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John G. Strang, M.D.

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Office: (585) 273-4436

Fax: (585) 756-2474

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Imaging Sciences


As a medical student, I decided to become a Radiologist because I was amazed by the power of medical imaging. Twenty-five years later - I am even more amazed. Our imaging tools are astounding. But they are only tools, and far from perfect. What matters are how we can use them to help you, the patient.

Our images show many things: some that are definitive: certain diagnoses, normal variants and findings of ageing, but also many that are uncertain: that may need biopsy, follow-up or further testing. A large part of our job to help sort out what should be done next.

I head our PET/CT center at University Imaging at Science Park. We are a great team of Radiologists, technologists, nurses, and staff. It is my privilege to speak on behalf of that team sometimes. If you are a patient, particularly if you are reading this because you have been diagnosed with cancer, then know that we at University Imaging at Science Park, are on your side.

Professional Background

Dr Strang is a Board Certified Radiologist.

He studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree. Dr Strang earned his MD at Northwestern Medical School in 1988. He completed a transitional Internship followed by a 4 year diagnostic Radiology Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He then did a 2-year National Cancer Institute Fellowship at Stanford University in MRI and Body Imaging. He came to the University of Rochester in 1995, and has directed the PET/CT program since 2004.



MD | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center

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Beta Gamma Sigma
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Cum Laude for Scientific Exhibit "Real-Time Sonographic Determination of Pubic Arch Interference for Brachytherapy: More Cost-ef
Sponsor: Radiological Society North America

Biochemistry Prize
Sponsor: Northwestern University Medical School

General Electric Fellowship, MIT Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu engineering honorary societies, MIT

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Journal Articles

An L, Mills B, Hah Z, Mao S, Yao J, Joseph J, Rubens DJ, Strang J, Parker KJ. "Crawling wave detection of prostate cancer: preliminary in vitro results." Medical physics.. 2011 May; 38(5):2563-71.

Ginat DT, Destounis SV, Barr RG, Castaneda B, Strang JG, Rubens DJ. "US elastography of breast and prostate lesions." Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc.. 2009 Nov; 29(7):2007-16.

Miyamoto, Hiroshi; Jones, Carolyn; Raymond, Daniel; Wandtke, John; Strang, John; Bourne, Patricia; Bonfiglio, Thomas; Xu, Haodong. "Pulmonary metastases from uterine neoplasms after long tumor-free interval: Four cases and review of the literature; Pathology." (manuscript accepted for publication) Feb. 2009; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: CT Radiation Treatment and Planning
Book Title: CT Secrets
Author List: Vyas R, Strang JG, O'Kunieff P
Edited By: Strang JG and Dogra V
Published By: Hanley and Belfus 2006 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Miscellaneous Thoracic Inflammatory Conditions
Book Title: CT Secrets
Author List: Patel K, Strang JG
Edited By: Strang JG and Dogra V
Published By: Hanley and Belfus 2006

Chapter Title: Image-Guided Brachytherapy for Postate Cancer
Book Title: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Author List: Rubens DJ, Yu Y, Szot-Barnes, Strang JG, Brasacchio R.
Published By: Elsevier 2006