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Drew A. Torigian, MD

Drew A. Torigian, MD Physician

Clinical Director, Medical Imaging Processing Group (MIPG) Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Torigian is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiography
  • Arthrogram
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Scan Guided Biopsy
  • CT Scan Guided Injection
  • CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Dilation
  • Elastography
  • Fistulogram
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Lesion of Testis
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Pyelogram
  • Renal Mass
  • Stent Placement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection
  • Urogram
  • Venography
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Local American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Association of University Radiologists, National ITMAT (Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics), University of Pennsylvania, Local Radiologic Society of North America, National Society for Molecular Imaging, National Society of Abdominal Radiology, National Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare, National Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, National Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, National Society of Thoracic Radiology, National The Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Eastern PA Section, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Torigian is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

oncologic imaging (lung cancer, melanoma, lymphoma, GI, GU, and gyn cancers)
inflammation imaging
aging imaging
translational research imaging
thoracoabdominopelvic imaging
CT imaging
MR imaging
PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR imaging
functional and molecular imaging
quantitative imaging/image analysis
all types of imaging response assessment on CT, MRI, and PET

Selected Publications:

Liu T, Udupa JK, Miao Q, Tong Y, Torigian DA.: Quantification of body-torso-wide tissue composition on low-dose CT images via Automatic Anatomy Recognition. Med Phys 46 (3): 1272-1285,2019.

Wu X, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Odhner D, Pednekar GV, Simone CB 2nd, McLaughlin D, Apinorasethkul C, Apinorasethkul O, Lukens J, Mihailidis D, Shammo G, James P, Tiwari A, Wojtowicz L, Camaratta J, Torigian DA.: AAR-RT – A system for auto-contouring organs at risk on CT images for radiation therapy planning: Principles, design, and large-scale evaluation on head-and-neck and thoracic cancer cases. Med Image Anal 54 : 45-62,2019.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, Odhner D, Wu C, Schuster SJ, Torigian DA.: Disease quantification on PET/CT images without explicit object delineation. Med Image Anal 51 : 169-183,2019.

Olsen BB, Gjedde A, Vilstrup MH, Johnsen IBG, Neumann G, Torigian DA, Alavi A, Høilund-Carlsen PF.: Linked hexokinase and glucose-6-phosphatase activities reflect grade of ovarian malignancy. Mol Imaging Biol 21 (2): 375-381,2019.

Sun C, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wu C, Guo S, Torigian DA, Campbell RM.: A machine learning algorithm for detecting abnormal respiratory cycles in thoracic dynamic MR image acquisitions. Proc SPIE 10948 : 109484E-1-109484E-6,2019.

Sun C, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Wu C, Guo S, McDonough JM, Torigian DA, Campbell RM.: Auto-labeling of respiratory time points in free-breathing thoracic dynamic MR image acquisitions for 4D image construction. Proc SPIE 10953 : 109531B-1-109531B-7,2019.

Tong Y, Udupa JK, McDonough JM, Wileyto EP, Capraro A, Wu C, Ho S, Galagedera N, Talwar D, Mayer OH, Torigian DA, Campbell RM.: Quantitative dynamic thoracic MRI: Application to thoracic insufficiency syndrome in pediatric patients. Radiology 292 (1): 206-213,2019.

Jin Z, Udupa JK, Torigian DA.: Obtaining the potential number of models/atlases needed for capturing anatomic variations in population images. Proc SPIE 10949 : 109493G-1-109493G-8,2019.

Bai P, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Xie S, Torigian DA.: Body region localization in whole-body PET/CT scans using virtual landmarks. Med Phys 46 (3): 1286-1299,2019.

Haas AR, Tanyi JL, O’Hara MH, Gladney WL, Lacey SF, Torigian DA, Soulen MC, Tian L, McGarvey M, Nelson AM, Farabaugh CS, Moon E, Levine BL, Melenhorst JJ, Plesa G, June CH, Albelda SM, Beatty GL.: Phase I study of lentiviral-transduced chimeric antigen receptor modified T cells recognizing mesothelin in advanced solid cancers. Mol Ther 27 (11): 1919-1929,2019.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3805
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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