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Christopher J. Francois, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Francois received his medical training at Northwestern University, completed an internship at Evanston Hospital of Northwestern University and completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Northwestern University
Residency Loyola University Medical Center
Internship Evanston Hospital of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School Northwestern University, 2000

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PubMed Articles
[PubMed ID: 26082285]
Moriarty JM Bandyk DF Broderick DF Cornelius RS Dill KE Francois CJ Gerhard-Herman MD Ginsburg ME Hanley M Kalva SP Kanne JP Ketai LH Majdalany BS Ravenel JG Roth CJ Saleh AG Schenker MP Mohammed TL Rybicki FJ . ACR Appropriateness Criteria Imaging in the Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 May;12(5):438-43
[PubMed ID: 25824254]
Roldán-Alzate A García-Rodríguez S Anagnostopoulos PV Srinivasan S Wieben O François CJ . Hemodynamic study of TCPC using in vivo and in vitro 4D Flow MRI and numerical simulation. J Biomech. 2015 May 1;48(7):1325-30
[PubMed ID: 25841292]
Jeong D Anagnostopoulos PV Roldan-Alzate A Srinivasan S Schiebler ML Wieben O François CJ . Ventricular kinetic energy may provide a novel noninvasive way to assess ventricular performance in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May;149(5):1339-47
[PubMed ID: 25623907]
Jeong D Schiebler ML Lai P Wang K Vigen KK François CJ . Single breath hold 3D cardiac cine MRI using kat-ARC: preliminary results at 1.5T. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Apr;31(4):851-7
[PubMed ID: 25680356]
Roldán-Alzate A Frydrychowicz A Said A Johnson KM Francois CJ Wieben O Reeder SB . Impaired regulation of portal venous flow in response to a meal challenge as quantified by 4D flow MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Mar 16;
[PubMed ID: 25772828]
Soydan LC Kellihan HB Bates ML Stepien RL Consigny DW Bellofiore A Francois CJ Chesler NC . Accuracy of Doppler echocardiographic estimates of pulmonary artery pressures in a canine model of pulmonary hypertension. J Vet Cardiol. 2015 Mar;17(1):13-24
[PubMed ID: 25601540]
François CJ . Current state of the art cardiovascular MR imaging techniques for assessment of ischemic heart disease. Radiol Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;53(2):335-44
[PubMed ID: 25726998]
Drees R Johnson RA Stepien RL Munoz Del Rio A François CJ . Effects of two different anesthetic protocols on cardiac flow measured by two dimensional phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2015 Mar-Apr;56(2):168-75
[PubMed ID: 25124271]
Drees R Johnson RA Pinkerton M Del Rio AM Saunders JH François CJ . Effects of two different anesthetic protocols on 64-MDCT coronary angiography in dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2015 Jan-Feb;56(1):46-54
[PubMed ID: 25065815]
Tian L Kellihan HB Henningsen J Bellofiore A Forouzan O Roldán-Alzate A Consigny DW Gunderson M Dailey SH Francois CJ Chesler NC . Pulmonary artery relative area change is inversely related to ex vivo measured arterial elastic modulus in the canine model of acute pulmonary embolization. J Biomech. 2014 Sep 22;47(12):2904-10
[PubMed ID: 25128393]
Kalva SP Dill KE Bandyk DF Francois CJ Gerhard-Herman MD Hanley M Mohler ER 3rd Moriarty JM Oliva IB Schenker MP Weiss C Rybicki FJ . ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nontraumatic aortic disease. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Sep;29(5):W85-8
[PubMed ID: 25100141]
Taviani V Hernando D Francois CJ Shimakawa A Vigen KK Nagle SK Schiebler ML Grist TM Reeder SB . Whole-heart chemical shift encoded water-fat MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Sep;72(3):718-25
[PubMed ID: 24186810]
Bannas P Schiebler ML Motosugi U François CJ Reeder SB Nagle SK . Pulmonary MRA: differentiation of pulmonary embolism from truncation artefact. Eur Radiol. 2014 Aug;24(8):1942-9
[PubMed ID: 24863886]
Kruger SJ Niles DJ Dardzinski B Harman A Jarjour NN Ruddy M Nagle SK Francois CJ Sorkness RL Burton RM Munoz del Rio A Fain SB . Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MRI of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction during challenge and therapy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 May;39(5):1230-7
[PubMed ID: 24006239]
Drees R François CJ Saunders JH . Invited review-Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) of the thoracic cardiovascular system in companion animals. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2014 May-Jun;55(3):229-40
[PubMed ID: 24547874]
Landgraf BR Johnson KM Roldán-Alzate A Francois CJ Wieben O Reeder SB . Effect of temporal resolution on 4D flow MRI in the portal circulation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Apr;39(4):819-26
[PubMed ID: 24395121]
Roldán-Alzate A Frydrychowicz A Johnson KM Kellihan H Chesler NC Wieben O François CJ . Non-invasive assessment of cardiac function and pulmonary vascular resistance in an canine model of acute thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension using 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Mar 13;16:23
[PubMed ID: 24625242]
Swift AJ Wild JM Nagle SK Roldán-Alzate A François CJ Fain S Johnson K Capener D van Beek EJ Kiely DG Wang K Schiebler ML . Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of pulmonary hypertension: a practical approach to the current state of the art. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Mar;29(2):68-79
[PubMed ID: 24552882]
Bultman EM Klaers J Johnson KM François CJ Schiebler ML Reeder SB Block WF . Non-contrast enhanced 3D SSFP MRA of the renal allograft vasculature: a comparison between radial linear combination and Cartesian inflow-weighted acquisitions. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb;32(2):190-5
[PubMed ID: 24246390]