Susan Noworolski, PhD

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Susan Noworolski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, UCSF

susan.noworolski@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 353-9409
Box 0946, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143-0946

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

Susan Noworolski, PhD, is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Radiology in the Body Imaging Research Group and the Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Group at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Noworolski supervises the in vivo prostate-imaging group at The Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging, and implements protocols and writes software to improve imaging and processing. Dr. Noworolski completed her BSE in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and she received her PhD in Bioengineering from UCSF and UCB.

Dr. Noworolski’s research focuses on developing magnetic resonance imaging techniques and processing methods to improve the robustness and interpretation of MR measures by reducing artifacts and on studying diseases, disorders and healthy processes in the abdomen and pelvis. In Dr. Noworolski’s prostate cancer research, she is concentrating on building tools to evaluate DCE MRI and other MR metrics obtained in men with prostate cancer to identify cancer and to help eliminate cancers with different levels of aggressiveness.

Dr. Noworolski is the recipient of a five-year American Cancer Society grant and a recent five-year NIH 01 for DCE MRI research in prostate. She has 32 published articles, and she has written 97 abstracts and 5 significant publications related to her research.

Education

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.S.E., May 1991, Biomedical Eng & Electrical Eng, Psychology (minor)
University of CA, Berkeley and San Francisco, CA, Ph.D., March 1999, Bioengineering


Professional Experience

  • 2002-2005
    Assistant Research Scientist, University of CA, San Francisco, CA. Part-time
  • 2005-2011
    Assistant Professor, Radiology, University of CA, San Francisco, CA, Full-time
  • 2007-2011
    Affiliate Faculty Member, Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, Univ. of California, San Francisco and Berkeley
  • 2011-present
    Associate Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and The Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, The University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley

Honors & Awards

  • 1991
    Graduated with General & Departmental Honors - The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1991-1994
    National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010
    2nd place poster award, Body Imaging, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine & European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011
    Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Selected Publications

  1. Kardashian A, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Price JC, Sarkar M, Korn N, Tillinghast K, Peters MG, Noworolski SM, Tien PC. Sex differences in the association of HIV infection with hepatic steatosis. AIDS. 2016 Nov 7.
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  2. Starobinets O, Korn N, Iqbal S, Noworolski SM, Zagoria R, Kurhanewicz J, Westphalen AC. Practical aspects of prostate MRI: hardware and software considerations, protocols, and patient preparation. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):817-30.
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  3. Lustig RH, Mulligan K, Noworolski SM, Tai VW, Wen MJ, Erkin-Cakmak A, Gugliucci A, Schwarz JM. Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Feb; 24(2):453-60.
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  4. Westphalen AC, Noworolski SM, Harisinghani M, Jhaveri KS, Raman SS, Rosenkrantz AB, Wang ZJ, Zagoria RJ, Kurhanewicz J. High-Resolution 3-T Endorectal Prostate MRI: A Multireader Study of Radiologist Preference and Perceived Interpretive Quality of 2D and 3D T2-Weighted Fast Spin-Echo MR Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan; 206(1):86-91.
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  5. Schwarz JM, Noworolski SM, Wen MJ, Dyachenko A, Prior JL, Weinberg ME, Herraiz LA, Tai VW, Bergeron N, Bersot TP, Rao MN, Schambelan M, Mulligan K. Effect of a High-Fructose Weight-Maintaining Diet on Lipogenesis and Liver Fat. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun; 100(6):2434-42.
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  6. Flavell RR, Westphalen AC, Liang C, Sotto CC, Noworolski SM, Vigneron DB, Wang ZJ, Kurhanewicz J. Abnormal findings on multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging predict subsequent biopsy upgrade in patients with low risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance. Abdom Imaging. 2014 Oct; 39(5):1027-35.
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  7. Korn N, Kurhanewicz J, Banerjee S, Starobinets O, Saritas E, Noworolski S. Reduced-FOV excitation decreases susceptibility artifact in diffusion-weighted MRI with endorectal coil for prostate cancer detection. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Jan; 33(1):56-62.
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  8. Teruel JR, Burghardt AJ, Rivoire J, Srikhum W, Noworolski SM, Link TM, Imboden JB, Li X. Bone structure and perfusion quantification of bone marrow edema pattern in the wrist of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a multimodality study. J Rheumatol. 2014 Sep; 41(9):1766-73.
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  9. Anwar M, Westphalen AC, Jung AJ, Noworolski SM, Simko JP, Kurhanewicz J, Roach M, Carroll PR, Coakley FV. Role of endorectal MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging in defining treatable intraprostatic tumor foci in prostate cancer: quantitative analysis of imaging contour compared to whole-mount histopathology. Radiother Oncol. 2014 Feb; 110(2):303-8.
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  10. Starobinets O, Guo R, Simko JP, Kuchinsky K, Kurhanewicz J, Carroll PR, Greene KL, Noworolski SM. Semiautomatic registration of digital histopathology images to in vivo MR images in molded and unmolded prostates. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 May; 39(5):1223-9.
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  11. Noworolski SM, Lam MM, Merriman RB, Ferrell L, Qayyum A. Liver steatosis: concordance of MR imaging and MR spectroscopic data with histologic grade. Radiology. 2012 Jul; 264(1):88-96.
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  12. Qayyum A, Nystrom M, Noworolski SM, Chu P, Mohanty A, Merriman R. MRI steatosis grading: development and initial validation of a color mapping system. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Mar; 198(3):582-8.
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  13. Eatesam M, Noworolski SM, Tien PC, Nystrom M, Dodge JL, Merriman RB, Qayyum A. Liver diffusivity in healthy volunteers and patients with chronic liver disease: comparison of breathhold and free-breathing techniques. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 35(1):103-9.
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  14. Li X, Yu A, Virayavanich W, Noworolski SM, Link TM, Imboden J. Quantitative characterization of bone marrow edema pattern in rheumatoid arthritis using 3 Tesla MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 35(1):211-7.
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  15. Reed G, Cunha JA, Noworolski S, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D, Hsu IC, Pouliot J. Interactive, multi-modality image registrations for combined MRI/MRSI-planned HDR prostate brachytherapy. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2011 Mar 31; 3(1):26-31.
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  16. Chung HT, Noworolski SM, Kurhanewicz J, Weinberg V, Roach Iii M. A pilot study of endorectal magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging changes with dutasteride in patients with low risk prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2011 Oct; 108(8 Pt 2):E164-70.
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  17. Reed GD, Cunha JA, Noworolski SM, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Hsu IC, Pouliot J.. Interactive, Multi-Modality Image Registrations for Combined MRI/MRSI-Planned HDR Prostate Brachytherapy. J Contemp Brachyther. 2011; 3(1):26-31.
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  18. Ghotb A, Noworolski SM, Madden E, Scherzer R, Qayyum A, Pannell J, Ferrell L, Peters M, Tien PC. Adipose tissue and metabolic factors associated with steatosis in HIV/HCV coinfection: histology versus magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Oct; 55(2):228-31.
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  19. Noworolski SM, Reed GD, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Post-processing correction of the endorectal coil reception effects in MR spectroscopic imaging of the prostate. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Sep; 32(3):654-62.
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  20. Klifa C, Carballido-Gamio J, Wilmes L, Laprie A, Shepherd J, Gibbs J, Fan B, Noworolski S, Hylton N. Magnetic resonance imaging for secondary assessment of breast density in a high-risk cohort. Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan; 28(1):8-15.
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