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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.



Cardiovascular Imaging

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Fluoroscopic Studies

Image-guided Biopsy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan


Thoracic Imaging




University Hospital
(608) 263-8340 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
(608) 265-8731 | | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Internship Evanston Hospital of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Macdonald JA Corrado PA Nguyen SM Johnson KM Francois CJ Magness RR Shah DM Golos TG Wieben O Uteroplacental and Fetal 4D Flow MRI in the Pregnant Rhesus Macaque. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2019 Feb;49(2):534-545
[PubMed ID: 30102431]
Rutkowski DR Barton G François CJ Bartlett HL Anagnostopoulos PV Roldán-Alzate A Analysis of cavopulmonary and cardiac flow characteristics in fontan Patients: Comparison with healthy volunteers. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2019 Jan 11;
[PubMed ID: 30635978]
Mulchrone A Kellihan HB Forouzan O Hacker TA Bates ML Francois CJ Chesler NC A Large Animal Model of Right Ventricular Failure due to Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Focus on Function. Front Cardiovasc Med . 2018;5:189
[PubMed ID: 30687717]
François CJ Automatic Quantification of Valvular Function with Four-dimensional Flow MRI: Ready for Routine Clinical Use? Radiology . 2019 Jan;290(1):79-80
[PubMed ID: 30375930]
Repplinger MD Nagle SK Harringa JB Broman AT Lindholm CR François CJ Grist TM Reeder SB Schiebler ML Clinical outcomes after magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) versus computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for pulmonary embolism evaluation. Emerg Radiol . 2018 Oct;25(5):469-477
[PubMed ID: 29749576]
Knobloch G Sweetman S Bartels C Raval A Gimelli G Jacobson K Lozonschi L Kohmoto T Osaki S François C Nagle S Inter- and intra-observer repeatability of aortic annulus measurements on screening CT for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): Implications for appropriate device sizing. Eur J Radiol . 2018 Aug;105:209-215
[PubMed ID: 30017282]
Expert Panels on Vascular Imaging and Interventional Radiology:. Francois CJ Skulborstad EP Majdalany BS Chandra A Collins JD Farsad K Gerhard-Herman MD Gornik HL Kendi AT Khaja MS Lee MH Sutphin PD Kapoor BS Kalva SP ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Interventional Planning and Follow-Up. J Am Coll Radiol . 2018 May;15(5S):S2-S12
[PubMed ID: 29724423]
Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging:. Cooper K Majdalany BS Kalva SP Chandra A Collins JD Francois CJ Ganguli S Gornik HL Kendi AT Khaja MS Minocha J Norton PT Obara P Reis SP Sutphin PD Rybicki FJ ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Lower Extremity Arterial Revascularization-Post-Therapy Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol . 2018 May;15(5S):S104-S115
[PubMed ID: 29724414]
Benson DG Schiebler ML Nagle SK François CJ Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism. Top Magn Reson Imaging . 2017 Aug;26(4):145-151
[PubMed ID: 28777163]
Benson DG Schiebler ML Repplinger MD François CJ Grist TM Reeder SB Nagle SK Contrast-enhanced pulmonary MRA for the primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: current state of the art and future directions. Br J Radiol . 2017 Jun;90(1074):20160901
[PubMed ID: 28306332]
Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging:. Weiss CR Azene EM Majdalany BS AbuRahma AF Collins JD Francois CJ Gerhard-Herman MD Gornik HL Moriarty JM Norton PT Ptak T Reis SP Rybicki FJ Kalva SP ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Sudden Onset of Cold, Painful Leg. J Am Coll Radiol . 2017 May;14(5S):S307-S313
[PubMed ID: 28473087]
Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging:. Reis SP Majdalany BS AbuRahma AF Collins JD Francois CJ Ganguli S Gornik HL Kendi AT Khaja MS Norton PT Sutphin PD Rybicki FJ Kalva SP ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Pulsatile Abdominal Mass Suspected Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. J Am Coll Radiol . 2017 May;14(5S):S258-S265
[PubMed ID: 28473082]
Medero R García-Rodríguez S François CJ Roldán-Alzate A Patient-specific in vitro models for hemodynamic analysis of congenital heart disease - Additive manufacturing approach. J Biomech . 2017 Mar 21;54:111-116
[PubMed ID: 28242061]
Bellofiore A Dinges E Naeije R Mkrdichian H Beussink-Nelson L Bailey M Cuttica MJ Sweis R Runo JR Keevil JG Francois CJ Shah SJ Chesler NC Reduced haemodynamic coupling and exercise are associated with vascular stiffening in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart . 2017 Mar;103(6):421-427
[PubMed ID: 27566296]
Hussaini SF Rutkowski DR Roldán-Alzate A François CJ Left and right ventricular kinetic energy using time-resolved versus time-average ventricular volumes. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2017 Mar;45(3):821-828
[PubMed ID: 27504591]
François CJ Schiebler ML Imaging of Pulmonary Hypertension. Radiol Clin North Am . 2016 Nov;54(6):1133-1149
[PubMed ID: 27719980]
Schiebler ML Ahuja J Repplinger MD François CJ Vigen KK Grist TM Hamedani AG Reeder SB Nagle SK Incidence of actionable findings on contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography ordered for pulmonary embolism evaluation. Eur J Radiol . 2016 Aug;85(8):1383-9
[PubMed ID: 27423676]
Roldán-Alzate A Francois CJ Wieben O Reeder SB Emerging Applications of Abdominal 4D Flow MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2016 Jul;207(1):58-66
[PubMed ID: 27187681]
Freed BH Collins JD François CJ Barker AJ Cuttica MJ Chesler NC Markl M Shah SJ MR and CT Imaging for the Evaluation of Pulmonary Hypertension. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging . 2016 Jun;9(6):715-32
[PubMed ID: 27282439]
Nagle SK Schiebler ML Repplinger MD François CJ Vigen KK Yarlagadda R Grist TM Reeder SB Contrast enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography for pulmonary embolism: Building a successful program. Eur J Radiol . 2016 Mar;85(3):553-63
[PubMed ID: 26860667]