Harriet Paltiel, MD

Harriet Paltiel, MD

Staff Radiologist

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Ultrasonography
  • Genitourinary Radiology
  • Vascular Anomalies

Departments

  • Radiology

Programs

  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

McGill University, 1978

Montreal, Canada

Medical School

McGill University, 1979

Montreal, Canada

Internship

Jewish General Hospital, 1979 - 1980

Montreal, Canada

Residency, Pathology

St. Michael's Hospital, 1980 - 1981

Toronto, Canada

Residency, Internal Medicine/Radiology

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 1981 - 1986

Montreal, Canada

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1986-1988

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Radiology, Pediatric Radiology

Professional History

Dr. Paltiel received her L. Mus and M.D.C.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After a rotating internship in Montreal she trained for one year in Anatomical Pathology at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and for one year in Internal Medicine at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. After a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University Teaching Hospitals, she completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital oston. Dr. Paltiel's particular interests are pediatric ultrasonography, vascular anomalies, and genitourinary disorders.

Publications

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  1. Colleran GC, Barnewolt CE, Chow JS, Paltiel HJ. Intrarenal Reflux: Diagnosis at Contrast-Enhanced Voiding Urosonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Aug; 35(8):1811-9.
  2. Nahata L, Yu RN, Paltiel HJ, Chow JS, Logvinenko T, Rosoklija I, Cohen LE. Sperm Retrieval in Adolescents and Young Adults with Klinefelter Syndrome: A Prospective, Pilot Study. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:260-5.e1-2.
  3. Paltiel HJ, Phelps A. US of the pediatric female pelvis. Radiology. 2014 Mar; 270(3):644-57.
  4. Alomari AI, Spencer SA, Arnold RW, Chaudry G, Kasser JR, Burrows PE, Govender P, Padua HM, Dillon B, Upton J, Taghinia AH, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Fevurly RD, Greene AK, Landrigan-Ossar M, Paltiel HJ, Trenor CC, Kozakewich HP. Fibro-adipose vascular anomaly: clinical-radiologic-pathologic features of a newly delineated disorder of the extremity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1):109-17.
  5. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Muyide F, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Martins Y, Burmeister K, Kozakewich H, Hollowell M, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. How are childhood thyroid nodules discovered: opportunities for improving early detection. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):658-60.
  6. Paltiel HJ, Estrada CR, Alomari AI, Stamoulis C, Passerotti CC, Meral FC, Lee RS, Clement GT. Multi-planar dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound assessment of blood flow in a rabbit model of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2014 Feb; 40(2):361-70.
  7. Darge K, Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Bulas DI, Coley BD, Fordham LA, Paltiel HJ, McCarville B, Volberg FM, Cosgrove DO, Goldberg BB, Wilson SR, Feinstein SB. Safety of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children for non-cardiac applications: a review by the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS). Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Sep; 43(9):1063-73.
  8. Gupta A, Ly S, Castroneves LA, Frates MC, Benson CB, Feldman HA, Wassner AJ, Smith JR, Marqusee E, Alexander EK, Barletta J, Doubilet PM, Peters HE, Webb S, Modi BP, Paltiel HJ, Kozakewich H, Cibas ES, Moore FD, Shamberger RC, Larsen PR, Huang SA. A standardized assessment of thyroid nodules in children confirms higher cancer prevalence than in adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug; 98(8):3238-45.
