About Dr. Le
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.
Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Contrast enhanced ultrasound
Dual energy CT
|2002||The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, MD, Medicine|
|1998||Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA, BS, Zoology|
|2007-2008||Clinical Fellowship, Radiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX|
|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|
|2007||American Board of Radiology|
Co-Director, Ultrasound, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2017 - Present
Co-Director Ultrasound, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014 - 2015
Director of Emergency Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014 - Present
Emergency Center Liaison, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2013 - Present
West Houston/Katy Multidisciplinary Conference, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014 - Present
Renal Tumors Research Group, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011 - Present
Pancreas Research Group, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011 - Present
Colon Cancer Screening Research Group, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011 - Present
Pancreas Multidisciplinary Conference, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2009 - Present
Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Conference, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2008 - Present
Institutional Committee Activities
Member, Quality Improvement Assessment Board, 2015 - Present
Member, Outside TMC promotion & tenure subcommittee, 2015 - 2016
Member, Faculty Senate, 2013 - 2016
Member, Abdominal Imaging Quality Improvement Committee, 2013 - Present
Member, Acute and Critical Care Subcommittee, 2013 - 2017
Member, Abdominal Imaging Quality Improvement Committee, 2010 - 2010
- Jensen CT, Blair KJ, Le O, Sun J, Wei W, Korivi BR, Morani AC, Wagner-Bartak NA. Utility of CT oral contrast administration in the emergency department of a quaternary oncology hospital: diagnostic implications, turnaround times, and assessment of ED physician ordering. Abdom Radiol (NY) 42(11):2760-2768, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28523416.
- Le O, Wood C, Vikram R, Patnana M, Bhosale P, Bassett R, Bedi D. Feasibility of contrast enhanced intraoperative ultrasound for detection and characterization of renal mass undergoing open partial nephrectomy. J Ultrasound Med 36(8):1547-1553, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28390143.
- Telesmanich ME, Jensen CT, Enriquez JL, Wagner-Bartak NA, Liu X, Le O, Wei W, Chandler AG, Tamm EP. Third version of vendor-specific model-based iterativereconstruction (Veo 3.0): evaluation of CT image quality in the abdomen using new noise reduction presets and varied slice optimization. Br J Radiol 90(1077):20170188, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28707531.
- Tamm EP, Le O, Liu X, Layman RR, Cody DD, Bhosale PR. "How to" incorporate dual-energy imaging into a high volume abdominal imaging practice. Abdom Radiol (NY) 42(3):688-701, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28070657.
- Bhosale P, Le O, Balachandran A, Fox P, Paulson E, Tamm E. Quantitative and qualitative comparison of single-source dual-energy computed tomography and 120-kVp computed tomography for the assessment of Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. J Comput Assist Tomogr 39(6):907-13, 2015. PMID: 26295192.
- Roy A, Le O, Silverman PM, Kundra V. Common and Uncommon Adult Unilateral Renal Masses other than Renal Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Imaging 12:1-11, 2012. e-Pub 2012. PMID: 22750134.
- Roy A, Le O, Silverman PM, Kundra V. Common and uncommon bilateral adult renal masses. Cancer Imaging 12, 2012.
- 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, 2006. PMID: 16985147.
- Gandhi NS, Feldman MK, Le O, Morris-Stiff G. Imaging mimics of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY) 43(2):273-284, 2018. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 29038855.
- Kambadakone AR, Zaheer A, Le O, Bhosale P, Meier J, Guimaraes AR, Shah Z, Hough DM, Mannelli L, Soloff E, Friedman A, Tamm E. Multi-institutional survey on imaging practice patterns in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY) 43(2):245-252, 2018. PMID: 29277858.
- Vicens RA, Patnana M, Le O, Bhosale PR, Sagebiel TL, Menias CO, Balachandran A. Multimodality imaging of common and uncommon peritoneal diseases: a review for radiologists. Abdom Imaging 40(2):436-56, 2015. PMID: 25139643.
- 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.
- 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.
- Le O. Patterns of peritoneal spread of tumor in the abdomen and pelvis. World J Radiol 5(3):106-12, 2013. PMID: 23671747.
- 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, 2013.
- Javadi S, Karbasian N, Bhosale P, de Castro Faria S, Le O, Katz MH, Koay EJ, Tamm EP. Imaging findings of recurrent pancreatic cancer following resection. Abdom Radiol (NY). e-Pub 2017. PMID: 29198001.
Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications
- Le O. ACR online teaching file, Body Imaging, MRI teaching file, biliary cystadenoma. http://mri.org/, 2008.
- Moningi S, Mer A, Colbert L, Lee Y, Wolff R, Vaaradhachary G, Das P, Herman J, Taniguchi C, Fleming JB, Katz M, CRane CH, Le O, Bhosale P, Tamm EP, Koay EJ. Can imaging-based biomarkers of pancreatic cancer be used to select patients for escalated-dose radiotherapy. ARS Annual Meeting 98(2):E, 2017.
- Wilke C, Ahmed A, Elganainy D, Bhosale P, O Le, Lee Y, Cloyd J, Wang H, Herman J, Taniguchi C, Rhim A, Fleming J, Maitra A, Wolff R, Varadhachary G, Lee J, Katz M, Tamm E, Koay E. Tumor interface stability on CT is an early marker of response to cytotoxic therapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35:284 - 284, 2017.
- Morgan E. Telesmanich, Corey T. Jensen, Jose L. Enriquez,Nicolaus A. Wagner-Bartak, Xinming Liu,Le O, eta. Evaluation of abdominal CT image quality using a new version of vendor-specific model-based iterative reconstruction (Veo 3.0): A comparison of resolution preference, noise reduction and slice optimization presets. Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance 2016 Annual Meeting, 2016.
- Le O, Terrell Evans. Improve CT patient check-in. The University of Texas System Shared Visions Conference, 2016.
- Le O, Wood C, Vikram R, Patnana M, Bhosale P, Bassett R, Bedi D. Feasibility study of contrast enhanced intraoperative ultrasound for detection and characterization of renal mass undergoing Open Partial Nephrectomy. American Roentgen Ray Society 2015 Annual Meeting, 2015.
- Borst D, Kang K, Reading,R, Le O, Gupta S, Elsayes K, Bedi D. Rare scrotal neoplasms; imaging features and pathological correlation with impact on management in the era of targeted therapy. Radiological Society of North America 2014 Scientific Annual Meeting, 2014.
- 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). American Roentgen Ray Society 2013 Annual Meeting, 2013.
- 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 Annual Meeting, 2013.
- 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 2013 Annual Meeting, 2013. e-Pub 2013.
- 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 2012 Annual Meeting, 2012.
- Le O. MDCT in differentiating pT1-2 from pT3 tumors in renal cell carcinoma. Proceedings of Abdominal Radiology Course 2011, 2011.
- Faria S, Gupta S, Le O, Kundra V. Multimodality imaging of mesenteric masses. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting.
- Le O, Vikram R, et al. Carcinoma of the Bladder and Urethra. In: Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD. Taylor and Francis, 2016.
- Le O. The Peritoneum. In: Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis, 2015.
- Le O. Peritoneal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Elsevier: New York, New York, 2012.