Diego R Martin, MD, PhD, FRCPC

The Cosden Professor and Chairman, Medical Imaging
Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Martin’s overarching research aims include the development of technologies and discoveries that have the largest possible impact on patients through the process of improvements in MRI for safer, more accurate and earlier diagnosis of important diseases to yield cost-effective use of MRI for patient care. The major areas of investigation have targeted oncology and transplantation. He has concentrated on MRI techniques for characterization of pathology and pathophysiological processes with emphasis on the development of non-invasive, safe, diagnostic and clinically-practical methods for early disease detection or screening, and for characterization of disease with specificity that can supplant traditional x-ray based and invasive tissue histopathology techniques. His research focus is based upon the blending of both observational sciences and use of technology innovation through improvements in engineering of existing MRI systems. This includes developing MRI systems engineered to allow closing the gap between inexperienced and highly expert MRI facilities. His goals are to use research and development as the foundation for education and clinical excellence and to be able to translate improvements established in his center efficiently to other centers.
COMPLETE CV/sites/radiology.arizona.edu/files/u20/MartinCV_UofA_%20rev%209-25-2014.pdf

 

Degrees
  • MS: University of Toronto, Department of Physiology
  • MD: University of Toronto School of Medicine
  • PhD: University of Toronto, Department of Immunology and Department of Medical Biophysics
Residency
  • University of Toronto, Diagnostic Radiology
Internship
  • University of Toronto
Fellowship
  • University of Toronto, Diagnostic Radiology, Abdominal Radiology
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate, Canadian Board of Radiology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Radiology

Select Publications

2016

Petkovska, I., D. R. Martin, M. F. Covington, S. Urbina, E. Duke, J. Z Daye, L. A. Stolz, S. M. Keim, J. R. Costello, S. Chundru, et al., "Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review.", Radiology, pp. 150468, 2016 Jan 25.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Duke, E., B. Kalb, H. Arif-Tiwari, Z. John Daye, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, S. M. Keim, and D. R. Martin, "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 206, issue 3, pp. 508-17, 2016 Mar.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2015

Berman, B. P., A. Pandey, Z. Li, L. Jeffries, T. P. Trouard, I. Oliva, F. Cortopassi, D. R. Martin, M. I. Altbach, and A. Bilgin, "Volumetric MRI of the lungs during forced expiration.", Magn Reson Med, 2015 Jul 3.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Becker-Weidman, D., B. Kalb, P. K. Mittal, P. A. Harri, H. Arif-Tiwari, A. B. Farris, Z. Chen, K. Sungjin, and D. R. Martin, "Differentiation of lipid-poor adrenal adenomas from non-adenomas with magnetic resonance imaging: Utility of dynamic, contrast enhancement and single-shot T2-weighted sequences.", Eur J Radiol, vol. 84, issue 11, pp. 2045-51, 2015 Nov.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Sauer, C. G., J. P. Middleton, C. McCracken, J. Loewen, K. Braithwaite, A. Alazraki, D. R. Martin, and S. Kugathasan, "Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) Healing and MRE Remission Predicts Improved Outcome in Pediatric Crohn Disease.", J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 2015 Sep 2.
Type of Publication: Journal Article