Education & Training

Medical School

Universidad de Valencia


Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine


American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology


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Academic Information

Lucia Flors Blasco MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiothoracic imaging

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiothoracic imaging

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarship founded by the College of Physicians of Valencia 2009. Scholarship funded by the College of Physicians of Valencia for a foreign observership (Department of Radiology, Maimonides Medical Center. New York. USA. September-October 2008)
  • Grant funded by Fundación Bancaja 2009, Study Abroad Program.
  • Grant funded by Fundación Caja Madrid. May 2010-May 2011. It is a program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for scholars, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by Caja Madrid.
  • Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM) Editorial Fellowship. March 2012-March 2013.


  • Research in Radiology: our perspective. Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. Radiologia. 2015 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hagspiel KD, Flors L, Hanley M, Norton PT.Computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography imaging of the mesenteric vasculature. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Mar;18(1):2-13
  • New insights into lung diseases using hyperpolarized gas MRI. Flors L, Altes TA, Mugler JP 3, de Lange EE, Miller GW, Mata JF, Ruset IC, Hersman FW. Radiologia. 2015 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fontan procedure: imaging of normal post-surgical anatomy and the spectrum of cardiac and extracardiac complications. Navarro-Aguilar V, Flors L, Calvillo P, Merlos P, Buendía F, Igual B, Melero-Ferrer J, Soriano JR, Leiva-Salinas C. Clin Radiol. 2015 Mar;70(3):295-303.
  • Dental Flat Panel Cone beam CT in the Evaluation of Patients with Inflammatory Sinonasal Disease: Diagnostic Efficacy and Radiation Dose Savings. Leiva-Salinas C, Flors L, Gras P, Más-Estellés F, Lemercier P, Patrie JT, Wintermark M, Martí-Bonmatí L.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;35(11):2052-7.
  • Glomuvenous malformation: magnetic resonance imaging findings. Flors L, Norton PT, Hagspiel KD. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Feb;45(2):286-90
  • Fontan Circulation in Adult Patients: Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography as a Useful Tool for Liver Assessment. Melero-Ferrer JL, Osa-Sáez A, Buendía-Fuentes F, Ballesta-Cuñat A, Flors L, Rodríguez-Serrano M, Calvillo-Batllés P, Arnau-Vives MA, Palencia-Pérez MA, Rueda-Soriano J. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jun 23;5(3):365-371.
  • The Gradient of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Values in the Peritumoral Edema helps in the distinction of Glioblastoma Multiforme from Solitary Metastatic Lesions. Lemercier P, Paz S, Patrie JT, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jul;203(1):163-9.
  • Imaging Follow up of Endovascular Repair of Type B Aortic Dissection with Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT and Late Delayed Phase Scans. Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, Norton PT, Patrie JT, Hagspiel KD. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2014 Mar;25(3):435-42
  • Scientific presentations and publications in Radiology: keys and advice for preparation. Flors L. 2013 Jun;55 Suppl 1:S1.
  • Response to «Commentaries about the supplement "Scientific presentations and publications in Radiology: Keys and advice for preparation"». Flors L. 2013 Nov-Dec;55(6):549-50.
  • Ten frequently asked questions about MRI evaluation of soft-tissue vascular anomalies. Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, Norton PT, Park AW, Ogur T, Hagspiel KD. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Oct;201(4):W554-62.
  • A comparison of early diagnostic utility of Alzheimer disease biomarkers in brain brain magnetic resonance and cerebrospinal fluid. Monge Argilés JA, Blanco Cantó MA, Leiva Salinas C, Flors L, Muñoz Ruiz C, Sánchez Payá J, Gasparini Berenguer R, Leiva Santana C. Neurologia. 2013 Aug 19
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain. Lemercier P, Flors L, Paz Maya S, Carreño Saenz OA, Leiva-Salinas C.  JAMA Sugery. 2013 Oct 1;148(10):981-982.
  • Laboratory false-positive results: a clinician responsibility or a shared responsibility with requesting clinicians? Salinas M, Lopez-Garrigós M, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013 Apr 2:1-2
