David Avrin, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address185 Berry Street Bldg B, #B20
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-4796
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    Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyB.S./M.S.1967
    Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPh.D1974
    Stanford UniversityM.D.1975School of Medicine
    Stanford University HospitalIntern1976Radiology and Medicine
    Stanford University HospitalResident1979Diagnostic Radiology
    University of California San FranciscoVisiting Fellow1979Department of Radiology
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    Association of University Radiologists2014 Academic Radiology Editor's Recognition Award
    American Board of Medical Specialties at the White House-sponsored National Policy Forum Arlington2010Speaker
    Radiological Society of North America2005Certificate of Merit infoRAD Exhibit
    RadioGraphics, Informatics (infoRAD)2001Associate Editor
    American College of Radiology Distinguished Committee Service2001Award for service on ACR Committee on DICOM Standards; Commission on Standards & Accreditation
    Society of Computer Applications in Radiology2000Fellow
    RSNA2005Certificate of Merit RSNA InfoRad Exhibit
    American College of Radiology, Washington, DC1999Fellow
    European Congress of Radiology1993Best Paper of Session; European Congress of Radiology; Vienna, Austria

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    Dr. David Avrin is a clinical member of the Body Interventional Radiology and Abdominal Imaging Sections. As past vice-chair of informatics, Dr. Avrin oversaw the integration of medical imaging and patient-care information systems that enables radiologists to deliver more relevant clinical care, as well as contribute significantly to the educational, and research missions. Before completing his medical degree, Dr. Avrin received a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Avrin’s research is focused on creating the infrastructure and applications for seamless clinical system integration, and support for education and research. Dr. Avrin is a member of the Medical Center informatics team that seeks to improve quality of care, safety and efficiency through IT. To date, he has written fifty-five papers on these topics, and five book chapters on the clinical applications of digital medical imaging, and the investment and role of these various systems in the academic missions of education and research.

    He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Imaging in Medicine. He has served in several university and national leadership positions, most recently as the program director of the UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and the chairman of the RSNA Steering Committee for Digital Roadmap Content.

    Expertise:
    Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology

    Specialty:
    Abdominal and pelvic CT, CT portion of PET/CT, CTA and abdominal MR including MRCP and MRA

