Susan Connolly, MD

Susan Connolly, MD

Staff Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Fetal Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging

Departments

  • Radiology

Programs

  • Ultrasound
  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Sports Medicine
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

Seton Hall University, 1976

South Orange, NJ

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1981

Washington, DC

Surgical Residency

Georgetown University Hospital, 1983

Washington, DC

Chief Resident

New England Deaconess Hospital, 1987-1991

Boston, MA

Pediatric Radiology

Children's Hospital, 1991-1993

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Radiology, Pediatric Radiology

Publications

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  1. Tsai A, Stamoulis C, Bixby SD, Breen MA, Connolly SA, Kleinman PK. Infant bone age estimation based on fibular shaft length: model development and clinical validation. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Mar; 46(3):342-56.
  2. Ben-Ishay O, Connolly SA, Buchmiller TL. Multiple duplication cysts diagnosed prenatally: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2013 Apr; 29(4):397-400.
  3. Dobson LJ, Barnewolt CE, Morash D, Connolly SA, Estroff JA. Human fetal sacrococcygeal extension or 'tail' in the second trimester: prenatal diagnosis, associated findings, and clinical outcome. Prenat Diagn. 2013 Feb; 33(2):134-40.
  4. Talkowski ME, Ordulu Z, Pillalamarri V, Benson CB, Blumenthal I, Connolly S, Hanscom C, Hussain N, Pereira S, Picker J, Rosenfeld JA, Shaffer LG, Wilkins-Haug LE, Gusella JF, Morton CC. Clinical diagnosis by whole-genome sequencing of a prenatal sample. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 6; 367(23):2226-32.
  5. Tsai A, Connolly S, Nedder A, Shapiro F. Visualization and analysis of the deforming piglet femur and hip following experimentally induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Jun; 60(6):1742-50.
  6. Hyman CJ. Fractures: abuse or rickets? Radiology. 2012 Aug; 264(2):615; author reply 615-7.
  7. Magarian EM, Vavken P, Connolly SA, Mastrangelo AN, Murray MM. Safety of intra-articular use of atelocollagen for enhanced tissue repair. Open Orthop J. 2012; 6:231-8.
  8. Perez-Rossello JM, Feldman HA, Kleinman PK, Connolly SA, Fair RA, Myers RM, Gordon CM. Rachitic changes, demineralization, and fracture risk in healthy infants and toddlers with vitamin D deficiency. Radiology. 2012 Jan; 262(1):234-41.
  9. Fleming BC, Vajapeyam S, Connolly SA, Magarian EM, Murray MM. The use of magnetic resonance imaging to predict ACL graft structural properties. J Biomech. 2011 Nov 10; 44(16):2843-6.
  10. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Palmer EL. Skeletal scintigraphy with 18F-NaF PET for the evaluation of bone pain in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):713-9.
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  12. Perez-Rossello JM, Connolly SA, Newton AW, Zou KH, Kleinman PK. Whole-body MRI in suspected infant abuse. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Sep; 195(3):744-50.
  13. Gholipour A, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Connolly SA, Warfield SK. Fetal brain volumetry through MRI volumetric reconstruction and segmentation. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2011 May; 6(3):329-39.
  14. Nakamura Y, Jennings RW, Connolly S, Diamond DA. Fetal diagnosis of penoscrotal transposition associated with perineal lipoma in one twin. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010; 27(3):164-7.
  15. Limperopoulos C, Folkerth R, Barnewolt CE, Connolly S, Du Plessis AJ. Posthemorrhagic cerebellar disruption mimicking Dandy-Walker malformation: fetal imaging and neuropathology findings. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Mar; 17(1):75-81.
  16. Shapiro F, Connolly S, Zurakowski D, Menezes N, Olear E, Jimenez M, Flynn E, Jaramillo D. Femoral head deformation and repair following induction of ischemic necrosis: a histologic and magnetic resonance imaging study in the piglet. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Dec; 91(12):2903-14.
  17. Tiderius C, Jaramillo D, Connolly S, Griffey M, Rodriguez DP, Kasser JR, Millis MB, Zurakowski D, Kim YJ. Post-closed reduction perfusion magnetic resonance imaging as a predictor of avascular necrosis in developmental hip dysplasia: a preliminary report. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jan-Feb; 29(1):14-20.
  18. Perez-Rossello JM, Connolly SA, Newton AW, Thomason M, Jenny C, Sugar NF, Kleinman PK. Pubic ramus radiolucencies in infants: the good, the bad, and the indeterminate. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun; 190(6):1481-6.
  19. Kan JH, Hernanz-Schulman M, Damon BM, Yu C, Connolly SA. MRI features of three paediatric intra-articular synovial lesions: a comparative study. Clin Radiol. 2008 Jul; 63(7):805-12.
