Patrik Rogalla, MD
Dr. Patrik Rogalla completed his medical studies as well as his radiology residency at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. After completing a Clinical fellowship in gastro-intestinal imaging at the University of California UCSF in the United States, he returned to Germany, where he began working at the Charité University Hospital. There, he progressively held roles, which eventually led him to his appointment as Professor of Radiology.
In July 2009, Dr. Rogalla was appointed as Full Professor of Radiology at the University of Toronto and held the position as Head of the Abdominal Imaging Division from July 2010 until December 2017. In February 2018, he was appointed as Head of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Division and Deputy Head of Innovation at JDMI. Furthermore, Dr. Rogalla is the Director of Computed Tomography at JDMI and served as the Site Director at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre until June 2020 before assuming the Imaging Site Director role at the Toronto General Hospital.
Dr. Rogalla has published more than 169 original articles and several book chapters and holds two international patents; he is actively involved in many professional and international radiological societies. In June 2020, he graduated from the Rotman School of Business with an MBA in Health and Life Sciences.
- Plasma-first: accelerating lung cancer diagnosis and molecular profiling through liquid biopsy
CONCLUSION: Liquid biopsy in the initial diagnostic workup of patients with suspected advanced NSCLC can lead to faster molecular results and shorten […]
- Development of a classification method for mild liver fibrosis using non-contrast CT image
CONCLUSION: A new non-invasive and cost-effective method was developed to classify liver diseases between "non-fibrosis" (F0) and "fibrosis" (F1-F4). […]
- Patient-Reported and Clinical Outcomes From 5-Fraction SBRT for Oligometastases: A Prospective Single-Institution Study
CONCLUSIONS: If long-term progression free survival is the primary goal of therapy, SBRT for OM achieved this in
- New cardiac manifestation of IgG4-related disease: a case report
(IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory immune-mediated disease, which has been defined in the past few years. IgG4-RD affects various organs and […]
- Data augmentation using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for GAN-based detection of Pneumonia and COVID-19 in chest X-ray images
Successful training of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) requires a substantial amount of data. With small datasets, networks generalize poorly. […]
- An unusual case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis
Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis is a rare and localized manifestation of amyloid deposition in the lungs. This rare entity, though asymptomatic, is […]
- RANDGAN: Randomized generative adversarial network for detection of COVID-19 in chest X-ray
COVID-19 spread across the globe at an immense rate and has left healthcare systems incapacitated to diagnose and test patients at the needed rate. […]
- Hepatic Arterial Blood Flow Modulation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Pilot Study of the Influence of Intraarterial Norepinephrine Assessed with CT Perfusion
CONCLUSIONS: Norepinephrine causes increased blood flow toward HCC tumors, but with a corresponding smaller increase in blood flow to noncancerous […]
- In the Absence of Proof
- Chemoradiotherapy Using Carboplatin plus Paclitaxel versus Cisplatin plus Fluorouracil for Esophageal or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
CONCLUSIONS: TMT with CF and CP produced comparable outcomes. However, for dCRT, CF may be a superior regimen.
- Paraconduit Hernia in the Era of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Underdiagnosed?
CONCLUSIONS: Postesophagectomy paraconduit hernia is more common after totally minimally invasive esophagectomy compared with open or hybrid […]
- CT Abdominal Tomography Indications: Are We All Sticking to the Plan?
CONCLUSIONS: There has been no "indication creep" for CT abdominal tomography over time.
- Dual-energy CT in diffuse liver disease: is there a role?
Dual-energy CT (DECT) can be defined as the use of two different energy levels to identify and quantify material composition. Since its inception, […]
- Ultra-low dose CT abdomen and pelvis for the detection of acute abdominal pathology in the emergency room: initial experience from an academic hospital
CONCLUSION: With its high clinical yield and similar radiation dose, ULDCT appears as a suitable alternative to abdominal radiography for the […]
- Comparison of conventional chest x ray with a novel projection technique for ultra-low dose CT
CONCLUSION: Thoracic tomograms were found to be diagnostically superior to CXR for focal lung disease, at no increased radiation dose. The thoracic […]
- Evaluation of Lymphadenopathy and Suspected Lymphoma in a Lymphoma Rapid Diagnosis Clinic
CONCLUSION: Establishing a nurse practitioner-led LRDC was effective in shortening time to diagnosis of lymphoma. Younger age, smaller lymph node […]
- Prototype Ultrahigh-Resolution Computed Tomography for Chest Imaging: Initial Human Experience
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrahigh-resolution computed tomography enabled a higher reconstruction matrix and improved image quality compared with conventional […]
- Frailty assessment prior to thoracic surgery for lung or esophageal cancer: a feasibility study
CONCLUSIONS: Frailty assessment is feasible in the pre-operative outpatient setting and had a high degree of acceptance among surgeons and patients. […]
- Helical CT with variable target noise levels for dose reduction in chest, abdomen and pelvis CT
CONCLUSION: Contiguous helical scanning of the chest/abdomen/pelvis with variable target noise levels results in approximately 17% dose reduction if […]
- Utility of transthoracic needle biopsy after lung transplantation
The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic yield and complications of CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) after lung […]
- Changes of Emphysema Parameters over the Respiratory Cycle During Free Breathing: Preliminary Results Using Respiratory Gated 4D-CT
The purpose of this research was to evaluate respiratory gated CT of the lung in patients with COPD for analysis of parenchymal characteristics who […]
- Protective Capnothorax During Transthoracic Needle Biopsy
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that protective iatrogenic capnothorax is a safe and effective technique during TTNB. The intrinsic properties and […]
- Detection of Early Tumor Response to Axitinib in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound
This study aimed to evaluate the utility of dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) in measuring early tumor response of advanced […]
- Eosinophilic Fasciitis and Acute Encephalopathy Toxicity from Pembrolizumab Treatment of a Patient with Metastatic Melanoma
Anti-PD-1 inhibitors have significant activity in metastatic melanoma. Responses often occur early and may be sustained. The optimal duration of […]
- Increase in Utilization of Afterhours Medical Imaging: A Study of Three Canadian Academic Centers
CONCLUSION: Afterhours medical imaging volumes demonstrated a statistically significant increasing trend at all three sites from 2006-2013 when […]
- A phase II trial of second-line axitinib following prior antiangiogenic therapy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
CONCLUSIONS: With 42.3% tumor control at 16 weeks, primary endpoint was met. Axitinib has shown encouraging tolerable clinical activity in […]
- Assessment of feasibility of running RSNA's MIRC on a Raspberry Pi: a cost-effective solution for teaching files in radiology
CONCLUSION: It is feasible to run RSNA's MIRC off a low-cost control board (Raspberry Pi). Performance and reliability are comparable to full-size […]
- Evaluation of percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsies of solid mass lesions of the pancreas: a center's 10-year experience
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous US-guided sampling of pancreatic mass is safe and effective irrespective of location of the mass and method of biopsy.
- Hybrid iterative reconstruction technique for abdominal CT protocols in obese patients: assessment of image quality, radiation dose, and low-contrast detectability in a phantom
CONCLUSION: Although noise reduction significantly improved the quantitative image quality in simulated large patients undergoing abdominal CT […]
- How influential is the duration of contrast material bolus injection in perfusion CT? evaluation in a swine model
CONCLUSION: Duration of contrast material bolus injection does not influence CT perfusion values substantially. The longer, clinically preferred […]