Isabel Oliva, MD

Associate Professor in Radiology; Section Chief

Research Interests

Chest Pain; Radiology; Thorax; Embolism and Thrombosis; Cardiac-Gated Imaging Techniques

Research Organizations

Thoracic Radiology

Yale Cancer Center

Selected Publications

  • Vascular enhancement and image quality of MDCT pulmonary angiography in 400 cases: comparison of standard and low kilovoltage settings. Matsuoka S, Hunsaker AR, Gill RR, Oliva IB, Trotman-Dickenson B, Jacobson FL, Hatabu H. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Jun;192(6):1651-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1730. PMID: 19457830
  • Contrast opacification using a reduced volume of iodinated contrast material and low peak kilovoltage in pulmonary CT angiography: Objective and subjective evaluation. Hunsaker AR, Oliva IB, Cai T, Trotman-Dickenson B, Gill RR, Hatabu H, Rybicki FJ. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Aug;195(2):W118-24. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3342. PMID: 20651170
  • Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema syndrome: a radiologic perspective. Oliva IB, Cortopassi F, Rochester CL, Rubinowitz AN. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2011 Dec;75(4):220-34. PMID: 22462310
  • Point-of-care focused cardiac ultrasound for the assessment of thoracic aortic dimensions, dilation, and aneurysmal disease. Taylor RA, Oliva I, Van Tonder R, Elefteriades J, Dziura J, Moore CL. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;19(2):244-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01279.x. Epub 2012 Jan 30. PMID: 22288871
  • Detection of hepatic steatosis on contrast-enhanced CT images: diagnostic accuracy of identification of areas of presumed focal fatty sparing. Lawrence DA, Oliva IB, Israel GM. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul;199(1):44-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7838. PMID: 22733892
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria(®) blunt chest trauma--suspected aortic injury. Demehri S, Rybicki FJ, Desjardins B, Fan CM, Flamm SD, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Kalva SP, Kim HS, Mansour MA, Mohler ER 3rd, Oliva IB, Schenker MP, Weiss C, Dill KE. Emerg Radiol. 2012 Aug;19(4):287-92. doi: 10.1007/s10140-011-1012-1. Epub 2012 Mar 18. PMID: 22426823
  • Anatomical distribution of traumatic pneumothoraces on chest computed tomography: implications for ultrasound screening in the ED. Mennicke M, Gulati K, Oliva I, Goldflam K, Skali H, Ledbetter S, Platz E. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;30(7):1025-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.06.020. Epub 2011 Sep 9. PMID: 21908143
  • Impact of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction on radiation dose in evaluation of trauma patients. Maxfield MW, Schuster KM, McGillicuddy EA, Young CJ, Ghita M, Bokhari SA, Oliva IB, Brink JA, Davis KA. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6):1406-11. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318270d2fb. PMID: 23147183
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® pulsatile abdominal mass, suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm. Desjardins B, Dill KE, Flamm SD, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Kalva SP, Mansour MA, Mohler ER 3rd, Oliva IB, Schenker MP, Weiss C, Rybicki FJ; American College of Radiology. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan;29(1):177-83. doi: 10.1007/s10554-012-0044-2. Epub 2012 May 27. Review. PMID: 22644671
  • Etiologies of bilateral pleural effusions. Puchalski JT, Argento AC, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Oliva IB, Rubinowitz AN, Pisani MA. Respir Med. 2013 Feb;107(2):284-91. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2012.10.004. Epub 2012 Dec 7. PMID: 23219348
  • Pulmonary resections following prior definitive chemoradiation therapy are associated with acceptable survival. Kuzmik GA, Detterbeck FC, Decker RH, Boffa DJ, Wang Z, Oliva IB, Kim AW. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jul;44(1):e66-70. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt184. Epub 2013 Apr 4. PMID: 23557918
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® imaging of mesenteric ischemia. Oliva IB, Davarpanah AH, Rybicki FJ, Desjardins B, Flamm SD, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Kalva SP, Ashraf Mansour M, Mohler ER 3rd, Schenker MP, Weiss C, Dill KE. Abdom Imaging. 2013 Aug;38(4):714-9. doi: 10.1007/s00261-012-9975-2. Review. Erratum in: Abdom Imaging. 2014 Aug;39(4):937-9. PMID: 23296712
  • ACR appropriateness criteria imaging for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Dill KE, George E, Abbara S, Cummings K, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Gornik HL, Hanley M, Kalva SP, Kirsch J, Kramer CM, Majdalany BS, Moriarty JM, Oliva IB, Schenker MP, Strax R, Rybicki FJ. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Dec;10(12):957-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.09.002. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PMID: 24183748