  9. Behr GG, Fishman SJ, Caty MG, Kulungowski AM, Paltiel HJ, Alomari AI. Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma and infantile hemangioma: a rare association. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Mar; 47(3):448-52.
  10. Paltiel HJ, Padua HM, Gargollo PC, Cannon GM, Alomari AI, Yu R, Clement GT. Contrast-enhanced, real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging of tissue perfusion: preliminary results in a rabbit model of testicular torsion. Phys Med Biol. 2011 Apr 7; 56(7):2183-97.
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  12. Golewale N, Paltiel HJ, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI. Portal vascular anomalies in Down syndrome: spectrum of clinical presentation and management approach. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Aug; 45(8):1676-81.
  13. Hallacoglu B, Matulewicz RS, Paltiel HJ, Padua H, Gargollo P, Cannon G, Alomari A, Sassaroli A, Fantini S. Noninvasive assessment of testicular torsion in rabbits using frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy: prospects for pediatric urology. J Biomed Opt. 2009 Sep-Oct; 14(5):054027.
  14. Tsai A, Paltiel HJ, Sena LM, Kim HB, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI. Neonatal hemochromatosis and patent ductus venosus: clinical course and diagnostic pitfalls. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Aug; 39(8):823-7.
  15. Gargollo PC, Paltiel HJ, Rosoklija I, Diamond DA. Mound calcification after endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with autologous chondrocytes--a normal variant of mound appearance? J Urol. 2009 Jun; 181(6):2702-7; discussion 2707-8.
  16. Cassar S, Bhatt S, Paltiel HJ, Dogra VS. Role of spectral Doppler sonography in the evaluation of partial testicular torsion. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Nov; 27(11):1629-38.
  17. Revencu N, Boon LM, Mulliken JB, Enjolras O, Cordisco MR, Burrows PE, Clapuyt P, Hammer F, Dubois J, Baselga E, Brancati F, Carder R, Quintal JM, Dallapiccola B, Fischer G, Frieden IJ, Garzon M, Harper J, Johnson-Patel J, Labrèze C, Martorell L, Paltiel HJ, Pohl A, Prendiville J, Quere I, Siegel DH, Valente EM, Van Hagen A, Van Hest L, Vaux KK, Vicente A, Weibel L, Chitayat D, Vikkula M. Parkes Weber syndrome, vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, and other fast-flow vascular anomalies are caused by RASA1 mutations. Hum Mutat. 2008 Jul; 29(7):959-65.
  18. Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Peters CA, Cilento BG, Paltiel HJ, Rosoklija I, Retik AB. Relationship of varicocele grade and testicular hypotrophy to semen parameters in adolescents. J Urol. 2007 Oct; 178(4 Pt 2):1584-8.
  19. Fleischman A, Paltiel H, Chow J, Ringelheim J, Gordon CM. Normal ovarian structure and function with normal glucose tolerance in girls with early treatment of classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Apr; 20(2):67-72.
  20. Christison-Lagay ER, Burrows PE, Alomari A, Dubois J, Kozakewich HP, Lane TS, Paltiel HJ, Klement G, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ. Hepatic hemangiomas: subtype classification and development of a clinical practice algorithm and registry. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan; 42(1):62-7; discussion 67-8.
  21. Thierman JS, Clement GT, Kalish LA, O'Kane PL, Frauscher F, Paltiel HJ. Automated sonographic evaluation of testicular perfusion. Phys Med Biol. 2006 Jul 21; 51(14):3419-32.
  22. Paltiel HJ, Kalish LA, Susaeta RA, Frauscher F, O'Kane PL, Freitas-Filho LG. Pulse-inversion US imaging of testicular ischemia: quantitative and qualitative analyses in a rabbit model. Radiology. 2006 Jun; 239(3):718-29.
  23. Alukal JP, Zurakowski D, Atala A, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Cilento BG, Mandell J, Peters CA, Paltiel HJ, Retik AB, Diamond DA. Testicular hypotrophy does not correlate with grade of adolescent varicocele. J Urol. 2005 Dec; 174(6):2367-70, discussion 2370.
  24. Vogel AM, Paltiel HJ, Kozakewich HP, Burrows PE, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ. Iliac artery stenosis in a child with cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jul; 40(7):e9-12.
