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Carla Harmath

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentRadiology-Abdominal Imaging
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Harmath received her medical degree from the Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Parana in Brazil in 1996. She was a research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1997 to 1998, and completed a transitional year internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael/Yale University in 1999. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 2003, where she served as chief resident form 2002 to 2003, and received the 2002 RSNA Resident Research award. She has a fellowship in body imaging/MRI from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, completed in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Harmath served as a staff radiologist at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, and has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Northwestern University for the past 10 years. She has been appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago in August 2017, with clinical responsibilities in the Section of Abdominal Imaging. Her clinical and research interests include oncologic imaging, CT and MRI imaging of the digestive system and transplant imaging, as well as multidisciplinary contribution to patient care. Educational interests include learning facilitation and improvement in medical communication, mentoring and goal achievement. She received The Marc Ronald Tetalman Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2018 and the Senior Class Teaching Award in 2019. She has been recently appointed as Section Chief of Abdominal Imaging, and can be reached at charmath@, phone 5-8171, or pager 9723.

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    Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL06/2003Radiology Residency
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL06/2004Abdominal Imaging, MRI
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    1996Medical School Valedictorian
    2002RSNA Fellow Research Award
    2016Outstanding Teacher-PBL, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
    2018The Marc Tetalman Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Chicago
    2019Senior Class Teaching Award, University of Chicago
    2019ABR Volunteer Service Award, American Board of Radiology

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    1. Flory M, Elsayes KM, Kielar A, Harmath C, Dillman JR, Shehata M, Horvat N, Minervini M, Marks R, Kamaya A, Borhani AA. Congestive Hepatopathy: Pathophysiology, Workup, and Imaging Findings with Pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 2024 May; 44(5):e230121. PMID: 38602867.
    2. Medved M, Witmer HDD, Dhiman A, Berger Y, Sherman SK, Hindi ES, Armato SG, Reiser IS, Oto A, Engelmann RM, Kindler HL, Oren NC, Harmath CB, Turaga KK. Implementation of a high-resolution, high-contrast magnetic resonance imaging protocol with extended delayed phases for peritoneal mesothelioma. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2024 Mar 15; 14(3):2580-2589. PMID: 38545076; PMCID: PMC10963817.
    3. Lee G, Chatterjee A, Harmath C, Karademir I, Engelmann R, Yousuf A, Islam S, Karczmar G, Oto A, Giurcanu M, Antic T, Eggener S. Improving reader accuracy and specificity with the addition of hybrid multidimensional-MRI to multiparametric-MRI in diagnosing clinically significant prostate cancers. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 10; 48(10):3216-3228. PMID: 37358605.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Yuval JB, Patil S, Gangai N, Omer DM, Akselrod DG, Fung A, Harmath CB, Kampalath R, Krehbiel K, Lee S, Liu PS, Millet JD, O'Malley RB, Purysko AS, Veniero JC, Wasnik AP, Garcia-Aguilar J, Gollub MJ. MRI assessment of rectal cancer response to neoadjuvant therapy: a multireader study. Eur Radiol. 2023 Aug; 33(8):5761-5768. PMID: 36814032; PMCID: PMC10394731.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Harmath CB. Beyond LI-RADS: Decoding the Prognostic Value of MRI Findings in HCC. Radiology. 2023 04; 307(2):e223309. PMID: 36786709.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Harmath C. Prospective Validation of MRI Signal Abnormalities and Clinically Significant Cancer. Radiology. 2023 04; 307(1):e222436. PMID: 36511810.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Lee GH, Chatterjee A, Karademir I, Engelmann R, Yousuf A, Giurcanu M, Harmath CB, Karczmar GS, Oto A. Comparing Radiologist Performance in Diagnosing Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer with Multiparametric versus Hybrid Multidimensional MRI. Radiology. 2022 11; 305(2):399-407. PMID: 35880981; PMCID: PMC9619199.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Huang C, Simeone DM, Luk L, Hecht EM, Khatri G, Kambadakone A, Chandarana H, Ream JM, Everett JN, Guimaraes A, Liau J, Dasyam AK, Harmath C, Megibow AJ, PRECEDE Consortium. Standardization of MRI Screening and Reporting in Individuals With Elevated Risk of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Consensus Statement of the PRECEDE Consortium. