Prof. Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak (Limanond), M.D.

Division : Diagnostic Radiology, Department of Radiology

Specialty groups : Abdominal Imaging

Languages : Thai, English

Field of interests : Abdominal Imaging

Fellowship: Division of Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Medical Degree: Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Certification in Advanced Body Imaging
Certification in Body Intervention
Certification in Family Medicine
Certified Board of Diagnostic Radiology
Doctor of Medicine
Professional memberships
Member of Thai Medical Council
Member of Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand
Member of Radiological Society of Thailand
Member of Ultrasound Society of Thailand
Member of Thai Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Recent publications
  1. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P. Carbapenem for surgical site infection prophylaxis in prevalent regions of extended-spectrum B-lactamase enterobacteriaceae. Clin Infect Dis 2020;71(8):2024-5.
  2. Apisarnthanarak A, Siripraparat C, Apisarnthanarak P, Ullman M, Saengaram P, Leeprechanon N, Weber DJ. Patient’s anxiety, fear, and panic related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and confidence in hospital infection control policy in outpatient departments: A survery from four Thai hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;7:1-2.
  3. Apisarnthanarak A, Kondo S, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae enteric carriage among abdominal surgery patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;41(9):1098-100.
  4. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Siripraparat C, Saengaram P, Leeprechanon N, Weber DJ. Impact of anxiety and fear for COVID-19 toward infection control practices among Thai healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;41(9):1093-4.
  5. Apisarnthanarak P. Basic knowledge for CT abdomen interpretation. Thai J Hepatol 2018;1(3):20-5.
  6. Pongprasobchai S, Vibhatavata P, Apisarnthanarak P. Severity, treatment, and outcome of acute pancreatitis in Thailand: the first comprehensive review using revised Atlanta classification. Gastroenterol Res and Pract 2017;2017:3525349.
  7. Phisalprapa P, Supakankunti S, Charatcharoenwitthaya P, Apisarnthanarak P, Charoensak A, Washirasaksiri C, Srivanichakorn W, Chaiyakunapruk N. Cost-effectiveness analysis of ultrasonography screening for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in metabolic syndrome patients. Medicine (Baltimore) 2017;96(17):e6585.
  8. Saokaew S, Kanchanasuwan S, Apisarnthanarak P, Charoensak A, Charatcharoenwitthaya P, Phisalprapa P, Chaiyakunapruk N. Clinical risk scoring for predicting non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in metabolic syndrome patients (NAFLD-MS score). Liver Int 2017;37(10):1535-43.
  9. Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM, Apisarnthanarak A. The utilization of clinical and radiologic tools for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Am J Emerg Med 2015;33(6):840-1. Correspondence.
  10. Apisarnthanarak P, Suvannarerg V, Pattaranutaporn P, Charoensak A, Raman SS, Apisarnthanarak A. Alvarado score: can it reduce unnecessary CT scans for evaluation of acute appendicitis? Am J Emerg Med 2015;33(2):266-70.
  11. Limsrivilai J, Pongprasobchai S, Apisarnthanarak P, Manatsathit S. Intestinal capillariasis in the 21 st century: clinical presentations and role of endoscopy and imaging. BMC Gastroenterol 2014;14(1):207.
  12. Apisarnthanarak P, Wongsawaeng D, Muangsomboon K. Correlation between the severity of hepatitis B cirrhosis and CT volumetry-based hepatic segmental anatomic changes. J Med Assoc Thai 2014;97(8):856-62.
  13. Apisarnthanarak P, Pansri C, Muangsomboon K, Thamthorawat S. The CT appearances for differentiating of peripheral, mass-forming cholangiocarcinoma and liver metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma. J Med Assoc Thai 2014;97(4):415-22.
  14. Chiewvit S, Jiranantanakorn T, Apisarnthanarak P, Kanchaanapiboon P, Hannanthawiwat C, Ubolnuch K, Phongsawat N, Chiewvit P. Detection of recurrent colorectal cancer by 18F-FDG PET/CT comparison with contrast enhanced CT scan. J Med Assoc Thai 2013;96(6):703-8.
  15. Apisarnthanarak P, Tiangpug T, Pongpornsup S, Janpanich S, Suwannasit T. Comparison of pasteurized whole milk, UHT whole milk, water and diluted iodine contrast as computed tomographic enteric contrasts. J Med Assoc Thai 2013;96(4):467-76.
