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Ott Le, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

After completing his fellowship training in Body Imaging from MD Anderson in 2008, Dr. Le was recruited to stay at the institution as Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. In 2013-2014, Dr. Le was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor at MD Anderson. Academically, after obtaining an institutional grant, he was recently the principle investigator for a pilot study investigating the effectiveness of contrast enhanced ultrasound in the intraoperative setting. This work was presented as an educational exhibit at the recent annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Le also routinely orally presents at the annual meeting of the Society of Abdominal Imaging (SAR). His latest presentation was a workshop on MRI imaging of urethral and penile cancer.

As a liaison for the emergency department, Dr. Le helped install a new Siemens CT scanner in the emergency room, improving patient access and care with imaging. This work led to his role as current director of Emergency Radiology. Dr. Le was also temporary director of Ultrasound. With the purpose of improving the patience experience and decreasing patient wait times for outpatient CT imaging, he is currently involved in the Clinical Safety and Effective course.

Dr. Le routinely teaches and mentors technologists, medical students and radiology residents and fellows from MD Anderson, Baylor, and UT Health Sciences Center. This involves one on one mentoring and lectures.

Within the section of Abdominal Imaging, Dr. Le focuses on pancreatic and genitourinary imaging and contrast enhanced ultrasound. He was recently awarded Outstanding Radiologist for year 2015.

Research Interests

Contrast enhanced ultrasound

MRI imaging

Dual energy CT

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1473
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT15.6097
Phone: 713-792-3673
Email: ott.le@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2002 The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, MD, Medicine
1998 Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, BS, Zoology

Postgraduate Training

2007-2008 Clinical Fellowship, Radiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Body Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
2003-2007 Clinical Residency, Radiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2002-2003 Transitional Year Internship, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

6/2007 American Board of Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Roy A, Le O, Silverman PM, Kundra V. Common and uncommon bilateral adult renal masses. Cancer Imaging 12, 5/2012.
2. Le O, Roy A, Silverman PM, Kundra V. Common and Uncommon Adult Unilateral Renal Masses other than Renal Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Imaging 12:1-11, 2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMCID: PMC3392784.
3. Oto A, Ernst RD, Mileski WJ, Nishino TK, Le O, Wolfe GC, Chaljub G. Localization of appendix with MDCT and influence of findings on choice of appendectomy incision. AJR Am J Roentgenol 187(4):987-90, 10/2006. PMID: 16985147.

Invited Articles

1. Le O, Tamm E, Wagner-Bartak Nicolaus, Qayyum Aliya et al. An Update of Clinical CT Imaging of Pancreatic Neoplasm-Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls. Current Radiology Reports. In Press.
2. Wagner-Bartak N, Tamm E, Toshav A, Le O, Qayyum Aliya et al. CT Liver Imaging – What is new. Current Radiology Reports 3(3), 2015.
3. Vicens RA, Patnana M, Le O, Bohosale PR, Sagebiel TL, Menias CO, Balachandran A. Multimodality imaging of common and uncommon peritoneal diseases: a review for radiologists. Abdominal Imaging, 8/2014. PMID: 25139643.
4. Le O. Patterns of Peritoneal Spread of Tumor in the Abdomen and Pelvis. World J Radiol 5(3):106-12, 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3650201.
5. Le O, Bhosale P, Szklaruk J, Ng C, Tamm E. MDCT: Impact of New Technologies on Oncologic Imaging - Practical Considerations. Applied Radiology 42(1):24-34, 1/2013. PMCID: PMC3390750.
Other Articles
1. Le O, Tamm Eric P., Wagner-Bartak Nicolaus, Bhosale Priya, Patnana Madhavi, Vikram Raghu, Qayyum Aliya. An Update of Clinical CT Imaging of Pancreatic Neoplasm: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls. Current Radiology Reports 3(7), 2015.
2. Wagner-Bartak Nicolaus A., Toshav Aran M., Tamm Eric P., Le Ott, Agarwal Sheela, Ng Chaan, Qayyum Aliya. CT Liver Imaging: What is New. Current Radiology Reports 3(3), 2015.

Abstracts

1. Bhosale PR, Balachandran A, Le O, Fox PS, Paulson E, Tamm EP. Quantitative Comparison of Dual Energy CT vs. 120kVp CT of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Does DECT Improve CNR (Lesion Conspicuity)?. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2013. In Press.
2. Le O, Wood Christopher, Bedi D, et al. Feasibility Study of Contrast Enhanced Intraoperative Ultrasound for Detection and Characterization of Renal Mass Undergoing Open Partial Nephrectomy. AARS, 4/2015.
3. Balachandran A, Bhosale P, Fox PS, Le O, Wagner-Bartak NA, Cody D, Paulson EK, Tamm EP. Preliminary Comparison of Contrast to Noise Ratios (CNR) for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (PNENs) for Dual Energy CT (DECT) versus 120kVp single energy CT (SECT). Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, 4/2013.
4. Le O, Wood C, Tamboli P, Vikram R. MDCT in differentiating pT1-2 from pT3 tumours in clear cell RCC. European Congress of Radiology 2013 (#B‑0824), 3/2013.
5. Le O, Wagner-Bartak NA. Recognizing the Complications of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery: Imaging Analysis. Society of Abdominal Radiology 2013 Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, 2/2013.
6. Tamm EP, Bhosale PR, Wagner-Bartak NA, Le O, Szklaruk J, Kundra V. An Introduction to Using Dual Energy CT for Imaging of Pancreatic and Hepatic Oncology. Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 11/2012.
7. Le O. MDCT in differentiating pT1-2 from pT3 tumors in Renal Cell Carcinoma. Proceedings of Abdominal Radiology Course 2011 (#88), 3/2011.
8. Oto A, Ernst RD, Mileski WJ, Nishino TK, Le O, Wolfe GC, Chaljub G. Localization of appendix with MDCT and Influence of Findings on Choice of Appendectomy Incision. Am J Roentgenol 187:987-990, 10/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Le O, Vikram R, et al. Carcinoma of the Bladder and Urethra. In: Magnetic Resonance. Taylor and Francis. In Press.
2. Le O. The peritoneum. In: Cross Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis: Practical Algorithms to Differential Diagnosis. Ed(s) KM Elsayes. Springer: New York. In Press.
3. Le O. The Peritoneum. In: Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis, 2015.
4. Le O. Peritoneal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) PM Silverman. Elsevier: New York, New York, 2012. ISBN: 9781437722321.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Le O. ACR online teaching file, Body Imaging, MRI teaching file, biliary cystadenoma. http://mri.org/, 2008.

Last updated: 8/3/2015