Dr. Quan Nguyen graduated the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. He obtained his MD from Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, in 2008. He later completed his Radiology Residency at State University of New York in 2013 and thereafter completed a Breast Imaging Fellowship at University of Washington in 2014. He has served as faculty at University of Texas Medical Branch since 2014. His early publications were focused on genitourinary imaging. The conclusion of the study on the fate of small renal masses, less then 1 cm size revealed that it is questionable whether the small number of malignant neoplasms (0.4%), inflammatory lesions (5%) and renal medullary necrosis (6%) justify routine follow-up CTs and exposure to radiation. The delay in intervention in neoplastic lesions probably didn't influence tumor-free survival potential and clinical symptoms would soon have revealed inflammatory conditions. With exception of ambivalent lesions, clinical surveillance appears adequate. In addition to improving imaging protocol for follow up of renal lesions, he also collaborated to address appropriate imaging of the bladder for cancer staging. He demonstrated that the choice of appropriate treatment modality for bladder carcinomas depends on accurate preoperative assessment of the stage of the neoplasm. Both CT and MRI complemented by reconstructions can provide the needed accurate informations. His more recent publications are focused on breast imaging. Incorporating new technology such as tomosynthesis for earlier detection of breast cancers and reduction in recall rates interests the general population and motivates his current research pursuits. He wrote article to educate the public on the history and utility of tomosynthesis. In addition to researching new technology, he has worked on research projects to serve subsets of women that need special attention in breast imaging. His research on reaching the underserved through mobile mammography demonstrated that the UTMB mobile van represents an efficient way of providing mammography services to underserved women throughout Southern Texas. Between 2008 and 2015, the UTMB mobile mammography unit has performed approximately 15.412 mammograms
Dr. Quan D. Nguyen Research interests are Breast Cancer; Breast MRI; Tomosynthesis; Mammography; Ultrasound.