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Dr. Andrew J. Einstein

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Associate Professor of Medicine (...

Columbia University
64 Morningside Dr.
New York , New York 10027
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1922, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of research, education, and service to address the critical and complex...   more

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Dr. Andrew J. Einstein, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, who testified before a Senate committee in 2008 about the isotope shortage, said supplies were adequate at the moment.
But he drew a biblical analogy. "This is the seven years of plenty," he said. "It certainly is time to be preparing for supply beyond Chalk River."
Dr. Einstein said that when tech 99 was not available, doctors could use substitutes, but that these gave the patient larger radiation doses or provided poorer image quality to the doctor.
And for some uses, doctors can substitute PET scans, he said. pr_target, 23 Feb 2010 [cached]
"Coronary CT angiography has generated great enthusiasm in recent years, due to its diagnostic accuracy in assessing patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease," said Andrew J. Einstein, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine in radiology and director of cardiac CT research at Columbia University Medical Center.
In his study, Dr. Einstein and a team of researchers compared the radiation exposure incurred during a coronary CT angiography procedure using a 64-detector row helical scanning and volume scanning, using a 320-detector row volume CT scanner. Phantoms simulating the male and female body were imaged using six different scan modes.
Using standard 64-detector row helical scanning as the benchmark, the effective radiation dose was reduced by 91 percent from 35.4 millisieverts (mSv) to 4.4 mSv using optimized 320-detector row volume scanning.
"By imaging the entire heart in one piece, volume scanning eliminates artifacts due to seams or gaps between image sections," said Dr. Einstein. "Moreover, the x-ray tube is left on for only a brief duration, as little as .35 seconds."
According to Dr. Einstein, state-of-the-art CT technology emphasizes optimal image resolution with the ability to lower radiation dose through a variety of features and scan modes that adjust and modulate the dose based on the specific needs of the individual patient.
"As CT technology advanced from 16- to 64-slice capabilities, the radiation dose went up significantly," he said. "Today, technology development is going in the opposite direction, reducing radiation exposure."
Dr. Einstein emphasized that practitioners must pay careful attention to using the appropriate scan mode to obtain diagnostic information with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient.
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"Radiation Dose from Single-Heartbeat Coronary CT Angiography Performed with a 320-Detector Row Volume Scanner. Collaborating with Dr. Einstein were Carl D. Elliston, M.A., Andrew E. Arai, M.D., Marcus Y. Chen, M.D., Richard Mather, Ph.D., Gregory D. N. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., Robert L. DeLaPaz, M.D., Edward Nickoloff, D.Sc, Ajoy Dutta, M.S., and David J. Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc.
ACTS Leadership - Association for Clinical and Translational Science, 26 Oct 2014 [cached]
Andrew J. Einstein, M.D., Ph.D. Treasurer
Advisory Boards | ARCC, 19 Sept 2014 [cached]
Andrew Einstein MD, PhD
Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist and clinical and translational investigator whose research focuses on patient safety and medical imaging. He presently serves as both Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Radiology) and Victoria and Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Radiology) at Columbia University, where he also is Director of Cardiac Computed Tomography Research and Co-Director of Cardiac Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His interdisciplinary research program has been recently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, multiple foundation grants, and investigator-initiated grants from industry. Dr. Einstein's research has resulted in over 100 publications in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Lancet, and over 80 invited lectures at scientific conferences across the globe as well as at the Food and Drug Administration and US Senate. This work has been influential in affecting clinical practice, has been widely reported in the popular media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CBS Evening News, and cited over two thousand times in the scientific literature.
For his research, Dr. Einstein has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and received the Louis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator, the American Federation for Medical Research's Junior Physician Investigator Award, and the American College of Cardiology's Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Investigator Award. He is a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee, a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has served as a reviewer for the National Cancer Institute and numerous journals. He is a board member of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and multiple cardiology societies, and serves on the editorial boards of several cardiology journals. In addition, he is a founder and the gabbai of the association of Orthodox Jewish cardiologists.
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Andrew J. Einstein, Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA
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