Boris Nicolas Bloch, MD

Associate Professor, Radiology

Boris Bloch
(617) 414-8172
820 Harrison Ave

Biography

As a radiologist in an academic medical center, I am devoted to improving clinical care for my patients suffering from breast and prostate cancer. My research has focused on developing new imaging protocols and on correlating prostate and breast cancer imaging phenotypes and MR/US imaging classifiers with histology, immunohistochemistry, and gene expression profiles. I recognize the imperative need for correlating imaging phenotypes with tumor genotypes in order to advance knowledge regarding a broad range of breast and prostate diseases, as well as their early diagnosis, progression/behavior and treatment, by developing new (imaging) biomarkers.
A second major research focus is the design and development of biopsy and treatment tools, like biopsy markers (biopsy clips; Coulter award 2011), and treatment planning phantoms and atlases in collaboration with engineers and image post-processors.

Other Positions

  • Chief, MR Imaging, Boston Medical Center
  • Co-Director, MS Bioimaging Program, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Vienna, MD

Publications

  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Yu H, Scalera J, Khalid M, Touret AS, Bloch N, Li B, Qureshi MM, Soto JA, Anderson SW. Texture analysis as a radiomic marker for differentiating renal tumors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Oct; 42(10):2470-2478. PMID: 28421244.

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  • Published on 5/19/2017

    Jain A, Khalid M, Qureshi MM, Georgian-Smith D, Kaplan JA, Buch K, Grinstaff MW, Hirsch AE, Hines NL, Anderson SW, Gallagher KM, Bates DDB, Bloch BN. Stereotactic core needle breast biopsy marker migration: An analysis of factors contributing to immediate marker migration. Eur Radiol. 2017 May 19. PMID: 28526892.

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  • Published on 4/13/2017

    Xiang HF, Lu HM, Efstathiou JA, Zietman AL, Armas R, Harris K, Bloch BN, Qureshi MM, Keohan S, Hirsch AE. Dosimetric impacts of endorectal balloon in CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage prostate cancer. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 May; 18(3):37-43. PMID: 28407345.

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  • Published on 2/18/2016

    Wan T, Bloch BN, Plecha D, Thompson CL, Gilmore H, Jaffe C, Harris L, Madabhushi A. A Radio-genomics Approach for Identifying High Risk Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancers on DCE-MRI: Preliminary Results in Predicting OncotypeDX Risk Scores. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 18; 6:21394. PMID: 26887643.

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  • Published on 6/10/2015

    Kaplan JA, Grinstaff MW, Bloch BN. Polymer film-nanoparticle composites as new multimodality, non-migrating breast biopsy markers. Eur Radiol. 2016 Mar; 26(3):866-73. PMID: 26060064.

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  • Published on 3/30/2015

    Bloch BN, Kuligowska E. Future role of ultrasound and MR imaging in prostate cancer: Editorial Comment on: T. Szopinski, A. Nowicki, F. Zatura, T. Golabek and P. Chlosta Novel trends in transrectal ultrasound imaging of prostate gland carcinoma. J Ultrason. 2015 Mar; 15(60):102-4. PMID: 26672493.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Sparks R, Bloch BN, Feleppa E, Barratt D, Moses D, Ponsky L, Madabhushi A. Multiattribute probabilistic prostate elastic registration (MAPPER): application to fusion of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Med Phys. 2015 Mar; 42(3):1153-63. PMID: 25735270.

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  • Published on 2/9/2015

    Buch KA, Qureshi MM, Carpentier B, Cunningham DA, Stone M, Jaffe C, Quinn M, Gonzalez C, LaVoye J, Hines N, Bloch BN. Surveillance of probably benign (BI-RADS 3) lesions in mammography: what is the right follow-up protocol? Breast J. 2015 Mar-Apr; 21(2):168-74. PMID: 25669425.

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  • Published on 11/20/2014

    Wan T, Bloch BN, Danish S, Madabhushi A. A Learning Based Fiducial-driven Registration Scheme for Evaluating Laser Ablation Changes in Neurological Disorders. Neurocomputing. 2014 Nov 20; 144:24-37. PMID: 25225455.

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  • Published on 10/28/2014

    Buch K, Morancy T, Kaplan I, Qureshi MM, Hirsch AE, Rofksy NM, Holupka E, Oismueller R, Hawliczek R, Helbich TH, Bloch BN. Improved dosimetry in prostate brachytherapy using high resolution contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging: a feasibility study. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2015 Jan; 6(4):337-43. PMID: 25834576.

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