  25. Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Atala A, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Cilento BG, Paltiel H, Peters CA, Retik AB. Is adolescent varicocele a progressive disease process? J Urol. 2004 Oct; 172(4 Pt 2):1746-8; discussion 1748.
  26. Paltiel HJ, Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Drubach LA, Atala A. Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with autologous chondrocytes: postoperative sonographic features. Radiology. 2004 Aug; 232(2):390-7.
  27. Kassarjian A, Zurakowski D, Dubois J, Paltiel HJ, Fishman SJ, Burrows PE. Infantile hepatic hemangiomas: clinical and imaging findings and their correlation with therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Mar; 182(3):785-95.
  28. Diamond DA, Borer JG, Peters CA, Cilento BG, Sorcini A, Kaefer M, Paltiel HJ. Neonatal scrotal haematoma: mimicker of neonatal testicular torsion. BJU Int. 2003 May; 91(7):675-7.
  29. Donnelly LF, Lucaya J, Ozelame V, Frush DP, Strouse PJ, Sumner TE, Paltiel HJ. CT findings and temporal course of persistent pulmonary interstitial emphysema in neonates: a multiinstitutional study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Apr; 180(4):1129-33.
  30. Paltiel HJ. Pediatric abdominal applications of color Doppler ultrasonography. Ultrasound Q. 2002 Sep; 18(3):161-85.
  31. Marler JJ, Fishman SJ, Upton J, Burrows PE, Paltiel HJ, Jennings RW, Mulliken JB. Prenatal diagnosis of vascular anomalies. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Mar; 37(3):318-26.
  32. Paltiel HJ, Diamond DA, Di Canzio J, Zurakowski D, Borer JG, Atala A. Testicular volume: comparison of orchidometer and US measurements in dogs. Radiology. 2002 Jan; 222(1):114-9.
  33. Paltiel HJ. Cases 94, 104, 114. Fetal and pediatric ultrasound. A casebook approach. 2001; 475-479; 533-538; 583-588.
  34. PaltielHJ. Sonography of Pediatric Scrotal Emergencies. 2001; 162-166.
  35. Paltiel HJ, Mulkern RV, Perez-Atayde A, Connolly LP, Zurakowski D, Treves ST, Atala A. Effect of chronic, low-pressure, sterile vesicoureteral reflux on renal growth and function in a porcine model: a radiologic and pathologic study. Radiology. 2000 Nov; 217(2):507-15.
  36. Diamond DA, Paltiel HJ, DiCanzio J, Zurakowski D, Bauer SB, Atala A, Ephraim PL, Grant R, Retik AB. Comparative assessment of pediatric testicular volume: orchidometer versus ultrasound. J Urol. 2000 Sep; 164(3 Pt 2):1111-4.
  37. Connolly LP, Zurakowski D, Peters CA, Dicanzio J, Ephraim P, Paltiel HJ, Share JC, Treves ST. Variability of diuresis renography interpretation due to method of post-diuretic renal pelvic clearance half-time determination. J Urol. 2000 Aug; 164(2):467-71.
  38. Paltiel HJ, Burrows PE, Kozakewich HP, Zurakowski D, Mulliken JB. Soft-tissue vascular anomalies: utility of US for diagnosis. Radiology. 2000 Mar; 214(3):747-54.
  39. Atala A, Ellsworth P, Share J, Paltiel H, Walker RD, Retik AB. Comparison of sonicated albumin enhanced sonography to fluoroscopic and radionuclide voiding cystography for detecting vesicoureteral reflux. J Urol. 1998 Nov; 160(5):1820-2.
  40. Burrows PE, Laor T, Paltiel H, Robertson RL. Diagnostic imaging in the evaluation of vascular birthmarks. Dermatol Clin. 1998 Jul; 16(3):455-88.
  41. 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 Apr; 207(1):223-31.
  42. Buckley KM, Taylor GA, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Share JC, Paltiel HJ. Use of the mastoid fontanelle for improved sonographic visualization of the neonatal midbrain and posterior fossa. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1997 Apr; 168(4):1021-5.
  43. Boon LM, Burrows PE, Paltiel HJ, Lund DP, Ezekowitz RA, Folkman J, Mulliken JB. Hepatic vascular anomalies in infancy: a twenty-seven-year experience. J Pediatr. 1996 Sep; 129(3):346-54.
  44. Chung T, Hoffer FA, Burrows PE, Paltiel HJ. MR imaging of hepatic hemangiomas of infancy and changes seen with interferon alpha-2a treatment. Pediatr Radiol. 1996; 26(5):341-8.
