Amelie Lutz

Diagnostic radiologist

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Imaging Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Medicine Imaging Center

  • 451 Sherman Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
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Professional Education

Albert Ludwigs Universitaet Freiburg (1999) Germany

Medical Education: Albert Ludwigs Universitaet Freiburg (1998) Germany

Fellowship: Kantonal Hospital Frauenfeld (2006) Switzerland

Residency: University Hospital of Zurich (2005) Switzerland

Internship: University Hospital Freiburg (2000) Germany

Honors & Awards

GU Paper Presenter Award, Society of Abdominal Radiology (2013)

Scholar Award, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research (2009)

Bronze Award (co-author), European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (2008)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (2007)

New Horizons Keynote Lecture “Cellular Imaging in Rheumatoid Arthritis”, ECR (2006)

Research Scholarship, Holcim Foundation, Switzerland (2006)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (2006)

“Jubiläumspreis” (award for the young researcher of the year), • 91. General Assembly of the Swiss Society of Radiology (2004)

Top 50 papers, • European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (2004)

Poster Award “summa cum laude” (co-author), Swiss Society of Radiology (2003)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Ultrasound molecular imaging in a human CD276 expression-modulated murine ovarian cancer model.
Lutz, A. M., Bachawal, S. V., Drescher, C. W., Pysz, M. A., Willmann, J. K., & Gambhir, S. S. (2014). Ultrasound molecular imaging in a human CD276 expression-modulated murine ovarian cancer model. Clinical cancer research , 20(5), 1313-1322.

MR imaging of the brachial plexus.
Lutz, A. M., Gold, G., & Beaulieu, C. (2014). MR imaging of the brachial plexus. Neuroimaging clinics of North America, 24(1), 91-108.

Detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in mice by ultrasound imaging of thymocyte differentiation antigen 1.
Foygel, K., Wang, H., Machtaler, S., Lutz, A. M., Chen, R., & Willmann, J. K. (2013). Detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in mice by ultrasound imaging of thymocyte differentiation antigen 1. Gastroenterology, 145(4), 885-894 e3.

Molecular Imaging of Inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with a Clinically Translatable Dual-Selectin-targeted US Contrast Agent: Comparison with FDG PET/CT in a Mouse Model
Wang, H., Machtaler, S., Bettinger, T., Lutz, A. M., Luong, R., & Willmann, J. K. (2013). Molecular Imaging of Inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with a Clinically Translatable Dual-Selectin-targeted US Contrast Agent: Comparison with FDG PET/CT in a Mouse Model. RADIOLOGY, 267(3), 818-829.

Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging in a Transgenic Mouse Model
Bachawal, S. V., Jensen, K. C., Lutz, A. M., Gambhir, S. S., Tranquart, F., & Willmann, J. K. (2013). Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging in a Transgenic Mouse Model. CANCER RESEARCH, 73(6), 1689-1698.

Antiangiogenic and Radiation Therapy Early Effects on In Vivo Computed Tomography Perfusion Parameters in Human Colon Cancer Xenografts in Mice
Ren, Y., Fleischmann, D., Foygel, K., Molvin, L., Lutz, A. M., & Willmann, J. K. (2012). Antiangiogenic and Radiation Therapy Early Effects on In Vivo Computed Tomography Perfusion Parameters in Human Colon Cancer Xenografts in Mice. INVESTIGATIVE RADIOLOGY, 47(1), 25-32.

Quantification and Monitoring of Inflammation in Murine Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Targeted Contrast-enhanced US
Deshpande, N., Lutz, A. M., Ren, Y., Foygel, K., Tian, L., & Willmann, J. K. (2012). Quantification and Monitoring of Inflammation in Murine Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Targeted Contrast-enhanced US. RADIOLOGY, 262(1), 172-180.

Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Carcinoma: Is a Solution in Sight?
Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Drescher, C. W., Ray, P., Cochran, F. V., & Gambhir, S. S. (2011). Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Carcinoma: Is a Solution in Sight?. RADIOLOGY, 259(2), 329-345.

