver iron concentration
CONCLUSIONS: Switching to R2*-based LIC estimation from FerriScan has the same level of agreement in patient management decisions as does switching […]
- A clinical-radiomic model for improved prognostication of surgical candidates with colorectal liver metastases
CONCLUSION: Radiomic MRI features provided meaningful prognostic information above clinical covariates alone. This merits further validation for […]
- Rectal cancer lexicon: consensus statement from the society of abdominal radiology rectal & anal cancer disease-focused panel
Standardized terminology is critical to providing consistent reports to referring clinicians. This lexicon aims to provide a reference for […]
- Management and surveillance of non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: Retrospective review
CONCLUSION: For patients with sporadic, small, non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, radiologic surveillance appears to be a safe initial […]
- Structured reporting of MRI for perianal fistula
CONCLUSION: MRI is invaluable for the assessment of perianal fistulas. A systematic report can help communicate the anatomy of complex fistulising […]
- Quantitative assessment of dynamic 18F-flumethycholine PET and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI in high risk prostate cancer
CONCLUSION:: In patients with high-risk PCa, quantitative dPET and DCE-MR parameters in primary tumors differ from normal tissue. Only moderate […]
- Prospective Evaluation of an R2* Method for Assessing Liver Iron Concentration (LIC) Against FerriScan: Derivation of the Calibration Curve and Characterization of the Nature and Source of Uncertainty in the Relationship
BACKGROUND: FerriScan is the method-of-choice for noninvasive liver iron concentration (LIC) quantification. However, it has a number of drawbacks […]
- MR Imaging of Perianal Fistulas
In this article, we begin with an introduction of the perianal region anatomy, then review the definition, etiology, epidemiology, and 2 major […]
- The development and validation of magnetic resonance elastography for fibrosis staging in primary sclerosing cholangitis
CONCLUSIONS: MRE has a higher correlation with MRS than VCTE; and though MRE is possibly influenced by severe cholestasis and portal hypertension, […]
- Extramural venous invasion in rectal cancer: overview of imaging, histopathology, and clinical implications
CONCLUSION: EMVI has fundamental implications for rectal cancer prognosis and long-term outcomes. Since MRI has the advantage of preoperative […]
- 18F-Fluorocholine PET Whole-Body MRI in the Staging of High-Risk Prostate Cancer
CONCLUSION: In patients with high-risk prostate cancer, FCH PET and FCH PET/WBMRI depict significantly more metastatic lesions than do conventional […]
- How Do Different Indices of Hepatic Enhancement With Gadoxetic Acid Compare in Predicting Liver Failure and Other Major Complications After Hepatectomy?
CONCLUSIONS: Indices of gadoxetic acid liver enhancement demonstrate variable performance in predicting PHLF and OMC.
- Magnetic resonance elastography: beyond liver fibrosis-a case-based pictorial review
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) has been introduced for clinical evaluation of liver fibrosis for nearly a decade. MRE has proven to be a […]
- Prospective comparison of gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI and contrast-enhanced CT with histopathological correlation for preoperative detection of colorectal liver metastases following chemotherapy and potential impact on surgical plan
CONCLUSION: Following preoperative chemotherapy, EOB-MRI is superior to CECT in detection of small CRLM (≤1 cm) with significantly higher […]
- Current State-of-the-Art MRI for Comprehensive Evaluation of Potential Living Liver Donors
CONCLUSION: By using current state-of-the-art techniques, MRI can provide a one-stop-shop method for evaluation of the potential living liver donors.
- Investigation of volumetric apparent diffusion coefficient histogram analysis for assessing complete response and clinical outcomes following pre-operative chemoradiation treatment for rectal carcinoma
CONCLUSION: Volumetric ADC histogram analysis of pre-CRT rectal cancer MRI appears promising for prediction of post-CRT complete response and disease […]
- Imaging of autoimmune biliary disease
Autoimmune biliary diseases are poorly understood but important to recognize. Initially, autoimmune biliary diseases are asymptomatic but may lead to […]