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Melissa  McGettigan

Melissa McGettigan, MD

Specialty: Radiology

Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Dr. McGettigan received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. She completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She then completed an Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. McGettigan joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2016. Her clinical interests are in gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology, musculoskeletal radiology and non-vascular image-guided procedures. Her research interests include applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies.

    Education & Training


    • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Abdominal Imaging


    • Medical College of Georgia - Radiology

    Medical School:

    • University of South Florida - MD
  • Publications

    • Morse B, McGettigan M, Kis B. Percutaneous liver-directed therapies of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2024 Jun. Pubmedid: 38900318.
    • Thomas K, Burke L, McGettigan M. Use of cine images in standard ultrasound imaging: a survey of sonologists. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 Nov.48(11):3530-3536. Pubmedid: 37552240.
    • Adejolu M, Shenoy-Bhangle AS, McGettigan M. Imaging modalities and optimized imaging protocols in pregnant patients with cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 May.48(5):1579-1589. Pubmedid: 36688976.
    • Olinger K, Maheshwari E, Shenoy-Bhangle AS, Adejolu M, McGettigan M, Mathew H, Lee KS, Nicola R. Mimics of cancer in pregnancy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 May.48(5):1752-1773. Pubmedid: 36577923.
    • McGettigan M, Thomas K, Kamath A. Cancer in pregnancy: treatment effects. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 May.48(5):1774-1783. Pubmedid: 36639533.
    • McGettigan M, Zulfiqar M, Shetty AS. Imaging of Vaginal and Vulvar Malignancy. Radiol Clin North Am. 2023 Jul.61(4):651-670. Pubmedid: 37169430.
    • Jha P, Pōder L, Glanc P, Patel-Lippmann K, McGettigan M, Moshiri M, Nougaret S, Revzin MV, Javitt MC. Imaging Cancer in Pregnancy. Radiographics. 2022 Jul.42(5):1494-1513. Pubmedid: 35839139.
    • Zulfiqar M, Shetty A, Yano M, McGettigan M, Itani M, Naeem M, Ratts VS, Siegel CL. Imaging of the Vagina: Spectrum of Disease with Emphasis on MRI Appearance. Radiographics. 2021 Jul.41(5):1549-1568. Pubmedid: 34297630.
    • Chahoud J, McGettigan M, Parikh N, Boris RS, Iliopoulos O, Rathmell WK, Daniels AB, Jonasch E, Spiess PE. Evaluation, diagnosis and surveillance of renal masses in the setting of VHL disease. World J Urol. 2021 Jul.39(7):2409-2415. Pubmedid: 32936333. Pmcid: PMC8101019.
    • Zulfiqar M, Koen J, Nougaret S, Bolan C, VanBuren W, McGettigan M, Menias C. Krukenberg Tumors: Update on Imaging and Clinical Features. Ajr Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Oct.215(4):1020-1029. Pubmedid: 32755184.
    • Polk SL, Choi JW, McGettigan MJ, Rose T, Ahmed A, Kim J, Jiang K, Balagurunathan Y, Qi J, Farah PT, Rathi A, Permuth JB, Jeong D. Multiphase computed tomography radiomics of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms to predict malignancy. World J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jun.26(24):3458-3471. Pubmedid: 32655269. Pmcid: PMC7327792.
    • Sabesan A, Felder S, Feuerlein S, Lam C, McGettigan M, Powers BD, Dessureault S, Dineen SP. Preoperative Radiographic Assessment Predicts Incomplete Cytoreduction in Patients with Low Grade Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Jan.27(1):165-170. Pubmedid: 31388776.
    • Khot R, McGettigan M, Patrie JT, Feuerlein S. Quantification of gas exchange-related upward motion of the liver during prolonged breathholding-potential reduction of motion artifacts in abdominal MRI. Br J Radiol. 2020 Feb.93(1106):20190549. Pubmedid: 31778311. Pmcid: PMC7055431.
    • Lam CA, McGettigan MJ, Thompson ZJ, Khazai L, Chung CH, Centeno BA, McIver B, Valderrabano P. Ultrasound characterization for thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology: inter-observer agreement and impact of combining pattern-based and scoring-based classifications in risk stratification. Endocrine. 2019 Nov.66(2):278-287. Pubmedid: 31300961. Pmcid: PMC7771547.
    • Liu Y, Wang H, Li Q, McGettigan MJ, Balagurunathan Y, Garcia AL, Thompson ZJ, Heine JJ, Ye Z, Gillies RJ, Schabath MB. Radiologic Features of Small Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer Risk in the National Lung Screening Trial: A Nested Case-Control Study. Radiology. 2018 Jan.286(1):298-306. Pubmedid: 28837413. Pmcid: PMC5738292.
    • McGettigan MJ, Gatenby RA. Radiologic Pearls for Internists: A Case-Based Review. Am J Med. 2018 Jan.131(1):9-16. Pubmedid: 28889930.
    • Valderrabano P, McGettigan MJ, Lam C, Khazai L, Thompson ZJ, Chung CH, Centeno BA, McIver B. Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Cytology: Utility of the American Thyroid Association Sonographic Patterns for Cancer Risk Stratification. Thyroid. 2018 Aug.28(8):1004-1012. Pubmedid: 29848195. Pmcid: PMC6916126.
    • McGettigan MJ, Menias CO, Gao ZJ, Mellnick VM, Hara AK. Imaging of Drug-induced Complications in the Gastrointestinal System. Radiographics. 2016 Jan.36(1):71-87. Pubmedid: 26761532.
    • Woodall MN, McGettigan M, Figueroa R, Gossage JR, Alleyne CH. Cerebral vascular malformations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan.120(1):87-92. Pubmedid: 24236651.
    • Carvalho KM, McGettigan MJ, Martin DF. GC/MS analysis of volatile organic selenium species produced during phytoremediation. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2001 Sep.36(7):1403-1409. Pubmedid: 11545362.
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