• Samuel J. Galgano, M.D. completed his undergraduate training and medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, during which he acted as Chief Resident in his final year. He completed fellowships in both Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics as well as Abdominal Imaging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to joining the faculty at UAB. During his Abdominal Imaging fellowship, he was awarded an RSNA Fellow Research Grant for his work on PET/MRI for patients with prostate cancer and participated in the UAB Clinical Investigator Training Program.

    Clinically, Dr. Galgano is a member of the Abdominal Imaging as well as Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics sections with expertise in CT, ultrasound, MRI, fluoroscopy, PET/CT, and PET/MRI. He is a member of the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging. His research interests include novel radiotracer use in PET/CT and PET/MRI for applications in genitourinary and gastrointestinal oncology with particular interest in prostate cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is a regular member of the multidisciplinary prostate, pancreaticobiliary, genitourinary, and hepatobiliary tumor boards and serves on the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee and Genitourinary Oncology Working Group. He is passionate about resident and medical student education and has received awards for medical student education several times during his career. In 2018, he began to serve as Assistant Director for the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at UAB and became the Fellowship Director in 2019.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Reorganizing Cross-Sectional Interventional Procedures Practice During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic.American Journal of Roentgenology.  215:1499-1503. 2020
    2020 The role of imaging in bladder cancer diagnosis and stagingDiagnostics.  10. 2020
    2020 Traumatic pancreatitis 2020
    2020 Synchronous Malignancies Identified by 18F-fluciclovine Positron Emission Tomography for Prostate Cancer: Case Series and Mini-ReviewClinical Genitourinary Cancer2020
    2020 The Male Urethra: Imaging and Surgical Approach for Common PathologiesCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology2020
    2019 Feasibility of Dose Escalating [18F]fluciclovine Positron Emission Tomography Positive Pelvic Lymph Nodes During Moderately Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for High-Risk Prostate CancerAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  4:649-658. 2019
    2019 Trade-off between pulse rate and radiation dose during modified barium swallow examination: what is the reality?Clinical Radiology.  74:736.e9-736.e12. 2019
    2019 Somatostatin receptor positron emission tomography: Beyond gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors 2019
    2018 Imaging as a Personalized Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification.Diagnostics.  8. 2018
    2018 Optimizing renal transplant Doppler ultrasound 2018
    2018 Role of prostate MRI in the setting of active surveillance for prostate cancerAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  1126:49-67. 2018
    2016 Expectations of Medical Student Neuroradiology Education: A Survey of Practicing Neuroradiologists and NeurologistsCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  45:155-158. 2016
    2013 Increasing rate of detection of wrong-patient radiographs: Use of photographs obtained at time of radiographyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  200. 2013


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    2018 Role of Prostate MRI in the Setting of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer.  194-194. 2018

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Emory University 2012
  • Baptist Health System, Internship 2013
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Radiology, Residency 2017
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Radiology, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Radiology, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
  • Full Name

  • Samuel Galgano