Dr. Savvas Nicolaou

  • Medical Degrees, other degrees:  MD,FRCPC
  • Board certification:  FRCPC-certified radiologist. ABR-certified radiologist, SCCT level 3 certified in Cardiac Imaging.
  • Internship: Surgical Internship St Michaels Hospital UT
  • Residency: University of British Columbia
  • Sub-specialty and interests: ER/Trauma imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Dual-Energy CT
  • University Appointment and titles:  Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, UBC Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Radiology Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development
  • Hospital appointment: Director of ER/Trauma Imaging, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Recent / Notable Publications:
    • Nicolaou S, Al-Nakshabandi NA, Müller NL. Images in clinical medicine. Radiologic manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome. N Engl J Med 2003;348:2003. FA (IF 53.48; Citations 20) → This article was published in a special edition of the NEJM featuring SARS, which was a new entity at that time. This article was the first cases with imaging published in the journal.
    • Schneidereit NP, Simons R, Nicolaou S, Graeb D, Brown DR, Kirkpatrick A, Redekop G, McKevitt EC, Neyestani A. Utility of screening for blunt vascular neck injuries with computed tomographic angiography. J Trauma 2006;60:209-215. SA (IF 3.129; Citations 58) → This is one of the ground breaking papers in the determination of incidence of blunt vascular neck injuries and showing the clinical significance of a screening protocol in the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with stroke.
    • Rowan KR, Kirkpatrick AW, Liu D, Forkheim KE, Mayo JR, Nicolaou S. Traumatic pneumothorax detection with thoracic US: correlation with chest radiography and CT — initial experience. Radiology 2002;225:210-214. 6. SA (IF 6.069; Citations 141) → The was the first paper to correlated chest radiographs and CT images with ultrasound in the diagnosis of pneumothorax. We were able to show the ability of ultrasound in the diagnosis of pneumothorax in the trauma * Nicolaou S, Yong-Hing C, Galea-Soler, Sandro, Hou DJ, Louis L, Munk P. Dual Energy Computed Tomography as a Potential New Diagnostic Tool in the Management of Gout. Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Apr;194(4):1072-8. FA (IF 2.95; Citations 20) → This article was one of the first published paper in a radiology journal looking at the clinical utility of Dual Energy CT in the assessment of gout.
    • Choi HK, Wall-Burns LC, Shojania K, Koenig N, Reid G, Abufayyah M, Law G, Kydd AS, Ouellette H, Nicolaou S. Dual Energy Computed Tomography in Gout: A Prospective Validation Study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Sep;71(9):1466-71. SA (IF 9.082; Citations 0) → This was the first prospective randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of Dual Energy CT vs. clinical exam and monitoring the response to treatment using volumetric analysis.
    • Nicolaou S, Liang T, Murphy DT, Korzan JR, Ouellette H, Munk P. Dual-Energy CT: A Promising New Technique for Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Nov;199(5 Suppl):S78-86. FA (IF 2.95, Citations 0)