Fabio Ponzo

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Fabio Ponzo, M.D.

Assistant Professor;
Department of Radiology (Radiology)
NYU Radiology Associates

Clinical Addresses

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY
560 FIRST AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Medical Specialties

Radiology

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Board Certification

2002 — Ab Nuclear Medicine - Nuclear Medicine

Education

1991 — Universita Di Roma-La Sapienza, Medical Education
1991-1997 — Universita Di Roma-La Sapienza (Nuclear Medicine), Residency Training
1999-2000 — Graduate Hospital (Internal Medicine), Internship
2000-2002 — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Nuclear Medicine), Residency Training

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Research Summary

Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is an established imaging technique widely used to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions based on the increased metabolic activity of most tumor cells. FDG-uptake is not a tumor specific process and multiple inflammatory diseases have been reported to give a positive signal.

At present, literature on the evaluation of sarcoidosis using FDG PET has been mostly anecdotal. FDG-PET has been evaluated in patients with sarcoidosis. It has been showed that FDG uptake is increased in areas of ongoing inflammation and it has been suggested that FDG-PET may be of significant clinical use in the assessment and management of sarcoidosis. However, only two small series of patients have been evaluated to present.

It has been also suggested that the degree of active ongoing inflammation may be a predictor for response to therapy. However, currently there are no diagnostic tools to determine the degree of inflammatory activity except for surgical lung biopsy.

PET scanning may be useful to determine disease activity and may be useful as a guide for lung biopsy. PET scanning may also give a quantitative measure of the degree of inflammation in the rest of the body and may be useful to predict and assess therapy response.

Research Interests

PET imaging in oncology and inflammatory condition (with focus on lung inflammations). PET imaging for cardiac function and viability

Research Keywords

FDG, PET, Inflammation, Lung, Sarcoidosis, cardiac PET

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Current Status, Future Aspects
Rakheja, Rajan; Chandarana, Hersh; Ponzo, Fabio; Seltzer, Alexandra L; Beltran, Luis S; Geppert, Christian; Friedman, Kent P
2014 Apr;9(2):237-252, PET clinics
— id: 1075192, year: 2014, vol: 9, page: 237, stat: Journal Article,

Role of fusion of prone FDG-PET and magnetic resonance imaging of the breasts in the evaluation of breast cancer
Moy, Linda; Noz, Marilyn E; Maguire, Gerald Q Jr; Melsaether, Amy; Deans, Abby E; Murphy-Walcott, Antoinette D; Ponzo, Fabio
2010 Jul;16(4):369-376, Breast journal
— id: 111347, year: 2010, vol: 16, page: 369, stat: Journal Article,

Prone breast dual-time-point PET/CT compared with MRI for determining breast cancer
Maguire, Gerald Q Jr; Noz, Marilyn E; Ponzo, Fabio
2009 Jul;193(1):W77; author reply W78-W77; author reply W78 W77; author reply W78, American journal of roentgenology
— id: 159167, year: 2009, vol: 193, page: W77; author reply W78, stat: Journal Article,

Prone mammoPET acquisition improves the ability to fuse MRI and PET breast scans
Moy, Linda; Noz, Marilyn E; Maguire, Gerald Q Jr; Ponzo, Fabio; Deans, Abby E; Murphy-Walcott, Antoinette D; Kramer, Elissa L
2007 Mar;32(3):194-198, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 73838, year: 2007, vol: 32, page: 194, stat: Journal Article,

Improving specificity of breast MRI using prone PET and fused MRI and PET 3D volume datasets
Moy, Linda; Ponzo, Fabio; Noz, Marilyn E; Maguire, Gerald Q Jr; Murphy-Walcott, Antoinette D; Deans, Abby E; Kitazono, Mary T; Travascio, Laura; Kramer, Elissa L
2007 Apr;48(4):528-537, Journal of nuclear medicine
— id: 95529, year: 2007, vol: 48, page: 528, stat: Journal Article,

