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.
Diego R. Martin, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- 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
- University of Toronto
- University of Toronto, Diagnostic Radiology
- University of Toronto, Diagnostic Radiology, Abdominal Radiology
- Diplomate, Canadian Board of Radiology
- Diplomate, American Board of Radiology
Arif-Tiwari, H., C. O. Twiss, F. C. Lin, J. T. Funk, S. Vedantham, D. R. Martin, and B. T. Kalb, "Improved Detection of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Comparative Utility of Defecography Phase Sequence to Nondefecography Valsalva Maneuvers in Dynamic Pelvic Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging.", Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, 2018 Aug 23.
Mandava, S., M. Keerthivasan, Z. Li, DR. Martin, MI. Altbach, and A. Bilgin, Accelerated MR Parameter Mapping with a Union of Local Subspaces Constraint, 2018.
Keerthivasan, MB., S. Mandava, K. Johnson, R. Avery, R. Janardhanan, DR. Martin, A. Bilgin, and MI. Altbach, A Multi-Band Double-Inversion Radial Fast Spin-Echo Technique for T2 Mapping of the Heart, 2018.
Li, Z., A. Bilgin, K. Johnson, J-P. Galons, S. Vedantham, D. R. Martin, and M. I. Altbach, "Rapid High-Resolution T Mapping Using a Highly Accelerated Radial Steady-state Free-precession Technique.", J Magn Reson Imaging, 2018 Aug 24.
Czeyda-Pommersheim, F., B. Kalb, J. Costello, J. Liau, A. Meshksar, H. Arif Tiwari, and D. Martin, "MRI in pelvic inflammatory disease: a pictorial review.", Abdom Radiol (NY), vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 935-950, 2017 Mar.
Pandey, A., U. Yoruk, M. Keerthivasan, J-P. Galons, P. Sharma, K. Johnson, D. R. Martin, M. I. Altbach, A. Bilgin, and M. Saranathan, "Multiresolution imaging using golden angle stack-of-stars and compressed sensing for dynamic MR urography.", J Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 46, issue 1, pp. 303-311, 2017 Jul.
Kalb, B., J. H. Indik, P. Ott, and D. R. Martin, "MRI of patients with implanted cardiac devices.", J Magn Reson Imaging, 2017 Aug 04.
Martin, D. R., B. Kalb, A. Mittal, K. Salman, S. Vedantham, and P. K. Mittal, "No Incidence of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis after Gadobenate Dimeglumine Administration in Patients Undergoing Dialysis or Those with Severe Chronic Kidney Disease.", Radiology, pp. 170102, 2017 Jul 21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.