  • Coronary CTA appearance of anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery with intramural aortic route. Day K, Avery R, Oliva I, Jokerst C. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Feb;30(2):241-3. doi: 10.1007/s10554-013-0334-3. Epub 2013 Nov 30. PMID: 24293044
  • Management of pneumothoraces detected on chest computed tomography: can anatomical location identify patients who can be managed expectantly? Agbo C, Hempel D, Studer M, Gulati K, Oliva I, Goldflam K, Ledbetter S, Platz E. J Emerg Med. 2014 May;46(5):605-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.11.079. Epub 2014 Feb 6. PMID: 24508116
  • A 70-year-old woman with dyspnea and chest pain. Ganesh A, Flores M, Oliva I, Carr GE. Chest. 2014 Jul;146(1):e14-8. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-1871. No abstract available. PMID: 25010973
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nontraumatic aortic disease. Expert Panel on Vascular Imaging, Kalva SP, Dill KE, Bandyk DF, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Hanley M, Mohler ER 3rd, Moriarty JM, Oliva IB, Schenker MP, Weiss C, Rybicki FJ; American College of Radiology. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Sep;29(5):W85-8. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000107. PMID: 25100141
  • First in man: amniotic patch reduces postoperative inflammation. Khalpey Z, Marsh KM, Ferng A, Riaz IB, Friedman M, Indik J, Avery R, Jokerst C, Oliva I. Am J Med. 2015 Jan;128(1):e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.08.028. Epub 2014 Sep 16. No abstract available. PMID: 25232719
  • A tour of the thymus: a review of thymic lesions with radiologic and pathologic correlation. Goldstein AJ, Oliva I, Honarpisheh H, Rubinowitz A. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2015 Feb;66(1):5-15. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2013.09.003. Epub 2014 Apr 13. Review. PMID: 24736228
  • The wonderful world of the windpipe: a review of central airway anatomy and pathology. Lawrence DA, Branson B, Oliva I, Rubinowitz A. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2015 Feb;66(1):30-43. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2014.08.003. Review. PMID: 25623009
  • Clearing the air: steps for lung cancer screening success. Jokerst C, Oliva I, Mohammed TL. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2015 Mar-Apr;44(2):113-7. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2014.08.002. Epub 2014 Dec 23. Review. Erratum in: Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2015 Jul-Aug;44(4):386. PMID: 25541106
  • Signs in cardiopulmonary imaging: luftsichel sign. Day K, Oliva I. J Thorac Imaging. 2015 May;30(3):W1. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000151. No abstract available. PMID: 25844979
  • First in Man: Sternal Reconstruction with Autologous Stem Cells. Khalpey Z, Marsh KM, Ferng A, Riaz IB, Hemphill C, Johnson K, Oliva I, Friedman M. ASAIO J. 2015 Sep-Oct;61(5):e31-2. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000236. PMID: 25914951
  • Identification of 4th intercostal space using sternal notch to xiphoid length for accurate electrocardiogram lead placement. Day K, Oliva I, Krupinski E, Marcus F. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Nov-Dec;48(6):1058-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2015.08.019. Epub 2015 Aug 5. PMID: 26324175
  • Volumetric MRI of the lungs during forced expiration. Berman BP, Pandey A, Li Z, Jeffries L, Trouard TP, Oliva I, Cortopassi F, Martin DR, Altbach MI, Bilgin A. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jun;75(6):2295-302. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25798. Epub 2015 Jul 3. PMID: 26140699
  • Pulmonary Cement Embolism. Gabe LM, Oliva IB. Am J Med. 2016 Jun 10. pii: S0002-9343(16)30558-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.05.025. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 27296328
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria Clinically Suspected Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation. Hanley M, Ahmed O, Chandra A, Gage KL, Gerhard-Herman MD, Ginsburg M, Gornik HL, Johnson PT, Oliva IB, Ptak T, Steigner ML, Strax R, Rybicki FJ, Dill KE. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jul;13(7):796-800. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.03.020. Epub 2016 May 19. PMID: 27209598
  • Translation of First North American 50 and 70 cc Total Artificial Heart Virtual and Clinical Implantations: Utility of 3D Computed Tomography to Test Fit Devices. Ferng AS, Oliva I, Jokerst C, Avery R, Connell AM, Tran PL, Smith RG, Khalpey Z. Artif Organs. 2016 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/aor.12854. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27862058

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