Focused Issue on Imaging and HPB Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-21 17:09:08


This focused issue on “Imaging and HPB Surgery” is edited by Dr. Yuman Fong, from Department of Surgery, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA; Dr. Dana Haddad, from Department of Radiology, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA; and Dr. Warner Susanne, from Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA.

Dr. Yuman Fong is best known clinically for his extensive work in the field of hepatobiliary surgery––especially for hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma. He has pioneered many surgical, laparoscopic, robotic and ablative therapies for these cancers that occur in over a million people yearly worldwide. Nationally and internationally, he has also participated in and coordinated many studies aimed at understanding, preventing, and treating these cancers.

Dr. Dana Haddad is a breast imaging radiologist, passionate about women’s health and preventative care. She has knowledge in all aspects of women’s imaging including mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and tomography, in addition to breast procedures guided by these modalities. Her research interests focus on the use of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of breast cancer to further understand tumor heterogeneity and identify possible risk predictors, as well as improving the way we continue to establish value-based imaging.

Dr. Warner Susanne’s research interests include clinical applications of oncolytic viral therapies, and humanities research centered on the spiritual, emotional, and physical optimization of the perioperative patient experience. She is passionate about the potential of both arenas to transform cancer care, and is always on the lookout for collaborators.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Imaging and HPB Surgery: Progress and the Price of Progress
    Yuman Fong, Department of Surgery, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA
    Dana Haddad, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA
  2. Sonography and Liver Resection
    Guido Torizilli, MD, Humania Hospital, Milan, Italy
  3. PreOp Simulation, 3D Display, and Preparation for Surgery
    Jiahong Dong, MD, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, Beijing, China
  4. Receptor Based Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumor: How it Works and When is it Useful
    Dana Haddad, Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY, USA
  5. Fluorescence-guided HPB Surgery using probes with long and short-wavelength fluorophores
    Michael Bouvet, UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA
  6. Navigation and HPB Surgery
    David Iannitti, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
  7. Use of Imaging as Staging, and Surgical Planning for Liver Surgery  
    Susanne Warner, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte CA, USA
  8. Use of Imaging as Staging, and Surgical Planning for Pancreatic Surgery
    Laleh Melstrom, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte CA, USA
  9. CEA Imaging: History and Current Practice
    Paul Izaki, Jack Shively, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA
  10. Prospective Evaluation of 18F-FDG Positron Emission Tomography in the Preoperative Staging of Patients with Hepatic Colorectal Metastases
    Akhurst et al., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  11. Cross-sectional imaging as physical exam
    Abigail Fong, Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  12. Breast Cancer Metastatic to the Liver: Imaging Characteristics of response to therapy (MIP all phase imaging)
    Syed Rahmanuddin, Yuan Yuan, COH, Duarte, CA, USA
  13. Cost Effectiveness Calculations for Imaging as Staging for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
    Steve Larson et al., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY, USA
  14. FDG PET used for follow-up of Resected Colorectal Metastases
    Mustaffa Raoof et al., COH, Duarte, CA, USA