Richard Semelka

Professor and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Richard Semelka is a Professor, Director of MRI Services, Vice Chairman of Clinical Research, and Vice Chairman for Quality and Safety of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, U.S.A. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals JMRI, MRI and TMRI, and is a reviewer for many journals. He has contributed to over 230 publications in refereed journals and has authored numerous review articles and textbook chapters. He has authored 8 text-books, including Abdominal-Pelvic MRI, third edition, Wiley-Liss, 2010. His main expertise lies in cross sectional abdominal imaging with an emphasis on MRI, with a particular interest of liver, pancreas, kidney and bowel diseases. He regularly conducts various teaching and categorical courses at International Radiology Conferences.

Dr. Semelka's Lectures

Is It Time We Obtained Informed Consent for CT Imaging

Recent Publications

  1. Kim MJ, Kim SH, Kim HJ, Kim BS, Hernandes M, Semelka RC. Enhancement of liver and pancreas on late hepatic arterial phase Imaging: Quantitative comparison among multiple gadolinium-based contrast agents at 1.5 tesla MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Jul;38(1):102-8. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23934. Epub 2013 May 15.
  2. Heredia V, Altun E, Ramalho M, de Campos R, Azevedo R, Pamuklar E, Semelka RC. MRI of pregnant patients for suspected pulmonary embolism: steady-state free precession vs postgadolinium 3D-GRE. Acta Med Port. 2012 Nov-Dec;25(6):359-67. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
  3. Bamrungchart S, Tantaway EM, Midia EC, Hernandes MA, Srirattanapong S, Dale BM and Semelka RC. Free breathing three-dimensional gradient echo-sequence with radial data sampling (radial 3D-GRE) examination of the pancreas: Comparison with standard 3D-GRE volumetric interpolated breathhold examination (VIBE). J Magn Reson Imaging Article first published online : 15 FEB 2013, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.24064
  4. Kim BS, Kim SH, Angthong W, Srirattanapong S, Woosley JT, Semelka RC. Outcomes of Patients with Elevated alpha-Fetoprotein Level and Initial Negative Findings at MR Imaging. Radiology Published online before print February 7, 2013, doi: 10.1148/radiol.13121314
  5. Heredia V, Altun E, Ramalho M, De Campos R, Azevedo R, Pamuklar E, Semelka RC. MRI of Pregnant Patients for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Steady-State Free Precession vs Postgadolinium 3D-GRE. Acta Med Port 2012 Nov-Dec; 25(6).
  6. Kim HJ, Kim BS, KimMJ, Kim SH, O.P. de Campos R, Hernandes M and Semelka RC. Enhancement of the liver and pancreas in the hepatic arterial dominant phase: Comparison of hepatocyte-specific MRI contrast agents, gadoxetic acid and gadobenate dimeglumine, on 3 and 1.5 tesla MRI in the same patient J Magn Reson Imagin. Article first published online: 12 OCT 2012, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.23874
  7. Semelka RC, Hernandes MDA, Stallings CG, Mauricio Castillo M. Objective evaluation of acute adverse events and image quality of gadolinium-based contrast agents (gadobutrol and gadobenate dimeglumine) by blinded evaluation. Pilot study. MRI Available online August 2012.
  8. Kuefner MA, Brand M, Ehrlich J, Braga L, Uder M, Semelka RC. Effect of Antioxidants on X-ray-induced g-H2AX Foci in Human Blood Lymphocytes: Preliminary Observations1. Radiology July 2012; 264: 59-67.