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Harriet Paltiel, MD
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Harriet  Paltiel, MD

Department: Radiology
Research Centers: Radiology Research Center
Hospital Title: Radiologist
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Radiology
Research Area: Ultrasound
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Research Overview

Harriet Paltiel uses sonographic techniques to investigate pediatric disorders, particularly of the genitourinary tract and in the study of vascular anomalies. She is working to develop novel automated quantification techniques in the determination of testicular perfusion in an animal model of testicular torsion using contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging, and to characterize the morphology and flow characteristics of superficial and visceral vascular anomalies. Dr. Paltiel hopes to achieve greater accuracy in the assessment of testicular perfusion in patients with acute scrotal symptoms, so that the incidence of equivocal examinations is significantly decreased, unnecessary surgery is avoided, and patients with testicular torsion are rapidly diagnosed.

About Harriet Paltiel

Dr. Paltiel received her MD from McGill University in Montreal Canada, followed by an internship and residency at McGill University Teaching Hospitals. She went on to complete a fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston, and received additional training in Pathology at St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto.


Key Publications

Paltiel HJ, Rupich RC, Babcock DS. Maturational changes in arterial impedance of the normal testis in boys: Doppler sonographic study. AJR 1994; 163:1189-1193.


Paltiel HJ, Connolly LP, Atala A, Paltiel AD, Zurakowski D, Treves ST. Acute scrotal symptoms in boys with an indeterminate clinical presentation: Comparison of color Doppler sonography and scintigraphy. Radiology 1998; 207:223-231.


Paltiel HJ, Burrows PE, Kozakewich HP, Zurokowski D, Mulliken JB. Soft-tissue vascular anomalies: utility of US for diagnosis. Radiology 2000; 214:747-754.

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