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Bruno C. Odisio, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Interventional Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Odisio joined MD Anderson in 2012 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Odisio’s clinical and research interests include the use of liver-directed therapies for patients with primary and secondary hepatic malignancies.

Research Interests

Transarterial chemoembolization, percutaneous hepatic ablation, transarterial radioembolization, portal vein embolization, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, liver metastasis.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1471
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT14.5084
Phone: 713-563-1066
Fax: 713-792-4098

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2003 Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2009-6/2010 Clinical Fellowship, Advanced Interventional Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Michael Wallace, MD
2/2008-2/2009 Clinical Fellowship, Non-vascular Interventional and Emergency Radiology, Hospital das Clínicas São Paulo University Medical School (INRAD-USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2/2005-2/2008 Clinical Residency, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital das Clínicas São Paulo University Medical School (INRAD-USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Board Certifications

8/2011 Brazilian Board of Interventional Radiology
8/2008 Brazilian Board of Radiology


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2012-9/2013

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Interventional Radiologist, Cancer Institute of São Paulo - University of São Paulo (ICESP - FMUSP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 9/2010-2/2012
Interventional Radiologist, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 9/2010-2/2012
Non-vascular Interventional Radiologist, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2/2008-4/2009

Honors and Awards

2008 Paulista journey of radiology award in the category abdominal imaging, Paulista Society of Radiology
2006 Paulista journey of radiology award in the category head and neck, Paulista Society of Radiology

Professional Memberships

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), Vienna, Austria
Active Member, 4/2012-present
International Liver Cancer Association, Brussels, Belgium
Active Member, 5/2015-present
Radiological Society of North America
Active Member, 2005-present
Society of Interventional Radiology, Fairfax, VA
Active Member, 3/2012-present
Society of Thermal Medicine
Active Member, 1/2014-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Odisio BC, Richter M, Aloia A, Conrad C, Ahrar K, Gupta S, Vauthey JN, Huang S. Use of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent abscess formation following hepatic ablation in patients with prior enterobiliary manipulation. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. In Press.
2. Mahvash A, Murthy R, Odisio BC, Raghav KPS, Girard L, Sheere C, Nguyen C, Ensor J, Gadani S, Elsayes K, Abdel-Wahab R, Hasssan M, Shalaby A, Yao J, Wallace MJ, Kaseb AO. Yttrium-90 resin microspheres as an adjunct to sorafenib in patient's with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. In Press.
3. Abdelsalam ME, Mahvash A, Avritscher R, McRae SE, Odisio BC. Balloon-Assisted Flow Diversion and Selective Catheterization of Target Vessels for Hepatic Transarterial Embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol 27(2):283-5, 2/2016. PMID: 26830942.
4. Passot G, Odisio BC, Zorzi D, Mahvash A, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Kim BJ, Yamashita S, Conrad C, Aloia TA, Vauthey JN, Chun YS. Eradication of Missing Liver Metastases After Fiducial Placement. J Gastrointest Surg. e-Pub 1/20/2016. PMID: 26791387.
5. Odisio BCshton A, Yan Y, Wei W, Kaseb A, Wallace MJ, Vauthey JN, Gupta S, Tam AL. Transarterial Hepatic Chemoembolization with 70-150 µm Drug-Eluting Beads: Assessment of Clinical Safety and Liver Toxicity Profile. J Vasc Interv Radiol. e-Pub 5/2015. PMID: 25979305.
6. Steele JR, Jones AK, Ninan EP, Clarke RK, Odisio BC, Avritscher R, Murthy R, Mahvash A. Why Bundled Payments Could Drive Innovation: An Example From Interventional Oncology. J Oncol Pract. e-Pub 1/2015. PMID: 25604596.
7. Guimarães MD, Hochhegger B, Benveniste MF, Odisio BC, Gross JL, Zurstrassen CE, Tyng CC, Bitencourt AG, Marchiori E. Improving CT-guided transthoracic biopsy of mediastinal lesions by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Clinics (Sao Paulo) 69(11):787-91, 11/2014. PMCID: PMC4255081.
8. Odisio BC, Galastri F, Avritscher R, Afonso BB, Segatelli V, Felga GE, Salvalaggio PR, Ensor J, Wallace MJ, Nasser F. Hepatocellular Carcinomas within the Milan Criteria: Predictors of Histologic Necrosis after Drug-eluting Beads Transarterial Chemoembolization. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 37(4):1018-26, 8/2014. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24149832.
9. Guimaraes MD, Marchiori E, Odisio BC, Hochhegger B, Bitencourt AG, Zurstrassen CE, Tyng CC, Gross JL, Chojniak R, Godoy MC. Functional imaging with diffusion-weighted MRI for lung biopsy planning: initial experience. World J Surg Oncol 12(1):203, 2014. e-Pub 7/2014. PMCID: PMC4101714.
10. Niikura N, Odisio BC, Tokuda Y, Symmans FW, Hortobagyi GN, Ueno NT. Latest biopsy approach for suspected metastases in patients with breast cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 10(12):711-9, 12/2013. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24145987.
11. Nasser F, Affonso BB, Galastri FL, Odisio BC, Garcia RG. Minimally invasive treatment of hepatic adenoma in special cases. Einstein (Sao Paulo) 11(4):524-7, 12/2013. PMID: 24488396.
12. Smith J, Murthy R, Lahoti A, Odisio B, Avritscher R, Chasen B, Mahvash A. Temporary balloon occlusion of the common hepatic artery for yttrium-90 glass microspheres administration in a patient with hepatocellular cancer and renal insufficiency. Case Rep Radiol 2013:560758, 2013. e-Pub 4/2013. PMCID: PMC3655505.
13. Odisio BC, Tam AL, Avritscher R, Gupta S, Wallace MJ. CT-guided adrenal biopsy: comparison of ipsilateral decubitus versus prone patient positioning for biopsy approach. Eur Radiol 22(6):1233-1239, 6/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMID: 22227794.

