Biography

Dr. Weatherall graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University, with a B.S. in Biology, and obtained his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Weatherall was an early MRI enthusiast, after his exposure as a research assistant helping with the installation and initial projects on the 5th human magnet in the country in 1982. After completing a Diagnostic Radiology residency, at the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Weatherall continued training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, completing the MRI Fellowship in 1987. He was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1987. Dr. Weatherall is a MRI Specialist, with specific clinical and research interests involving the MRI evaluation of joints, extremities, spine, and musculoskeletal tumors.  After additional MSK training at the University of California, San Diego, and many years of involvement with Orthopedics, he joined the MSK division full-time.

Education

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1982)
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine (1986), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987), Mri

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • CT Guided Bone Biopsy
  • CT Guided Facet Injection or Si Joint Injection
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Ultrasound Guided Aspiration of Soft Tissue Fluid Collection or Abscess
  • Ultrasound Guided Baker Cyst Aspiration &/or Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Ganglion Cyst Aspiration &/or Injection
  • Ultrasound or CT Guided Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Research Interest

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Musculoskeletal MRI
    • Musculoskeletal Tumors

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Functional Tumor Volume by MR Imaging Predicts Recurrence-free Survival-Results from the ACRIN 6657/CALGB 150007 I-SPY 1 TRIAL.
    Hylton NM, Gatsonis CA, Rosen MA, Lehman CD, Newitt DC, Partridge SC, Bernreuter WK, Pisano ED, Morris EA, Weatherall PT, Polin SM, Newstead GM, Marques HS, Esserman LJ, Schnall MD Radiology 2015 Dec 150013
    Simultaneous measurement of tissue oxygen level-dependent (TOLD) and blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) effects in abdominal tissue oxygenation level studies.
    Ding Y, Mason RP, McColl RW, Yuan Q, Hallac RR, Sims RD, Weatherall PT J Magn Reson Imaging 2013 Jun
    Oxygenation in cervical cancer and normal uterine cervix assessed using blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) MRI at 3T.
    Hallac RR, Ding Y, Yuan Q, McColl RW, Lea J, Sims RD, Weatherall PT, Mason RP NMR Biomed 2012 Dec 25 12 1321-30
    Blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prediction of breast cancer chemotherapy response: A pilot study.
    Jiang L, Weatherall PT, McColl RW, Tripathy D, Mason RP J Magn Reson Imaging 2012 Nov
    Locally advanced breast cancer: MR imaging for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy--results from ACRIN 6657/I-SPY TRIAL.
    Hylton NM, Blume JD, Bernreuter WK, Pisano ED, Rosen MA, Morris EA, Weatherall PT, Lehman CD, Newstead GM, Polin S, Marques HS, Esserman LJ, Schnall MD Radiology 2012 Jun 263 3 663-72
    Automated method for accurate abdominal fat quantification on water-saturated magnetic resonance images.
    Peng Q, McColl RW, Ding Y, Wang J, Chia JM, Weatherall PT J Magn Reson Imaging 2007 Sep 26 3 738-46
    Cancer yield of mammography, MR, and US in high-risk women: prospective multi-institution breast cancer screening study.
    Lehman CD, Isaacs C, Schnall MD, Pisano ED, Ascher SM, Weatherall PT, Bluemke DA, Bowen DJ, Marcom PK, Armstrong DK, Domchek SM, Tomlinson G, Skates SJ, Gatsonis C Radiology 2007 Aug 244 2 381-8
    Diagnostic architectural and dynamic features at breast MR imaging: multicenter study.
    Schnall MD, Blume J, Bluemke DA, DeAngelis GA, DeBruhl N, Harms S, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Hylton N, Kuhl CK, Pisano ED, Causer P, Schnitt SJ, Thickman D, Stelling CB, Weatherall PT, Lehman C, Gatsonis CA Radiology 2006 Jan 238 1 42-53
    Novel rapid fat suppression strategy with spectrally selective pulses.
    Peng Q, McColl RW, Wang J, Weatherall PT Magn Reson Med 2005 Dec 54 6 1569-74
    MRI detection of distinct incidental cancer in women with primary breast cancer studied in IBMC 6883.
    Schnall MD, Blume J, Bluemke DA, Deangelis GA, Debruhl N, Harms S, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Hylton N, Kuhl CK, Pisano ED, Causer P, Schnitt SJ, Smazal SF, Stelling CB, Lehman C, Weatherall PT, Gatsonis CA J Surg Oncol 2005 Oct 92 1 32-8

    Books

    Featured Books Legend Featured Books

    MRI Thoracic Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Weatherall PT, Madewell JE.. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

    Abdominal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

    Musculoskeletal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

    MRI Artifacts. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Weatherall PT (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

    Neoplasms and mass lesions involving muscle. In Imaging Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease

    Weatherall PT, Maale GE. (1996). New York City, New York, Springer-Verlag

    Honors & Awards

    • Fellow of American College of Radiology
      Recognition Contributions to Radiology Profession (2016)
    • Magna Cum Laude
      SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1979)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
      SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1978)
    • Best Doctors 2005-2015

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Roentgen Ray Society (2012)
    • Society of Skeletal Radiology (2012)
    • Texas Medical Association (2012)
    • Texas Radiology Society (2012)
    • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1988)
    • American College of Radiology
    • American Medical Association
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Radiological Society of North America