Alina-Simona POPESCU, MD, PhD


Work experience
  1. 2011 - present Lecturer Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Eftimie Murgu nr 2, Timişoara (România)
  2. 2004 - 2011 Assistant Professor Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Eftimie Murgu nr 2, Timişoara (România)
  3. 2001 - 2004 PhD Student Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Eftimie Murgu nr 2, Timişoara (România)
  4. 1997 - 2002 Fellow in Internal Medicine Clinic County Hospital Nr. 1 Timişoara, Bv. Liviu Rebreanu nr. 156, Timişoara (România)

Education and training
  1. 2012 Senior Consultant Gastroenterology, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 5
  2. 2008 Senior Consultant Internal Medicine, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 5
  3. 2007 PhD Medical Sciences - Gastroenterology, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 6
  4. 2006 Specialist Gastroenterology, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 5
  5. 2002 Specialist Internal Medicine University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 5
  6. 1996 Medical Doctor Faculty of General Medicine University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara (România), ISCED 5

Scientific activity

       Postgraduate courses
  1. 1995 – 1-month summer practice within Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, Cardiology Department, Coronarian Unit.
  2. 1998 – Course of European Congress Organization (ECOR): Diagnosis and Management on Heart Failure – Current status and future developments -Timisoara 5-6 June.
  3. 2000 – Course of General Ultrasound of the University of Medicine and Pharmacology Timisoara.
  4. 2003 – The Postgraduated Course of Gastroentero-Hepatology (sponsored by The Holland Digestive Disease Week Fondation), Holland, october 2003.
  5. 2003 – Two weeks training course in Gastroenterology at Medizinische Klinik 2 Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, supervisor - Prof. Lucas Greiner, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology.
  6. 2005 – Interventional ultrasound course

Member of the Faculty of UEGW Ultrasound Learning Centre since 2005 Co-director of the UEGW Ultrasound Learning Centre Courses since 2012

       Member of:
  1. Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Honorary Secretary since 2013
  2. Romanian Society of Endoscopy
  3. Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Honorary Treasurer between 2006-2010, member of the Board of Directors since 2010
  4. European Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
  5. World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
  6. The American Gastroenterological Association
  7. The American Society for Gastroenterological Endoscopy
  8. The European Society for Gastroenterological Endoscopy
  9. International Contrast Ultrasound Society
  10. Member of the Editorial Board of Medical Ultrasound
  11. Member of the National CEEX Grant nr. 1/2005: “Molecular basis of colorectal cancer: from prevention to treatment”, as well as to the
  12. Member National CEEX Grant nr. 68/2006 “Optimising the early diagnosis and treatment of upper digestive tract cancer in the context of chromodiagnosis and magnification endoscopy”
  13. Member in Deployment of a telemedicine system between university gastroenterology centres of Szeged and Timisoara for education and training of professionals. Cross-border project HURO/1001/140/2.3.1

       Books and book’s chapters in ultrasound
  1. The role of ultrasound in abdominal emergencies. Popescu A, Sporea I: in Gastroenterology across Europe sub redacţia Peter Malfertheiner, Dan Dumitrascu, Simona Bataga:, Ed. Medicala Universitara Iuliu Hatieganu, 2008, pag 299-309 ISBN 978-973-693-290-8
  2. Ecografia cu substanţă de contrast (CEUS) în patologia abdominală Sporea I, Dănilă M, Popescu A, Şirli R - Ed. Mirton Timişoara 2009, ISBN 978-973-52-0612-3
  3. Ecografia abdominala în practica clinică. I Sporea, Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean,în colaborare cu Mirela Dănilă, Alina Popescu, Roxana Șirli. Editura Mirton Timișoara 2010, ISBN 978-973-52-0850-9
  4. Ultrasound of the biliary system Ana Paula Barreiros, Alina Popescu, Julie Walton, Christoph F. Dietrich în EFSUMB – European Course Book, Editor: Christoph F. Dietrich disponibilă pe www.efsumb.org

