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Paul J. Chang

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentRadiology-Abdominal Imaging
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Research and development projects are primarily related to imaging informatics as well as enterprise-wide informatics interoperability issues. Recognized expert in the field of imaging informatics. Work in workstation design has resulted in presentation and navigation models that have been adopted by most PACS vendors. Co-inventor of a novel lossless wavelet-based image distribution mechanism, dynamic transfer syntax (DTS); this technology subsequently commercialized by the creation of Stentor PACS, acquired by Philips Medical Systems. This PACS system is used by several hundred hospitals worldwide and is a world-wide leader in market share.

    Current informatics initiatives at the University of Chicago under include 1) the development of a robust SOA-based Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that provides web-services access to clinical information to allow the creation of customized clinical and research applications; 2) an ambitious “closed loop imaging” infrastructure that establishes interoperability across information systems, including modalities, to improve efficiency and quality in image acquisition, interpretation, and results delivery/acknowledgement; 3) an enterprise wide business intelligence and analytics infrastructure leveraging existing SOA architecture and noSQL approaches to support advanced analytics, machine learning, and complex workflow orchestration

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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MABA1979
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CAMD1984
    Stanford University School of Engineering, Stanford, CAMS1983Engineering and Economic Systems (EES)
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CAIntern
    Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CAResidency (Radiology)
    American Board of Radiology1990
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    Co-founder of Stentor (PACS system acquired by Philips)
    1998Summa Cum Laude Scientific Exhibit Award, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    2005Fellow, College of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
    2007Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Clinical Paper, Academic Radiology
    2013Roger A. Bauman Award for Best Student Paper, SIIM
    2013 - 2019Top Doctors: Chicago, Castle Connolly
    2016Gold Medal, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