  45. Frush DP, Babcock DS, Lewis AG, Paltiel HJ, Rupich R, Bove KE, Sheldon CA. Comparison of color Doppler sonography and radionuclide imaging in different degrees of torsion in rabbit testes. Acad Radiol. 1995 Nov; 2(11):945-51.
  46. Roach PJ, Paltiel HJ, Perez-Atayde A, Tello RJ, Davis RT, Treves ST. Renal dysplasia in infants: appearance on 99mTc DMSA scintigraphy. Pediatr Radiol. 1995; 25(6):472-5.
  47. Paltiel HJ, Rupich RC, Babcock DS. Maturational changes in arterial impedance of the normal testis in boys: Doppler sonographic study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1994 Nov; 163(5):1189-93.
  48. Paltiel HJ. Imaging of neonatal cholestasis. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 1994 Aug; 15(4):290-305.
  49. Mandell J, Paltiel HJ, Peters CA, Benacerraf BR. Prenatal findings associated with a unilateral nonfunctioning or absent kidney. J Urol. 1994 Jul; 152(1):176-8.
  50. Paltiel HJ, Gelfand MJ, Elgazzar AH, Washburn LC, Harris RE, Masters PR, Golsch GJ. Neural crest tumors: I-123 MIBG imaging in children. Radiology. 1994 Jan; 190(1):117-21.
  51. Gelfand MJ, Daya SA, Rucknagel DL, Kalinyak KA, Paltiel HJ. Simultaneous occurrence of rib infarction and pulmonary infiltrates in sickle cell disease patients with acute chest syndrome. J Nucl Med. 1993 Apr; 34(4):614-8.
  52. Paltiel HJ, Rupich RC, Kiruluta HG. Enhanced detection of vesicoureteral reflux in infants and children with use of cyclic voiding cystourethrography. Radiology. 1992 Sep; 184(3):753-5.
  53. Englaro EE, Gelfand MJ, Paltiel HJ. Bone scintigraphy in preschool children with lower extremity pain of unknown origin. J Nucl Med. 1992 Mar; 33(3):351-4.
  54. Paltiel HJ, Patriquin HB, Keller MS, Babcock DS, Leithiser RE. Infantile hepatic hemangioma: Doppler US. Radiology. 1992 Mar; 182(3):735-42.
  55. Paltiel HJ, Summerville DA, Treves ST. Iodine-123 scintigraphy in the evaluation of pediatric thyroid disorders: a ten year experience. Pediatr Radiol. 1992; 22(4):251-6.
  56. Radkowski D, Arnold J, Healy GB, McGill T, Treves ST, Paltiel H, Friedman EM. Thyroglossal duct remnants. Preoperative evaluation and management. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Dec; 117(12):1378-81.
  57. Jequier S, Paltiel H, Lafortune M. Ureterovesical jets in infants and children: duplex and color Doppler US studies. Radiology. 1990 May; 175(2):349-53.
  58. Patriquin HB, O'Regan S, Robitaille P, Paltiel H. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome: intrarenal arterial Doppler patterns as a useful guide to therapy. Radiology. 1989 Sep; 172(3):625-8.
  59. Paltiel HJ, Lebowitz RL. Neonatal hydronephrosis due to primary vesicoureteral reflux: trends in diagnosis and treatment. Radiology. 1989 Mar; 170(3 Pt 1):787-9.
  60. Paltiel HJ, Wilkinson RH, Kozakewich HP. Case report 507: Osteosarcoma of the distal femoral epiphysis. Skeletal Radiol. 1988; 17(7):527-30.
  61. Paltiel HJ, O'Gorman AM, Meagher-Villemure K, Rosenblatt B, Silver K, Watters GV. Subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy (Leigh disease): CT study. Radiology. 1987 Jan; 162(1 Pt 1):115-8.
  62. Paltiel HJ, Azouz EM, Esseltine DW, Bernstein M. Computed tomography in interstitial lung disease. J Comput Tomogr. 1986 Oct; 10(4):349-56.
  63. Diamond DA, Borer JG, Peters CA, Sorcini A, Kaefer M, Cilento BG, Paltiel HJ. Neonatal scrotal hematoma: a mimic of neonatal testicular torsion (poster). European Society of Pediatric Urology, Budapest, Hungary. April 11-13, 2002.
  64. Khurana B, Paltiel HJ, Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Atala A. Transurethral subureteric injection of autologous chondrocytes.. Society for Pediatric Radiology, Philadelphia, PA. April 27-May 1, 2002.
  65. Khurana B, Paltiel HJ, Diamond DA, Zurakowski D, Atala A. Transurethral subureteric injection of autologous chondrocytes.. American Roentgen Ray Society, Atlanta, GA, April 28-May 3, 2002.
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