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James Costello, MD, PhD

Specialty: Radiology
Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology


Education & Training


  • University of Arizona School of Medicine - Translational Science Body MRI


  • Emory University School of Medicine - Radiology

Medical School:

  • Emory University School of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

An Advanced MRI Abdomen Protocol to Evaluate Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Surgically Resectable and Borderline Resectable Disease for Loco-Regional Heterogeneity and To Evaluate Treatment Response Status Post Surgery and MRI-GRT
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.


  • Ravi H, Arias-Lorza AM, Costello JR, Han HS, Jeong DK, Klinz SG, Sachdev JC, Korn RL, Raghunand N. Pretherapy Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI to Predict Response to Liposomal Irinotecan in Metastatic Breast Cancer. Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2023 Mar.5(2):e220022. Pubmedid: 36734848. Pmcid: PMC10077095.
  • Fraum TJ, Ma J, Jhaveri K, Nepal P, Lall C, Costello J, Harisinghani M. The optimized rectal cancer MRI protocol: choosing the right sequences, sequence parameters, and preparatory strategies. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 Mar. Pubmedid: 36899281.
  • Laajala TD, Sreekanth V, Soupir A, Creed J, Calboli FC, Singaravelu K, Orman M, Colin-Leitzinger C, Gerke T, Fridley BL, Tyekucheva S, Costello JC. curatedPCaData: Integration of clinical, genomic, and signature features in a curated and harmonized prostate cancer data resource. bioRxiv. 2023 Jan. Pubmedid: 36711769. Pmcid: PMC9882125.
  • Felder SI, Feuerlein S, Parsee A, Imanirad I, Sanchez J, Dessureault S, Kim R, Hoffe S, Frakes J, Costello J. Endoscopic and MRI response evaluation following neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer: a pictorial review with matched MRI, endoscopic, and pathologic examples. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 May.46(5):1783-1804. Pubmedid: 33111189.
  • Tomaszewski MR, Dominguez-Viqueira W, Ortiz A, Shi Y, Costello JR, Enderling H, Rosenberg SA, Gillies RJ. Heterogeneity analysis of MRI T2 maps for measurement of early tumor response to radiotherapy. Nmr Biomed. 2021 Mar.34(3):e4454. Pubmedid: 33325086.
  • Jillson LK, Yette GA, Laajala TD, Tilley WD, Costello JC, Cramer SD. Androgen Receptor Signaling in Prostate Cancer Genomic Subtypes. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jun.13(13). Pubmedid: 34208794. Pmcid: PMC8269091.
  • Kingsley JL, Costello JR, Raghunand N, Rejniak KA. Bridging cell-scale simulations and radiologic images to explain short-time intratumoral oxygen fluctuations. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Jul.17(7):e1009206. Pubmedid: 34310608. Pmcid: PMC8341701.
  • Czeyda-Pommersheim F, Martin DR, Costello JR, Kalb B. Contrast Agents for MR Imaging. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Nov.25(4):705-711. Pubmedid: 28964460.
  • Czeyda-Pommersheim F, Kalb B, Costello J, Liau J, Meshksar A, Arif Tiwari H, Martin D. MRI in pelvic inflammatory disease: a pictorial review. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 03.42(3):935-950. Pubmedid: 27933478.
  • Petkovska I, Duke E, Martin DR, Irani Z, Geffre CP, Cragun JM, Costello JR, Arif-Tiwari H, Czeyda-Pommersheim F, Udayasankar U, Kalb B. MRI of ovarian torsion: Correlation of imaging features with the presence of perifollicular hemorrhage and ovarian viability. Eur J Radiol. 2016 Nov.85(11):2064-2071. Pubmedid: 27776660.
  • Petkovska I, Martin DR, Covington MF, Urbina S, Duke E, Daye ZJ, Stolz LA, Keim SM, Costello JR, Chundru S, Arif-Tiwari H, Gilbertson-Dahdal D, Gries L, Kalb B. Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review. Radiology. 2016 May.279(2):451-460. Pubmedid: 26807893.
  • Costello JR, Kalb B, Martin DR. Incidence and Risk Factors for Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Immediate Reactions. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Dec.25(6):257-263. Pubmedid: 27748714.
  • Moinuddin I, Bracamonte E, Thajudeen B, Sussman A, Madhrira M, Costello J. Allergic Interstitial Nephritis Manifesting as a Striated Nephrogram. Case Rep Med. 2015 Dec.2015:250530. Pubmedid: 26664405. Pmcid: PMC4667022.
  • Costello JR, Kalb B, Chundru S, Arif H, Petkovska I, Martin DR. MR imaging of benign and malignant biliary conditions. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2014 Aug.22(3):467-488. Pubmedid: 25086940.
  • Chundru S, Kalb B, Arif-Tiwari H, Sharma P, Costello J, Martin DR. MRI of diffuse liver disease: the common and uncommon etiologies. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2013 Nov.19(6):479-487. Pubmedid: 23921268.
  • Costello JR, Mullins ME, Votaw JR, Karolyi DR, Kalb B, Gonzales P, Fornwalt B, Meltzer CC. Establishing a new radiology residency research track. Acad Radiol. 2013 Feb.20(2):243-248. Pubmedid: 23085410.
  • Kalb B, Sharma P, Tigges S, Ray GL, Kitajima HD, Costello JR, Chen Z, Martin DR. MR imaging of pulmonary embolism: diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced 3D MR pulmonary angiography, contrast-enhanced low-flip angle 3D GRE, and nonenhanced free-induction FISP sequences. Radiology. 2012 Apr.263(1):271-278. Pubmedid: 22438448.
  • Arif-Tiwari H, Kalb B, Chundru S, Sharma P, Costello J, Guessner RW, Martin DR. MRI of hepatocellular carcinoma: an update of current practices. Diagn Interv Radiol. 20(3):209-221. Pubmedid: 24808419. Pmcid: PMC4463351.
  • Chundru S, Kalb B, Arif-Tiwari H, Sharma P, Costello J, Martin DR. MRI of diffuse liver disease: characteristics of acute and chronic diseases. Diagn Interv Radiol. 20(3):200-208. Pubmedid: 24808418. Pmcid: PMC4463342.

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