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    1. Chang PJ. Imaging Informatics: Maturing Beyond Adolescence to Enable the Return of the Doctor's Doctor. Radiology. 2023 10; 309(1):e230936. PMID: 37874240.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Matsumoto MM, Altman A, Jothishankar B, Funaki B, Chang PJ. Low Utility of Screening Hematologic Testing for Image-Guided Biopsies in Patients Without Bleeding Risks. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 11; 215(5):1279-1285. PMID: 32901565.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. 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: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    4. Chang PJ. Moving Artificial Intelligence from Feasible to Real: Time to Drill for Gas and Build Roads. Radiology. 2020 02; 294(2):432-433. PMID: 31800365.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Tahmasebi AM, Zhu H, Mankovich G, Prinsen P, Klassen P, Pilato S, van Ommering R, Patel P, Gunn ML, Chang P. Automatic Normalization of Anatomical Phrases in Radiology Reports Using Unsupervised Learning. J Digit Imaging. 2019 02; 32(1):6-18. PMID: 30076490; PMCID: PMC6382634.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Gong B, Nugent JP, Guest W, Parker W, Chang PJ, Khosa F, Nicolaou S. Not the Time for Complacency. Acad Radiol. 2019 05; 26(5):e76. PMID: 30709733.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Awan O, Dako F, Akhter T, Hava S, Shaikh F, Ali S, Chang P. Utilizing Audience Response to Foster Evidence-based Learning in a Pilot Study: Does It Really Work? Cureus. 2018 Dec 31; 10(12):e3799. PMID: 30868013; PMCID: PMC6402747.
      Citations: 2     
    8. Chang PJ. With a Little Help from Machine Learning, Precision Radiology Can Be Feasible. Radiology. 2019 Mar; 290(3):680-681. PMID: 30526348.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    9. Gong B, Nugent JP, Guest W, Parker W, Chang PJ, Khosa F, Nicolaou S. Influence of Artificial Intelligence on Canadian Medical Students' Preference for Radiology Specialty: ANational Survey Study. Acad Radiol. 2019 04; 26(4):566-577. PMID: 30424998.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Chung JH, Haas K, Liu L, Zhu W, Geyer M, Chang PJ, Katzman GL. The Effect of a Technologist-Centered Electronic Review and Feedback System on Image Quality. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Oct; 15(10):1437-1442. PMID: 29503147.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Luke JJ, Lemons JM, Karrison TG, Pitroda SP, Melotek JM, Zha Y, Al-Hallaq HA, Arina A, Khodarev NN, Janisch L, Chang P, Patel JD, Fleming GF, Moroney J, Sharma MR, White JR, Ratain MJ, Gajewski TF, Weichselbaum RR, Chmura SJ. Safety and Clinical Activity of Pembrolizumab and Multisite Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2018 06 01; 36(16):1611-1618. PMID: 29437535; PMCID: PMC5978468.
      Citations: 253     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    12. Pectasides E, Stachler MD, Derks S, Liu Y, Maron S, Islam M, Alpert L, Kwak H, Kindler H, Polite B, Sharma MR, Allen K, O'Day E, Lomnicki S, Maranto M, Kanteti R, Fitzpatrick C, Weber C, Setia N, Xiao SY, Hart J, Nagy RJ, Kim KM, Choi MG, Min BH, Nason KS, O'Keefe L, Watanabe M, Baba H, Lanman R, Agoston AT, Oh DJ, Dunford A, Thorner AR, Ducar MD, Wollison BM, Coleman HA, Ji Y, Posner MC, Roggin K, Turaga K, Chang P, Hogarth K, Siddiqui U, Gelrud A, Ha G, Freeman SS, Rhoades J, Reed S, Gydush G, Rotem D, Davison J, Imamura Y, Adalsteinsson V, Lee J, Bass AJ, Catenacci DV. Genomic Heterogeneity as a Barrier to Precision Medicine in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma. Cancer Discov. 2018 01; 8(1):37-48. PMID: 28978556; PMCID: PMC5894850.
      Citations: 142     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Awan OA, Shaikh F, Kalbfleisch B, Siegel EL, Chang P. RSNA Diagnosis Live: A Novel Web-based Audience Response Tool to Promote Evidence-based Learning. Radiographics. 2017 Jul-Aug; 37(4):1111-1118. PMID: 28696853.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Gorniak RJ, Sevenster M, Flanders AE, Deshmukh SP, Ford RW, Katzman GL, Lo R, Mankovich G, Tellis R, Chang PJ. A PACS-Integrated Tool to Automatically Extract Patient History From Prior Radiology Reports. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1249-1252. PMID: 27451115.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Chung JH, MacMahon H, Montner SM, Liu L, Paushter DM, Chang PJ, Katzman GL. The Effect of an Electronic Peer-Review Auditing System on Faculty-Dictated Radiology Report Error Rates. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1215-1218. PMID: 27245996.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Al-Saraf A, Yassan L, Cipriani NA, Agrawal N, Chang P, Ginat DT. Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis of the Tongue. Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Dec; 10(4):527-529. PMID: 27091208; PMCID: PMC5082041.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Uppal A, White MG, Nagar S, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Chang PJ, Angelos P, Kaplan EL, Grogan RH. Benign and Malignant Thyroid Incidentalomas Are Rare in Routine Clinical Practice: A Review of 97,908 Imaging Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1327-31. PMID: 26160694; PMCID: PMC4560656.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Obara P, Sevenster M, Travis A, Qian Y, Westin C, Chang PJ. Evaluating the Referring Physician's Clinical History and Indication as a Means for Communicating Chronic Conditions That Are Pertinent at the Point of Radiologic Interpretation. J Digit Imaging. 2015 Jun; 28(3):272-82. PMID: 25533493; PMCID: PMC4441688.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Sevenster M, Travis AR, Ganesh RK, Liu P, Kose U, Peters J, Chang PJ. Improved efficiency in clinical workflow of reporting measured oncology lesions via PACS-integrated lesion tracking tool. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):576-83. PMID: 25714288.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Al-Mutairi A, Meyer AN, Chang P, Singh H. Lack of timely follow-up of abnormal imaging results and radiologists' recommendations. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Apr; 12(4):385-9. PMID: 25582812.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    
    21. Travis AR, Sevenster M, Ganesh R, Peters JF, Chang PJ. Preferences for structured reporting of measurement data: an institutional survey of medical oncologists, oncology registrars, and radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2014 Jun; 21(6):785-96. PMID: 24809319.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Armato SG, Gruszauskas NP, Macmahon H, Torno MD, Li F, Engelmann RM, Starkey A, Pudela CL, Marino JS, Santiago F, Chang PJ, Giger ML. Research imaging in an academic medical center. Acad Radiol. 2012 Jun; 19(6):762-71. PMID: 22480961.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    23. Towbin AJ, Paterson BE, Chang PJ. Computer-based simulator for radiology: an educational tool. Radiographics. 2008 Jan-Feb; 28(1):309-16. PMID: 18203945.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    
    24. Towbin AJ, Paterson B, Chang PJ. A computer-based radiology simulator as a learning tool to help prepare first-year residents for being on call. Acad Radiol. 2007 Oct; 14(10):1271-83. PMID: 17889344.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Mates J, Branstetter BF, Morgan MB, Lionetti DM, Chang PJ. 'Wet Reads' in the age of PACS: technical and workflow considerations for a preliminary report system. J Digit Imaging. 2007 Sep; 20(3):296-306. PMID: 17191102; PMCID: PMC3043899.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Branstetter BF, Uttecht SD, Lionetti DM, Chang PJ. SimpleDICOM suite: personal productivity tools for managing DICOM objects. Radiographics. 2007 Sep-Oct; 27(5):1523-30. PMID: 17848708.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    27. Morgan MB, Branstetter BF, Lionetti DM, Richardson JS, Chang PJ. The radiology digital dashboard: effects on report turnaround time. J Digit Imaging. 2008 Mar; 21(1):50-8. PMID: 17334871; PMCID: PMC3043829.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    
    28. Branstetter BF, Morgan MB, Nesbit CE, Phillips JA, Lionetti DM, Chang PJ, Towers JD. Preliminary reports in the emergency department: is a subspecialist radiologist more accurate than a radiology resident? Acad Radiol. 2007 Feb; 14(2):201-6. PMID: 17236993.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Morgan MB, Branstetter BF, Mates J, Chang PJ. Flying blind: using a digital dashboard to navigate a complex PACS environment. J Digit Imaging. 2006 Mar; 19(1):69-75. PMID: 16249835; PMCID: PMC3043949.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Warfel TE, Chang PJ. Integrating dictation with PACS to eliminate paper. J Digit Imaging. 2004 Mar; 17(1):37-44. PMID: 15255517; PMCID: PMC3043959.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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