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Santanu Chakraborty, MBBS, MRCP, DMRD, FRCR

Santanu Chakraborty

Senior Clinician Investigator, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Brief Biography

Dr. Santanu Chakraborty is an Associate 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 as well as 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 39 peer-reveiwed papers, 109 scientific abstracts and has participated as an investigator or principal investigator in 19 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. Chakraborty S, Adas RA. Dynamic CT Angiography in Suspected Brain Death - A Non-invasive Biomarker. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 2014.

2. 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

3. Dowlatshahi D WJ, Momoli F, Petrcich W, Stotts G, Hogan M, Sharma M, Aviv RI, Demchuk AM, Chakraborty S. Evolution of computed tomography angiography spot sign is consistent with a site of active hemorrhage in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke. Published online October 31, 2013. 2014;45.

4. Chakraborty S, Symons S P, Chapman M, Aviv R I, Fox A J.  Diffuse Ischemia in Non-contrast CT Predicts Outcome in ICU Patients. Can Assoc. of Rad. Journal. 2012 May;63(2):129-34. Epub 2011 Jul 27. PMID:     21795016.

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