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Giovanni Ughi PHD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentRadiology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, SA-107R
Worcester MA 01655
Phone617-505-8880
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentRadiology


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    University of Padua, Padua, , ItalyBSBiomedical Engineering
    University of Padua, Padua, , ItalyMSBiomedical Engineering
    University of Leuven, Leuven, , BelgiumPHDBiomedical Sciences

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    Harvard Medical School and
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
    Postdoctoral Training Biomedical Optics and Translational Medicine



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    R43NS100163     (UGHI, GIOVANNI J)Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
    NIH
    Image-Guided Endovascular Neurosurgery: High-Resolution Cerebrovascular Imaging
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R44NS100163     (UGHI, GIOVANNI J.)Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2020
    NIH
    Micro-imaging catheters for high-resolution, image-guided, endovascular repair of brain aneurysms
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gounis MJ, Ughi GJ, Marosfoi M, Lopes DK, Fiorella D, Bezerra HG, Liang CW, Puri AS. Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Neurointerventional Surgery. Stroke. 2018 Nov 29; STROKEAHA118022315. PMID: 30580737.
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    2. Pyxaras SA, Adriaenssens T, Barbato E, Ughi GJ, Di Serafino L, De Vroey F, Toth G, Tu S, Reiber JHC, Bax JJ, Wijns W. In-stent fractional flow reserve variations and related optical coherence tomography findings: the FFR-OCT co-registration study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Apr; 34(4):495-502. PMID: 29080150.
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    3. Teeuwen K, Spoormans EM, Bennett J, Dubois C, Desmet W, Ughi GJ, Belmans A, Kelder JC, Tijssen JGP, Agostoni P, Suttorp MJ, Adriaenssens T. Optical coherence tomography findings: insights from the "randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chronic total occlusions" (PRISON IV) trial. EuroIntervention. 2017 Aug 04; 13(5):e522-e530. PMID: 28512069.
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    4. Buysschaert I, Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T, Vermeersch P. Very late stent thrombosis and longitudinal stent deformation. Acta Cardiol. 2017 Apr; 72(2):216-217. PMID: 28597802.
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    5. Gnanadesigan M, Kameyama T, Karanasos A, van Ditzhuijzen NS, van der Sijde JN, van Geuns RJ, Ligthart J, Witberg K, Ughi GJ, van der Steen AF, Regar E, van Soest G. Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging. EuroIntervention. 2016 Dec 20; 12(12):1490-1497. PMID: 27998841.
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    6. Pyxaras SA, Toth GG, Di Gioia G, Ughi GJ, Tu S, Rusinaru D, Adriaenssens T, Reiber JHC, Leon MB, Bax JJ, Wijns W. Anatomical and functional assessment of Tryton bifurcation stent before and after final kissing balloon dilatation: Evaluations by three-dimensional coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography imaging and fractional flow reserve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jul; 90(1):E1-E10. PMID: 27567002.
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    7. Verjans JW, Osborn EA, Ughi GJ, Calfon Press MA, Hamidi E, Antoniadis AP, Papafaklis MI, Conrad MF, Libby P, Stone PH, Cambria RP, Tearney GJ, Jaffer FA. Targeted Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Atherosclerosis: Clinical and Intracoronary Evaluation of Indocyanine Green. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 09; 9(9):1087-1095. PMID: 27544892.
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    8. Dubois C, Bennett J, Dens J, De Cock D, Desmet W, Belmans A, Ughi GJ, Sinnaeve P, Vrolix M, D'hooge J, Adriaenssens T. COmplex coronary Bifurcation lesions: RAndomized comparison of a strategy using a dedicated self-expanding biolimus-eluting stent versus a culotte strategy using everolimus-eluting stents: primary results of the COBRA trial. EuroIntervention. 2016 Apr 20; 11(13):1457-67. PMID: 25947278.
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    9. Adriaenssens T, Ughi GJ, Dubois C, De Cock D, Onsea K, Bennett J, Wiyono S, Sinnaeve P, Coosemans M, Ferdinande B, Belmans A, D'hooge J, Desmet W. STACCATO (Assessment of Stent sTrut Apposition and Coverage in Coronary ArTeries with Optical coherence tomography in patients with STEMI, NSTEMI and stable/unstable angina undergoing everolimus vs. biolimus A9-eluting stent implantation): a randomised controlled trial. EuroIntervention. 2016 Apr 08; 11(14):e1619-26. PMID: 25420791.
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    10. Ughi GJ, Wang H, Gerbaud E, Gardecki JA, Fard AM, Hamidi E, Vacas-Jacques P, Rosenberg M, Jaffer FA, Tearney GJ. Clinical Characterization of Coronary Atherosclerosis With Dual-Modality OCT and Near-Infrared Autofluorescence Imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 11; 9(11):1304-1314. PMID: 26971006.