  20. Gleason BC, Liegl-Atzwanger B, Kozakewich HP, Connolly S, Gebhardt MC, Fletcher JA, Perez-Atayde AR. Osteofibrous dysplasia and adamantinoma in children and adolescents: a clinicopathologic reappraisal. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Mar; 32(3):363-76.
  21. Kan JH, Hernanz-Schulman M, Frangoul HA, Connolly SA. MRI diagnosis of bone marrow relapse in children with ALL. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jan; 38(1):76-81.
  22. Connolly SA, Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Zurakowski D, Jaramillo D. MRI for detection of abscess in acute osteomyelitis of the pelvis in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Oct; 189(4):867-72.
  23. Menezes NM, Connolly SA, Shapiro F, Olear EA, Jimenez RM, Zurakowski D, Jaramillo D. Early ischemia in growing piglet skeleton: MR diffusion and perfusion imaging. Radiology. 2007 Jan; 242(1):129-36.
  24. Murray MM, Spindler KP, Abreu E, Muller JA, Nedder A, Kelly M, Frino J, Zurakowski D, Valenza M, Snyder BD, Connolly SA. Collagen-platelet rich plasma hydrogel enhances primary repair of the porcine anterior cruciate ligament. J Orthop Res. 2007 Jan; 25(1):81-91.
  25. Menezes NM, Olear EA, Li X, Connolly SA, Zurakowski D, Foley M, Shapiro F, Jaramillo D. Gadolinium-enhanced MR images of the growing piglet skeleton: ionic versus nonionic contrast agent. Radiology. 2006 May; 239(2):406-14.
  26. Connolly SA, Davies KJ, Connolly LP. Avulsive cortical irregularity and F-18 FDG PET. Clin Nucl Med. 2006 Feb; 31(2):87-9.
  27. Jimenez RM, Jaramillo D, Connolly SA. Imaging of the pediatric hand: soft tissue abnormalities. Eur J Radiol. 2005 Dec; 56(3):344-57.
  28. Dillon JE, Connolly SA, Connolly LP, Kim YJ, Jaramillo D. MR imaging of congenital/developmental and acquired disorders of the pediatric hip and pelvis. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2005 Nov; 13(4):783-97.
  29. Kassarjian A, Yoon LS, Belzile E, Connolly SA, Millis MB, Palmer WE. Triad of MR arthrographic findings in patients with cam-type femoroacetabular impingement. Radiology. 2005 Aug; 236(2):588-92.
  30. Mason AB, Halbrooks PJ, James NG, Connolly SA, Larouche JR, Smith VC, MacGillivray RT, Chasteen ND. Mutational analysis of C-lobe ligands of human serum transferrin: insights into the mechanism of iron release. Biochemistry. 2005 Jun 7; 44(22):8013-21.
  31. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Connolly LP. Tc-99m leukocyte imaging in acute graft versus host disease. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):801-2.
  32. Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Connolly LP. Meckel's diverticulitis: diagnosis with computed tomography and Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Dec; 29(12):823-4.
  33. Connolly LP, Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Young athletes with low back pain: skeletal scintigraphy of conditions other than pars interarticularis stress. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Nov; 29(11):689-93.
  34. Connolly LP, Connolly SA. Rib stress fractures. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Oct; 29(10):614-6.
  35. Connolly SA, Jaramillo D, Hong JK, Shapiro F. Skeletal development in fetal pig specimens: MR imaging of femur with histologic comparison. Radiology. 2004 Nov; 233(2):505-14.
  36. Mason AB, Halbrooks PJ, Larouche JR, Briggs SK, Moffett ML, Ramsey JE, Connolly SA, Smith VC, MacGillivray RT. Expression, purification, and characterization of authentic monoferric and apo-human serum transferrins. Protein Expr Purif. 2004 Aug; 36(2):318-26.
  37. Gervais DA, Brown SD, Connolly SA, Brec SL, Harisinghani MG, Mueller PR. Percutaneous imaging-guided abdominal and pelvic abscess drainage in children. Radiographics. 2004 May-Jun; 24(3):737-54.
  38. Connolly SA, Rosen AE, Musier-Forsyth K, Francklyn CS. G-1:C73 recognition by an arginine cluster in the active site of Escherichia coli histidyl-tRNA synthetase. Biochemistry. 2004 Feb 3; 43(4):962-9.
  39. Drubach LA, Connolly SA, Treves ST, Connolly LP. Stress-induced fracture involving a nonossifying fibroma. Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Jan; 29(1):41-2.
  40. Oeppen RS, Connolly SA, Bencardino JT, Jaramillo D. Acute injury of the articular cartilage and subchondral bone: a common but unrecognized lesion in the immature knee. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Jan; 182(1):111-7.
  41. Stauss J, Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Zurakowski D, Treves ST, Peters CA. Dynamic renal scintigraphy in children with vesicoureteral reflux and suspected coexisting ureteropelvic junction obstruction. J Urol. 2003 Nov; 170(5):1966-70.
  42. Rajadhyaksha C, Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the sacrum: value of three-phase imaging. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Nov; 28(11):933-5.
  43. Connolly LP, Connolly SA. Skeletal scintigraphy in the multimodality assessment of young children with acute skeletal symptoms. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Sep; 28(9):746-54.