  • Should we customise critical value procedure according to patient origin and laboratory turnaround time? Salinas M, López-Garrigós M, Gutiérrez M, Lugo J, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. J Clin Pathol. 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nocardiosis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Spectrum of Imaging Findings. Bargehr J, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, Flohr TR, Sawyer R, Bonatti H, Hagspiel KD. Clin Radiol. 2013 Jan 22 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Endoleak Detection After Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Using Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT: Suitable Scanning Protocols and Potential Radiation Dose Reduction. Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, Norton PT, Patrie JT, Hagspiel KD. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb;200(2):451-60
  • The editorial fellowship: A great opportunity. Flors L. 2013 Mar;55(2):97-98
  • Alert value reporting: A new strategy for patient safety. Salinas M, López-Garrigós M, Asencio A, Lugo J, Gutiérrez M, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. Clin Biochem. 2013 Feb;46(3):245-9
  • Abnormalities of the Cochlear Nerves and Internal Auditory Canals in Pontine Tegmental Cap Dysplasia. Leiva-Salinas C, Mukherjee S, Kesser BW, Deib G, Flors L, Raghavan P. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Dec;33(9):e73-4.
  • Diagnostic accuracy of icteric index to detect abnormal total bilirubin values. Salinas M, López-Garrigós M, Lugo J, Gutiérrez M, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C. J Clin Pathol. 2012 Oct;65(10):928-33.
  • Pulmonary Blood Volume Imaging with Dual Energy Computed Tomography: Spectrum of Findings. Klaus D. Hagspiel, Lucia Flors, Hugo J.R. Bonatti. Clinical Radiology 2012 Jan;67(1):69-77.
  • MR Imaging Evaluation of Soft-Tissue Vascular Malformations and Tumors: Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment Follow-up. Lucia Flors, Carlos Leiva-Salinas, Ismaeel M. Maged, Patrick T Norton, Ugur Bozlar, Alan H Matsumoto, John F Angle, Hugo Bonatti, Auh Whan Park, Ehab Ali Ahmad, Ahmed M Housseini,  Thomas E Huerta, Klaus D Hagspiel. Radiographics 2011 Sep-Oct;31(5):1321-40; discussion 1340-1
  • MDCT Angiography and MR Angiography of Non Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Disease. Lucia Flors, Carlos Leiva-Salinas, Ehab Ali Ahmad, Patrick T Norton, Ulku C Turba, Ugur Bozlar, Klaus D Hagspiel. Journal of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (JCVI) 2011 Dec;34(6):1151-64.
  • Imaging Evaluation of Flow Limitations in the Iliac Arteries in Endurance Athletes: Diagnosis and Treatment Follow-up. Lucia Flors, Carlos Leiva-Salinas, Ugur Bozlar, Patrick T Norton, Kenneth J Cherry, Ahmed M Housseini, Naren Gupta, Klaus D Hagspiel. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) 2011 Nov;197(5):W948-55
  • Ventilation-Based Segmentation of the Lungs Using Hyperpolarized 3He MRI. Nicholas J. Tustison, Brian B. Avants, Lucia Flors, Talissa A. Altes, Eduard E. de Lange, John P. Mugler III, and James C. Gee. Journal of Magentic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) 2011 Oct;34(4):831-41.
  • Cecal volvulus: Imaging features. López-Pérez E, Martínez-Pérez MJ, Ripollés-González T, Vila Miralles R, Flors Blasco L. Radiologia. 2010;52 :333-341
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus due to cavernous dilatation of Virchow-Robin spaces. Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, Cabrera G, Mazón M, Poyatos C. Neurology.   2010; 74:1746.
  • Uncommon Occupational Lung Diseases:  High-Resolution Computed Tomography Findings. Flors L, Domingo ML, Leiva-Salinas C, Mazón M, Roselló Sastre M, Vilar J. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;194:20-6.
  • Pulmonary Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour: a Confusing Diagnosis. Leiva-Salinas C, Domingo ML, Flors L. Arch Bronconeumol. 2010;46:106-7.
  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in patients with Crohn´s disease: correlation with endoscopic severity. Ripollés T, Martínez MJ, Paredes JM, Blanc E, Flors L, Delgado F. Radiology. 2009 Oct;253(1):241-8.
  • Vesselplasty: a new technical approach to treat symptomatic vertebral compression fractures. Flors L, Lonjedo E, Leiva-Salinas C, Martí-Bonmatí L, Martínez-Rodrigo JJ, López-Pérez E, Figueres G, Raoli I. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009;193:218-26.
  • Tygroid pattern in Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. Leiva-Salinas C, Naidich TP, Flors L. Radiología. 2009;51:620-1.
  • Case 14: Pleomorphic sarcomatoid sarcoma of the lung. Flors L, Domingo M, Leiva-Salinas C, Vilar J. Radiología. 2010;52:92-4.
  • Case 12. Silent sinus syndrome. Leiva-Salinas C, Som PM, Flors L. Radiología. 2009;51:436-7.
  • Ossified peritoneal metastasis from an osteosarcoma of the femu Leiva-Salinas C, Ferrer J, Sopena Novales P, Flors Blasco L. Radiología. 2008; 50: 531.