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Diana M Palacio, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1478
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-1758
Fax: 713-794-4361
Email: dpalacio@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1992 University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2004-6/2005 Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
7/2001-12/2001 Clinical Fellowship, CT-US Body Imaging, San Vicente De Paul University Hospital, Medellin, Colombia
8/1995-7/1998 Clinical Residency, Radiology, San Vicente De Paul University Hospital, Medellin, Colombia
7/1994-4/1995 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia
7/1991-7/1992 Clinical Internship, San Vicente De Paul University Hospital, Medellin, Colombia

Board Certifications

2012 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Order Entry Committee, 10/2013-present
Member, DI Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee, 9/2013-present
Member, Clinical Research Committee # 3, 8/2012-present

Honors and Awards

2008 Educational Exhibit Award, Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America
2007-2008 Faculty of the Year, University of Texas Medical Branch
2002 Best Original Paper, 27th Colombian Congress or Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Betancourt SL, Palacio D, Jimenez CA, Martinez S, Marom EM. Thoracic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(3):W452-6, 9/2011. PMID: 21862772.
2. Palacio D, Mehran RJ, Marom EM. Esophageal luminal clot mimicking intramural esophageal hematoma. Ann Thorac Surg 91(2):e29, 2/2011. PMID: 21256262.
3. Boroumand N, Cooke R, Prys-Picard C, Palacio DM, Eltorky M. Idiopathic bronchiolitis with features of diffuse panbronchiolitis in an African-American patient with hepatitis c virus infection. Ann Diagn Pathol 14(6):443-6, 12/2010. e-Pub 2/2010. PMID: 21074694.
4. Kollar AC, Lick SD, Palacio DM, Johnson RF. Ross procedure with a composite autograft using stretch gore-tex material. Ann Thorac Surg 88(4):34-36, 10/2009. PMID: 19766774.
5. Dave A, Palacio D, Swischuk LE. Benign bone tumors: part II: benign chondromatous and osteoid bone tumors. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 30(25):1-5, 12/2007.
6. Dave A, Palacio D, Swischuk LE. Benign bone tumors: Part 1: benign fibrous bone tumors. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 30(24):1-5, 11/2007.
7. Dave A, Palacio D, Swischuk LE, Hernandez JA. Cysts and cyst-like lesions of bones. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 30(23):1-6, 11/2007.
8. Palacio D, Swischuk L, Chung D, Parada S. Posttraumatic ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a 7-year-old child diagnosed with multidetector CT of the chest: a case report. Emerg Radiol 14(6):431-3, 11/2007. e-Pub 6/2007. PMID: 17574483.
9. Harris NJ, Palacio D, Ginzel A, Richardson CJ, Swischuk L. Are routine cranial ultrasounds necessary in premature infants greater than 30 weeks gestation? Am J Perinatol 24(1):17-21, 1/2007. e-Pub 11/2006. PMID: 17094042.
10. Joshi M, Markelova N, Palacio D, Schapira RM. A patient with HIV, dyspnea, and multiple pulmonary nodules: pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma. Chest 130(6):1924-8, 12/2006. PMID: 17167017.
11. Hernandez JA, Camacho A, Palacio D, Swischuk LE. Low-grade (often multifocal) osteomyelitis (a diagnostic problem and/or a mimicker of tumor). Emerg Radiol 11(6):322-7, 11/2005. e-Pub 7/2005. PMID: 16344972.
12. Múnera F, Soto JA, Palacio DM, Castañeda J, Morales C, Sanabria A, Gutiérrez JE, García G. Penetrating neck injuries: helical CT angiography for initial evaluation. Radiology 224(2):366-72, 8/2002. PMID: 12147829.
13. Múnera F, Soto JA, Palacio D, Velez SM, Medina E. Diagnosis of arterial injuries caused by penetrating trauma to the neck: comparison of helical CT angiography and conventional angiography. Radiology 216(2):356-62, 8/2000. PMID: 10924553.
14. Palacio D, Soto JA, Munera F, Mejia M, Sanchez MC, Correa MC, Tamayo M. Vascular anatomy assessment in intra familiar kidney donors: helical CT angiography vs. conventional angiography. Colombian J of Radiol 11(2):381-7, 2000.
15. Francis AM, Sepesi B, Correa AM, Blum MA, Erasmus JJ, Lee JH, Maru DM, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Welsh JW, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL, Betancourt SL, Ajani JA, Palacio DM, Bhutani M, Komaki R, Lin SH, Chuang HH. The influence of histopathologic tumor viability on long-term survival and recurrence rates following neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg. Submitted.

Invited Articles

1. Washington L, Palacio D. Imaging of bacterial pulmonary infection in the immunocompetent patient. Semin Roentgenol 42(2):122-45, 4/2007. PMID: 17394925.

Abstracts

1. Betancourt S, Palacio D, Jimenez C, Boonsirikamchai P, Martinez S. Aspiration lung disease: from the suspected to the unexpexted. Proceedings of American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 4/2013.
2. Betancourt CS, Palacio D, Truong M, De Groot P, Marom E, Erasmus J. RECIST 1.1: Response evaluation in thoracic malignancies. Proceeding of American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 4/2013.
3. Betancourt SL, Truong MT, Palacio D, Moran CA, Hofstetter WL, Benveniste MFK, Godoy MC, Marom EM. Imaging, staging evaluation and treatment considerations in primary salivary gland-type lung cancer. Proceedings of American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2012.
4. Betancourt SL, Palacio D, Benveniste M, Godoy M, Marom EM. Complications and imaging interpretation of pitfalls following chest radiation therapy. Proceedings of Radiological Society of North America, 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 12/2011.
5. Jadhav S, Riascos R, Vu L, Wong S, Palacio D, Nishino TK. Comparison between PACS multiplanar reformats and sharpening tool in the detection of spinal lesions in trauma using 64 multidetector CT. Proceedings of Radiological Society of North America, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 12/2008.
6. Wong S, Riascos R, Palacio D, Vu L, Nishino TK, Jadhav SP, et al. Detection of rib fractures in 64 multidetector thoracoabdominal CT in the ER: does reviewer experience count?. Proceedings of Radiological Society of North America, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 12/2008.
7. Palacio D, Riascos R, Nishino TK, Vu L, Jadhav SP, Wong SK, et al. Performance of three difference reconstruction algorithms in the evaluation of potential sternal injuries in politrauma patients evaluated with 64-MDCT. Proceedings of Radiological Society of North America, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 12/2008.
8. Riasco R, Jadhav S, Vu L, Palacio D, Wong S, Nishino Tk et al. Thoracic and lumber spine in trauma thoraco-abdominal 64 multidetector CT: comparison between isovolumetric multiplanar reconstruction and sharpening kernel for the detection of lesions. Proceedings of Radiological Society of North America, 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 12/2008.
9. Kumar S, Duarte AG, Palacio D, McElyea D. Effect of ipratropium administration on airway distensibility in late lung transplant recipients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med:A859, 2008.

Book Chapters

1. Palacio D. Viral and mycoplasma pneumonia in immunocompetent adults. In: Chest Imaging. Ed(s) M Rosado, S Shalla, G Abbott, and S Martinez-Jiminez. Oxford University Press-Rotations in Radiology Series. In Press.

Last updated: 2/6/2014