Targeted Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging of Tumor Angiogenesis with Contrast Microbubbles Conjugated to Integrin-Binding Knottin Peptides
Willmann, J. K., Kimura, R. H., Deshpande, N., Lutz, A. M., Cochran, J. R., & Gambhir, S. S. (2010). Targeted Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging of Tumor Angiogenesis with Contrast Microbubbles Conjugated to Integrin-Binding Knottin Peptides. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, 51(3), 433-440.

Focal Liver Lesions: Detection and Characterization at Double-Contrast Liver MR Imaging with Ferucarbotran and Gadobutrol versus Single-Contrast Liver MR Imaging
Heilmaier, C., Lutz, A. M., Bolog, N., Weishaupt, D., Seifert, B., & Willmann, J. K. (2009). Focal Liver Lesions: Detection and Characterization at Double-Contrast Liver MR Imaging with Ferucarbotran and Gadobutrol versus Single-Contrast Liver MR Imaging. RADIOLOGY, 253(3), 724-733.

MR angiography with parallel acquisition for assessment of the visceral arteries: comparison with conventional MR angiography and 64-detector-row computed tomography
Sutter, R., Heilmaier, C., Lutz, A. M., Weishaupt, D., Seifert, B., & Willmann, J. K. (2009). MR angiography with parallel acquisition for assessment of the visceral arteries: comparison with conventional MR angiography and 64-detector-row computed tomography. EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, 19(11), 2679-2688.

USPIO-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the knee in asymptomatic volunteers
Reiner, C. S., Lutz, A. M., Tschirch, F., Froehlich, J. M., Gaillard, S., & Weishaupt, D. (2009). USPIO-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the knee in asymptomatic volunteers. EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, 19(7), 1715-1722.

Imaging Gene Expression in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: From Small to Large Animals
Willmann, J. K., Paulmurugan, R., Rodriguez-Porcel, M., Stein, W., Brinton, T. J., & Gambhir, S. S. (2009). Imaging Gene Expression in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: From Small to Large Animals. RADIOLOGY, 252(1), 117-127.

Targeted microbubbles for imaging tumor angiogenesis: Assessment of whole-body biodistribution with dynamic micro-PET in mice
Willmann, J. K., Cheng, Z., Davis, C., Lutz, A. M., Schipper, M. L., & Gambhir, S. S. (2008). Targeted microbubbles for imaging tumor angiogenesis: Assessment of whole-body biodistribution with dynamic micro-PET in mice. RADIOLOGY, 249(1), 212-219.

Dual-targeted contrast agent for US assessment of tumor angiogenesis in vivo
Willmann, J. K., Lutz, A. M., Paulmurugan, R., Patel, M. R., Chu, P., & Gambhir, S. S. (2008). Dual-targeted contrast agent for US assessment of tumor angiogenesis in vivo. RADIOLOGY, 248(3), 936-944.

Cancer screening: A mathematical model relating secreted blood biomarker levels to tumor sizes
Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Cochran, F. V., Ray, P., & Gambhir, S. S. (2008). Cancer screening: A mathematical model relating secreted blood biomarker levels to tumor sizes. PLOS MEDICINE, 5(8), 1287-1297.

Dynamic MRI of the liver with parallel acquisition technique: characterization of focal liver lesions and analysis of the hepatic vasculature in a single MRI session
Heilmaier, C., Sutter, R., Lutz, A. M., Seifert, B., & Willmann, J. K. (2008). Dynamic MRI of the liver with parallel acquisition technique: characterization of focal liver lesions and analysis of the hepatic vasculature in a single MRI session. ROFO-FORTSCHRITTE AUF DEM GEBIET DER RONTGENSTRAHLEN UND DER BILDGEBENDEN VERFAHREN, 180(5), 440-448.

US imaging of tumor angiogenesis with microbubbles targeted to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 in mice
Willmann, J. K., Paulmurugan, R., Chen, K., Gheysens, O., Rodriguez-Porcel, M., & Gambhir, S. S. (2008). US imaging of tumor angiogenesis with microbubbles targeted to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 in mice. RADIOLOGY, 246(2), 508-518.

