Robert Kaufman

Robert A. Kaufman, MD, FACR

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chief, Division of Diagnostic Imaging
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis


Radiological Sciences


Diagnostic Imaging

Contact Information

Robert Kaufman, MD, FACR
Radiological Sciences
MS 220, Room I-3110
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-2309
FAX: (901) 595-3978


MD - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Moore BM, Brady SL, Mirro AE, Kaufman RA. Size-specific dose estimate (SSDE) provides a simple method to calculate organ dose for pediatric CT examinations. Medical Physics Epub ahead of print 7/1/2014. 41.071917 (2014); [doi 10.1118/1.4884227].

Navid F, Sondel PM, Barfield R, Shulkin BL, Kaufman RA, Allay JA, Gan J, Hutson P, Seo S, Kim K, Goldberg J, Hank JA, Billlups C, Wu J, Furman WL, McGregor LM, Otto M, Gillies S, Handgretinger R, Santana VM. Phase 1 Trial of a Novel Anti-GD2 Antibody, hu14.18K322A, Designed to Decrease Toxicity, in Children with Refractory or Recurrent Neuroblastoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology Epub ahead of print: 4/7/14. [doi/10.1200/JCO.2013.50.4423].

Brady SL, Moore B, Yee BS, Kaufman RA. Implementation of ASiRTM reconstruction for substantial dose reduction in pediatric CT while maintaining pre-ASiRTM image noise. Radiology Jan;270:223-231, 2014.

McCarville MB, Billups CA, Wu J, Kaufman RA, Kaste SC, Coleman JL, Sharp SE, Nadel HR, Charron M, Lederman HM, Don S, Shochat SJ, Daw NC, Shulkin BL. The Role of PET-CT in the Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules in Children with Solid Malignancies. AJR Dec;201:W900-905, 2013.

Brady SL, Kaufman RA. SSDE, a Natural Evolution for CTDIvol. In response to: CT Dose Metrics – Letter to the Editor. Radiology June;267:965-966, 2013.

Kaste SC, Kaufman RA, Baker J, Gajjar A, and Broniscer A. Magnetic resonance imaging is the preferred method to assess treatment related skeletal changes in children with brain tumors. Pediatric Blood Cancer 60:1552-1556, 2013.

Kaste SC, Brady SL, Yee B, McPherson VJ, Kaufman RA, Billups CA, Daw NC, Pappo AS. Is routine pelvic surveillance imaging necessary in patients with Wilms tumor? Cancer 119(1):182-8, 2013.

Brady SL, Kaufman RA. Investigation of American Association of Physicists in Medicine Report 204 size-specific dose estimates for pediatric CT implementation. Radiology 265(3):832-40, 2012.

Brady SL, Yee BS, Kaufman RA. Characterization of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm for dose reduction in CT: a pediatric oncology perspective. Med Phys 39(9):5520-31, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. TH-E-217BCD-03: image contrast dependent spatial resolution differences for varying levels of ASiR implementation. Med Phys 39(6):4015, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. TU-G-217BCD-05: enhanced CT dose reduction for a pediatric population using peak tube potential (kVp) reduction combined with ASiR reconstruction. Med Phys 39(6):3925, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. Establishing a standard calibration methodology for MOSFET detectors in computed tomography dosimetry. Med Phys 39(6):3031-40, 2012.

Last update: September 2014