University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

David Gur, ScD

David Gur
Professor of Radiology
Director, Imaging Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

Contact Information

Contact Information

University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Radiology
Radiology Imaging Research
3362 Fifth Avenue, F.A.R.P. Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-641-2513
Email: gur@pitt.edu
Fax: 412-641-2582

Administrative Assistant
Name: Jennifer Stalder
Phone: 412-641-2565
Email: jstalder@upmc.edu
Fax: 412-641-2582

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Technology and practice assessment; observer performance; digital breast tomosynthesis, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve; free-response ROC

Research Summary

Research Summary

David Gur's research interests include: 1) developing and testing medical imaging applications, including but not limited to quantitative analyses using low dose computed tomography (CT) scanning; 2) developing methodologies for systems and practice assessments; 3) investigating new analytical approaches to observer performance data. His work is primarily focused on clinical relevance of technology and practice assessments through performance studies with a special focus on generalizability of results.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Zheng B, Tan M, Ramalingam P, Gur D. Association between computed tissue density asymmetry in bilateral mammograms and near-term breast cancer risk. Breast J. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):249-57. PubMed Link
  • Gur D. Breast cancer screening in a multimodality environment--the need for a simple summary measure of marginal value. Acad Radiol. 2014 Mar;21(3):325-8. PubMed Link
  • Gur D, Sumkin JH. Screening for early detection of breast cancer: overdiagnosis versus suboptimal patient management. Radiology. 2013 Aug;268(2):327-8. PubMed Link
  • Bandos AI, Rockette HE, Gur D. Subject-centered free-response ROC (FROC) analysis. Med Phys. 2013 May;40(5):051706. PubMed Link
  • Skaane P, Bandos AI, Gullien R, Eben EB, Ekseth U, Haakenaasen U, Izadi M, Jebsen IN, Jahr G, Krager M, Niklason LT, Hofvind S, Gur D. Comparison of digital mammography alone and digital mammography plus tomosynthesis in a population-based screening program. Radiology. 2013 Apr;267(1):47-56. PubMed Link
  • Zuley ML, Bandos AI, Ganott MA, Sumkin JH, Kelly AE, Catullo VJ, Rathfon GY, Lu AH, Gur D. Digital breast tomosynthesis versus supplemental diagnostic mammographic views for evaluation of noncalcified breast lesions. Radiology. 2013 Jan;266(1):89-95. PubMed Link
  • Gur D, Abrams GS, Chough DM, Ganott MA, Hakim CM, Perrin RL, Rathfon GY, Sumkin JH, Zuley ML, Bandos AI. Digital breast tomosynthesis: observer performance study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Aug;193(2):586-91. PubMed Link

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Collaborations

Collaborations

Current UPCI/Pitt Collaborators

Andriy Bandos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Christiane Hakim, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Member - Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program (BOCP)

Frank Sciurba, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Member - Lung Cancer Program (LCP)

Jules Sumkin, DO
Professor of Radiology
Member - Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program (BOCP)

Mitchell Tublin, MD
Professor of Radiology
Member - Head and Neck Cancer Program (HNCP)

Margarita Zuley, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Member - Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program (BOCP)

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