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Per-Lennart A. Westesson, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Imaging Sciences

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1839

Fax: (585) 473-4861

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Biography

Dr. Westesson is competent in all aspects of neuroradiology. He has a special interest and competent in non-vascular interventional neuroradiology. He performs spine procedures, nerve blocks, image-guided biopsies, salivary gland diagnostic and interventional procedures and nerve blocks for spine and pelvic pain. He has a specific interest in pudendal entrapment syndrome with pudendal neuralgia.

Professional Background

1984 DDS University of Lund, Sweden
1982 PhD University of Lund, Sweden
1986 Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Ministry of Health and Welfare, Sweden
1986 Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
1992 Professor of Radiology, University of Rochester and Chief of Head and Neck Imaging
1996 MD University of Rochester
1999 Specialist Diagnostic Radiology. American Board of Radiology
2001 Sub-specialty recognition in neuroradiology (CAQ) American Board of Radiology
2001-2012 Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at University of Rochester

Research

Dr. Westesson has published 16 textbooks related to neuroradiology and maxillofacial radiology. The most recent book is a 600 page book on post-operative neuroradiology studies. He has written over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and several hundred case reports. Dr. Westesson has lectured internationally in more than 40 countries and is a world expert on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) imaging. Additionally, he has published numerous papers on spine procedures, especially related to vertebral augmentation.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Education

1982
PhD | Sweden - Non-Medical School
Dentistry

1974
D DS | Sweden - Non-Medical School
Dentistry

1996
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 05/31/1997
Internship in Radiology-Diagnostic at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Radiology-Diagnostic at University of Rochester Medical Center

12/1/1999 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Neurology/Diagnostic Radiology/Neuroradiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2007 - 2007
Magna Cum Laude Award
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2007 - 2007
Power Hour
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Location: Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida

2007 - 2007
Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Location: Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida

2007 - 2007
Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Location: Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida

2006 - 2006
2nd Prize
Sponsor: American Society of Head & Neck Radiology
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

2006 - 2006
3rd Prize
Sponsor: American Society of Head & Neck Radiology
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

2006 - 2006
3rd Prize
Sponsor: American Society of Head & Neck Radiology
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

2004 - 2004
2004 Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Seattle, Washington

2003 - 2003
2003 Certificate of Merit Citation
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2002 - 2002
2002 American Association for Women in Radiology - Member-in-Training
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2002 - 2002
2002 Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2002 - 2002
2002 Summa Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2001 - 2001
2001 Certificate of Merit
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2001 - 2001
2001 Summa Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

2001 - 2001
2001 Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

2001 - 2001
2001 Magna Cum Laude Citation
Sponsor: American Society of Neuroradiology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

1999 - 2000
Winthrop Fellow in Radiology
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

1994 - 1994
Award for Encouragement in Academic Works
Sponsor: Japanese Society for Temporomandibular Joint
Location: Japan

1994 - 1994
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing
Sponsor: Radiology

1993 - 1993
Memorial Lecture
Sponsor: American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

1993 - 1993
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing
Sponsor: Radiology

1992 - 1992
2nd Prize for Scientific Work
Sponsor: European Society for Head & Neck Radiology
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

1992 - 1992
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing
Sponsor: Radiology

1991 - 1991
Basil G. Bibby Award
Sponsor: American Association of Dental Research
Location: Rochester, New York

1991 - 1991
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing
Sponsor: Radiology

1989 - 1989
John Caffey Award
Sponsor: American Journal of Radiology

1984 - 1984
South Swedish Dental Association Memory Foundation

1984 - 1984
King Oscar the Second's

1983 - 1983
Award for Best Poster
Sponsor: International Congress of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/2007
Hiwatashi A, Ohgiya Y, Kakimoto N, Westesson PL. "Cement leakage during vertebroplasty can be predicted on preoperative MRI." AJR. American journal of roentgenology.. 2007 Apr 0; 188(4):1089-93.

1/2006
Hiwatashi A, Zhong J, Ekholm SE, Westesson PL. "Fractional anisotropy is higher in Heschl's gyrus than in superior temporal gyrus in normal subjects." Academic radiology.. 2006 Jan 0; 13(1):73-6.

2006
Kakimoto, N.; Hiwatashi, A.; Larheim, TA.; Westesson, P-L. "Diffusion-Weighted imaging of an abscess in the parotid gland." EJR Extra. 2006; : 11-14.

Books & Chapters

2006
Book Title: Maxillofacial Imaging
Author List: Larheim TA, Westesson P-L
Published By: Springer-Verlag2006 in Heidelberg, Germany

2005
Book Title: Pediatric Brain and Spine. An Atlas of MRI and Spectroscopy
Author List: Ketonen LM, Hiwatashi A, Sidhu R, Westesson P_l
Published By: Springer-Verlag2005 in Heidelberg, Germany

2004
Book Title: Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain
Author List: Moritani T, Ekholm S, Westesson P-L
Published By: Springer-Verlag2004 in Heidelberg, Germany

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