Francisco Contijoch

Title(s)Associate Professor, Bioengineering
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    Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology


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    University of PennsylvaniaPhD2015Bioengineering
    Johns Hopkins UniversityMSE2010Biomedical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins UniversityBS2008Biomedical Engineering

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    Dr. Francisco Contijoch is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Radiology at UC San Diego, specializing in the development of translational cardiovascular imaging techniques. The primary focus of his research is developing imaging-based approaches (both CT and MRI) to evaluate right ventricular and pulmonary vascular disease.

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    1. Mapping the Spatial Extent of Hypoperfusion in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Using Multienergy CT. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2023 Aug; 5(4):e220221. Bird E, Hasenstab K, Kim N, Madani M, Malhotra A, Hahn L, Kligerman S, Hsiao A, Contijoch F. PMID: 37693197; PMCID: PMC10483250.
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    2. Quantitative analysis of small coronary artery calcium detectability with an accurate simulation and validation on a clinical CT scanner. Med Phys. 2023 Oct; 50(10):6060-6070. Severance LM, Pack JD, Contijoch FJ, McVeigh ER. PMID: 37523236.
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    3. Myocardial Regional Shortening from 4D Cardiac CT Angiography for the Detection of Left Ventricular Segmental Wall Motion Abnormality. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2023 Apr; 5(2):e220134. Chen Z, Contijoch F, Kahn AM, Kligerman S, Narayan HK, Manohar A, McVeigh E. PMID: 37124646; PMCID: PMC10141330.
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    4. DiFiR-CT: Distance field representation to resolve motion artifacts in computed tomography. Med Phys. 2023 Mar; 50(3):1349-1366. Gupta K, Colvert B, Chen Z, Contijoch F. PMID: 36515381; PMCID: PMC10684274.
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    5. Intravascularly infused extracellular matrix as a biomaterial for targeting and treating inflamed tissues. Nat Biomed Eng. 2023 02; 7(2):94-109. Spang MT, Middleton R, Diaz M, Hunter J, Mesfin J, Banka A, Sullivan H, Wang R, Lazerson TS, Bhatia S, Corbitt J, D'Elia G, Sandoval-Gomez G, Kandell R, Vratsanos MA, Gnanasekaran K, Kato T, Igata S, Luo C, Osborn KG, Gianneschi NC, Eniola-Adefeso O, Cabrales P, Kwon EJ, Contijoch F, Reeves RR, DeMaria AN, Christman KL. PMID: 36581694; PMCID: PMC10166066.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Deep learning automates detection of wall motion abnormalities via measurement of longitudinal strain from ECG-gated CT images. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022; 9:1009445. Li H, Chen Z, Kahn AM, Kligerman S, Narayan HK, Contijoch FJ. PMID: 36588550; PMCID: PMC9797833.
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    7. Pressure Volume Loop Analysis of the Right Ventricle in Heart Failure With Computed Tomography. ASAIO J. 2023 02 01; 69(2):e66-e72. Scott A, Chen Z, Hernandez Hernandez D, Kligerman S, Kim P, Tran H, Adler E, Contijoch F. PMID: 36521051; PMCID: PMC9892274.
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    8. Detection of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities from volume rendering of 4DCT cardiac angiograms using deep learning. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022; 9:919751. Chen Z, Contijoch F, Colvert GM, Manohar A, Kahn AM, Narayan HK, McVeigh E. PMID: 35966529; PMCID: PMC9366190.
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    9. Four-dimensional computed tomography of the left ventricle, Part I: Motion artifact reduction. Med Phys. 2022 Jul; 49(7):4404-4418. Pack JD, Manohar A, Ramani S, Claus B, Yin Z, Contijoch FJ, Schluchter AJ, McVeigh ER. PMID: 35588288.