Mapping of hepatic vascular anatomy: Dynamic contrast-enhanced parallel MR Imaging compared with 64-detector row CT
Heilmaier, C., Sutter, R., Lutz, A. M., Seifert, B., Weishaupt, D., & Willmann, J. K. (2007). Mapping of hepatic vascular anatomy: Dynamic contrast-enhanced parallel MR Imaging compared with 64-detector row CT. RADIOLOGY, 245(3), 872-880.

Assessment of aortoiliac and renal arteries: MR angiography with parallel acquisition versus conventional MR angiography and digital subtraction angiography
Sutter, R., Nanz, D., Lutz, A. M., Plammatter, T., Seifert, B., & Willmann, J. K. (2007). Assessment of aortoiliac and renal arteries: MR angiography with parallel acquisition versus conventional MR angiography and digital subtraction angiography. RADIOLOGY, 245(1), 276-284.

2-Deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose accumulation in ovarian carcinoma cell lines
Lutz, A. M., Ray, P., Willmann, J. K., Drescher, C., & Gambhir, S. S. (2007). 2-Deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose accumulation in ovarian carcinoma cell lines. MOLECULAR IMAGING AND BIOLOGY, 9(5), 260-266.

Assessment of the abdominal aorta and its visceral branches by contrast-enhanced dynamic volumetric hepatic parallel magnetic resonance imaging: feasibility, reliability and accuracy
Werder, R., Nanz, D., Lutz, A. M., Weishaupt, D., McCormack, L., & Willmann, J. K. (2007). Assessment of the abdominal aorta and its visceral branches by contrast-enhanced dynamic volumetric hepatic parallel magnetic resonance imaging: feasibility, reliability and accuracy. EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, 17(2), 541-551.

Prospective intraindividual comparison between respiratory-triggered balanced steady-state free precession and breath-hold gradient-echo and time-of-flight magnetic resonance imaging for assessment of portal and hepatic veins
Willmann, J. K., Goepfert, K., Lutz, A. M., Nanz, D., McCormack, L., & Weishaupt, D. (2007). Prospective intraindividual comparison between respiratory-triggered balanced steady-state free precession and breath-hold gradient-echo and time-of-flight magnetic resonance imaging for assessment of portal and hepatic veins. EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, 17(1), 229-240.

USPIO-enhanced MR imaging for visualization of synovial hyperperfusion and detection of synovial macrophages: Preliminary results in an experimental model of antigen-induced arthritis
Lutz, A. M., Goepfert, K., Jochum, W., Nanz, D., Froehlich, J. M., & Weishaupt, D. (2006). USPIO-enhanced MR imaging for visualization of synovial hyperperfusion and detection of synovial macrophages: Preliminary results in an experimental model of antigen-induced arthritis. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 24(3), 657-666.

Characteristics of displaceable and nondisplaceable meniscal tears at kinematic MR imaging of the knee
Boxheimer, L., Lutz, A. M., Zanetti, M., Treiber, K., Labler, L., & Weishaupt, D. (2006). Characteristics of displaceable and nondisplaceable meniscal tears at kinematic MR imaging of the knee. RADIOLOGY, 238(1), 221-231.

Uptake of 18F-fluorocholine, 18F-fluoro-ethyl-L: -tyrosine and 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose in F98 gliomas in the rat.
Spaeth N, Wyss MT, Pahnke J, Biollaz G, Lutz A, & Buck A. (2006). Uptake of 18F-fluorocholine, 18F-fluoro-ethyl-L: -tyrosine and 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose in F98 gliomas in the rat. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 33(6).

Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: Enhancement patterns at dynamic gadolinium-and superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging
Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Goepfert, K., Marincek, B., & Weishaupt, D. (2005). Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: Enhancement patterns at dynamic gadolinium-and superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging. RADIOLOGY, 237(2), 520-528.

Imaging of macrophages in soft-tissue infection in rats: Relationship between ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide dose and MR signal characteristics
Lutz, A. M., Weishaupt, D., Persohn, E., Goepfert, K., Froehlich, J., & Kaim, A. H. (2005). Imaging of macrophages in soft-tissue infection in rats: Relationship between ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide dose and MR signal characteristics. RADIOLOGY, 234(3), 765-775.

