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Santanu Chakraborty, MBBS, MRCP, DMRD, FRCR, FRCP(C)
6137985555
schakraborty@toh.on.ca

Santanu Chakraborty

Senior Clinician Investigator, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Brief Biography

Dr. Santanu Chakraborty is Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. Dr Chakraborty is a Diagnostic Neuroradiologist with special interest in quantitative MR imaging, acute stroke imaging and spine intervention. He is also involved in projects on radiology informatics, quality control and safety and appropriate utilization. He is strongly involved in clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. He is also involved in multiple research projects as the lead researcher.

Dr Chakraborty has published 62 peer-reveiwed papers, 137 scientific abstracts and has participated as an investigator or principal investigator in 27 grants.

Dr Chakraborty has been the Chair of the committee to develop the ‘Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Standard on Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2011’ and also the co-chair of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) and Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Joint Consensus Statement on Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices.

Selected Publications

1. Frank R***, Chakraborty S, Mungham A, Ross J, Stotts G, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of whole brain CT perfusion for detection of ischemic stroke in patients with mild neurological symptoms. Neuroradiol J. 2018 Oct;31(5):464-472. doi: 10.1177/1971400918770898. Epub 2018 May 3. PMID: 29720033. Senior Corresponding Author. (***Med Student)

2. Chakraborty S, Reed M, Rybicki FJ, Fraser J, Glanc P, Lévesque J, Dhanoa D, Schmidt M, Miller W. Clinical Decision Support in Computerized Providers' Order Entry for Imaging Tests in Canada. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2017 Nov;68(4):357-358. PMID: 28578811

3. Chakraborty S, Dhanani S. Guidelines for use of CT angiogram as an ancillary test for diagnosis of suspected brain death. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2017 May;68(2):224-228. PMID: 28245959

4. Chakraborty S,  Alhazzaa M, Wasserman J, Sun YY, Stotts G, Hogan M, Demchuk AM, Aviv RI, Dowlatshahi D. Dynamic characterization of the CT angiographic 'spot sign'. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 3;9(3):e90431. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090431. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24594897

5. Abdeen N, Chakraborty S, Nguyen T, dos Santos MP, Donaldson M, Heddon G, Schwarz BA, Comparison of image quality and lens dose in helical and sequentially acquired head CT; Clinical Radiology, November 2010 (Vol. 65, Issue 11, Pages 868-873), PMID: 20933640

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Brain cancer; Concussion; Concussion; Dementia; Head and neck cancer; Multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's; Spinal cord injury; Spinal cord injury; Stroke; Traumatic brain injury; Traumatic brain injury



Research and clinical approaches


Bioinformatics; Clinical research; Health economics; Health professional behaviour change; Imaging; Imaging; Immunization; Patient safety; Quality Improvement; Risk assessment