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 12; 219(6):903-914. PMID: 35856454.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Riaz A, Trivedi P, Aadam AA, Katariya N, Matsuoka L, Malik A, Gunn AJ, Vezeridis A, Sarwar A, Schlachter T, Harmath C, Srinivasa R, Abi-Jaoudeh N, Singh H. Research Priorities in Percutaneous Image- and Endoscopy-Guided Interventions for Biliary and Gallbladder Diseases: Proceedings from the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2022 10; 33(10):1247-1257. PMID: 35809805.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Klejch WJ, Marshall EL, Blunt KF, Kinsey T, Reiser I, Lu ZF, Mathew M, Patel P, Chang P, Paushter D, Harmath C, Dachman A. A Clinically Optimal Protocol for the Imaging of Enteric Tubes: On the Basis of Radiologist Interpreted Diagnostic Utility and Radiation Dose Reduction. Acad Radiol. 2022 Dec; 29(12):e279-e288. PMID: 35504809.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Carlson B, Harmath C, Turaga K, Kindler HL, Armato SG, Straus C. The role of imaging in diagnosis and management of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a systematic review. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2022 05; 47(5):1725-1740. PMID: 35257201.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Borhani AA, Elsayes KM, Catania R, Kambadakone A, Furlan A, Kierans AS, Kamath A, Harmath C, Horvat N, Humar A, Kielar AZ. Imaging Evaluation of Living Liver Donor Candidates: Techniques, Protocols, and Anatomy. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):1572-1591. PMID: 34597229; PMCID: PMC9478886.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Arora S, Catania R, Borhani A, Horvat N, Fowler K, Harmath C. HCC: role of pre- and post-treatment tumor biology in driving adverse outcomes and rare responses to therapy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 08; 46(8):3686-3697. PMID: 34195886.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Arora S, Harmath C, Catania R, Mandler A, Fowler KJ, Borhani AA. Hepatocellular carcinoma: metastatic pathways and extra-hepatic findings. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 08; 46(8):3698-3707. PMID: 34091729.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Medved M, Chatterjee A, Devaraj A, Harmath C, Lee G, Yousuf A, Antic T, Oto A, Karczmar GS. High spectral and spatial resolution MRI of prostate cancer: a pilot study. Magn Reson Med. 2021 09; 86(3):1505-1513. PMID: 33963782; PMCID: PMC8887834.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Chatterjee A, Harmath C, Oto A. New prostate MRI techniques and sequences. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 12; 45(12):4052-4062. PMID: 32248259.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Siegel A, Chang PJ, Jarou ZJ, Paushter DM, Harmath CB, Arevalo JB, Dachman A. Lung Base Findings of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on Abdominal CT in Patients With Predominant Gastrointestinal Symptoms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Sep; 215(3):607-609. PMID: 32301631.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    18. Couri T, Harmath C, Baker T, Pillai A. Acute portal vein thrombosis after liver transplant presenting with subtle ultrasound abnormalities: A case report and literature review. World J Hepatol. 2019 Feb 27; 11(2):234-241. PMID: 30820273; PMCID: PMC6393712.
    19. Chatterjee A, Harmath C, Vendrami CL, Hammond NA, Mittal P, Salem R, Miller FH. Reminiscing on Remnants: Imaging of Meckel Diverticulum and Its Complications in Adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Nov; 209(5):W287-W296. PMID: 28834452.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Harmath CB, Wood CG, Berggruen SM, Tantisattamo E. Renal Pretransplantation Work-up, Donor, Recipient, Surgical Techniques. Radiol Clin North Am. 2016 Mar; 54(2):217-34. PMID: 26896221.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. El Khoury R, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Soper NJ, Harmath CB, Pandolfino JE, Kahrilas PJ, Hungness ES. Evaluation of the need for routine esophagram after peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Surg Endosc. 2016 07; 30(7):2969-74. PMID: 26487213.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Sikka A, Adam SZ, Wood C, Hoff F, Harmath CB, Miller FH. Magnetic resonance imaging of pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma. Clin Imaging. 2015 Nov-Dec; 39(6):945-53. PMID: 26324216.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Seyal AR, Gonzalez-Guindalini FD, Arslanoglu A, Harmath CB, Lewandowski RJ, Salem R, Yaghmai V. Reproducibility of mRECIST in assessing response to transarterial radioembolization therapy in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology. 2015 Oct; 62(4):1111-21. PMID: 25999236.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Harmath CB, Horowitz JM, Berggruen SM, Hammond NA, Nikolaidis P, Miller FH, Goodhartz LA, Teitelbaum EN, Hungness ES, Yaghmai V. Erratum to: Fluoroscopic findings post-peroral esophageal myotomy. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Mar; 40(3):678. PMID: 25223522.
