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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




American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-9729 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
(608) 265-8731 | | 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
Zhu A Reeder SB Johnson KM Nguyen SM Golos TG Shimakawa A Muehler MR Francois CJ Bird IM Fain SB Shah DM Wieben O Hernando D Evaluation of a motion-robust 2D chemical shift-encoded technique for R2* and field map quantification in ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI of the placenta in pregnant rhesus macaques. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2020 Feb;51(2):580-592
[PubMed ID: 31276263]
François CJ "One-Stop Shop" For Evaluating Epicardial and Microvascular Coronary Artery Disease with Coronary CT Angiography and CT Myocardial Perfusion. Radiology . 2020 Jan;294(1):74-75
[PubMed ID: 31747345]
Corrado PA Macdonald JA François CJ Aggarwal NR Weinsaft JW Wieben O Reduced regional flow in the left ventricle after anterior acute myocardial infarction: a case control study using 4D flow MRI. BMC Med Imaging . 2019 Dec 30;19(1):101
[PubMed ID: 31888531]
Mulchrone A Bellofiore A Douwes JM Duong N Beshish AG Barton GP Francois CJ Eldridge MW Goss KN Chesler NC Impaired Right Ventricular-Vascular Coupling in Young Adults Born Preterm. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2019 Nov 7;
[PubMed ID: 31697579]
Pettit KA Francois CJ Aggarwal NR Hess TM Bartlett HL Sex-Specific Differences in Ventricular Dimensions in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: A Retrospective Study. Pediatr Cardiol . 2019 Oct;40(7):1530-1535
[PubMed ID: 31401720]
Sierra-Galan LM François CJ Clinical Applications of MRA 4D-Flow. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med . 2019 Sep 10;21(10):58
[PubMed ID: 31506869]
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 Jun;49(6):1786-1799
[PubMed ID: 30635978]
Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging:. Collard M Sutphin PD Kalva SP Majdalany BS Collins JD Eldrup-Jorgensen J Francois CJ Ganguli S Gunn AJ Kendi AT Khaja MS Obara P Reis SP Vijay K Dill KE ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Follow-up (Without Repair). J Am Coll Radiol . 2019 May;16(5S):S2-S6
[PubMed ID: 31054747]
Expert Panels on Vascular Imaging:. Francois CJ Skulborstad EP Kalva SP Majdalany BS Collins JD Eldrup-Jorgensen J Ferencik M Ganguli S Kendi AT Khaja MS Obara P Ptak T Reis SP Sutphin PD Dill KE ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Nonatherosclerotic Peripheral Arterial Disease. J Am Coll Radiol . 2019 May;16(5S):S174-S183
[PubMed ID: 31054743]
Forouzan O Dinges E Runo JR Keevil JG Eickhoff JC Francois C Chesler NC Exercise-Induced Changes in Pulmonary Artery Stiffness in Pulmonary Hypertension. Front Physiol . 2019;10:269
[PubMed ID: 31001123]
Allen BD Aouad PJ Burris NS Rahsepar AA Jarvis KB Francois CJ Barker AJ Malaisrie SC Carr JC Collins JD Markl M Detection and Hemodynamic Evaluation of Flap Fenestrations in Type B Aortic Dissection with 4D Flow MRI: Comparison with Conventional MRI and CTA. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging . 2019 Apr;1(1)
[PubMed ID: 31598608]
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]
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]