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    1. The "P" in HIPAA Stands for Portability. J Digit Imaging. 2022 08; 35(4):733-734. Avrin D. PMID: 35618848; PMCID: PMC9485397.
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    2. Editorial. J Digit Imaging. 2020 02; 33(1):2. Avrin D. PMID: 32043176; PMCID: PMC7064703.
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    3. Making Technology Work for Radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2020 02; 27(2):260-261. Avrin D. PMID: 31784216.
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    4. Impact of PACS-EMR Integration on Radiologist Usage of the EMR. J Digit Imaging. 2018 10; 31(5):611-614. Mongan J, Avrin D. PMID: 29696473; PMCID: PMC6148806.
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    5. Interventional Radiology in the United States: Who Does Your Intervention Depends on Where You Are Located. Radiology. 2018 10; 289(1):148-149. Avrin D. PMID: 30063184.
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    6. Correlate: A PACS- and EHR-integrated Tool Leveraging Natural Language Processing to Provide Automated Clinical Follow-up. Radiographics. 2017 Sep-Oct; 37(5):1451-1460. Kovacs MD, Mesterhazy J, Avrin D, Urbania T, Mongan J. PMID: 28898194.
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    7. The Economic and Social Value of an Image Exchange Network: A Case for the Cloud. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Jan; 14(1):130-134. Mayo RC, Pearson KL, Avrin DE, Leung JW. PMID: 27687749.
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    8. Patient Radiation Dose Reduction during Transarterial Chemoembolization Using a Novel X-Ray Imaging Platform. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Sep; 26(9):1331-8. Kohlbrenner R, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Fidelman N, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Agarwal VK, Lehrman ED, Nanavati S, Avrin DE, Gould R. PMID: 26212556.
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    9. Faculty scheduling: it should be easy. Acad Radiol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1223-4. Avrin D. PMID: 25199676.
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    10. Providing formal reports for outside imaging and the rate of repeat imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jul; 203(1):107-10. Lu MT, Tellis WM, Avrin DE. PMID: 24951202.
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    11. Can hospital-based cellular phones improve on-call communication? J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Nov; 11(11):1090-2. Naeger DM, Jafri NF, Webb EM, Avrin D, Qayyum A. PMID: 24787572.
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    12. Demise of film. Acad Radiol. 2014 Mar; 21(3):303-4. Avrin DE, Urbania TH. PMID: 24507419.
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    13. Meaningful use for radiology: current status and future directions. Radiology. 2013 Nov; 269(2):318-21. Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL. PMID: 24009350.
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    14. Cross-specialty integrated resident conferences: an educational approach to bridging the gap. Acad Radiol. 2012 Aug; 19(8):1029-34. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Patel A, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Urbania T, Avrin D, Qayyum A. PMID: 22578415.
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    15. Reducing the rate of repeat imaging: import of outside images to PACS. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Mar; 198(3):628-34. Lu MT, Tellis WM, Fidelman N, Qayyum A, Avrin DE. PMID: 22358003.
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    16. Enterprise imaging: planning and business justification. Acad Radiol. 2012 Feb; 19(2):214-20. Avrin D, Hou SW. PMID: 22212423.
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    17. Moving the mission forward: annual report from the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee for 2010. Radiographics. 2011 Jul-Aug; 31(4):1169-72. Avrin DE, Flanders AE. PMID: 21768246.
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    18. Perforation of the IVC: rule rather than exception after longer indwelling times for the Günther Tulip and Celect retrievable filters. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Apr; 35(2):299-308. Durack JC, Westphalen AC, Kekulawela S, Bhanu SB, Avrin DE, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. PMID: 21448771.
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    19. Clinician-educator pathway for radiology residents. Acad Radiol. 2011 May; 18(5):640-4. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Shah V, Avrin D, Qayyum A. PMID: 21371915; PMCID: PMC3073025.
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    20. Annual Report from the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee for 2009. Radio Graphics. 2010 Jan 1; 30(1):7-11. Avrin AD, Flanders FA. .
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    21. Using applet-servlet communication for optimizing window, level and crop for DICOM to JPEG conversion. J Digit Imaging. 2008 Sep; 21(3):348-54. Kamauu AW, DuVall SL, Wiggins RH, Avrin DE. PMID: 17534682; PMCID: PMC3043843.
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    22. Informatics in radiology: IHE teaching file and clinical trial export integration profile: functional examples. Radiographics. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(4):933-45. Kamauu AW, Whipple JJ, DuVall SL, Siddiqui KM, Siegel EL, Avrin D. PMID: 18635622.
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    23. HIPAA privacy and DICOM anonymization for research. Acad Radiol. 2008 Mar; 15(3):273. Avrin D. PMID: 18280924.
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    24. Using Java to generate globally unique identifiers for DICOM objects. J Digit Imaging. 2009 Mar; 22(1):11-4. Kamauu AW, Duvall SL, Avrin DE. PMID: 17896137; PMCID: PMC3043668.
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    25. Translating the IHE Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export (TCE) profile document templates into functional DICOM structured report objects. J Digit Imaging. 2008 Dec; 21(4):390-407. Kamauu AW, DuVall SL, Liimatta AP, Wiggins RH, Avrin DE. PMID: 17805930; PMCID: PMC3043848.
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    26. Informatics in radiology (infoRAD): Vendor-neutral case input into a server-based digital teaching file system. Radiographics. 2006 Nov-Dec; 26(6):1877-85. Kamauu AW, DuVall SL, Robison RJ, Liimatta AP, Wiggins RH, Avrin DE. PMID: 17102058.
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    27. Storage, transmission, and retrieval of digital mammography, including recommendations on image compression. J Am Coll Radiol. 2006 Aug; 3(8):609-14. Avrin D, Morin R, Piraino D, Rowberg A, Detorie N, Zuley M, Seibert JA, Pisano ED. PMID: 17412135.
