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F. Reed Murtagh, MD

Specialty: Radiology
Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Cancer Types Treated: Brain Cancer, Glioblastoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Meningioma, Neurofibromatosis, Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer, Spinal Tumor, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer, Tongue Cancer

As a staff neuro-radiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, my chief concern is maintaining excellent imaging support (MRI, CT, Plain X-ray imaging studies of brain, spine, and head and neck) for the Neuro-Oncology, Head and Neck, and Endocrine Cancer Programs at Moffitt.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology


  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Neuroradiology


  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Diagnostic Radiology

Medical School:

  • Temple University - MD
Participating Trials

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  • Fardon DF, Williams AL, Dohring EJ, Murtagh FR, Gabriel Rothman SL, Sze G. Lumbar disc nomenclature: version 2.0: Recommendations of the combined task forces of the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Spine Radiology and the American Society of Neuroradiology. Spine J. 2014 Nov;14(11):2525-2545. Pubmedid: 24768732.
  • Anic GM, Thompson RC, Burton Nabors L, Olson JJ, Browning JE, Madden MH, Reed Murtagh F, Forsyth PA, Egan KM. An exploratory analysis of common genetic variants in the vitamin D pathway including genome-wide associated variants in relation to glioma risk and outcome. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep;23(9):1443-1449. Pubmedid: 22740028. Pmcid: PMC3563063.
  • Setzer M, Murtagh RD, Murtagh FR, Eleraky M, Jain S, Marquardt G, Seifert V, Vrionis FD. Diffusion tensor imaging tractography in patients with intramedullary tumors: comparison with intraoperative findings and value for prediction of tumor resectability. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Sep;13(3):371-380. Pubmedid: 20809733.
  • Goforth HW, Murtaugh R, Fernandez F. Neurologic aspects of drug abuse. Neurol Clin. 2010 Feb;28(1):199-215. Pubmedid: 19932382.
  • Carpenter KJ, Murtagh RD, Lilienfeld H, Weber J, Murtagh FR. Ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis: MR Imaging Findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Oct;30(9):1751-1753. Pubmedid: 19474123.
  • Murtagh FR. The importance of being earnest--about disk nomenclature. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007 Jan;28(1):1-2. Pubmedid: 17213412.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja M, Ayala E, Greene J, Rojiani A, Murtagh F, Anasetti C. Two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and a review of the literature. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007 Jan;39(2): 101-7. Pubmedid: 17143300.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Ayala E, Greene J, Rojiani A, Murtagh F, Anasetti C. Two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and a review of the literature. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007 Feb;39(4):253-254. Pubmedid: 17290282.
  • Chang SJ, Sims J, Murtagh FR, McCaffrey JC, Messina JL. Proliferating trichilemmal cysts of the scalp on CT. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Mar;27(3):712-714. Pubmedid: 16552022.
  • Murtagh FR. Back surgery begets back surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 Mar;25(3):354-355. Pubmedid: 15037455.
  • Jennings J, Rojiani A, Brem S, Murtagh F. Necrotizing neurosarcoidosis masquerading as a left optic nerve meningioma: case report. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2002;23(4):660-662. Pubmedid: 11950662.
  • Caracciolo J, Murtagh R, Rojiani A, Murtagh F. Pathognomonic MR imaging findings in Balo concentric sclerosis. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2001 Feb;22(2):292-293. Pubmedid: 11156771.
  • Wagner A, Murtagh F, Arrington J, Stallworth D. Relationship of Schmorl's nodes to vertebral body endplate fractures and acute endplate disk extrusions. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 2000 Feb;21(2):276-281. Pubmedid: 10696008.
  • Gosche K, Velthuizen R, Murtagh F, Arrington J, Gross W, Mortimer J, Clarke L. Automated quantification of brain resonance image hyperintensitites using hybrid clustering and knowledge-based methods. Int J Imag Sci. 1999 May;10(3):287-293.
  • Clark M, Hall L, Goldgof D, Velthuizen R, Silbiger M, Murtagh F. Automatic tumor segmentation using knowledge-based techniques. Ieee T Med Imaging. 1998 Apr;17(2):187-201. Pubmedid: 9688151.
