Rafael Ceschin, MS

5607 Baum Boulevard
Phone: 
412-692-5510
Research Interests: 

Deep Neural Networks for Classification of Dysplastic Structures in Neonatal Brain MRI

Assistant Professor, Radiology
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Publications: 

N. Paquette, J. Shi, Y. Wang, Y. Lao, R. Ceschin, M. D. Nelson, A. Panigrahy, and N. Lepore, “Ventricular shape and relative position abnormalities in preterm neonates,” NeuroImage Clin., vol. 15, pp. 483–493, 2017. PMID: 28649491 PMCID: PMC547057 DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.05.025

A. D. Furtado, R. Ceschin, S. Blüml, G. Mason, R. I. Jakacki, H. Okada, I. F. Pollack, and A. Panigrahy, “Neuroimaging of Peptide-based Vaccine Therapy in Pediatric Brain Tumors,” Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am., vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 155–166, Feb. 2017.PMID: 27889021 PMCID: PMC5127439 [Available on 2018-02-01] DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2016.09.002

A. Panigrahy, V. Lee, R. Ceschin, G. Zuccoli, N. Beluk, O. Khalifa, J. K. Votava-Smith, M. DeBrunner, R. Munoz, Y. Domnina, V. Morell, P. Wearden, J. Sanchez De Toledo, W. Devine, M. Zahid, and C. W. Lo, “Brain Dysplasia Associated with Ciliary Dysfunction in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease.,” J. Pediatr., Aug. 2016. PMID: 2757499 PMCID: PMC5085835 [Available on 2017-11-01] DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.07.041

R. Ceschin, B. F. Kurland, S. R. Abberbock, B. M. Ellingson, H. Okada, R. I. Jakacki, I. F. Pollack, and A. Panigrahy, “Parametric Response Mapping of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient as an Imaging Biomarker to Distinguish Pseudoprogression from True Tumor Progression in Peptide-Based Vaccine Therapy for Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.,” AJNR. Am. J. Neuroradiol., Sep. 2015. PMID: 26338910 PMCID: PMC4644687 DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A4428

R. Ceschin, V. K. Lee, V. Schmithorst, and A. Panigrahy, “Regional vulnerability of longitudinal cortical association connectivity: Associated with structural network topology alterations in preterm children with cerebral palsy.,” NeuroImage. Clin., vol. 9, pp. 322–37, Jan. 2015. PMID: 26509119 PMCID PMC4588423 DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.08.021

R. Ceschin, J. L. Wisnowski, S. G. Erberich, L. B. Paquette, M. D. Nelson, S. Blüml, and A. Panigrahy, “Developmental synergy between thalamic structure and interhemispheric connectivity in the visual system of preterm infants,” NeuroImage Clin., vol. 8, pp. 462–472, Jan. 2015.  PMCID: PMC4474422   DOI :  10.1016/j.nicl.2015.05.014

J. L. Wisnowski, R. C. Ceschin, S. Y. Choi, V. J. Schmithorst, M. J. Painter, M. D. Nelson, S. Blüml, and A. Panigrahy, “Reduced thalamic volume in preterm infants is associated with abnormal white matter metabolism independent of injury.,” Neuroradiology, Feb. 2015. PMID: 25666231 PMCID: PMC4405472 DOI: 10.1007/s00234-015-1495-7

R. Ceschin, A. Panigrahy, and V. Gopalakrishnan, “Sfdm: Open-source software for temporal analysis and visualization of brain tumor diffusion mr using serial functional diffusion mapping,” Cancer Inform., vol. 14, pp. 1–9, 2015. PMID: 25673970 PMCID: PMC4315050 DOI: 10.4137/CIN.S17293

B. Paquette, J. K. Votava-Smith, R. Ceschin, A. C. Nagasunder, H. A. Jackson, S. Blüml, J. L. Wisnowski, and A. Panigrahy, “Abnormal Development of Thalamic Microstructure in Premature Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease.,” Pediatr. Cardiol., Jan. 2015. PMID: 25608695 PMCID: PMC4433609 DOI: 10.1007/s00246-015-1106-8

Education

BS (2011, Microbiology) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

MS (2014, Biomedical Informatics) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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