Daniel Margolis, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Margolis is in charge of virtual colonography at UCLA. He is interested in the use of MRI for characterization of cancer and efficacy of treatment. Dr. Margolis has been a co-director of prostate imaging at UCLA for nearly 10 years, where over 500 magnetic resonance imaging studies of the prostate per year are performed for diverse indications including pre-surgical staging, biopsy guidance, and radiotherapy planning. Their findings have been presented at national and international meetings, and have resulted in many publications, including 6 so far this year, and it is the first institution to have presented dynamic contrast MRI of the prostate using the hybrid pulse sequence TWIST and the use of diffusion tensor imaging for the neurovascular bundles. In addition to clinical and research support, Dr. Margolis lectures on the use of advanced imaging techniques for prostate and renal imaging locally and at regional urological meetings, including UCLA's State-of-the-Art Urology, Prostate Cancer Research Institute, and recent ICPME Webinars.

Work Titles
UCLA Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Abdominal Imaging
M.D., USC School of Medicine, 1994 - 1998
2003 - 2005 Stanford University Medical Center
1998 - 1999 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
1999 - 2003 UCLA School of Medicine
2003 American Board of Radiology

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(310) 301-6800

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Practice Location
UCLA 200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Young Jonathan R, Margolis Daniel, Sauk Steven, Pantuck Allan J, Sayre James, Raman Steven S   Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Discrimination from Other Renal Cell Carcinoma Subtypes and Oncocytoma at Multiphasic Multidetector CT Radiology, 2013; .
Sonn Geoffrey A, Natarajan Shyam, Margolis Daniel J A, MacAiran Malu, Lieu Patricia, Huang Jiaoti, Dorey Frederick J, Marks Leonard S   Targeted biopsy in the detection of prostate cancer using an office based magnetic resonance ultrasound fusion device The Journal of urology, 2013; 189(1): 86-91.
Kaplan Alan L, Margolis Daniel J, Said Jonathan, Chin Arnold I   Primary carcinoid tumor of urinary bladder discovered on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging Urology, 2012; 80(5): e55-7.
Nagarajan Rajakumar, Margolis Daniel, Raman Steven, Sarma Manoj K, Sheng Ke, King Christopher R, Verma Gaurav, Sayre James, Reiter Robert E, Thomas M Albert   MR spectroscopic imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging of prostate cancer with Gleason scores Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, 2012; 36(3): 697-703.
Tan Nelly, Margolis Daniel J A, McClure Timothy D, Thomas Albert, Finley David S, Reiter Robert E, Huang Jiaoti, Raman Steven S   Radical prostatectomy: value of prostate MRI in surgical planning Abdominal imaging, 2012; 37(4): 664-74.
Finley David S, Ellingson Benjamin M, Natarajan Shyam, Zaw Taryar M, Raman Steve S, Schulam Peter, Reiter Robert E, Margolis Daniel   Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance tractography of the prostate: feasibility for mapping periprostatic fibers Urology, 2012; 80(1): 219-23.
Furuyama Jon K, Wilson Neil E, Burns Brian L, Nagarajan Rajakumar, Margolis Daniel J, Thomas M Albert   Application of compressed sensing to multidimensional spectroscopic imaging in human prostate Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012; 67(6): 1499-505.
Canto Marcia Irene, Hruban Ralph H, Fishman Elliot K, Kamel Ihab R, Schulick Richard, Zhang Zhe, Topazian Mark, Takahashi Naoki, Fletcher Joel, Petersen Gloria, Klein Alison P, Axilbund Jennifer, Griffin Constance, Syngal Sapna, Saltzman John R, Mortele Koenraad J, Lee Jeffrey, Tamm Eric, Vikram Raghunandan, Bhosale Priya, Margolis Daniel, Farrell James, Goggins Michael, Goggins Michael   Frequent detection of pancreatic lesions in asymptomatic high-risk individuals Gastroenterology, 2012; 142(4): 796-804; quiz e14-5.
Boortz Hillary E, Margolis Daniel J A, Ragavendra Nagesh, Patel Maitraya K, Kadell Barbara M   Migration of intrauterine devices: radiologic findings and implications for patient care Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 2012; 32(2): 335-52.
Nagarajan Rajakumar, Margolis Daniel, Raman Steven, Sheng Ke, King Christopher, Reiter Robert, Thomas M Albert   Correlation of Gleason scores with diffusion-weighted imaging findings of prostate cancer Advances in urology, 2012; 2012(3): 374805.
McClure Timothy D, Margolis Daniel J A, Reiter Robert E, Sayre James W, Thomas M Albert, Nagarajan Rajakumar, Gulati Mittul, Raman Steven S   Use of MR imaging to determine preservation of the neurovascular bundles at robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy Radiology, 2012; 262(3): 874-83.
Sauk Steven C, Hsu Margaret S, Margolis Daniel J A, Lu David S K, Rao Nagesh P, Belldegrun Arie S, Pantuck Allan J, Raman Steven S   Clear cell renal cell carcinoma: multiphasic multidetector CT imaging features help predict genetic karyotypes Radiology, 2011; 261(3): 854-62.
