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Alan H. Maurer, MD


Alan H. Maurer, MD


Professor, Radiology and Medicine

Director, Nuclear Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-8269

Fax:  215-707-2059

Email: amaurer@temple.edu


Department of Radiology


Educational Background:


BA and BS, Electrical Engineering and Human Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI


MS, Biomedical Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


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specialty interests:


  • Cardiology
  • GI motility
  • PET/CT molecular imaging

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research interests:


  • Cardiac venticular function and myocardial perfusion studies
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • PET/CT imaging

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26159586. Maurer AH, Gastrointestinal Motility, Part 2: Small-Bowel and Colon Transit. J Nucl Med 56:9(1395-400)2015 Sep

26025963. Maurer AH, Gastrointestinal Motility, Part 1: Esophageal Transit and Gastric Emptying. J Nucl Med 56:8(1229-38)2015 Aug

25472517. Dam HQ, Brandon DC, Grantham VV, Hilson AJ, Howarth DM, Maurer AH, Stabin MG, Tulchinsky M, Ziessman HA, Zuckier LS, The SNMMI procedure standard/EANM practice guideline for gastrointestinal bleeding scintigraphy 2.0. J Nucl Med Technol 42:4(308-17)2014 Dec

24948825. Spottswood SE, Pfluger T, Bartold SP, Brandon D, Burchell N, Delbeke D, Fink-Bennett DM, Hodges PK, Jolles PR, Lassmann M, Maurer AH, Seabold JE, Stabin MG, Treves ST, Vlajkovic M, SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for meckel diverticulum scintigraphy 2.0. J Nucl Med Technol 42:3(163-9)2014 Sep

24732155. Maurer AH, Elsinga P, Fanti S, Nguyen B, Oyen WJ, Weber WA, Imaging the folate receptor on cancer cells with 99mTc-etarfolatide: properties, clinical use, and future potential of folate receptor imaging. J Nucl Med 55:5(701-4)2014 May

24092937. Maurer AH, Camilleri M, Donohoe K, Knight LC, Madsen JL, Mariani G, Parkman HP, Van Dolsen J, The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for small-bowel and colon transit 1.0. J Nucl Med 54:11(2004-13)2013 Nov

23589143. Sachdeva P, Kantor S, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Use of a high caloric liquid meal as an alternative to a solid meal for gastric emptying scintigraphy. Dig Dis Sci 58:7(2001-6)2013 Jul

22293165. Maurer AH, Advancing gastric emptying studies: standardization and new parameters to assess gastric motility and function. Semin Nucl Med 42:2(101-12)2012 Mar

22011587. Shahid S, Ramzan Z, Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Fisher RS, Chronic idiopathic constipation: more than a simple colonic transit disorder. J Clin Gastroenterol 46:2(150-4)2012 Feb

21959322. Pathikonda M, Sachdeva P, Malhotra N, Fisher RS, Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Gastric emptying scintigraphy: is four hours necessary? J Clin Gastroenterol 46:3(209-15)2012 Mar

21918045. Maurer AH, Burshteyn M, Adler LP, Steiner RM, How to differentiate benign versus malignant cardiac and paracardiac 18F FDG uptake at oncologic PET/CT. Radiographics 31:5(1287-305)2011 Sep-Oct

21629130. Maurer AH, Burshteyn M, Adler LP, Gaughan JP, Steiner RM, Variable cardiac 18FDG patterns seen in oncologic positron emission tomography computed tomography: importance for differentiating normal physiology from cardiac and paracardiac disease. J Thorac Imaging 27:4(263-8)2012 Jul

21365240. Sachdeva P, Malhotra N, Pathikonda M, Khayyam U, Fisher RS, Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Gastric emptying of solids and liquids for evaluation for gastroparesis. Dig Dis Sci 56:4(1138-46)2011 Apr

20082665. Khayyam U, Sachdeva P, Gomez J, Ramzan Z, Smith MS, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Assessment of symptoms during gastric emptying scintigraphy to correlate symptoms to delayed gastric emptying. Neurogastroenterol Motil 22:5(539-45)2010 May