       Publications:
  1. Co-author in ”Hepatic Elastography Using Ultrasound Waves”, Ioan Sporea, Roxana Șirli. Bentham Science Publishers 2012. eISBN: 978-1-60805-463-3, 2012; ISBN: 978-1-60805-557-9.
  2. Co-author of 12 Medical CDs:
    1. Ecografie intervenţională – Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu
    2. Endoscopie digestivă în imagini – Ioan Sporea, Cristina Cijevschi, Alina Popescu
    3. Învăţarea ecografiei transabdominale a tubului digestiv - Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu
    4. Învăţarea ecografiei abdominale - Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu
    5. Atlas de colonoscopie - Ioan Sporea, Cristina Cijevschi, Alina Popescu
    6. Learning abdominal ultrasound – Ioan Sporea, Lucas Greiner, Alina Popescu
    7. Ultrasonografia transabdominală în evaluarea bolilor inflamatorii intestinale – ediţie bilingvă - I. Sporea, Lucas Greiner, Alina Popescu, CD educaţional 2004 Kalis Media, ISBN 973-661-367-4
    8. Hemoragia digestivă superioară (ediţie bilingvă) – I. Sporea, Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean, Alina Popescu, CD-book 2004, ISBN 973-661-423-9
    9. Imagistica pancreatitei cronice – I. Sporea, Adriana Tudora, în colaborare cu Roxana Şirli, Alina Popescu, N. Bolog, A. Săftoiu, CD-book 2005
    10. Learning abdominal ultrasound, second edition - Ioan Sporea, Lucas Greiner, Alina Popescu, CD-book 2005
    11. Rolul ultrasonografiei în Hepatologie - I.Sporea, R.Şirli, A.Popescu, CD-book 2006, ISBN 973-602-185-8
    12. Ecografia cu contrast în leziuni hepatice circumscrise I. Sporea, A. Popescu, M.Dănilă, R.Şirli 2008

