James R. Costello, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Associate Director, Residency Program
Program Director, Body Fellowship
Dr. Costello is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Arizona. Since July 2012, he has occupied the positions of Body Fellowship Director and Education Curriculum Director of the Body Division.  Dr. Costello has assumed an active role in several of the university multidisciplinary conferences including Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, Radiology/Pathology, and Abdominal Radiology Case Conference. Dr. Costello continues his research to investigate MR dynamic imaging of the lung.  He began this work in July of 2012 when he was awarded the Siemens Healthcare RSNA Research Fellow Grant to study MR imaging of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  In this work he began efforts to quantitatively measure regional pulmonary biomechanics in an attempt to fully evaluate the pre- and post-transplant lung using non-invasive imaging.  Dr. Costello also investigates MR biomarkers of tumor hypoxia to help optimize treatment strategies with the aid of new oxygen therapeutic drugs under development. Dr. Costello lectures nationally on Body MRI and is actively involved with educational programs through the American College of Radiology. 
 
 
 
Research Interests: 

MR Dynamic Imaging of the Lung, MR Biomarker Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia, MR Enterography of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, MRI of Chronic Liver Disease and Infiltrative Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

Degrees
  • MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Atlanta, GA
Honors and Awards
  • Siemens Healthcare RSNA Research Fellow Grant to study MR imaging of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - 2012
  • The Department of Medical Imaging Seed Grant Program, The University of Arizona Medical Center: MR Biomarker Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia - Tucson, 2013
Residency
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship
  • Transitional Medicine Internship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship
  • Translational Science Body MRI Research Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Translational Science Body MRI Research Fellow, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Board Certifications
  • 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