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    Suzanne Palmer, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Radiology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentRadiology
    AddressUNH 2nd Floor Imaging
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9281
    Phone+1 323 442 8541
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      TitleDivision Chief of Body Imaging


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      A native of Southern California, Dr. Palmer received her BA from Vassar College and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California and passed the American Board of Internal Medicine before completing her Radiology residency at the University of California, Irvine.

      Dr. Palmer joined the USC Department of Radiology in 1997, where she completed her Body Imaging and Interventional Fellowship. She is currently an associate professor of Clinical Radiology, Chief of the Body Imaging Division and the director of the Advanced Body Imaging Fellowship. Although she has advanced training in computerized tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, Dr. Palmer’s main area of interest is abdominal MRI with special focus on transplant imaging, dynamic pelvic imaging, enterography and prostate imaging. Dr. Palmer is board certified in radiology and is active in local, national and international radiology societies.


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      1. Matsugasumi T, Fujihara A, Ushijima S, Kanazawa M, Yamada Y, Shiraishi T, Hongo F, Kamoi K, Okihara K, de Castro Abreu AL, Oishi M, Shin T, Palmer S, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Morphometric analysis of prostate zonal anatomy using magnetic resonance imaging: impact on age-related changes in patients in Japan and the USA. BJU Int. 2017 Feb 20. PMID: 28220583.
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      2. Burke LM, Bashir MR, Miller FH, Siegelman ES, Brown M, Alobaidy M, Jaffe TA, Hussain SM, Palmer S, Garon BL, Oto A, Reinhold C, Ascher SM, Demulder DK, Thomas S, Best S, Borer J, Zhao K, Pinel-Giroux F, De Oliveira I, Resende D, Semelka RC. Magnetic resonance imaging of acute appendicitis in pregnancy: a 5-year multiinstitutional study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov; 213(5):693.e1-6. PMID: 26215327.
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      3. Matsugasumi T, Baco E, Palmer S, Aron M, Sato Y, Fukuda N, Süer E, Bernhard JC, Nakagawa H, Azhar RA, Gill IS, Ukimura O. Prostate Cancer Volume Estimation by Combining Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Targeted Biopsy Proven Cancer Core Length: Correlation with Cancer Volume. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):957-65. PMID: 25912496.
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      4. Noureddin M, Khoyilar C, Palmer S. MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr; 49(4):351-2. PMID: 25551206.
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      5. Ukimura O, Marien A, Palmer S, Villers A, Aron M, de Castro Abreu AL, Leslie S, Shoji S, Matsugasumi T, Gross M, Dasgupta P, Gill IS. Trans-rectal ultrasound visibility of prostate lesions identified by magnetic resonance imaging increases accuracy of image-fusion targeted biopsies. World J Urol. 2015 Nov; 33(11):1669-76. PMID: 25656687.
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      6. Buxbaum J, Nguyen N, Kulkarni S, Palmer S, Rao A, Selby R. Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis-Related Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis (CF-RPC). Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun; 60(6):1801-4. PMID: 25630419.
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      7. Baco E, Ukimura O, Rud E, Vlatkovic L, Svindland A, Aron M, Palmer S, Matsugasumi T, Marien A, Bernhard JC, Rewcastle JC, Eggesbø HB, Gill IS. Magnetic resonance imaging-transectal ultrasound image-fusion biopsies accurately characterize the index tumor: correlation with step-sectioned radical prostatectomy specimens in 135 patients. Eur Urol. 2015 Apr; 67(4):787-94. PMID: 25240973.
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      8. Romero M, Palmer S, Kahn JA, Ihde L, Lin LM, Kosco A, Shinar R, Ghandforoush A, Chan LS, Petrovic LM, Sher LS, Fong TL. Imaging appearance in acute liver failure: correlation with clinical and pathology findings. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Aug; 59(8):1987-95. PMID: 24691628.
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      9. Romero M, Buxbaum JL, Palmer S. Magnetic resonance imaging of the gut: a primer for the luminal gastroenterologist. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Apr; 109(4):497-509; quiz 510. PMID: 24394750.
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      10. Moore CM, Kasivisvanathan V, Eggener S, Emberton M, Fütterer JJ, Gill IS, Grubb Iii RL, Hadaschik B, Klotz L, Margolis DJ, Marks LS, Melamed J, Oto A, Palmer S, Pinto P, Puech P, Punwani S, Rosenkrantz AB, Schoots IG, Simon R, Taneja SS, Turkbey B, Ukimura O, van der Meulen J, Villers A, Watanabe Y. Standards of reporting for MRI-targeted biopsy studies (START) of the prostate: recommendations from an International Working Group. Eur Urol. 2013 Oct; 64(4):544-52. PMID: 23537686.