  44. Connolly LP, Connolly SA. Thymic uptake of radiopharmaceuticals. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Aug; 28(8):648-51.
  45. McGee DM, Connolly SA, Young RH. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 24-2003. A 10-year-old girl with recurrent bouts of abdominal pain. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jul 31; 349(5):486-94.
  46. Larsen EC, Connolly SA, Rosenberg AE. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 20-2003. A nine-year-old girl with hepatosplenomegaly and pain in the thigh. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 26; 348(26):2669-77.
  47. Connolly LP, d'Hemecourt PA, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Micheli LJ, Treves ST. Skeletal scintigraphy of young patients with low-back pain and a lumbosacral transitional vertebra. J Nucl Med. 2003 Jun; 44(6):909-14.
  48. Jaramillo D, Connolly SA, Vajapeyam S, Robertson RL, Dunning PS, Mulkern RV, Hayward A, Maier SE, Shapiro F. Normal and ischemic epiphysis of the femur: diffusion MR imaging study in piglets. Radiology. 2003 Jun; 227(3):825-32.
  49. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Jaramillo D, Treves ST. Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of children: assessment of skeletal scintigraphy-based diagnosis in the era of MRI. J Nucl Med. 2002 Oct; 43(10):1310-6.
  50. Bokhari A, Connolly S, Coull BA, Harvey EA, Holmes LB, Bokhari A. Effects on toes from prenatal exposure to anticonvulsants. Teratology. 2002 Sep; 66(3):122-6.
  51. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Zurakowski D, Ted Treves S. Ectopic ureteroceles in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis: use of renal cortical scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Mar; 27(3):169-75.
  52. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Allograft tibial plateau fracture. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Dec; 26(12):1035-6.
  53. Connolly LP, Zurakowski D, Connolly SA, Peters CA, Drubach LA, Cilento BG, Treves ST. Natural history of vesicoureteral reflux in girls after age 5 years. J Urol. 2001 Dec; 166(6):2359-63.
  54. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Ectopic ureterocele with pyonephrosis: a potential mimic of acute pyelonephritis on renal cortical scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Nov; 26(11):938-9.
  55. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Drubach LA, Treves ST. Pyonephrosis in a duplex kidney: diagnosis facilitated by skeletal scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Jul; 26(7):629-30.
  56. Connolly SA, Connolly LP, Jaramillo D. Imaging of sports injuries in children and adolescents. Radiol Clin North Am. 2001 Jul; 39(4):773-90.
  57. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Renal malposition secondary to omphalocele shown on hepatobiliary scintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Jun; 26(6):546-8.
  58. Milne RS, Connolly SA, Krummenacher C, Eisenberg RJ, Cohen GH. Porcine HveC, a member of the highly conserved HveC/nectin 1 family, is a functional alphaherpesvirus receptor. Virology. 2001 Mar 15; 281(2):315-28.
  59. Connolly SA, Whitbeck JJ, Rux AH, Krummenacher C, van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk S, Cohen GH, Eisenberg RJ. Glycoprotein D homologs in herpes simplex virus type 1, pseudorabies virus, and bovine herpes virus type 1 bind directly to human HveC(nectin-1) with different affinities. Virology. 2001 Feb 1; 280(1):7-18.
  60. Connolly LP, Connolly SA, Treves ST. Differentiation of anterior tibial stress fracture from osteoid osteoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2001 Jan; 26(1):54-6.
  61. Whitbeck JC, Connolly SA, Willis SH, Hou W, Krummenacher C, Ponce de Leon M, Lou H, Baribaud I, Eisenberg RJ, Cohen GH. Localization of the gD-binding region of the human herpes simplex virus receptor, HveA. J Virol. 2001 Jan; 75(1):171-80.
  62. O'Neill MJ, Yoder IC, Connolly SA, Mueller PR. Imaging evaluation and classification of developmental anomalies of the female reproductive system with an emphasis on MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Aug; 173(2):407-16.
  63. Jaramillo D, Connolly SA, Mulkern RV, Shapiro F. Developing epiphysis: MR imaging characteristics and histologic correlation in the newborn lamb. Radiology. 1998 Jun; 207(3):637-45.
  64. De Sanctis JT, Connolly SA, Bramson RT. Effect of patient position on sonographically measured renal length in neonates, infants, and children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 May; 170(5):1381-3.
  65. Connolly LP, Treves ST, Connolly SA, Zimmerman RE, Bar-Sever Z, Itrato D, Davis RT. Pediatric skeletal scintigraphy: applications of pinhole magnification. Radiographics. 1998 Mar-Apr; 18(2):341-51.
  66. Connolly LP, Treves ST, Connolly SA, Zurakowski D, Share JC, Bar-Sever Z, Mitchell KD, Bauer SB. Vesicoureteral reflux in children: incidence and severity in siblings. J Urol. 1997 Jun; 157(6):2287-90.
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