FDG uptake in tumor thrombus in inferior vena cava from rectal cancer on positron emission tomography
Gupta, Pramod; Kramer, Elissa L; Ponzo, Fabio
2005 May;30(5):342-343, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 56076, year: 2005, vol: 30, page: 342, stat: Journal Article,

Rim-like FDG uptake in the gallbladder wall secondary to cholestasis from common bile duct obstruction
Gupta, Pramod; Ponzo, Fabio; Kramer, Elissa
2005 Mar;30(3):184-186, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 55750, year: 2005, vol: 30, page: 184, stat: Journal Article,

Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in pulmonary rheumatoid nodules
Gupta, Pramod; Ponzo, Fabio; Kramer, Elissa L
2005 Aug;24(4):402-405, Clinical rheumatology
— id: 56075, year: 2005, vol: 24, page: 402, stat: Journal Article,

FDG positron emission tomography of bone involvement in sarcoidosis
Aberg, Caroline; Ponzo, Fabio; Raphael, Bruce; Amorosi, Edward; Moran, Victor; Kramer, Elissa
2004 Apr;182(4):975-977, American journal of roentgenology
— id: 43828, year: 2004, vol: 182, page: 975, stat: Journal Article,

F-18 FDG PET imaging features of a perigraft leak and thrombus in a patient with dissecting descending thoracic aortic aneurysm
Gupta, Pramod; Kramer, Elissa; Ponzo, Fabio; Su, Hisu
2004 Nov;29(11):750-751, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 48235, year: 2004, vol: 29, page: 750, stat: Journal Article,

The heart or a tumor? Lung cancer in the lower left thorax can mimic myocardial FDG uptake on PET imaging
Ponzo, Fabio; Zhuang, Hongming; Woodfield, Courtney; Alavi, Abass
2003 Feb;28(2):146-149, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 43829, year: 2003, vol: 28, page: 146, stat: Journal Article,

Tc-99m sulfur colloid and Tc-99m tagged red blood cell methods are comparable for detecting lower gastrointestinal bleeding in clinical practice
Ponzo, Fabio; Zhuang, Hongming; Liu, Frank M; Lacorte, Lester B; Moussavian, Bahar; Wang, Sunny; Alavi, Abass
2002 Jun;27(6):405-409, Clinical nuclear medicine
— id: 32839, year: 2002, vol: 27, page: 405, stat: Journal Article,

Persistent non-specific FDG uptake on PET imaging following hip arthroplasty
Zhuang, Hongming; Chacko, Thomas K; Hickeson, Marc; Stevenson, Karen; Feng, Qi; Ponzo, Fabio; Garino, Jonathan P; Alavi, Abass
2002 Oct;29(10):1328-1333, European journal of nuclear medicine & molecular imaging
— id: 32838, year: 2002, vol: 29, page: 1328, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical usefulness of technetium-99m-HMPAO-labeled leukocyte scan in prosthetic vascular graft infection
Liberatore M; Iurilli AP; Ponzo F; Prosperi D; Santini C; Baiocchi P; Rizzo L; Speziale F; Fiorani P; Colella AC
1998 May;39(5):875-879, Journal of nuclear medicine
— id: 32840, year: 1998, vol: 39, page: 875, stat: Journal Article,

Aortofemoral graft infection: the usefulness of 99mTc-HMPAO-labelled leukocyte scan
Liberatore M; Iurilli AP; Ponzo F; Prosperi D; Santini C; Baiocchi P; Serra P; Rizzo L; Speziale F; Fiorani P; Centi Colella A
1997 Dec;14 Suppl A(5):27-29, European journal of vascular & endovascular surgery
— id: 32841, year: 1997, vol: 14 Suppl A, page: 27, stat: Journal Article,

Efficient one-step direct labelling of recombinant antibodies with technetium-99m
Liberatore M; Neri D; Neri G; Pini A; Iurilli AP; Ponzo F; Spampinato G; Padula F; Pala A; Colella AC
1995 Nov;22(11):1326-1329, European journal of nuclear medicine
— id: 32842, year: 1995, vol: 22, page: 1326, stat: Journal Article,