19033686. Cassilly DW, Wang YR, Friedenberg FK, Nelson DB, Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Symptoms of gastroparesis: use of the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index in symptomatic patients referred for gastric emptying scintigraphy. Digestion 78:2-3(144-51)2008

18849691. Maurer AH, Combined imaging modalities: PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Health Phys 95:5(571-6)2008 Nov

18413381. Mathews JJ, Maurer AH, Steiner RM, Marchetti N, Criner G, Gaughan JP, Coxson HO, New 133Xe gas trapping index for quantifying severe emphysema before partial lung volume reduction. J Nucl Med 49:5(771-5)2008 May

18378499. Mekapati J, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Transsphincteric pH profile at the gastroesophageal junction. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:6(630-4)2008 Jun

18194154. Cassilly D, Kantor S, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Semler J, Parkman HP, Gastric emptying of a non-digestible solid: assessment with simultaneous SmartPill pH and pressure capsule, antroduodenal manometry, gastric emptying scintigraphy. Neurogastroenterol Motil 20:4(311-9)2008 Apr

17942806. Knight LC, Kantor S, Doma S, Parkman HP, Maurer AH, Egg labeling methods for gastric emptying scintigraphy are not equivalent in producing a stable solid meal. J Nucl Med 48:11(1897-900)2007 Nov

17921036. Knight LC, Romano JE, Bright LT, Agelan A, Kantor S, Maurer AH, Platelet binding and biodistribution of [99mTc]rBitistatin in animal species and humans. Nucl Med Biol 34:7(855-63)2007 Oct

16517233. Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Update on gastrointestinal scintigraphy. Semin Nucl Med 36:2(110-8)2006 Apr

15299059. Bagheri B, Maurer AH, Cone L, Doss M, Adler L, Characterization of the normal adrenal gland with 18F-FDG PET/CT. J Nucl Med 45:8(1340-3)2004 Aug

15235061. Simonian HP, Maurer AH, Knight LC, Kantor S, Kontos D, Megalooikonomou V, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Simultaneous assessment of gastric accommodation and emptying: studies with liquid and solid meals. J Nucl Med 45:7(1155-60)2004 Jul

12757160. Gonlachanvit S, Hsu CW, Boden GH, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Effect of altering gastric emptying on postprandial plasma glucose concentrations following a physiologic meal in type-II diabetic patients. Dig Dis Sci 48:3(488-97)2003 Mar

12141833. Bromer MQ, Kantor SB, Wagner DA, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Parkman HP, Simultaneous measurement of gastric emptying with a simple muffin meal using [13C]octanoate breath test and scintigraphy in normal subjects and patients with dyspeptic symptoms. Dig Dis Sci 47:7(1657-63)2002 Jul

12135014. Miller LS, Szych GA, Kantor SB, Bromer MQ, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Treatment of idiopathic gastroparesis with injection of botulinum toxin into the pyloric sphincter muscle. Am J Gastroenterol 97:7(1653-60)2002 Jul

11743243. Sodhi SS, Guo JP, Maurer AH, O'Brien G, Srinivasan R, Parkman HP, Gastroparesis after combined heart and lung transplantation. J Clin Gastroenterol 34:1(34-9)2002 Jan

11270790. Guo JP, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Extending gastric emptying scintigraphy from two to four hours detects more patients with gastroparesis. Dig Dis Sci 46:1(24-9)2001 Jan

11051357. Bonapace ES, Maurer AH, Davidoff S, Krevsky B, Fisher RS, Parkman HP, Whole gut transit scintigraphy in the clinical evaluation of patients with upper and lower gastrointestinal symptoms. Am J Gastroenterol 95:10(2838-47)2000 Oct

10988194. Travaline JM, Maurer AH, Charkes ND, Urbain JL, Furukawa S, Criner GJ, Quantitation of regional ventilation during the washout phase of lung scintigraphy: measurement in patients with severe COPD before and after bilateral lung volume reduction surgery. Chest 118:3(721-7)2000 Sep

10855635. Knight LC, Baidoo KE, Romano JE, Gabriel JL, Maurer AH, Imaging pulmonary emboli and deep venous thrombi with 99mTc-bitistatin, a platelet-binding polypeptide from viper venom. J Nucl Med 41:6(1056-64)2000 Jun