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    11. Hiltrop N, Ughi GJ, Dubois C, Adriaenssens T. Optical coherence tomography-based assessment of bifurcation stenting using the Axxessª Biolimus A9ª-eluting stent system. EuroIntervention. 2016 Jan 22; 11(9):1027. PMID: 26788704.
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    12. Ughi GJ, Gora MJ, Swager AF, Soomro A, Grant C, Tiernan A, Rosenberg M, Sauk JS, Nishioka NS, Tearney GJ. Automated segmentation and characterization of esophageal wall in vivo by tethered capsule optical coherence tomography endomicroscopy. Biomed Opt Express. 2016 Feb 01; 7(2):409-19. PMID: 26977350; PMCID: PMC4771459.
    13. Hara T, Ughi GJ, McCarthy JR, Erdem SS, Mauskapf A, Lyon SC, Fard AM, Edelman ER, Tearney GJ, Jaffer FA. Intravascular fibrin molecular imaging improves the detection of unhealed stents assessed by optical coherence tomography in vivo. Eur Heart J. 2017 02 07; 38(6):447-455. PMID: 26685129.
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    14. Koskinas KC, Ughi GJ, Windecker S, Tearney GJ, Räber L. Intracoronary imaging of coronary atherosclerosis: validation for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Eur Heart J. 2016 Feb 07; 37(6):524-35a-c. PMID: 26655874.
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    15. Gerbaud E, Weisz G, Tanaka A, Kashiwagi M, Shimizu T, Wang L, Souza C, Bouma BE, Suter MJ, Shishkov M, Ughi GJ, Halpern EF, Rosenberg M, Waxman S, Moses JW, Mintz GS, Maehara A, Tearney GJ. Multi-laboratory inter-institute reproducibility study of IVOCT and IVUS assessments using published consensus document definitions. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul; 17(7):756-64. PMID: 26377904; PMCID: PMC4907381 [Available on 07/01/17].
    16. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T. Advances in Automated Assessment of Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography and Their Clinical Application. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2015 Jul; 4(3):351-360. PMID: 28581950.
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    17. Wang H, Gardecki JA, Ughi GJ, Jacques PV, Hamidi E, Tearney GJ. Ex vivo catheter-based imaging of coronary atherosclerosis using multimodality OCT and NIRAF excited at 633 nm. Biomed Opt Express. 2015 Apr 01; 6(4):1363-75. PMID: 25909020; PMCID: PMC4399675.
    18. Ughi GJ, Verjans J, Fard AM, Wang H, Osborn E, Hara T, Mauskapf A, Jaffer FA, Tearney GJ. Dual modality intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging: a fully automated algorithm for the distance-calibration of NIRF signal intensity for quantitative molecular imaging. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Feb; 31(2):259-68. PMID: 25341407; PMCID: PMC4344893.
    19. Adriaenssens T, Dens J, Ughi G, Bennett J, Dubois C, Sinnaeve P, Wiyono S, Coosemans M, Belmans A, D'hooge J, Vrolix M, Desmet W. Optical coherence tomography study of healing characteristics of paclitaxel-eluting balloons vs. everolimus-eluting stents for in-stent restenosis: the SEDUCE (Safety and Efficacy of a Drug elUting balloon in Coronary artery rEstenosis) randomised clinical trial. EuroIntervention. 2014 Aug; 10(4):439-48. PMID: 25138182.
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    20. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T. Automated assessment and 3-dimensional visualization of the pattern of neointimal tissue maturity in vivo following drug-eluting stent implantation. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Oct; 30(7):1235-6. PMID: 24928764.
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    21. Adriaenssens T, Ughi GJ, Dubois C, Onsea K, De Cock D, Bennett J, Wiyono S, Vanhaverbeke M, Sinnaeve P, Belmans A, D'hooge J, Desmet W. Automated detection and quantification of clusters of malapposed and uncovered intracoronary stent struts assessed with optical coherence tomography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jun; 30(5):839-48. PMID: 24668526.
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    22. Gnanadesigan M, van Soest G, White S, Scoltock S, Ughi GJ, Baumbach A, van der Steen AF, Regar E, Johnson TW. Effect of temperature and fixation on the optical properties of atherosclerotic tissue: a validation study of an ex-vivo whole heart cadaveric model. Biomed Opt Express. 2014 Apr 01; 5(4):1038-49. PMID: 24761287; PMCID: PMC3985992.
    23. De Cock D, Bennett J, Ughi GJ, Dubois C, Sinnaeve P, Dhooge J, Desmet W, Belmans A, Adriaenssens T. Healing course of acute vessel wall injury after drug-eluting stent implantation assessed by optical coherence tomography. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jul; 15(7):800-9. PMID: 24497520.
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    24. Ughi GJ, Steigerwald K, Adriaenssens T, Desmet W, Guagliumi G, Joner M, D'hooge J. Automatic characterization of neointimal tissue by intravascular optical coherence tomography. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Feb; 19(2):21104. PMID: 23884201.