Invited Articles

1. Odisio BC, Wallace MJ. Image-guided interventions in oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 23(4):937-955, 10/2014. e-Pub 8/2014. PMID: 25246055.


1. Passot G, Odisio BC, Zorzi D, Mahvash A, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Kim, BJ, Yamashita S, Conrad C, Aloia T, Vauthey JN, Chun YS. Eradication of colorectal liver metastasis after fiducial placement. IHPBA 2016. In Press.
2. Christensen JA, Ashton AA, Huang SY, Shrar K, Gupta S, Aparacio A, Odisio BC. Image-guided tumor ablation of prostate metastases to the liver. SIR 2016. In Press.
3. Odisio EG, Odisio BC, Ahrar KA, Sabir SH, Tam AL, Godoy MB. Imaging features of image-guided lung tumor ablation: The good, the bad and the ugly. STR 2016. In Press.
4. Odisio BC, Figueira TA, Sabir SH, Wei W, Abdelsalam ME, Huang SY, Tam AL, Mahvash A, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Vauthey JN, Kaseb AO. Large single hepatocellular carcinomas treated with transarterial chemoembolization: In which BCLC Stage patients should be allocated?. EASL 2016. In Press.
5. Mahvash A, Mikell J, Siman W, Odisio BC, Murthy R, Kappadath SC. Quantifying differences in tumor uptake between planning 99mTc-MAA and post-therapy 90Y microsphere SPECT/CT using the balloon occlusion technique for common hepatic artery administration. SIR 2016. In Press.
6. Richter M, Huang S, Aloia T, Conrad C, Vauthey J, Gupta S, Odisio BC. Efficacy of aggressive antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent abscess following percutaneous hepatic ablation in patients with biliary enteric anastomoses. World Congress of Interventional Oncology (WCIO) 2015, 5/2015.
7. Ahrar J, Ensor J, Mahvash A, Sabir SH, Steele J, McRae S, Avritscher R, Huang S, Odisio BC, Murthy R, Ahrar K, Wallace M, Gupta S. Efficacy of a self-expanding tract sealant device in the reduction of pneumothorax and chest tube placement rates after percutaneous lung biopsy: A matched controlled study using propensity score analysis. SIR 40th Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 2(26):S149-S150, 2/2015.
8. Huang SY, Hamlin AV, Odisio BC, Gupta S, Ahrar K, Kroll M. Efficacy of an IVC filter retrieval algorithm in a cancer population. JVIR 26(2):S64, 2/2015.
9. Murthy R, Subbiah S, Mahvash A, Odisio BC, Gupta S, Ahrar J, Sabir Sh, Huang S, Bosch M. Image-Guided Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccination In Advanced Cancer: Technical Aspects. Poster, 2/2015.
10. Murthy R, Subbiah V, Mahvash A, Odisio B, Gupta S, Ahrar J, Bosch M. Phase 1 Trial of Image-guided Vaccination of Autologous Dendritic Cell in Advanced Cancer: Technical Aspects. ISET 2015, 2/2015.
11. Ahston A, Tam AL, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Odisio BC. DEB-TACE with small particles (70-150µm): initial clinical experience and safety profile. JVIR - Proceedings of the World Congress of Interventional Oncology, 5/2014.
12. Huang SY, Odisio BC, Sabir S, Ensor Jr J, Kroll M, Wallace MJ, Gupta S. Clinical factors that predict 6 month mortality for patients with solid malignancy receiving IVC filters. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(3 Supplement):S159-S160, 3/2014.
13. Marsala II A, Tam A, Galastri FL, Affonso BB, Nasser F, Wallace MJ, Odisio BC. Drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization of the cystic artery: less scary than it sounds. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(3 Supplement):S164, 3/2014.
14. Black B, Jones AK, Mahvash A, Odisio, BC, Avritscher R, Ensor J, Murthy R, Steele JR. Impact of a novel balloon occlusion technique on fluoroscopy time and radiation dose using Y90 radioembolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(3):S205, 3/2014.
15. Sedrak L, Tam A, Odisio BC, Sabir S, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Huang SY. Percutaneous transesophageal gastrostomy catheters: Indication, technique, and outcome. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(3 Supplement):S143-S144, 3/2014.
16. Mahvash A, Odisio BC, Avritscher R, Chasen B, Murthy R. Temporary balloon occlusion of the common hepatic artery during Y90 radioembolization planning and treatment in patient's with hepatic hepatoenteric collaterals. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(3 Supplement):S87-S88, 3/2014.
17. Shi X, Avritscher R, Odisio BC. Electromagnetic navigation tracking system aided drainage of postoperative subphrenic fluid collections. Presented at the 2014 Texas Radiological Society., Dallas, TX, 2/2014.
18. Travassos FB, Affonso BB, Galastri FL, Cavalcante RN, Amorim JE, Odisio BC, Fina B, Gomes IM, Oliveira IS, Nasser F. Superior vena cava syndrome treatment with justa-atrial stent placement under transesophageal echocardiogram guidance. Proceedings of the 16th SOBRICE Meeting, 7/2013.
19. Gadani S, Avritscher R, Odisio BC, Murthy R, Mahvash A. Infectious complications of Y90 radioembolization in patients with surgical bilioenteric anastamosis or compromised sphincter of oddi: the md anderson experience. The World Conference of Interventional Oncology Annual Meeting, 5/2013.
20. Gadani S, Huang S, Wallace MJ, Avritscher R, Odisio BC. Calcium arterial stimulation venous sampling for preoperative localization of occult insulinomas. J Vasc Interv Radiol Supplement 24(4):S164-S165 (#386), 4/2013.
21. Odisio BC, Harmoush S, Ensor J, Wallace MJ. Complication assesment in image-guided research biopsies 24(4, Supplement):S175,, 4/2013.
22. Odisio BC, Galastri FL, Avritscher R, Affonso BB, Salvalaggio PR, Joseph E, Wallace MJ, Nasser F. Factors affecting transarterial chemoembolization response in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: Imaging-pathology assessment. J Vasc Interv Radiol Supplement 24(4):S68 (#138), 4/2013.
23. Odisio BC, Shreyaah S, Mahvash A, Avritscher R, Chasen B, Murthy R, Garrett C. KRAS mutant metastatic colorectal cancer: is there a role for Yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolotherapy?. J Vasc Interv Radiol Supplement 24(4):S112-S113 (#254), 4/2013.
24. Odisio BC, Tam AL, Avritscher R, Gupta S, Wallace MJ. CT-guided adrenal biopsy: Comparison of ipsilateral decubitus versus prone patient positioning for biopsy approach. J Vasc Interv Radiol Supplement 22(3):S13, 3/2011.

