UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Barton Branstetter, MD

Barton Branstetter
Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Biomedical Informatics

Contact Information

Contact Information

PUH South Tower
Wing 8N
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: bfb1@pitt.edu

Administrative Assistant
Name: Sandra Minor
Phone: 412-647-3530
Email: minosl@upmc.edu
Fax: 412-647-5359

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

PET/CT; head and neck cancer; squamous cell carcinoma; imaging utilization; cancer imaging; imaging informatics

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Branstetter conducts research in all areas of head and neck imaging, as well as medical student education, imaging utalization, and imaging informatics. His current focus is on utilization of PET/CT in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. His research also focuses on overutilization of imaging in head and neck disorders.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • McDermott M, Hughes M, Rath T, Johnson JT, Heron DE, Kubicek GJ, Kim SW, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U, Ohr JP, Branstetter BF. Negative predictive value of surveillance PET/CT in head and neck squamous cell cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Aug;34(8):1632-6. PubMed Link
  • Alhilali L, Seo SH, Branstetter BF 4th, Fakhran S. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Yield of neck CT and barium esophagram in patients with globus sensation. 2013 Aug 8. PubMed Link
  • Fakhran S, Alhilali L, Branstetter BF 4th. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Yield of CT angiography and contrast-enhanced MR imaging in patients with dizziness. 2013 May;34(5):1077-81 PubMed Link
  • Beswick DM, Gooding WE, Johnson JT, Branstetter BF 4th. Temporal patterns of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma recurrence with positron-emission tomography/computed tomography monitoring. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul;122(7):1512-7. PubMed Link
  • Longhini AB, Branstetter BF, Ferguson BJ. Am J Rhinol Allergy. Unrecognized odontogenic maxillary sinusitis: a cause of endoscopic sinus surgery failure. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(4):296-300. PubMed Link
  • Sheu YR, Feder E, Balsim I, Levin VF, Bleicher AG, Branstetter BF 4th. Optimizing radiology peer review: a mathematical model for selecting future cases based on prior errors. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jun;7(6):431-8. PubMed Link
  • Branstetter BF 4th, Humphrey AL, Schumann JB. Acad Radiol. The long-term impact of preclinical education on medical students' opinions about radiology. 2008 Oct;15(10):1331-9. PubMed Link
  • Branstetter BF 4th, Morgan MB, Nesbit CE, Phillips JA, Lionetti DM, Chang PJ, Towers JD. Preliminary reports in the emergency department: is a subspecialist radiologist more accurate than a radiology resident? Acad Radiol. 2007 Feb;14(2):201-6. PubMed Link
  • Branstetter BF 4th, Blodgett TM, Zimmer LA, Snyderman CH, Johnson JT, Raman S, Meltzer CC. Head and neck malignancy: is PET/CT more accurate than PET or CT alone? Radiology. 2005 May;235(2):580-6. PubMed Link

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