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      11. Dandapani SV, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Palmer S, Senikowich M, Lin YG. Lower extremity pain as initial presentation of cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep. 2013; 5:13-5. PMID: 24371684; PMCID: PMC3862227.
      12. Katz MD, Sugay SB, Walker DK, Palmer S, Marx MV. Beyond hemostasis: spectrum of gynecologic and obstetric indications for transcatheter embolization. Radiographics. 2012 Oct; 32(6):1713-31. PMID: 23065166.
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      13. Borzutzky C, Palmer S. Acute neck pain following a large meal and vomiting. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2012 Aug; 23(2):240-7. PMID: 23162926.
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      14. Ukimura O, Desai MM, Palmer S, Valencerina S, Gross M, Abreu AL, Aron M, Gill IS. 3-Dimensional elastic registration system of prostate biopsy location by real-time 3-dimensional transrectal ultrasound guidance with magnetic resonance/transrectal ultrasound image fusion. J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):1080-6. PMID: 22266005.
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      15. Walker DK, Salibian RA, Salibian AD, Belen KM, Palmer S. Overlooked diseases of the vagina: a directed anatomic-pathologic approach for imaging assessment. Radiographics. 2011 Oct; 31(6):1583-98. PMID: 21997983.
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      16. Petrovic LM, Palmer S, Fong TL. A patient with Crohn's disease and portal hypertension. Nodular regenerative hyperplasia. Gastroenterology. 2011 Mar; 140(3):e3-4. PMID: 21276765.
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      17. Whang G, Mogel GT, Tsai J, Palmer S. Left behind: unintentionally retained surgically placed foreign bodies and how to reduce their incidence--self-assessment module. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Dec; 193(6 Suppl):S90-3. PMID: 19933681.
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      18. Whang G, Mogel GT, Tsai J, Palmer S. Left behind: unintentionally retained surgically placed foreign bodies and how to reduce their incidence--pictorial review. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Dec; 193(6 Suppl):S79-89. PMID: 19933680.
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      19. Palmer S, Kelly PD, Schenkel FA, Barr ML. CT-guided tube pericardiostomy: a safe and effective technique in the management of postsurgical pericardial effusion. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Oct; 193(4):W314-20. PMID: 19770301.
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      20. Hom BK, Shrestha R, Palmer S, Katz MD, Selby RR, Asatryan Z, Wells JK, Grant EG. Prospective evaluation of vascular complications after liver transplantation: comparison of conventional and microbubble contrast-enhanced US. Radiology. 2006 Oct; 241(1):267-74. PMID: 16990679.
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      21. Heestand G, Morrison B, Correa A, Palmer S, Mateo R, Hagen J, Genyk Y, Selby R, Sher L. Gallstone-induced inflammatory fibrosis: a relentless clinical course of retained gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am Surg. 2006 Apr; 72(4):303-6. PMID: 16676851.
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      22. Grubb K, Gagandeep S, Chatzoulis G, Basa N, Palmer S, Correa A, Jabbour N. Surgical clips: a nidus for foreign body reaction after hepatic resection. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2005 Dec; 15(6):363-5. PMID: 16340571.
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      23. Mateo R, Singh G, Jabbour N, Palmer S, Genyk Y, Roman L. Optimal cytoreduction after combined resection and radiofrequency ablation of hepatic metastases from recurrent malignant ovarian tumors. Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Apr; 97(1):266-70. PMID: 15790474.
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      24. Young R, Gagandeep S, Grant E, Palmer S, Mateo R, Selby R, Genyk Y, Jabbour N. Gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to pancreatic head biopsy. J Ultrasound Med. 2004 Jul; 23(7):997-1001. PMID: 15292573.
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      25. Heestand G, Sher L, Lightfoote J, Palmer S, Mateo R, Singh G, Moser J, Selby R, Genyk Y, Jabbour N. Characteristics and management of splenic artery aneurysm in liver transplant candidates and recipients. Am Surg. 2003 Nov; 69(11):933-40. PMID: 14627251.
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      26. Malas MB, Barr ML, Starnes VA, Shapiro S, Palmer S, Schwartz DS. Dyspnea lusoria: compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell's diverticulum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):312-3. PMID: 11834041.
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