Main publications
  1. Pegylated-interferon alpha 2a treatment for chronic hepatitis C in patients on chronic haemodialysis. Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Golea O, Totolici C, Danila M, Vernic C.; World J Gastroenterol 2006 Jul 14; 12(26):4191-4
  2. Comparative study concerning the efficacy of Peg-IFN alpha-2a versus Peg-IFN alpha-2b on the early virological response (EVR) in patients with chronic viral C hepatitis. Sporea I, Danila M, Șirli R, Popescu A, Laza A, Bădițoiu L; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2006 Jun; 15(2):125-30
  3. A survey on the Practice of Gastroenterology in Romania. Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Enăchescu V, Deleanu A, Miuţescu E J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2006; 15(3):313-316
  4. The quality of the fragment obtained by liver biopsy for staging chronic hepatitis. Sporea I, Şirli R, Popescu A, Cornianu C, Manciu C, Focşa M.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2007; 16( 3), p.263-266
  5. How to improve the performances in diagnostic colonoscopy? Sporea I, Popescu A, Vernic C, Şirli R.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2007; 16(4), p.363-368
  6. Why, who and how should perform liver biopsy in chronic liver diseases. Sporea I, Popescu A, Şirli R.; World J Gastroenterol Jun 2008; 14(21):3396-402
  7. Liver Stiffness Measurement by Transient Elastography in Clinical Practice. Sporea I, Şirli R, Deleanu A, Popescu A, Cornianu M.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2008;17(4): 395-399
  8. Mutant HFE genotype leads to significant iron overload in patients with liver diseases from western Romania. Neghina AM, Anghel A, Sporea I, Popescu A, Neghina R, Collins A, Thorstensen K.; J Appl Genet. 2009;50(2):173-6. doi: 10.1007/BF03195670.
  9. The value of transabdominal ultrasound for assessment of the severity of liver steatosis as compared to liver biopsy. Sporea I, Şirli R, Başa E, Cornianu M, Popescu A, Dănilă M, Focșa M.; Central European Journal of Medicine, 2009:4 (4): 490-495
  10. Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Hepatocarcinoma - Results Obtained from a Series of 88 Cases Dănilă M, Sporea I, Şirli R, Popescu A.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2009; 18 3, 317-322.
  11. Transient elastographic evaluation of subjects without known hepatic pathology, does age change the liver stiffness? Şirli R, Sporea I, Tudora A, Deleanu A, Popescu A.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2009; 18(1): 57-61
  12. A Comparative Study of Non-Invasive Methods for Fibrosis Assessment in Chronic HCV Infection. Şirli R, Sporea I, Bota S, Popescu A, Cornianu M.; Hepatitis Monthly 2010; 10(2): 88-94
  13. Colonoscopy and sedation in Romania: early experience using a balanced propofol regimen. Sporea I, Popescu A, Sandesc D, Bedreag O, Asai R, Șirli R, Vernic C, Nicolita D, Martie A; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2010 Mar;19(1):27-30.
  14. Outcome of antiviral treatment in patients with chronic genotype 1 HCV hepatitis. A retrospective study in 507 patients. Sporea I, Șirli R, Curescu M, Gheorghe L, Popescu A, Bota S, Iacob S.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2010 Sep;19(3):261-4
  15. Liver stiffness measurements in patients with HBV vs HCV chronic hepatitis: a comparative study Sporea I, Șirli R, Deleanu A, Tudora A, Popescu A, Curescu M, Bota S.; World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Oct 14;16(38):4832-7
  16. How useful is contrast enhanced ultrasonography for the characterization of focal liver lesions? Sporea I, Șirli R, Martie A, Popescu A, Danila M.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2010 Dec;19(4):393-8
  17. How to improve the quality of the tissue sample obtained by percutaneous liver biopsy. Sporea I, Popescu A, Şirli R. Central European Journal Of Medicine 2010; 6(1): 103-106
  18. Ultrasound examination of normal gall bladder and biliary system. Popescu A, Sporea I.; Med Ultrason. 2010 Jun;12(2):150-2.
  19. Ultrasound examination of the normal gastrointestinal tract. Sporea I, Popescu A.; Med Ultrason. 2010 Dec;12(4):349-52.
  20. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in focal liver lesions – a cost efficiency study. Şirli R, Sporea I, Martie A, Popescu A, Dănilă M.; Med Ultrason 2010, 12 (4), 280-285
  21. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) – a new modality for the evaluation of liver fibrosis. Sporea I, Şirli R, Popescu A, Danilă M.; Med Ultrason 2010: 12(1): 26-31
  22. The role of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the assessment of liver nodules in patients with cirrhosis. Danila M, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Sendroiu M, Martie A.; Med Ultrason 2010: 12(2): 145-149
  23. Spleen assessment by Acoustic radiation Force Impulse Elastography (ARFI) for prediction of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension . Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Danila M, Sendroiu M, Focsa M. Med Ultrason 2010; 12 (3): 213-215
  24. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the evaluation of liver metastases. Danila M, Popescu A, Șirli R, Sporea I, Martie A, Sendroiu M.; Med Ultrason 2010; 12 (3): 233-237
  25. Clinical penetrance of C282Y homozygous HFE hemochromatosis in a western Romanian population. Neghina AM, Anghel A, Sporea I, Popescu A.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2011 Mar;20(1):100-1.