Natarajan Shyam, Marks Leonard S, Margolis Daniel J A, Huang Jiaoti, Macairan Maria Luz, Lieu Patricia, Fenster Aaron   Clinical application of a 3D ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy system Urologic oncology, 2011; 29(3): 334-42.
Yu Nam C, Margolis Daniel, Hsu Margaret, Raman Steven S, Lu David S K   Detection and grading of esophageal varices on liver CT: comparison of standard and thin-section multiplanar reconstructions in diagnostic accuracy AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 2011; 197(3): 643-9.
Finley David S, Margolis Daniel, Raman Steve S, Ellingson Benjamin M, Natarajan Shyam, Tan Nelly, Huang Jiaoti, Reiter Robert E   Fine-tuning robot-assisted radical prostatectomy planning with MRI Urologic oncology, 2011; 261(3): .
Tse Gary, Chow Daniel S, Hsu Margaret, Margolis Daniel, Raman Steven S   Multidetector computed tomographic features of oncocytic papillary renal cell carcinoma, a new subtype Journal of computer assisted tomography, 2011; 34(3): 380-4.
Nagarajan Rajakumar, Margolis Daniel, McClure Tim, Raman Steve, Thomas M Albert   Role of endorectal magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging in two different Gleason scores in prostate cancer Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre, 2011; 20(5): 444-8.
Nagarajan Rajakumar, Gomez Ana M, Raman Steve S, Margolis Daniel J, McClure Tim, Thomas M Albert   Correlation of endorectal 2D JPRESS findings with pathological Gleason scores in prostate cancer patients NMR in biomedicine, 2010; 23(3): 257-61.
Schwope Ryan B, Margolis Daniel J, Raman Steven S, Kadell Barbara M   Portal vein aneurysms: a case series with literature review Journal of radiology case reports, 2010; 4(6): 28-38.
Thomas M Albert, Lange Thomas, Velan S Sendhil, Nagarajan Rajakumar, Raman Steve, Gomez Ana, Margolis Daniel, Swart Stephany, Raylman Raymond R, Schulte Rolf F, Boesiger Peter   Two-dimensional MR spectroscopy of healthy and cancerous prostates in vivo Magma (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 21(6): 443-58.
Tabibian James H, Lassman Charles R, Margolis Daniel J, Landaverde Carmen, Busuttil Ronald W, Durazo Francisco A   Intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasm of the liver: case and review of a rare variant Annals of hepatology, 2008; 7(2): 168-73.
Prasad Mithun N, Brown Matthew S, Ni Chiayi, Margolis Daniel J, Douek Michael, Raman Steve, Lu David, Goldin Jonathan   Three-dimensional mapping of gallbladder wall thickness on computed tomography using Laplace's equation Academic radiology, 2008; 15(8): 1075-81.
Margolis Daniel J A, Hoffman John M, Herfkens Robert J, Jeffrey R Brooke, Quon Andrew, Gambhir Sanjiv S   Molecular imaging techniques in body imaging Radiology, 2007; 245(2): 333-56.
Oaks Jason, Margolis Daniel Jason Aaron   Spindle cell lipoma of the mediastinum: a differential consideration for liposarcoma Journal of thoracic imaging, 2007; 22(4): 355-7.
Po Julia, Margolis Daniel J A, Cunningham Charles H, Herfkens Robert J, Ikeda Debra M, Daniel Bruce L   Water-selective spectral-spatial contrast-enhanced breast MRI for cancer detection in patients with extracapsular and injected free silicone Magnetic resonance imaging, 2006; 24(10): 1363-7.
Shi Rong, Schraedley-Desmond Pamela, Napel Sandy, Olcott Eric W, Jeffrey R Brooke, Yee Judy, Zalis Michael E, Margolis Daniel, Paik David S, Sherbondy Anthony J, Sundaram Padmavathi, Beaulieu Christopher F   CT colonography: influence of 3D viewing and polyp candidate features on interpretation with computer-aided detection Radiology, 2006; 239(3): 768-76.
Kim Dong-hyun, Margolis Daniel, Xing Lei, Daniel Bruce, Spielman Daniel   In vivo prostate magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging using two-dimensional J-resolved PRESS at 3 T Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2005; 53(5): 1177-82.
Filmont Jean-Emmanuel, Yap Cecelia S, Ko Fred, Vranjesevic Duska, Quon Andrew, Margolis Daniel J A, Safaei Arash, Emmanouilides Christos, Silverman Daniel H S, Phelps Michael E, Czernin Johannes   Conventional imaging and 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography for predicting the clinical outcome of patients with previously treated Hodgkin's disease Molecular imaging and biology : MIB : the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging, 2004; 6(1): 47-54.
Filmont Jean-Emmanuel, Vranjesevic Duska, Quon Andrew, Margolis Daniel J A, Ko Fred, Safaei Arash, Emmanouilides Christos, Silverman Daniel H S, Rao Jyotsna, Valk Peter E, Phelps Michael E, Czernin Johannes   Conventional imaging and 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography for predicting the clinical outcome of previously treated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients Molecular imaging and biology : MIB : the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging, 2004; 5(4): 232-9.
Margolis Daniel Jason Aaron, Bammer Roland, Chow Lawrence C   Parallel imaging of the abdomen Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI, 2004; 15(3): 197-206.

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