• 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 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 residency. In 2018, he began to serve as Assistant Director for the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at UAB.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Trade-off between pulse rate and radiation dose during modified barium swallow examination: what is the reality? 2019
    2019 ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Left Lower Quadrant Pain-Suspected Diverticulitis 2019
    2019 Patient Demographics and Referral Patterns for [F-18]Fluciclovine-PET Imaging at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center 2019
    2019 Feasibility of Dose Escalating [18F]fluciclovine Positron Emission Tomography Positive Pelvic Lymph Nodes During Moderately Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer 2019
    2019 Financial implications of biparametric prostate MRI 2019
    2019 [18F]Fluciclovine-PET Guided Salvage Lymph Node Dissection Following Radical Prostatectomy 2019
    2018 Imaging as a Personalized Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification. 2018
    2018 Optimizing renal transplant Doppler ultrasound 2018
    2018 Role of PET imaging for biochemical recurrence following primary treatment for prostate cancer 2018
    2018 PET/MR Imaging in Head and Neck Cancer: Current Applications and Future Directions 2018
    2018 Practical Considerations for Clinical PET/MR Imaging 2018
    2018 Role of prostate MRI in the setting of active surveillance for prostate cancer 2018
    2017 Lymph node imaging in initial staging of prostate cancer: An overview and update. 2017
    2017 A Case of a Chorionic Bump: New Sonographic-Histopathologic Findings With Review of the Literature 2017
    2017 Practical Considerations for Clinical PET/MR Imaging 2017
    2017 Thoracic Imaging After Bariatric Surgery 2017
    2016 Expectations of Medical Student Neuroradiology Education: A Survey of Practicing Neuroradiologists and Neurologists 2016
    2016 Primary pancreatic neuroblastoma presenting with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome 2016
    2015 Does preoperative MRI workup affect mastectomy rates and/or re-excision rates in patients with newly diagnosed breast carcinoma? A retrospective review 2015
    2013 Increasing rate of detection of wrong-patient radiographs: Use of photographs obtained at time of radiography 2013
    2008 Uromodulin storage disease 2008
    2006 Immunofluorescence on pronase-digested paraffin sections: A valuable salvage technique for renal biopsies 2006


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

    Research Overview

  • PET/MRI imaging, novel applications of radiotracers in genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Education And Training

  • 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