Ed Boas

F. Edward Boas

Assistant attending, Interventional radiology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

ed.boas at gmail dot com

NIH biosketch

Cryoablation planning Cryoablation planning. We developed a planning tool that can accurately predict the size of the ice ball, and determine the optimal probe spacing and ablation time.

Hemangioma perfusion Liver perfusion imaging. Liver perfusion parameters estimated from triphasic CT can quantitate the increase in hepatic artery perfusion in hepatocellular carcinoma, and the decrease in portal perfusion with cirrhosis. They can also be used to classify liver lesions, and to predict response to radioembolization.

Reducing artifacts in CT scans. Patented method (MDT) for reducing metal artifacts in CT scans, which improves image quality in 86% of scans, and improves diagnosis in 14% of scans. This software has been successfully used on hundreds of patients in more than 140 hospitals, including MGH, MD Anderson, and Stanford.

Claripacs - Annotate and share radiology studies on the web. Features include interactive multimedia radiology reports, screen share, and image post-processing. Collaborators: Bao Do and Michael Muelly.

Optimal surveillance schedule
Transgastric pancreatic duct drain
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning tool
Virtual angiography
Optimal HCC surveillance schedule
Transgastric pancreatic duct drain


Selected recent publications Boas FE, Srimathveeravalli G, Kaye EA, Durack JC, Erinjeri JP, Ziv E, Maybody M, Yarmohammadi H, Solomon SB. (2017) "Development of a searchable database of cryoablation simulations, for use in treatment planning." Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. In press.

Boas FE, Brody LA, Erinjeri JP, Yarmohammadi H, Shady W, Kishore S, Sofocleous CT. (2016) "Quantitative enhancement measurements on preprocedure triphasic CT can predict response to radioembolization of colorectal liver metastases." AJR. 207: 671-5.

Boas FE, Kadivar F, Kelly PD, Drebin JA, Vollmer CM, Shlansky-Goldberg RD. (2015) "Targeted transgastric drainage of isolated pancreatic duct segments to cure persistent pancreaticocutaneous fistulas from pancreatitis." J Vasc Interv Radiol. 26(2): 247-51.

Boas FE, Do B, Louie JD, Kothary N, Hwang GL, Kuo WT, Hovsepian DM, Kantrowitz M, Sze DY. (2015) "Optimal imaging surveillance schedules after liver-directed therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma." J Vasc Interv Radiol. 26(1): 69-73.

Boas FE, Kamaya A, Do B, Desser TS, Beaulieu CF, Vasanawala SS, Hwang GL, Sze DY. (2015) "Classification of hypervascular liver lesions based on hepatic artery and portal vein blood supply coefficients calculated from triphasic CT scans." Journal of Digital Imaging. 28: 213-23.

Boas FE. (2012) "Iterative reduction of artifacts in computed tomography images using forward projection and an edge-preserving blur filter." U.S. Patent 8233586.

Boas FE and Fleischmann D. (2012) "Computed tomography artifacts: Causes and reduction techniques." Imaging in Medicine. 4(2): 229-40.

Boas FE and Fleischmann D. (2011) "Evaluation of two iterative techniques for reducing metal artifacts in computed tomography." Radiology. 259(3): 894-902.

Fleischmann D and Boas FE. (2011) "Computed tomography: Old ideas and new technology." European Radiology. 21: 510-17.

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Selected book chapters Solomon SB, Griffin JF, Weiss MJ, Boas FE. (2016). "Postoperative complications requiring intervention: Diagnosis and management" In WR Jarnagin (Ed.), Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, 6th ed. In press.

Boas FE, Shlansky-Goldberg RD. (2015). "Role of interventional radiology in managing bile duct injuries." In Dixon E, Vollmer CM, May GR (Eds.), Management of Benign Biliary Stenosis and Injury: A Comprehensive Guide. New York, NY: Springer.

Press Memorial Sloan Kettering develops new tool for planning cryoablation procedures. Medgadget, 2017-01-13.

A New Planning Tool for Cryoablation: An Interview With Franz Edward Boas, MD. Interventional Oncology 360°, 2016-05-17. [ Video | Transcript ]

Upcoming presentations 2017-03-07: SIR 2017, Washington, DC. Boas F, Gonzalez Aguirre A, Srimathveeravalli G, Rund L, Schwind R, Schook L, Erinjeri J, Solomon S, Yarmohammadi H. "Induction of pancreatic cancer in a porcine model: Initial results."

2017-03-05: SIR 2017, Washington, DC. Yarmohammadi H, Gonzalez-Aguirre AJ, Schook L, Ziv E, Erinjeri JP, Brown KT, Srimathveeravalli G, O'Reilly EM, Allen PJ, Solomon SB, Boas FE. "Treatment of pancreatic cancer by intra-arterial injection of an emulsion of Lipiodol and Bumetanide (an anti-glycolytic drug) in a porcine model: Initial results."

2017-03-07: SIR 2017, Washington, DC. Boas F, Ziv E, Yarmohammadi H, Brown K, Erinjeri J, Sofocleous C, Harding J, Solomon S. "Home medications that improve survival after locoregional therapy."

2017-03-05: SIR 2017, Washington, DC. Borgheresi A, Gonzalez-Aguirre A, Brown KT, Getrajdman GI, Erinjeri JP, Covey A, Yarmohammadi H, Ziv E, Sofocleous C, Boas FE. "Does enhancement or perfusion predict outcomes after embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma."

Recent talks 2016-04-04: SIR 2016, Vancouver. Basic embolization I (patient selection and triage) case-based workshop.

2016-04-03: SIR 2016, Vancouver. Boas FE, Srimathveeravalli G, Kaye E, Durack JC, Erinjeri JP, Ziv E, Maybody M, Yarmohammadi H, Solomon SB. "Development of a searchable database of cryoablation simulations, for use in treatment planning."

2015-12-01: RSNA 2015, Chicago. Boas FE, Brody LA, Erinjeri JP, Yarmohammadi H, Shady W, Kishore S, Sofocleous CT. "Quantitative Enhancement Measurements on Pre-procedure Triphasic CT Can Predict Response to Radioembolization of Colorectal Liver Metastases."

2014-03-23: SIR 2014, San Diego. Boas FE, Kelly P, and Shlansky-Goldberg R. "Targeted transgastric drainage of persistent pancreaticocutaneous fistulas."

2013-04-15: ARRS 2013, Washington, DC. "Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Blood Volumes in Hypervascular Liver Lesions: Estimation From Triphasic CT Scans."

2012-11-26: RSNA 2012, Chicago. "Optimized CT Metal Artifact Reduction Using the Metal Deletion Technique (MDT)." [ Abstract | Slides ]

2012-04-03: Radiology grand rounds, Stanford. "CT metal artifact reduction and other image post-processing applications." [ Video | Slides (PDF) ]

2011-06-13: International symposium on multidetector row CT, San Francisco. "Iterative techniques for metal artifact reduction."

2011-05-03: ARRS annual meeting, Chicago. "Does separating the resistive index into pre- and postglomerular resistance and vascular compliance improve the diagnostic accuracy of renal transplant doppler ultrasound?"

Current funding Co-PI (with Lawrence Schook, Ron Gaba, Stephen Solomon, Karen Brown), "Genetically Inducible Porcine Model of Primary and Metastatic HCC in Comorbidity Host Environments for Interventional Radiology-Guided Detection and Treatment." Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2019.

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Last updated: 2017-01-13