  16. Apisarnthanarak P, Apisarnthanarak A, Pongpaibul A, Roongruangchai K, Charatcharoenwitthaya P, Teerasamit W, Mundy LM. Four Thai patients with chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, and weight loss. Clin Infect Dis 2013;56(8):1147-8, 1183-5.
  17. Charoensak A, Nantavithya P, Apisarnthanarak P. Abdominal CT findings to distinguish between tuberculous peritonitis and peritoneal carcinomatosis. J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95(11):1449-56.
  18. Apisarnthanarak P, Suvannarerg V, Muangsomboon K, Taweemonkongsap T, Hargrove NS. Renal vascular variants in living related renal donors: evaluation with CT angiography. J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95(7):941-8.
  19. Pausawasdi N, Apisarnthanarak P, Pongpaibul A, Charatcharoenwitthaya P. Pancreatic lipoma diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Gastrointest Endosc 2012;76(3):668-9.
  20. Prachayakul V, Aswakul P, Apisarnthanarak P, Pongprasobchai S. Diffuse type autoimmune pancreatitis: the first case report in Thailand. J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95 Suppl 2:S261-4.
  21. Apisarnthanarak P, Kanchanarat K, Muangsomboon K, Chaiyasoot W, Ieumwananonthachai N, Pattaranutaporn P. CT appearances of post-radiation livers in patients with unresectable cholangiocarcinoma. J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95(2):221-8.
  22. Charatcharoenwitthaya P, Apisarnthanarak P, Pongpaibul A, Boonyaarunnate T. Eosinophilic pseudotumour of the liver. Liver Int 2012;32(2):311.
  23. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Warren DK, Fraser VJ. Is central venous catheter tip colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa a predictor for subsequent bacteremia? Clin Infect Dis 2012;54(4):581-3.
  24. Apisarnthanarak P, Thairatananon A, Muangsomboon K, Lu DS, Mundy LM, Apisarnthanarak A. Computed tomography characteristics of hepatic and splenic abscesses associated with melioidosis: a 7-year study. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 2011;55:176-82.
  25. Apisarnthanarak A, Kiratisin P, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Gastrointestinal selective capacity of doripenem, meropenem, and imipenem for carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli in treated patients with pneumonia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32:410-1.
  26. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Warren DK, Fraser VJ. Does central venous catheter tips colonization with multi-drug resistant-Acinetobacter baumannii a predictor for bacteremia? Clin Infect Dis 2011;52:1080-2.
  27. Apisarnthanark P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW, Saab S, Lu DS. Efficacy of CT angiography for preoperative vascular mapping in adult to adult living related liver transplant donors. J Med Assoc Thai 2011;94:98-105.
  28. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Cheevakumjorn B, Mundy LM. Implementation of an infection control bundle in a school to reduce transmission of influenza-like illness during the novel influenza A 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010;31(3):310-1.
  29. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Cheevakumjorn B, Mundy LM. Intervention with an infection control bundle to reduce transmission of influenza-like illness in a Thai preschool. Infect Control Hosp Epdemiol 2009;30(9):817-22.
  30. Apisarnthanarak P, Rotjanaaree B, Komoltri C, Charoensak A, Apisarnthanarak A, Hargrove NS. Prospective, randomized comparison of castor oil and sodium phosphate preparation for barium enema. J Med Assoc Thai 2009;92(2):243-9.
  31. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Knowledge and attitudes of influenza vaccination among parents of preschool children in a region with avian influenza (H5N1). Am J Infect Control 2008;36(8):604-5.
  32. Khawcharoenporn T, Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Rakskul P, Warnnissorn N, Kiratisin P, Mundy LM. Diffuse pachymeningitis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a case report and review of the literature. Hawaii Med J 2008;67(4):100-3.
  33. Apisarnthanarak A, Pheerapiboon P, Apisarnthanarak P, Kiratisin P, Mundy LM. Fulminant epiglottitis with evolution to necrotizing soft tissue infections and fasciitis due to Aeromonas hydrophila. Infection 2008;36(1):94-5.
  34. Apisarnthanarak A, Kitphati R, Tawatsupha P, Thongphubeth K, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Outbreak of Varicella-zoster virus infection among Thai healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007;28(4):430-4.
