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Benjamin M. Ellingson, Ph.D., M.S.
Benjamin M. Ellingson, Ph.D., M.S.


Assistant Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences
Member, JCCC Cancer Molecular Imaging Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 481-7572

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Ben Ellingson’s research interests include advanced functional and structural MR imaging of primary brain tumor physiology and response to treatment, imaging biomarkers for brain tumors, voxel-wise spatiotemporal modeling of physiological imaging parameters, predictive tumor growth and invasion models, diffusion and perfusion MRI, molecular imaging of brain and body cancers and radiogenomics in glioblastoma.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Ellingson BM, Cloughesy TF, Lai A, Nghiemphu PL, Mischel PS, Pope WB. Quantitative volumetric analysis of conventional MRI response in recurrent glioblastoma treated with bevacizumab. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Apr;13(4):401-9. Epub 2011 Feb 15.

Ellingson BM, LaViolette PS, Rand SD, Malkin MG, Connelly JM, Mueller WM, Prost RW, Schmainda KM. Spatially quantifying microscopic tumor invasion and proliferation using a voxel-wise solution to a glioma growth model and serial diffusion MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr;65(4):1131-43. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22688. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Ellingson BM, Cloughesy TF, Lai A, Nghiemphu PL, Pope WB. Cell invasion, motility, and proliferation level estimate (CIMPLE) maps derived from serial diffusion MR images in recurrent glioblastoma treated with bevacizumab. J Neurooncol. 2011 Oct;105(1):91-101. doi: 10.1007/s11060-011-0567-8. Epub 2011 Mar 26.

Ellingson BM, Cloughesy TF, Lai A, Nghiemphu PL, Liau LM, Pope WB. High Order Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Human Glioblastoma. Acad Radiol. 2011 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Ellingson BM, Malkin MG, Rand SD, Connelly JM, Quinsey C, LaViolette PS, Bedekar DP, Schmainda KM. Validation of functional diffusion maps (fDMs) as a biomarker for human glioma cellularity. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Mar;31(3):538-48.