Gerald Abbott, M.D., is currently conducting a study of the chronic effects of smoke inhalation in a group of survivors of a catastrophic night club fire. The study utilizes high-resolution CT scans of the lungs obtained during inspiration and expiration in order to detect evidence of small airway obstruction and other changes in the lungs that are related to smoke exposure.
Dr. Abbott is also a principal investigator in this region for the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a study that is designed to prove whether or not the early detection of lung cancer by CT has a beneficial effect on the rate of mortality from lung cancer.
Dr. Abbott is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and completed residency and fellowship training at New York Hospital in radiology and neuroradiology, respectively. He subsequently received fellowship training in thoracic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is on the visiting faculty at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology(AFIP) in Washington DC and has published scientific series from the Archives of the AFIP. His current research efforts are focused on the chronic effects of smoke inhalation. He is the co-author of a Teaching Atlas in Chest Imaging and is a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings in thoracic imaging.
GERALD ABBOTT, MD
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