Book Chapters

1. Odisio BC, Gupta S. Vascular interventions in non-hepatic abdominal and pelvic malignancies. In: Vascular Imaging and Endovascular Intervention. In Press.
2. Orlando JL, Ramos F, Odisio BC. Embolization of peripheral vascular malformations. In: Embolization: Principles and Clinical Applications. Ed(s) Guimaraes M, Lencioni R, Siskin G. Wolters Kluwer, 2014.
3. Odisio BC, Nasser F, Affonso BB. Interventional radiology in the management of complications in liver transplant recipients. In: Transplantation of organs and tissues compendium. Ed(s) Neto. BHF (Ed.): Atheneu, 2014.
4. Shaw C, Odisio BC, Avritscher R, Madoff DC. 19. Nodes and Soft Tissue Masses Involving the Retroperitoneum, Mesentery, Omentum Peritoneal Ligaments. In: Percutaneous Image-Guided Biopsy. Ed(s) Ahrar K, Gupta S. Springer Science+Business Media: New York, NY, 267 - 279, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4614-8216-1.
5. Odisio BC, Murthy R, Wallace MJ. Image-guided therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma. In: Hepatocellular carcinoma - future outlook. InTech - Open Access Publisher, 2013.
6. Jakob J, Phan A, Yao J, Odisio BC, Gupta S. Neuroendocrine Tumors. In: The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, 2nd. McGraw Hill Professional, 2011. ISBN: 0071701060.
7. Odisio BC, Menezes, MR, Garcia RG, Siqueira LT, Viana P, Julio T. Interventional Radiology in Oncology (Interventional Oncology). In: ICESP Manual. Revinter, 2010.
8. Odisio BC, Loula DC, Cerri L. Bladder and urethra. In: Abdominal ultra-sonography, 2nd. Ed(s) Cerri & Chammas. Revinter, 2008.

Letters to the Editor

1. Abdelsalam ME, Mahvash A, McRae S, Avritscher R, Odisio BC. Balloon-Assisted flow diversion and catheterization for transarterial Hepatic Embolization. JVIR. In Press.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Nasser F, Afonso BB, Odisio BC. Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology (SoBRICE): Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Press.
2. Gadani S, Soulem M, Rilling WS, Kothay N, Odisio BC. Society of Interventional 2015 - Complex TACE: in the lab workshop. Society of Interventional Radiology, 4/2015.

Last updated: 2/26/2016