  26. The mean values of liver stiffness assessed by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse elastography in normal subjects. Popescu A, Sporea I, Șirli R, Bota S, Focsa M, Danila M, Nicolita D, Martie A, Sendroiu M, Juchis A.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Mar;13(1):33-7
  27. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for the characterization of focal liver lesions Sporea I, Badea R, Martie A, Șirli R, Socaciu M, Popescu A, Danila M.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Mar;13(1):38-44
  28. The value of contrast enhanced ultrasound in the evaluation of the nature of portal vein thrombosis. Dănilă M, Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Sendroiu M.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Jun;13(2):102-7
  29. Contrast enhanced ultrasound for the characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma. Martie A, Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Dănilă M, Serban C, Ardelean M, Bota S, Sendroiu M, Chisevescu D.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Jun;13(2):108-13
  30. Factors that influence the correlation of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI), elastography with liver fibrosis. Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Danila M, Sendroiu M;. Med Ultrason. 2011 Jun;13(2):135-40
  31. The influence of liver residual mass on the values of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography (ARFI) in cirrhotic patients. Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Dănilă M, Sendroiu M.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Sep;13(3):195-9
  32. Contrast enhanced ultrasound for the diagnosis of liver hemangiomas in clinical practice Șirli R, Sporea I, Popescu A, Dănilă M, Martie A, Bota S, Jurchis A, Sendroiu M.; Med Ultrason. 2011 Jun;13(2):95-101
  33. What Did We Learn from the First 3,459 Cases of Liver Stiffness Measurement by Transient Elastography (FibroScan(R))? Sporea I, Șirli RL, Deleanu A, Rațiu I, Tudora A, Dan I, Popescu A.; Ultraschall Med. 2011 Feb;32(1):40-45.
  34. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography as Compared to Transient Elastography and Liver Biopsy in Patients with Chronic Hepatopathies. Sporea I, Șirli RL, Deleanu A, Popescu A, Focsa M, Danila M, Tudora A.; Ultraschall Med. 2011;32 Suppl 1:S46-52
  35. Thyroid Stiffness Assessment by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography (ARFI). Sporea I, Vlad M, Bota S, Șirli RL, Popescu A, Danila M, Sendroiu M, Zosin I.; Ultraschall Med. 2011 Jun;32(3):281-5
  36. Value of transient elastography for the prediction of variceal bleeding. Sporea I, Raţiu I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Bota S.; World J Gastroenterol. 2011 May 7;17(17):2206-10
  37. How efficient is acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for the evaluation of liver stiffness?. Sporea I, Badea R, Șirli R, Lupsor M, Popescu A, Danila M, Focsa M, Deleanu A; Hepat Mon. 2011;11(7):532-8
  38. A new scoring system for prediction of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C. Bota S, Șirli R, Sporea I, Focsa M, Popescu A, Danila M, Strain M, Sendroiu M, Deleanu A, Dan I.; Hepat Mon. 2011;11(7):548-5
  39. Is it better to use two elastographic methods for liver fibrosis assessment? Sporea I, Şirli R, Popescu A, Bota S, Badea R, Lupşor M, Focşa M, Dănilă M.; World J Gastroenterol 2011; 17(33): 3824-3829.
  40. Response to standard of care antiviral treatment in patients with HCV liver cirrhosis - a systematic review. Bota S, Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Neghina AM, Danila M, Strain M.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2011 Sep;20(3):293-8
  41. The Correlation of Il28B Genotype With Sustained Virologic Response In Romanian patients With Chronic Hepatitis C. Sporea I, Popescu A, Curescu M, Șirli R, Dan I, Goldis A, Gradinaru O, Ardelean M, Danila M, Bota S, Deleanu A.; Hepat Mon. 2011 Dec;11(12):975-9.
  42. Intra- and Interoperator Reproducibility of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Elastography-Preliminary Results. Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Danila M, Costachescu D.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Jul;38(7):1103-8
  43. Comparative Study Concerning the Value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography (ARFI) in Comparison with Transient Elastography (TE) for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and C. Sporea I, Șirli R, Bota S, Popescu A, Sendroiu M, Jurchis A.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Aug;38(8):1310-6
  44. Can ARFI elastography predict the presence of significant esophageal varices in newly diagnosed cirrhotic patients? Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Focsa M, Popescu A, Danila M, Strain M.; Ann Hepatol. 2012 Jul;11(4):519-25.
  45. Does the size of the needle influence the number of portal tracts obtained through percutaneous liver biopsy? Sporea I, Gherhardt D, Popescu A, Șirli R, Cornianu M, Herman D, Bota S.; Ann Hepatol. 2012 Sep;11(5):691-5
  46. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography for fibrosis evaluation in patients with chronic hepatitis C: An international multicenter study. Sporea I, Bota S, Peck-Radosavljevic M, Șirli R, Tanaka H, Iijima H, Badea R, Lupsor M, Fierbinteanu-Braticevici C, Petrisor A, Saito H, Ebinuma H, Friedrich-Rust M, Sarrazin C, Takahashi H, Ono N, Piscaglia F, Borghi A, D'Onofrio M, Gallotti A, Ferlitsch A, Popescu A, Danila M.; Eur J Radiol. 2012 Dec;81(12):4112-8