Detection of synovial macrophages in an experimental rabbit model of antigen-induced arthritis: Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced MR imaging
Lutz, A. M., Seemayer, C., Corot, C., GAY, R. E., Goepfert, K., & Weishaupt, D. (2004). Detection of synovial macrophages in an experimental rabbit model of antigen-induced arthritis: Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced MR imaging. RADIOLOGY, 233(1), 149-157.

Assessment of skeletal muscle perfusion by contrast medium first-pass magnetic resonance imaging: Technical feasibility and preliminary experience in healthy volunteers
Lutz, A. M., Weishaupt, D., Amann-Vesti, B. R., Pfammatter, T., Goepfert, K., & Nanz, D. (2004). Assessment of skeletal muscle perfusion by contrast medium first-pass magnetic resonance imaging: Technical feasibility and preliminary experience in healthy volunteers. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 20(1), 111-121.

MR imaging of the knee: Position related changes of the menisci in asymptomatic volunteers
Boxheimer, L., Lutz, A. M., Treiber, K., Goepfert, K., Crook, D. W., & Weishaupt, D. (2004). MR imaging of the knee: Position related changes of the menisci in asymptomatic volunteers. INVESTIGATIVE RADIOLOGY, 39(5), 254-263.

Resovist for imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma in the cirrhotic liver
Weishaupt, D., Willmann, J. K., Lutz, A. M., & Marincek, B. (2004). Resovist for imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma in the cirrhotic liver. EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, 14, C5-C6.

Uptake of 18F-fluorocholine, 18F-fluoroethyl-L-tyrosine, and 18F-FDG in acute cerebral radiation injury in the rat: implications for separation of radiation necrosis from tumor recurrence
Spaeth N, Wyss MT, Weber B, Scheidegger S, Lutz A, & Buck A. (2004). Uptake of 18F-fluorocholine, 18F-fluoroethyl-L-tyrosine, and 18F-FDG in acute cerebral radiation injury in the rat: implications for separation of radiation necrosis from tumor recurrence. J Nucl Med, 45(11).

Contrast-enhanced MR angiography for differentiation between perigastric and submucosal gastric fundal varices
Willmann, J. K., Bauerfeind, P., Boehm, T., Lutz, A. M., Gopfert, K., & Weishaupt, D. (2003). Contrast-enhanced MR angiography for differentiation between perigastric and submucosal gastric fundal varices. ROFO-FORTSCHRITTE AUF DEM GEBIET DER RONTGENSTRAHLEN UND DER BILDGEBENDEN VERFAHREN, 175(4), 507-514.

Evaluation of aortoiliac aneurysm before endovascular repair: Comparison of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography with multidetector row computed tomographic angiography with an automated analysis software tool
Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Pfammatter, T., Lachat, M., Wildermuth, S., & Weishaupt, D. (2003). Evaluation of aortoiliac aneurysm before endovascular repair: Comparison of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography with multidetector row computed tomographic angiography with an automated analysis software tool. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 37(3), 619-627.

Bone mineral density and quantitative ultrasound in adults with cystic fibrosis
Flohr, F., Lutz, A., App, E. M., Matthys, H., & Reincke, M. (2002). Bone mineral density and quantitative ultrasound in adults with cystic fibrosis. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 146(4), 531-536.

Adrenocortical function in patients with macrometastases of the adrenal gland
Lutz, A., Stojkovic, M., Schmidt, M., Arlt, W., Allolio, B., & Reincke, M. (2000). Adrenocortical function in patients with macrometastases of the adrenal gland. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, 143(1), 91-97.

Worsening enterocolitis in neonates: diagnosis by CT examination of urine after enteral administration of iohexol
Patton, W. L., Willmann, J. K., Lutz, A. M., Rencken, I. O., & Gooding, C. A. (1999). Worsening enterocolitis in neonates: diagnosis by CT examination of urine after enteral administration of iohexol. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 29(2), 95-99.

Systemic spread of meconium peritonitis
Patton, W. L., Lutz, A. M., Willmann, J. K., Callen, P., Barkovich, A. J., & Gooding, C. A. (1998). Systemic spread of meconium peritonitis. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 28(9), 714-716.