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    25. Ughi GJ, Van Dyck CJ, Adriaenssens T, Hoymans VY, Sinnaeve P, Timmermans JP, Desmet W, Vrints CJ, D'hooge J. Automatic assessment of stent neointimal coverage by intravascular optical coherence tomography. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Feb; 15(2):195-200. PMID: 23884965.
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    26. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T, Sinnaeve P, Desmet W, D'hooge J. Automated tissue characterization of in vivo atherosclerotic plaques by intravascular optical coherence tomography images. Biomed Opt Express. 2013 Jul 01; 4(7):1014-30. PMID: 23847728; PMCID: PMC3704084.
    27. Malle C, Tada T, Steigerwald K, Ughi GJ, Schuster T, Nakano M, Massberg S, Jehle J, Guagliumi G, Kastrati A, Virmani R, Byrne RA, Joner M. Tissue characterization after drug-eluting stent implantation using optical coherence tomography. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jun; 33(6):1376-83. PMID: 23539216.
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    28. Ughi GJ, Dubois C, Desmet W, D'hooge J, Adriaenssens T. Provisional side branch stenting: presentation of an automated method allowing online 3D OCT guidance. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul; 14(7):715. PMID: 23389734.
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    29. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T, Desmet W, D'hooge J. Fully automatic three-dimensional visualization of intravascular optical coherence tomography images: methods and feasibility in vivo. Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Dec 01; 3(12):3291-303. PMID: 23243578; PMCID: PMC3521298.
    30. Dubois C, Adriaenssens T, Ughi G, Wiyono S, Bennett J, Coosemans M, Ferdinande B, Sinnaeve P, D'hooge J, Desmet W. Healing responses after bifurcation stenting with the dedicated TRYTON Side-Branch Stent™ in combination with XIENCE-V™ stents: a clinical, angiography, fractional flow reserve, and optical coherence tomography study: the PYTON (Prospective evaluation of the TRYTON Side-Branch Stent™ with an additional XIENCE-v™ everolimus-eluting stent in coronary bifurcation lesions) study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Feb; 81(3):E155-64. PMID: 22745031.
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    31. Adriaenssens T, Ughi G, Coosemans M, Dubois C. Optical coherence tomography assessment of coverage of side branch ostium after implantation of Xience SBA dedicated coronary bifurcation system. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Nov; 5(11):1187-8. PMID: 23174645.
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    32. Tearney GJ, Regar E, Akasaka T, Adriaenssens T, Barlis P, Bezerra HG, Bouma B, Bruining N, Cho JM, Chowdhary S, Costa MA, de Silva R, Dijkstra J, Di Mario C, Dudek D, Dudeck D, Falk E, Falk E, Feldman MD, Fitzgerald P, Garcia-Garcia HM, Garcia H, Gonzalo N, Granada JF, Guagliumi G, Holm NR, Honda Y, Ikeno F, Kawasaki M, Kochman J, Koltowski L, Kubo T, Kume T, Kyono H, Lam CC, Lamouche G, Lee DP, Leon MB, Maehara A, Manfrini O, Mintz GS, Mizuno K, Morel MA, Nadkarni S, Okura H, Otake H, Pietrasik A, Prati F, Räber L, Radu MD, Rieber J, Riga M, Rollins A, Rosenberg M, Sirbu V, Serruys PW, Shimada K, Shinke T, Shite J, Siegel E, Sonoda S, Sonada S, Suter M, Takarada S, Tanaka A, Terashima M, Thim T, Troels T, Uemura S, Ughi GJ, van Beusekom HM, van der Steen AF, van Es GA, van Es GA, van Soest G, Virmani R, Waxman S, Weissman NJ, Weisz G. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies: a report from the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 20; 59(12):1058-72. PMID: 22421299.
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    33. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T, Larsson M, Dubois C, Sinnaeve PR, Coosemans M, Desmet W, D'hooge J. Automatic three-dimensional registration of intravascular optical coherence tomography images. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Feb; 17(2):026005. PMID: 22463037.
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    34. Adriaenssens T, Dens J, Ughi G, Coosemans M, Onsea K, Dubois C, Sinnaeve P, Vrolix M, Desmet W. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in PCI for in-stent restenosis (ISR): rationale and design of the SEDUCE (Safety and Efficacy of a Drug elUting balloon in Coronary artery rEstenosis) study. EuroIntervention. 2011 May; 7 Suppl K:K100-5. PMID: 22027717.
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    35. Ughi GJ, Adriaenssens T, Onsea K, Kayaert P, Dubois C, Sinnaeve P, Coosemans M, Desmet W, D'hooge J. Automatic segmentation of in-vivo intra-coronary optical coherence tomography images to assess stent strut apposition and coverage. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Feb; 28(2):229-41. PMID: 21347593.
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