  • Murtagh F. The neuroradiologist as pain therapist. Am J Neuroradiology. 1998;19:353-354. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Murtagh F. The neuroradiologist as pain therapist. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1998;19:353-354. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Murtagh F. Discography: how to. Radiology. 1997;20:86-86. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Murtagh F, Linden C. Neuroimaging of intracranial meningiomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1996;5(2):217-233.
  • Phuphanich S, Jacobs M, Gonzalvo A, Murtagh F. MRI of spinal cord radiation mecrosis simulating recurrent cervical cord astrocytoma and syringomyelia. Surg Neurol. 1996;45(4):362-365. Pubmedid: 8607087.
  • Phuphanich S, Berman C, Greenberg H, Murtagh F, Prockop L. Thallium-201 SPECT index of radiation necrosis and malignant brain tumor with pathological correlation and survival. J Neuroimaging. 1995;5:68-68. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Murtagh F, Phuphanich S, Iman N, Clarke L, Greenberg H, Arrington J. Novel method for evaluation of treated brain tumor. Cancer Control. 1995;2(4):293-299. Pubmedid: 10862168.
  • Crocker D, Murtagh F, Phuphanich S. Multiple malignant meningiomas following systemic chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma. A three-dimensional analysis. J Neuroimaging. 1995;5:51-53. Pubmedid: 7849375.
  • Imam N, Murtagh F, Linden C, Phuphanich S, Prockop L. 3-D analysis of contrast enhanced MRI data in assessing the progress of therapy for intracranial tumors. J Neuroimaging. 1994;1:4-4.
  • Phuphanich S, Murtagh F, Prockop L. Development of aggressive malignant glioma after system chemotherapy for lymphoma. J Neuroimaging. 1994;4:59-59.
  • Margo C, Murtagh F. Ocular and orbital toxicity after intra-carotid cisplatin therapy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1993;116:508-509.
  • Beck R, Murtagh F. Brain MRI in acute optic neuritis: experience of the optic neuritis study group. Arch Neurol. 1993;50:841-846.
  • Esposito M, Murtagh F. MR of the spinal cord in a patient with herpes zoster. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1993;14(1):203-204.
  • Hencey M, Murtagh F, Yost J. MRI of multiple sclerosis. Contemp Diagn Radiol. 1993;16(17):1-6.
  • Phuphanich S, Greenberg H, Murtagh F, Viloria J, Ransohoff J. Successful treatment of malignant glioma: long-term remission over five years. J Neurooncol. 1993;15:A520-A520.
  • Hencey M, Murtagh F, Yost J. MRI of multiple sclerosis. Contemp Diag Radiol. 1993;16(17):1-6.
  • Walker J, Schulak D, Murtagh F. Midline disc herniations of L6 spine. South Med J. 1993;86(1):13-17.
  • Murtagh FR, Arrington JA. Computer tomographically guided discography as a determinant of normal disc level before fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1992 Jul;17(7):826-830. Pubmedid: 1502648.
  • Murtagh F, Arrington J. Computer tomographically guided discography as a determinant of normal disc level before fusion. Spine. 1992;17(7):826-830.
  • Cox J, Murtagh F, Wilfong A, Brenner J. Cerebral aspergillosis: MR imaging and histopathologic correlation. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1992;13:1489-1492.
  • Golwyn D, Cardenas C, Murtagh F. MRI of a cervical extradural cavernous hemangioma. Neuroradiology. 1992;34:68-69.
  • Silverman C, Brenner J, Murtagh F. Hemorrhagic necrosis and vascular injury in carbon monoxide poisoning: MR demonstration. Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol. 1992;17(7):826-830.
  • Guidera KJ, Einbecker ME, Berman CG, Ogden JA, Arrington JA, Murtagh R. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of congenital dislocation of the hips. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Dec;(261):96-101. Pubmedid: 2245565.
  • Murtagh FR. Computed tomography and fluoroscopy guided anesthesia and steroid injection in facet syndrome. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1988 Jun;13(6):686-689. Pubmedid: 2972074.
  • Arrington JA, Murtagh FR, Silbiger ML, Rechtine GR, Nokes SR. Magnetic resonance imaging of postdiscogram discitis and osteomyelitis in the lumbar spine: case report. J Fla Med Assoc. 1986 Mar;73(3):192-194. Pubmedid: 3701296.
  • Clark M, Hall L, Goldgof D, Velthuizen R, Murtagh F, Silbiger M. Unsupervised brain tumor segmentation using knowledge based and fuzzy techniques. In: Theodorescu H, Kandel A, Jain L, et al, eds. Fuzzy and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems in Medicine. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 1999;137-169.
  • Ruckdeschel J, Patterson S, Cuthbertson D, Murtagh F, Arrington J. 1997.
  • Arrington J, Linden C, Murtagh F. The central nervous system. In: Oncologic imaging: a clinical perspective. The Mcgraw Hill Companies; 1998;7-78.