• 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 Feasibility of Dose Escalating [18F]fluciclovine Positron Emission Tomography Positive Pelvic Lymph Nodes During Moderately Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for High-Risk Prostate CancerLancet Child and Adolescent Health.  4:649-658. 2019
    2019 [18F]Fluciclovine-PET Guided Salvage Lymph Node Dissection Following Radical ProstatectomyUrology.  132:28-32. 2019
    2019 Trade-off between pulse rate and radiation dose during modified barium swallow examination: what is the reality?Geometric Modelling.  74:736.e9-736.e12. 2019
    2019 ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Left Lower Quadrant Pain-Suspected DiverticulitisJournal of the American College of Radiology.  16:S141-S149. 2019
    2019 Patient Demographics and Referral Patterns for [F-18]Fluciclovine-PET Imaging at a Tertiary Academic Medical CenterJournal of the American College of Radiology.  16:315-320. 2019
    2019 Financial implications of biparametric prostate MRIProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases2019
    2019 Traumatic pancreatitisJournal of General and Applied Microbiology2019
    2018 Imaging as a Personalized Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification.Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.  8. 2018
    2018 Optimizing renal transplant Doppler ultrasoundJournal of General and Applied Microbiology.  43:2564-2573. 2018
    2018 Role of PET imaging for biochemical recurrence following primary treatment for prostate cancerTranslational andrology and urology.  7:S462-S476. 2018
    2018 PET/MR Imaging in Head and Neck Cancer: Current Applications and Future DirectionsMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America.  26:167-178. 2018
    2018 Practical Considerations for Clinical PET/MR ImagingPET Clinics.  13:97-112. 2018
    2018 Role of prostate MRI in the setting of active surveillance for prostate cancerTransplantation.  1126:49-67. 2018
    2017 Lymph node imaging in initial staging of prostate cancer: An overview and update.World Journal of Radiology.  9:389-399. 2017
    2017 A Case of a Chorionic Bump: New Sonographic-Histopathologic Findings With Review of the LiteratureJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  36:1968-1970. 2017
    2017 Practical Considerations for Clinical PET/MR ImagingMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America.  25:281-296. 2017
    2017 Thoracic Imaging After Bariatric SurgeryJournal of Thoracic Imaging.  32:W45-W53. 2017
    2016 Expectations of Medical Student Neuroradiology Education: A Survey of Practicing Neuroradiologists and NeurologistsInternational Journal of Higher Education.  45:155-158. 2016
    2016 Primary pancreatic neuroblastoma presenting with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndromeRadiology Case Reports.  11:36-40. 2016
    2015 Does preoperative MRI workup affect mastectomy rates and/or re-excision rates in patients with newly diagnosed breast carcinoma? A retrospective reviewGeotechnical and Geological Engineering.  21:604-609. 2015
    2013 Increasing rate of detection of wrong-patient radiographs: Use of photographs obtained at time of radiographyInternational Journal of Molecular Medicine.  200. 2013
    2008 Uromodulin storage diseaseKidney International.  73:971-976. 2008
    2006 Immunofluorescence on pronase-digested paraffin sections: A valuable salvage technique for renal biopsiesKidney International.  70:2148-2151. 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
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    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