10450683. Maurer AH, Charkes ND, Radioiodine treatment for nontoxic multinodular goiter. J Nucl Med 40:8(1313-6)1999 Aug

10446101. Parkman HP, Trate DM, Knight LC, Brown KL, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Cholinergic effects on human gastric motility. Gut 45:3(346-54)1999 Sep

9843182. Knight LC, Romano JE, Maurer AH, In vitro platelet binding compared with in vivo thrombus imaging using alpha(IIb)beta3-targeted radioligands. Thromb Haemost 80:5(845-51)1998 Nov

9604828. Maurer AH, Urbain JL, Krevsky B, Knight LC, Revesz G, Brown K, Effects of in vitro versus in vivo red cell labeling on image quality in gastrointestinal bleeding studies. J Nucl Med Technol 26:2(87-90)1998 Jun

9536950. Parkman HP, Urbain JL, Knight LC, Brown KL, Trate DM, Miller MA, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Effect of gastric acid suppressants on human gastric motility. Gut 42:2(243-50)1998 Feb

9252843. Parkman HP, Miller MA, Trate D, Knight LC, Urbain JL, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Electrogastrography and gastric emptying scintigraphy are complementary for assessment of dyspepsia. J Clin Gastroenterol 24:4(214-9)1997 Jun

9177512. Knight LC, Parkman HP, Brown KL, Miller MA, Trate DM, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Delayed gastric emptying and decreased antral contractility in normal premenopausal women compared with men. Am J Gastroenterol 92:6(968-75)1997 Jun

9098195. Zucker I, Charkes ND, Seidmon EJ, Maurer AH, Soft-tissue uptake of technetium-99m-MDP after prostate cryoablation. J Nucl Med 38:4(525-8)1997 Apr

9009110. Miller MA, Parkman HP, Urbain JL, Brown KL, Donahue DJ, Knight LC, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Comparison of scintigraphy and lactulose breath hydrogen test for assessment of orocecal transit: lactulose accelerates small bowel transit. Dig Dis Sci 42:1(10-8)1997 Jan

8689912. Parkman HP, Maurer AH, Caroline DF, Miller DL, Krevsky B, Fisher RS, Optimal evaluation of patients with nonobstructive esophageal dysphagia. Manometry, scintigraphy, or videoesophagography? Dig Dis Sci 41:7(1355-68)1996 Jul

8965152. Maurer AH, Krevsky B, Knight LC, Brown K, Opioid and opioid-like drug effects on whole-gut transit measured by scintigraphy. J Nucl Med 37:5(818-22)1996 May

8772651. Knight LC, Maurer AH, Romano JE, Comparison of iodine-123-disintegrins for imaging thrombi and emboli in a canine model. J Nucl Med 37:3(476-82)1996 Mar

8623051. Maurer AH, Gastrointestinal bleeding and cine-scintigraphy. Semin Nucl Med 26:1(43-50)1996 Jan

8545637. Maurer AH, Krevsky B, Whole-gut transit scintigraphy in the evaluation of small-bowel and colon transit disorders. Semin Nucl Med 25:4(326-38)1995 Oct

7658233. Maurer AH, Caroline DF, Jadali FJ, Manzone TA, Maier WP, Au FC, Schnall SF, Limitations of craniocaudal thallium-201 and technetium-99m-sestamibi mammoscintigraphy. J Nucl Med 36:9(1696-700)1995 Sep

7771415. Parkman HP, Harris AD, Krevsky B, Urbain JL, Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Gastroduodenal motility and dysmotility: an update on techniques available for evaluation. Am J Gastroenterol 90:6(869-92)1995 Jun

7772816. Maurer AH, Fisher RS, Current applicability of scintigraphic methods in gastroenterology. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol 9:1(71-95)1995 Mar

8295000. Knight LC, Radcliffe R, Maurer AH, Rodwell JD, Alvarez VL, Thrombus imaging with technetium-99m synthetic peptides based upon the binding domain of a monoclonal antibody to activated platelets. J Nucl Med 35:2(282-8)1994 Feb

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