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    28. Development of a dedicated hepatopancreaticobiliary program in a university hospital system. J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Sep-Oct; 9(7):891-5. Granger SR, Glasgow RE, Battaglia J, Lee RM, Scaife C, Shrieve DC, Avrin D, Mulvihill SJ. PMID: 16137580.
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    29. infoRAD 2005: your best resource for informatics education. Radiographics. 2005 Sep-Oct; 25(5):1405-6. Avrin DE. PMID: 16160119.
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    30. CT and MRI of hepatic contour abnormalities. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Jan; 184(1):75-81. Lipson JA, Qayyum A, Avrin DE, Westphalen A, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. PMID: 15615954.
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    31. RadioGraphics, informatics, bill G, and open source. Radiographics. 2004 Nov-Dec; 24(6):1761-2. Avrin DE. PMID: 15537983.
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    32. infoRAD 2004: why you need informatics education at RSNA 2004. Radiographics. 2004 Sep-Oct; 24(5):1491-2. Avrin DE, Arenson RL. PMID: 15371623.
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    33. Beyond PACS: getting images to referring physicians. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2003 Dec; 24(6):428-33. Avrin D, Wiggins RH, Bahr C. PMID: 14746366.
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    34. Informatics at RSNA 2003: evolution and maturation on all fronts. Radiographics. 2003 Sep-Oct; 23(5):1115-6. Avrin DE, Arenson RL. PMID: 12975503.
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    35. Informatics at RSNA 2002: Information Technology Moves to the Mainstream at RSNA 2002. Radio Graphics. 2002 Sep 1; 22(5):1269-1270. Arenson AR, Avrin AD. .
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    36. RIS minus PACS equals film. J Digit Imaging. 2002; 15 Suppl 1:20-6. Tellis WM, Andriole KP, Jovais CS, Avrin DE. PMID: 12105693.
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    37. Automated examination notification of emergency department images in a picture archiving and communication system. J Digit Imaging. 2001 Jun; 14(2 Suppl 1):143-4. Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Weber E, Luth DM, Bazzill TM. PMID: 11442076; PMCID: PMC3452701.
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    38. What Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) could look like in common object request broker (CORBA) and extensible markup language (XML). J Digit Imaging. 2001 Jun; 14(2 Suppl 1):89-91. Van Nguyen A, Avrin DE, Tellis WM, Andriole KP, Arenson RL. PMID: 11442131; PMCID: PMC3452692.
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    39. A hierarchical storage management (HSM) scheme for cost-effective on-line archival using lossy compression. J Digit Imaging. 2001 Mar; 14(1):18-23. Avrin DE, Andriole KP, Yin L, Gould RG, Arenson RL. PMID: 11310911; PMCID: PMC3489194.
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    40. Computers in imaging and health care: now and in the future. J Digit Imaging. 2000 Nov; 13(4):145-56. Arenson RL, Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Gould RG. PMID: 11110253; PMCID: PMC3453069.
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    41. Relevant priors prefetching algorithm performance for a picture archiving and communication system. J Digit Imaging. 2000 May; 13(2 Suppl 1):73-5. Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Yin L, Gould RG, Luth DM, Arenson RL. PMID: 10847367; PMCID: PMC3453283.
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    42. Simulation of disaster recovery of a picture archiving and communications system using off-site hierarchal storage management. J Digit Imaging. 2000 May; 13(2 Suppl 1):168-70. Avrin DE, Andriole KP, Yin L, Gould R, Arenson RL. PMID: 10847390; PMCID: PMC3453250.
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    43. Secure, web-accessible call rosters for academic radiology departments. J Digit Imaging. 2000 May; 13(2 Suppl 1):233-5. Nguyen AV, Tellis WM, Avrin DE. PMID: 10847414; PMCID: PMC3453260.
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    44. PACS databases and enrichment of the folder manager concept. J Digit Imaging. 2000 Feb; 13(1):3-12. Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Yin L, Gould RG, Arenson RL. PMID: 10696595; PMCID: PMC3453430.
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    45. The future of teleradiology in medicine. West J Med. 1998 Nov; 169(5):286. Avrin DE, Andriole KP. PMID: 9830358; PMCID: PMC1305320.
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    46. Continuing quality improvement procedures for a clinical PACS. J Digit Imaging. 1998 Aug; 11(3 Suppl 1):111-4. Andriole KP, Gould RG, Avrin DE, Bazzill TM, Yin L, Arenson RL. PMID: 9735446; PMCID: PMC3453403.
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    47. Web technology in the integration of a digital teaching file at the diagnostic workstation. J Digit Imaging. 1998 Aug; 11(3 Suppl 1):117-9. Tellis WM, Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Arenson RL. PMID: 9735447; PMCID: PMC3453339.
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    48. The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology. J Digit Imaging. 1997 Nov; 10(4):183-4. Avrin D. PMID: 9399172; PMCID: PMC3452990.
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    49. The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology. Journal of Digital Imaging. 1997 Aug 1; 10(3):137. Avrin AD. .
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    50. Viewport: an object-oriented approach to integrate workstation software for tile and stack mode display. J Digit Imaging. 1997 Aug; 10(3 Suppl 1):177-9. Ghosh S, Andriole KP, Avrin DE. PMID: 9268874; PMCID: PMC3452803.
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    51. Optimization of a low-cost truly preemptive multitasking PC diagnostic workstation. J Digit Imaging. 1997 Aug; 10(3 Suppl 1):171-4. Ghosh S, Andriole KP, Avrin DE, Arenson RL. PMID: 9268871; PMCID: PMC3452846.
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    52. The Society of Computer Applications in Radiology. Journal of Digital Imaging. 1997 May 1; 10(2):96. Avrin AD. .
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    53. The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology. Journal of Digital Imaging. 1997 Feb 1; 10(1):46. Avrin AD. .
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    54. Cost benefits of picture archiving and communications systems. Acad Radiol. 1996 Apr; 3 Suppl 1:S72-4. Arenson RL, Burnside ES, Avrin DE, Gould RG, Huang HK, Marco RP. PMID: 8796520.
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    55. Multimedia in the radiology environment: current concept. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1994 Jan-Feb; 18(1):1-10. Huang HK, Arenson RL, Lou SL, Wong AW, Andriole KP, Bazzill TM, Avrin D. PMID: 8156532.
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    56. Real-time analysis of myocardial contractility. Surgery. 1973 Aug; 74(2):291-9. Brody WR, Arvin DE, Angell WW. PMID: 4717664.
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