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    10. Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Computed Tomography Assessments in Paradoxical Low-Flow Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Struct Heart. 2022 Jun; 6(2). Rigolli M, Reeves R, Smitson C, Yang J, Alotaibi M, Mahmud E, Malhotra A, Contijoch F. PMID: 36212028; PMCID: PMC9541583.
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    11. Preoperative Computed Tomography Assessment of Risk of Right Ventricle Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. ASAIO J. 2023 01 01; 69(1):69-75. Scott A, Kligerman S, Hernandez Hernandez D, Kim P, Tran H, Pretorius V, Adler E, Contijoch F. PMID: 36583772; PMCID: PMC10684273.
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    12. Evidence of maternal vascular malperfusion in placentas of women with congenital heart disease. Placenta. 2022 01; 117:209-212. Rodríguez-Soto AE, Pham D, Tran T, Meads M, Stanley V, Melber D, Lamale-Smith L, Zhang-Rutledge K, Rakow-Penner R, Alshawabkeh L, Parast MM, Contijoch F. PMID: 34953287.
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    13. Octree Representation Improves Data Fidelity of Cardiac CT Images and Convolutional Neural Network Semantic Segmentation of Left Atrial and Ventricular Chambers. Radiol Artif Intell. 2021 Nov; 3(6):e210036. Gupta K, Sekhar N, Vigneault DM, Scott AR, Colvert B, Craine A, Raghavan A, Contijoch FJ. PMID: 34870221; PMCID: PMC8637236.
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    14. Heart-centered positioning and tailored beam-shaping filtration for reduced radiation dose in coronary artery calcium imaging: A Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study. Med Phys. 2021 Sep; 48(9):4966-4977. Colvert B, Rigolli M, Craine A, Criqui M, Contijoch F. PMID: 34287949; PMCID: PMC8455417.
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    15. Novel 4DCT Method to Measure Regional Left Ventricular Endocardial Shortening Before and After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation. Struct Heart. 2021; 5(4):410-419. Colvert GM, Manohar A, Contijoch FJ, Yang J, Glynn J, Blanke P, Leipsic JA, McVeigh ER. PMID: 34541443; PMCID: PMC8445197.
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    16. M-SiSSR: Regional Endocardial Function Using Multilabel Simultaneous Subdivision Surface Registration. Funct Imaging Model Heart. 2021 Jun; 12738:242-252. Vigneault DM, Contijoch F, Bridge CP, Lowe K, Jan C, McVeigh ER. PMID: 35287285; PMCID: PMC8918026.
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    17. Automated cardiac volume assessment and cardiac long- and short-axis imaging plane prediction from electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography volumes enabled by deep learning. Eur Heart J Digit Health. 2021 Jun; 2(2):311-322. Chen Z, Rigolli M, Vigneault DM, Kligerman S, Hahn L, Narezkina A, Craine A, Lowe K, Contijoch F. PMID: 34223176; PMCID: PMC8242184.
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    18. Association between Preoperative Dynamic Measures of Vascular Load and Postoperative Hemodynamics in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension after Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 03; 18(3):551. Contijoch F, Wong D, Igata S, Mizzell AM, Auger W, DeMaria AN, Blanchard D, Waheed A, Bachman TN, Simon MA, Pinsky MR, Madani M. PMID: 33141597; PMCID: PMC7919142.
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    19. Targeted Coronary Artery Calcium Screening in High-Risk Younger Individuals Using Consumer Genetic Screening Results. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 07; 14(7):1398-1406. Severance LM, Carter H, Contijoch FJ, McVeigh ER. PMID: 33454274; PMCID: PMC8258756.
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    20. Closed-loop control of k-space sampling via physiologic feedback for cine MRI. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0244286. Contijoch F, Han Y, Kamesh Iyer S, Kellman P, Gualtieri G, Elliott MA, Berisha S, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ, Witschey WRT. PMID: 33373391; PMCID: PMC7771662.
