Nancy R Fefferman

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Nancy Fefferman

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Vice Chair for Education, Section Chief Pediatric Radiology NYU Radiology Associates

Contact Info

560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1991 — New York University, Medical Education
1991-1992 — NYU Medical Center (Pediatric), Internship
— NYU Medical Center, Residency Training
1992-1996 — NYU Medical Center (Diagnostic Radiology), Residency Training
1996-1997 — NYU Medical Center (Pediatric Radiology), Clinical Fellowships

Research Summary

Dr. Fefferman?s research interests have focused on optimizing techniques for ionizing radiation dose reduction in pediatric CT and computed radiography. This is of particular importance in view of the potential carcinogenic effects of radiation in children.

We have recently developed a method for realistic simulation of increased CT image noise. We plan to demonstrate the utility and feasibility of this phantom-based simulation technique as a means of optimizing pediatric multi-detector CT tube current and subsequent dose reduction.

Using this innovative image simulation technique, our research will focus on establishing low dose protocols for pediatric multi-detector abdominal/pelvic and chest CT. Early results have been promising in the evaluation of low dose CT imaging for appendicitis using the simulation methodology.

Virtual radiology rounds: Adding value in the digital era
Fefferman, N; Strubel, N; Recht, M; Chakravarti, S; Caprio, M; Prithiani, C
2015-05-28; 0301-0449,Pediatric radiology - id: 1601362, year: 2015

The challenging ultrasound diagnosis of perforated appendicitis in children: constellations of sonographic findings improve specificity
Tulin-Silver, Sheryl; Babb, James; Pinkney, Lynne; Strubel, Naomi; Lala, Shailee; Milla, Sarah S; Tomita, Sandra; Fefferman, Nancy R
2014-12-08; 0301-0449,Pediatric radiology - id: 1371132, year: 2014 JOURNAL ARTICLE

A phantom based technique to lower dose and maintain image quality in pediatric body imaging for 128 slice CT scanners using iterative reconstruction
Fefferman, N; Vega, E; Tulin-Silver, S; Barreto, M
2014-02-27; 0301-0449,Pediatric radiology - id: 818842, year: 2013

The challenging ultrasound diagnosis of perforated appendicitis in children: Constellations of sonographic findings improve specificity
Tulin-Silver, S; Fefferman, N; Pinkney, L; Strubel, N; Milla, S; Lala, S
2014-02-27; 0301-0449,Pediatric radiology - id: 818852, year: 2013

Relative distribution of pertinent findings on portable neonatal abdominal radiographs: can we shield the gonads?
Winfeld, Matthew; Strubel, Naomi; Pinkney, Lynne; Lala, Shailee; Milla, Sarah; Babb, James; Fefferman, Nancy
2013-09-30; 0301-0449,Pediatric radiology - id: 542632, year: 2013 Journal Article