EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Universidad Del Salvador , 1982 , Buenos Aires , Argentina

Residency

Nuclear Medicine
  • John Hopkins Hospital , 1986 , Baltimore , MD

Residency

Pediatrics
  • St. Agnes Hospital , 1989 , Baltimore , MD

Fellowship

Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1998 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2002 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Pediatric Solid Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: Normative Value Guidelines and Nonstandard Meal Alternatives. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 11; 115(11):1830-1839. View abstract
  2. Pediatric Solid Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: Normative Value Guidelines and Nonstandard Meal Alternatives. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Aug 19. View abstract
  3. How we read pediatric PET/CT: indications and strategies for image acquisition, interpretation and reporting. Cancer Imaging. 2017 Nov 07; 17(1):28. View abstract
  4. Stomach frame-count-based attenuation correction of dynamic posterior view gastric emptying scintigraphy with continuous acquisition in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Nov; 47(12):1599-1607. View abstract
  5. Nuclear Medicine Techniques in Pediatric Bone Imaging. Semin Nucl Med. 2017 05; 47(3):190-203. View abstract
  6. Features and Outcome of Autonomous Thyroid Nodules in Children: 31 Consecutive Patients Seen at a Single Center. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 10; 101(10):3856-3862. View abstract
  7. Evaluation of Primary Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Children: Comparison of Radionuclide Perfusion Lung Scan and Angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct; 205(4):873-7. View abstract
  8. Radiation doses for pediatric nuclear medicine studies: comparing the North American consensus guidelines and the pediatric dosage card of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Apr; 45(5):706-13. View abstract
  9. Beyond current guidelines: reduction in minimum administered radiopharmaceutical activity with preserved diagnostic image quality in pediatric hepatobiliary scintigraphy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Dec; 41(12):2346-53. View abstract
  10. Utility of salivagram in pulmonary aspiration in pediatric patients: comparison of salivagram and chest radiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb; 200(2):437-41. View abstract
  11. Gastric emptying in children: what is the best acquisition method? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Aug; 55(2):191-3. View abstract
  12. Pediatric Bone Scanning: Clinical Indication of (18)F NaF PET/CT. PET Clin. 2012 Jul; 7(3):293-301. View abstract
  13. [18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and plexiform neurofibromas: correlation with malignant transformation. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jul; 108(3):469-75. View abstract
  14. Reduction in radiation dose in mercaptoacetyltriglycerine renography with enhanced planar processing. Radiology. 2011 Dec; 261(3):907-15. View abstract
  15. Skeletal scintigraphy with 18F-NaF PET for the evaluation of bone pain in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):713-9. View abstract
  16. Iodine-131-labeled meta-iodobenzylguanidine therapy of children with neuroblastoma: program planning and initial experience. Semin Nucl Med. 2011 Sep; 41(5):354-63. View abstract
  17. Pediatric brown adipose tissue: detection, epidemiology, and differences from adults. J Pediatr. 2011 Dec; 159(6):939-44. View abstract
  18. Nuclear medicine in the first year of life. J Nucl Med. 2011 Jun; 52(6):905-25. View abstract
  19. Brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake in pediatric PET/CT imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Jun; 41(6):759-68. View abstract
  20. (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Malignancies. PET Clin. 2010 Jul; 5(3):349-61. View abstract
  21. Seasonal variation in the effect of constant ambient temperature of 24 degrees C in reducing FDG uptake by brown adipose tissue in children. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2010 Oct; 37(10):1854-60. View abstract
  22. Cheese is a reliable alternative meal for solid-phase gastric emptying study. Nucl Med Commun. 2010 May; 31(5):430-3. View abstract
  23. Skeletal trauma in child abuse: detection with 18F-NaF PET. Radiology. 2010 Apr; 255(1):173-81. View abstract
  24. Pediatric Oncology Cases. A Case-Based Approach to PET/CT in Oncology (Victor Gerbaudo) . 2010. View abstract
  25. Stability of the Labeling of Alternative Meals for Solid Phase Gastric Emptying Study. 2009; 50(Supplement 2). View abstract
  26. The Role of Bone Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of children with Fever of Unknown Origin. 2009; 50(Supplement 2). View abstract
  27. Fluorine-18 NaF PET in the detectionof skeletal trauma in child abuse. 2008. View abstract