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    25. Harmath C, Horowitz J, Berggruen S, Hammond NA, Hammond N, Nikolaidis P, Miller FH, Miller F, Goodhartz LA, Goodhartz L, Teitelbaum EN, Teitlebaum E, Hungness ES, Hungness E, Yaghmai V. Fluoroscopic findings post-peroral esophageal myotomy. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Feb; 40(2):237-45. PMID: 25128214.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Wood CG, Stromberg LJ, Harmath CB, Horowitz JM, Feng C, Hammond NA, Casalino DD, Goodhartz LA, Miller FH, Nikolaidis P. CT and MR imaging for evaluation of cystic renal lesions and diseases. Radiographics. 2015 Jan-Feb; 35(1):125-41. PMID: 25590393.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Ferreira Botelho MP, Seyal AR, Gonzalez-Guindalini FD, Harmath CB, Galizia MS, Yaghmai V. The combined effect of multidetector-row computed tomographic tube voltage, tube current, and image reconstruction algorithm on the detection of pneumothorax after intervention. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014 Jul-Aug; 38(4):591-6. PMID: 24681865.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Nikolaidis P, Hammond NA, Day K, Yaghmai V, Wood CG, Mosbach DS, Harmath CB, Taffel MT, Horowitz JM, Berggruen SM, Miller FH. Imaging features of benign and malignant ampullary and periampullary lesions. Radiographics. 2014 May-Jun; 34(3):624-41. PMID: 24819785.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Bhole S, Bhole A, Harmath C. The black and white truth about domestic violence. Emerg Radiol. 2014 Aug; 21(4):407-12. PMID: 24777573.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Gonzalez-Guindalini FD, Botelho MP, Harmath CB, Sandrasegaran K, Miller FH, Salem R, Yaghmai V. Assessment of liver tumor response to therapy: role of quantitative imaging. Radiographics. 2013 Oct; 33(6):1781-800. PMID: 24108562.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Jaitovich A, Harmath C, Cuttica M. Pulmonary vein stenosis and hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 May 01; 185(9):1023. PMID: 22550212.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Rustogi R, Horowitz J, Harmath C, Wang Y, Chalian H, Ganger DR, Chen ZE, Bolster BD, Shah S, Miller FH. Accuracy of MR elastography and anatomic MR imaging features in the diagnosis of severe hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jun; 35(6):1356-64. PMID: 22246952; PMCID: PMC3495186.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Kelly NP, Lim JC, DeJong S, Harmath C, Dudiak C, Wojcik EM. Specimen adequacy and diagnostic specificity of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations of nonpalpable thyroid nodules. Diagn Cytopathol. 2006 Mar; 34(3):188-90. PMID: 16470862.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Demos TC, Posniak HV, Harmath C, Olson MC, Aranha G, Demos TC, Posniak HV, Harmath C, Olson MC, Aranha G. Cystic lesions of the pancreas. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002 Dec; 179(6):1375-88. PMID: 12438020.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Shownkeen HN, Harmath C, Thomas C. Multiform cervical melanocytoma: a case report. Neuroradiology. 2002 Dec; 44(12):1008-10. PMID: 12483448.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Copen WA, Schwamm LH, Wu O, Harmath CB, Schaefer PW, Koroshetz WJ, Sorensen AG, Copen WA, Schwamm LH, Wu O, Harmath CB, Schaefer PW, Koroshetz WJ, Sorensen AG. Ischemic stroke: effects of etiology and patient age on the time course of the core apparent diffusion coefficient. Radiology. 2001 Oct; 221(1):27-34. PMID: 11568317.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Harmath C, Demos TC, Lomasney L, Pinzur M. Stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal. Orthopedics. 2001 Feb; 24(2):111, 204-8. PMID: 11284592.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Sorensen AG, Patel S, Harmath C, Bridges S, Synnott J, Sievers A, Yoon YH, Lee EJ, Yang MC, Lewis RF, Harris GJ, Lev M, Schaefer PW, Buchbinder BR, Barest G, Yamada K, Ponzo J, Kwon HY, Gemmete J, Farkas J, Tievsky AL, Ziegler RB, Salhus MR, Weisskoff R, Sorensen AG, Patel S, Harmath C, Bridges S, Synnott J, Sievers A, Yoon YH, Lee EJ, Yang MC, Lewis RF, Harris GJ, Lev M, Schaefer PW, Buchbinder BR, Barest G, Yamada K, Ponzo J, Kwon HY, Gemmete J, Farkas J, Tievsky AL, Ziegler RB, Salhus MR, Weisskoff R. Comparison of diameter and perimeter methods for tumor volume calculation. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Jan 15; 19(2):551-7. PMID: 11208850.
      Citations: 103     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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