Charles Higgins, MD


Academic Title



Jefferson Medical College 1967


UCLA, General Surgery 1969


UCLA, Radiology 1974

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tahir E, Sinn M, Bohnen S, Avanesov M, Säring D, Stehning C, Schnackenburg B, Eulenburg C, Wien J, Radunski UK, Blankenberg S, Adam G, Higgins CB, Saeed M, Muellerleile K, Lund GK. Acute versus Chronic Myocardial Infarction: Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Native T1 and T2 Mapping versus Assessment of Edema on Standard T2-weighted Cardiovascular MR Images for Differentiation. Radiology. 2017 Oct; 285(1):83-91.
  2. Kathiria NN, Devcic Z, Chen JS, Naeger DM, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Assessment of Left Ventricular Enlargement at Multidetector Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 39(5):794-6.
  3. Kathiria NN, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Advances in MR imaging assessment of adults with congenital heart disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):35-40.
  4. Naeger DM, Higgins C, De Marco T, Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG. Low-intensity late gadolinium enhancement predominates in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clin Imaging. 2015 May-Jun; 39(3):432-6.
  5. de Roos A, Higgins CB. Cardiac radiology: centenary review. Radiology. 2014 Nov; 273(2 Suppl):S142-59.
  6. Kohi MP, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM, Meadows AK, Foster E, Higgins CB. CMR assessment of right ventricular function in patients with combined pulmonary stenosis and insufficiency after correction of tetralogy of Fallot. Acta Radiol. 2013 Dec; 54(10):1132-7.
  7. Ordovas KG, Muzzarelli S, Hope MD, Naeger DM, Karl T, Reddy GP, Marchiori E, Higgins CB. Cardiovascular MR imaging after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot: approach based on understanding of surgical procedures. Radiographics. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(4):1037-52.
  8. Moraes GL, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Mar; 28(2):84-92; quiz 93-5.
  9. Cannavale A, Ordovás KG, Higgins CB. Magnetic resonance imaging of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Jan; 28(1):W12-8.
  10. Adjemian J, Weber IB, McQuiston J, Griffith KS, Mead PS, Nicholson W, Roche A, Schriefer M, Fischer M, Kosoy O, Laven JJ, Stoddard RA, Hoffmaster AR, Smith T, Bui D, Wilkins PP, Jones JL, Gupton PN, Quinn CP, Messonnier N, Higgins C, Wong D. Zoonotic infections among employees from Great Smoky Mountains and Rocky Mountain National Parks, 2008-2009. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 Nov; 12(11):922-31.
  11. Chung JH, Mitsumori LM, Ordovas KG, Elicker BM, Higgins CB, Reddy GP. Heart as a source of stroke: imaging evaluation with computed tomography. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 May; 27(3):W52-60.
  12. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows AK. Collateral flow measurement by phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of systemic venous baffle patency after atrial switch repair for transposition of the great arteries. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 May; 27(3):175-8.
  13. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Cannavale G, Naeger D, Michaels AD, Higgins CB. Potential of delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging for quantification of reverse remodeling of the peri-infarct zone in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy treated with chronic vasodilator therapy: initial experience. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Mar; 27(2):121-4.
  14. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows JJ. Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to predict the need for intervention in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 15; 109(6):861-5.
  15. Ordovas KG, Higgins CB. Delayed contrast enhancement on MR images of myocardium: past, present, future. Radiology. 2011 Nov; 261(2):358-74.
  16. Ordovas KG, Carlsson M, Lease KE, Foster E, Meadows AK, Martin AJ, Hope M, Do L, Higgins CB, Saeed M. Impaired regional left ventricular strain after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 35(1):79-85.
  17. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Nielsen JC, Geva T, Meadows JJ. Prediction of hemodynamic severity of coarctation by magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 01; 108(9):1335-40.
  18. Hope MD, Hope TA, Crook SE, Ordovas KG, Urbania TH, Alley MT, Higgins CB. 4D flow CMR in assessment of valve-related ascending aortic disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):781-7.
  19. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Meadows JJ, Higgins CB, Meadows AK. Diagnostic value of the flow profile in the distal descending aorta by phase-contrast magnetic resonance for predicting severe coarctation of the aorta. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jun; 33(6):1440-6.
  20. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas K, Higgins CB. Cardiovascular MRI for the assessment of heart failure: focus on clinical management and prognosis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Feb; 33(2):275-86.

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