  28. Constant ambient temperature of 24 degrees C significantly reduces FDG uptake by brown adipose tissue in children scanned during the winter. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2009 Apr; 36(4):602-6. View abstract
  29. Reducing brown fat uptake of FDG in children with room temperature control. 2008. View abstract
  30. Fluorine-18 NaF PET imaging of child abuse. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jul; 38(7):776-9. View abstract
  31. (18)F-FDG uptake at vaccination site. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):246. View abstract
  32. MRI for detection of abscess in acute osteomyelitis of the pelvis in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Oct; 189(4):867-72. View abstract
  33. Early experience with fluorine-18 sodium fluoride bone PET in young patients with back pain. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Apr-May; 27(3):277-82. View abstract
  34. Combined effects of granulocyte colony stimulating factor and radiation. Clin Nucl Med. 2007 Jan; 32(1):39-41. View abstract
  35. Bone. Pediatric Nuclear Medicine/PET, S. T. Treves. 2007. View abstract
  36. The ischiopubic synchondrosis: changing appearance on PET/CT as a mimic of disease. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Jul; 31(7):414-7. View abstract
  37. Pediatric skeletal scintigraphy. Nuclear Medicine, Robert E. Henkin. 2006; II. View abstract
  38. Pediatric Scintigraphy. Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine, Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine,Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick Van Den Abbeele. 2005. View abstract
  39. Meckel's diverticulitis: diagnosis with computed tomography and Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):823-4. View abstract
  40. Tc-99m leukocyte imaging in acute graft versus host disease. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):801-2. View abstract
  41. Young athletes with low back pain: skeletal scintigraphy of conditions other than pars interarticularis stress. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Nov; 29(11):689-93. View abstract
  42. Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with autologous chondrocytes: postoperative sonographic features. Radiology. 2004 Aug; 232(2):390-7. View abstract
  43. Stress-induced fracture involving a nonossifying fibroma. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Jan; 29(1):41-2. View abstract
  44. Pelvic hypoplasia after radiation therapy. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Oct; 28(10):847-8. View abstract
  45. Localization of Tc-99m MDP in the rectus abdominis muscle without associated symptoms. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Sep; 28(9):769-70. View abstract
  46. Skeletal scintigraphy of young patients with low-back pain and a lumbosacral transitional vertebra. J Nucl Med. 2003 Jun; 44(6):909-14. View abstract
  47. Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of children: assessment of skeletal scintigraphy-based diagnosis in the era of MRI. J Nucl Med. 2002 Oct; 43(10):1310-6. View abstract
  48. Ectopic ureteroceles in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis: use of renal cortical scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Mar; 27(3):169-75. View abstract
  49. Applications of nuclear medicine in pediatric oncology. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Feb; 27(2):117-25. View abstract
  50. Natural history of vesicoureteral reflux in girls after age 5 years. J Urol. 2001 Dec; 166(6):2359-63. View abstract
  51. Pyonephrosis in a duplex kidney: diagnosis facilitated by skeletal scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Jul; 26(7):629-30. View abstract
  52. Assessment of the clinical significance of asymptomatic lower extremity uptake abnormality in young athletes. J Nucl Med. 2001 Feb; 42(2):209-12. View abstract
  53. Pediatric Nuclear Oncology. Nuclear Oncology: Diagnosis and Therapy, Iraj Khalkhali, Stanley J. Goldsmith, Jean Maublant. 2001. View abstract
  54. Tc-99m red blood cell imaging of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 25(10):835-7. View abstract
  55. Reproducibility of renal length measurements with 99mTc-DMSA SPECT. J Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 41(10):1632-5. View abstract
  56. Role of intraoperative skeletal scintigraphy in the localization of osteoblastomas. Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 25(10):819-20. View abstract
  57. Effect of early emptying on quantitation and interpretation of liquid gastric emptying studies of infants and young children. J Nucl Med. 2000 Apr; 41(4):596-9. View abstract
  58. Pediatric Scintigraphy. Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine,Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick Van Den Abbeele. 2000. View abstract
  59. Four and 24-hour imaging of mesoblastic nephroma with Tc-99m DMSA. Clin Nucl Med. 1997 Nov; 22(11):797. View abstract