  35. Apisarnthanarak P, Apisarnthanarak A, Mundy LM. Computed tomography characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei-associated liver abscess. Clin Infect Dis 2006;43:1618-20. Correspondence.
  36. Sathiravikarn W, Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Bailey TC. Mycobacterium tuberculosis associated chylous ascites in HIV-infected patients: case report and review of the literature. Infection 2006;34(4):230-3.
  37. Apisarnthanarak A, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Computed tomography characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei liver abscess. Clin Infect Dis 2006;42(7):989-93.
  38. Charoensak A, Apisarnthanarak P. Pneumoperitoneum: signs on supine abdominal radiograph. Thai J Gastroenterol 2005;6(3):173-7.
  39. Apisarnthanarak A, Anthanont P, Kiratisin P, Chayangsu P, Apisarnthanarak P, Mundy LM. Photo quiz. A Thai woman with fever and skin lesions. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40(7):988-9, 1053-4.
  40. Apisarnthanarak A, Erb S, Stephenson I, Katz JM, Chittaganpitch M, Sangkitporn S, Kitphati R, Thawatsupha P, Waicharoen S, Pinitchai U, Apisarnthanarak P, Fraser VJ, Mundy LM. Seroprevalence of Anti-H5 antibody among Thai health care workers after exposure to avian influenza (H5N1) in a tertiary care center. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40(2):e16-8.
  41. Apisarnthanarak A, Kitphati R, Thongphubeth K, Patoomanunt P, Anthanont P, Auwanit W, Thawatsupha P, Chittaganpitch M, Saeng-Aroon S, Waicharoen S, Apisarnthanarak P, Storch GA, Mundy LM, Fraser VJ. Atypical avian influenza (H5N1). Emerg Infect Dis 2004;10(7):1321-4.
  42. Apisarnthanarak A, Satdhabudha O, Apisarnthanarak P, Chunhamaneewat N, Little JR, Mundy LM. A 66-year-old Thai man with fever and abdominal pain. Clin Infect Dis 2004;39(9):1346, 1385-6.
  43. Lu DS, Yu NC, Raman SS, Limanond P, Lassman C, Murray K, Tong MJ, Amado RG, Busuttil RW. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: treatment success as defined by histologic examination of the explanted liver. Radiology 2005;234(3):954-60.
  44. Limanond P, Raman SS, Sayre J, Lu DS. Comparison of dynamic gadolinium-enhanced and ferumoxides-enhanced MRI of the liver on high- and low-field scanners. J Magn Reson Imaging 2004;20(4):640-7.
  45. Limanond P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW, Saab S, Lu DS. Preoperative imaging in adult to adult living related liver transplant donors: what surgeons want to know. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2004;28(2):149-57.
  46. Limanond P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW, Lu DS. The utility of MRCP in preoperative mapping of biliary anatomy in adult-to-adult living related liver transplant donors. J Magn Reson Imaging 2004;19(2):209-15.
  47. Limanond P, Raman SS, Lassman C, Sayre J, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW, Saab S, Lu DS. Macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in living related liver donors: correlation between CT and histologic findings. Radiology 2004;230(1):276-80.
  48. Limanond P, Zimmerman P, Raman SS, Kadel BM, Lu DS. Interpretation of CT and MRI after radiofrequency ablation of hepatic malignancies. Am J Roentgenol 2003;181(6):1635-40. Review.
  49. Lu DS, Raman SS, Limanond P, Aziz D, Economou J, Busuttil RW, Sayre J. Influence of large peri-tumoral vessels on outcome of radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2003;14(10):1267-74.
  50. Ghobrial RM, Saab S, Lassman C, Lu DS, Raman S, Limanond P, Kunder G, Marks K, Amersi F, Anselmo D, Chen P, Farmer D, Han S, Durazo F, Goldstein LI, Busuttil RW. Donor and recipient outcomes in right lobe adult living donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2002;8(10):901-9.
  51. Limanond P, Raman SS, Winters S, Lu DS. Hepatic MR imaging of post-radiofrequency ablation lesions. Clinical MRI/Developments in MR 2002;12:9-26.
  52. Saisorn I, Leewansangtong S, Sukpanichnant S, Ruchutrakool T, Leemanont P. Intrarenal extramedullary hematopoiesis as a renal mass in a patient with thalassemia. J Urol 2001;165(2):507-8.
  53. Muangsomboon K, Limanond P, Chawalparit O, Suthipongchai S, Churojana A. Nocardial brain abscesses. Siriraj Hosp Gaz 2000;52:411-6.
  54. Danpukdee K, Limanond P. Ultrasonographic and computed tomographic appearances of paraganglioma simulating ovarian cancer. The Asean Journal of Radiology 2000;6(1):23-6.
  55. Limanond P, Chawalparit O, Tongdee T, Jitnuson P, Fuangtharntip P, Muangsomboon K. The crazy-paving pattern: a nonspecific sign on HRCT chest. The Asean Journal of Radiology 2000;6(2):179-84.