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    21. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Danon Disease Cardiomyopathy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 02; 14(2):514-516. Rigolli M, Kahn AM, Brambatti M, Contijoch FJ, Adler ED. PMID: 33011116; PMCID: PMC8219047.
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    22. Exercise MRI highlights heterogeneity in cardiovascular mechanics among patients with Fontan circulation: proposed protocol for routine evaluation. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Mar; 12(3):1204-1212. Contijoch F, Li B, Yang W, Silva-Sepulveda JA, Vodkin I, Printz B, Vavinskaya V, Hegde S, Marsden A, El-Sabrout H, Alshawabkeh L, Moore JW, El-Said H. PMID: 32274201; PMCID: PMC7139092.
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    23. 4D Flow Vorticity Visualization Predicts Regions of Quantitative Flow Inconsistency for Optimal Blood Flow Measurement. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2020 Feb 27; 2(1):e190054. Contijoch FJ, Horowitz M, Masutani E, Kligerman S, Hsiao A. PMID: 32715299; PMCID: PMC7053178.
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    24. Vascular Landmark-Based Method for Highly Reproducible Measurement of Left Atrial Appendage Volume in Computed Tomography. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 12; 12(12):e009075. Schluchter A, Jan C, Lowe K, Vigneault DM, Contijoch F, McVeigh ER. PMID: 31842587; PMCID: PMC7685054.
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    25. Anthropomorphic left ventricular mesh phantom: a framework to investigate the accuracy of SQUEEZ using Coherent Point Drift for the detection of regional wall motion abnormalities. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2019 Oct; 6(4):045001. Manohar A, Colvert GM, Schluchter A, Contijoch F, McVeigh ER. PMID: 31824981; PMCID: PMC6903427.
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    26. Regional dynamics of fractal dimension of the left ventricular endocardium from cine computed tomography images. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2019 Oct; 6(4):046002. Manohar A, Rossini L, Colvert G, Vigneault DM, Contijoch F, Chen MY, Del Alamo JC, McVeigh ER. PMID: 31737745; PMCID: PMC6838603.
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    27. Precise measurement of coronary stenosis diameter with CCTA using CT number calibration. Med Phys. 2019 Dec; 46(12):5514-5527. Chen Z, Contijoch F, Schluchter A, Grady L, Schaap M, Stayman W, Pack J, McVeigh E. PMID: 31603567; PMCID: PMC7700731.
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    28. Using a genetic risk score to calculate the optimal age for an individual to undergo coronary artery calcium screening. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2019 Jul - Aug; 13(4):203-210. Severance LM, Contijoch FJ, Carter H, Fan CC, Seibert TM, Dale AM, McVeigh ER. PMID: 31104941; PMCID: PMC6801022.
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    29. Regional myocardial strain measurements from 4DCT in patients with normal LV function. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018 Sep - Oct; 12(5):372-378. McVeigh ER, Pourmorteza A, Guttman M, Sandfort V, Contijoch F, Budhiraja S, Chen Z, Bluemke DA, Chen MY. PMID: 29784623; PMCID: PMC7458583.
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    30. Volumetric segmentation-free method for rapid visualization of vascular wall shear stress using 4D flow MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2018 08; 80(2):748-755. Masutani EM, Contijoch F, Kyubwa E, Cheng J, Alley MT, Vasanawala S, Hsiao A. PMID: 29516632; PMCID: PMC5910222.
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    31. A novel method for evaluating regional RV function in the adult congenital heart with low-dose CT and SQUEEZ processing. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Dec 15; 249:461-466. Contijoch FJ, Groves DW, Chen Z, Chen MY, McVeigh ER. PMID: 28970037; PMCID: PMC7458581.
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    32. The impact of small motion on the visualization of coronary vessels and lesions in cardiac CT: A simulation study. Med Phys. 2017 Jul; 44(7):3512-3524. Contijoch F, Stayman JW, McVeigh ER. PMID: 28432820; PMCID: PMC5517082.
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    33. Erratum to: Assessment of myocardial injury after reperfused infarction by T1ρ cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 03 27; 19(1):42. Stoffers RH, Madden M, Shahid M, Contijoch F, Solomon J, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Witschey WR. PMID: 28347308; PMCID: PMC5368938.
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    34. Assessment of myocardial injury after reperfused infarction by T1ρ cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Feb 15; 19(1):17. Stoffers RH, Madden M, Shahid M, Contijoch F, Solomon J, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Witschey WRT. PMID: 28196494; PMCID: PMC5310026.
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    35. Self-gated MRI of multiple beat morphologies in the presence of arrhythmias. Magn Reson Med. 2017 08; 78(2):678-688. Contijoch F, Iyer SK, Pilla JJ, Yushkevich P, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Litt H, Han Y, Witschey WRT. PMID: 27579717; PMCID: PMC5332534.
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    36. Slice-by-Slice Pressure-Volume Loop Analysis Demonstrates Native Differences in Regional Cardiac Contractility and Response to Inotropic Agents. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3):796-802. Contijoch FJ, Witschey WRT, McGarvey J, Lee ME, Gorman J, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ. PMID: 27112654; PMCID: PMC4995135.
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    37. Quantification of Left Ventricular Function With Premature Ventricular Complexes Reveals Variable Hemodynamics. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Apr; 9(4):e003520. Contijoch F, Rogers K, Rears H, Shahid M, Kellman P, Gorman J, Gorman RC, Yushkevich P, Zado ES, Supple GE, Marchlinski FE, Witschey WR, Han Y. PMID: 27009416; PMCID: PMC4807630.
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    38. Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging visualizes drastic changes in the blood flow in a patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Eur Heart J. 2016 09 21; 37(36):2802. Han QJ, Contijoch F, Forfia PR, Han Y. PMID: 26922813; PMCID: PMC7530899.
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    39. Impact of end-diastolic and end-systolic phase selection in the volumetric evaluation of cardiac MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Mar; 43(3):585-93. Contijoch F, Witschey WR, Rogers K, Gorman J, Gorman RC, Ferrari V, Han Y. PMID: 26331591; PMCID: PMC4760900.
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    40. User-initialized active contour segmentation and golden-angle real-time cardiovascular magnetic resonance enable accurate assessment of LV function in patients with sinus rhythm and arrhythmias. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 May 21; 17:37. Contijoch F, Witschey WR, Rogers K, Rears H, Hansen M, Yushkevich P, Gorman J, Gorman RC, Han Y. PMID: 25994390; PMCID: PMC4440288.
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    41. The Influence of Mitral Annuloplasty on Left Ventricular Flow Dynamics. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):114-121. Witschey WR, Zhang D, Contijoch F, McGarvey JR, Lee M, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Han Y, Han J, Barker AJ, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH. PMID: 25975941; PMCID: PMC4492839.
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    42. Three-dimensional ultrasound-derived physical mitral valve modeling. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug; 98(2):691-4. Witschey WR, Pouch AM, McGarvey JR, Ikeuchi K, Contijoch F, Levack MM, Yushkevick PA, Sehgal CM, Jackson BM, Gorman RC, Gorman JH. PMID: 25087790; PMCID: PMC4382862.
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    43. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging technique for determining left ventricle pressure-volume loops. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5):1597-603. Witschey WR, Contijoch F, McGarvey JR, Ferrari VA, Hansen MS, Lee ME, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Chirinos JA, Yushkevich PA, Gorman JH, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. PMID: 24629301; PMCID: PMC3939798.
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    44. In vivo chronic myocardial infarction characterization by spin locked cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012 Jun 15; 14:37. Witschey WR, Zsido GA, Koomalsingh K, Kondo N, Minakawa M, Shuto T, McGarvey JR, Levack MM, Contijoch F, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH, Gorman RC. PMID: 22704222; PMCID: PMC3461454.
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