  47. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for the evaluation of focal liver lesions in daily practice. A multicentre study. Sporea I, Badea R, Martie A, Dumitru E, Ioanitescu S, Șirli R, Socaciu M, Popescu A, Dănilă M, Voiculescu M.; Med Ultrason. 2012 Jun;14(2):95-100
  48. The Contribution of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for the characterization of benign liver lesions in clinical practice - a monocentric experience. Martie A, Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Danila M.; Med Ultrason. 2012 Dec;14(4):283-7
  49. University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babeş" Timisoara, Romania. ABC in ultrasonography-ultrasound for the students. Popescu A, Sporea I.; Med Ultrason. 2012 Mar;14(1):80
  50. "Quo vadis" liver biopsy? A multi-centre Romanian study regarding the number of liver biopsies performed for chronic viral hepatitis. Sporea I, Popescu A, Gheorghe L, Cijevschi Prelipcean C, Spârchez Z, Voiosu R.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Sep;21(3):326.
  51. Factors which influence the accuracy of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Bota S, Sporea I, Sirli R, Popescu A, Jurchis A.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 Mar;39(3):407-12
  52. The influence of food intake on liver stiffness values assessed by acoustic radiation force impulse elastography-preliminary results. Popescu A, Bota S, Sporea I, Sirli R, Danila M, Racean S, Suseanu D, Gradinaru O, Ivascu Siegfried C.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 Apr;39(4):579-84
  53. Technical performance of colonoscopy -- multicenter study in university and non-university centers of Romania. Sporea I, Popescu A, Diculescu M, Stoica V, Constantinescu G, Prelipcean CC, Seicean A, Pascu O, Jinga M, Tudor N, Voiosu R, Dobru D, Săftoiu A, Vălean S, Miuţescu E, Bancu L, Băţagă S, Dumitraşcu D, Brisc C, Frăţilă O, Raţiu I, Pienar L, Şirli R, Miuţescu B.; Chirurgia (Bucur). 2013 Jan-Feb;108(1):86-90.
  54. The influence of aminotransferase levels on liver stiffness assessed by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography: a retrospective multicentre study. Bota S, Sporea I, Peck-Radosavljevic M, Sirli R, Tanaka H, Iijima H, Saito H, Ebinuma H, Lupsor M, Badea R, Fierbinteanu-Braticevici C, Petrisor A, Friedrich-Rust M, Sarrazin C, Takahashi H, Ono N, Piscaglia F, Marinelli S, D'Onofrio M, Gallotti A, Salzl P, Popescu A, Danila M; Dig Liver Dis. 2013 Sep;45(9):762-8.
  55. Role of interleukin-28B polymorphism as a predictor of sustained virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with triple therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bota S, Sporea I, Şirli R, Neghină AM, Popescu A, Străin M.; Clin Drug Investig. 2013 May;33(5):325-31.
  56. To scope or to test for colorectal cancer screening? Sporea I, Popescu A.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2013 Mar;22(1):11-2
  57. Guidelines for elastography. Popescu A, Sporea I.; Med Ultrason. 2013 Jun;15(2):83-4
  58. Liver stiffness measurements by means of supersonic shear imaging in patients without known liver pathology. Sirli R, Bota S, Sporea I, Jurchis A, Popescu A, Gradinaru-Tascău O, Szilaski M.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 Aug;39(8):1362-7
  59. Acoustic radiation force impulse and supersonic shear imaging versus transient elastography for liver fibrosis assessment. Sporea I, Bota S, Jurchis A, Sirli R, Grădinaru-Tascău O, Popescu A, Ratiu I, Szilaski M.; Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 Nov;39(11):1933-41
  60. Does experience play a role in the ability to perform liver stiffness measurements by means of supersonic shear imaging (SSI)? Grădinaru-Taşcău O, Sporea I, Bota S, Jurchiş A, Popescu A, Popescu M, Şirli R, Szilaski M.; Med Ultrason. 2013 Sep;15(3):180-3
  61. Computer aided diagnosis method for steatosis rating in ultrasound images using random forests. Mihăilescu DM, Gui V, Toma CI, Popescu A, Sporea I; Med Ultrason. 2013 Sep;15(3):184-90
  62. How many measurements are needed for liver stiffness assessment by 2D-Shear Wave Elastography (2D-SWE) and which value should be used: the mean or median? Sporea I, Grădinaru-Taşcău O, Bota S, Popescu A, Şirli R, Jurchiş A, Popescu M, Dănilă M.; Med Ultrason. 2013 Dec;15(4):268-72
  63. Liver elastography - an update. Sporea I, Gilja OH, Bota S, Şirli R, Popescu A.; Med Ultrason. 2013 Dec;15(4):304-14
  64. Factors associated with the impossibility to obtain reliable liver stiffness measurements by means of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography-analysis of a cohort of 1,031 subjects. Bota S, Sporea I, Sirli R, Popescu A, Danila M, Jurchis A, Gradinaru-Tascau O.; Eur J Radiol. 2014 Feb;83(2):268-72.
  65. Which are the cut-off values of 2D-Shear Wave Elastography (2D-SWE) liver stiffness measurements predicting different stages of liver fibrosis, considering Transient Elastography (TE) as the reference method? Sporea I, Bota S, Gradinaru-Taşcău O, Sirli R, Popescu A, Jurchiş A.; Eur J Radiol. 2014 Mar;83(3):e118-22.
  66. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) For The Evaluation Of Focal Liver Lesions - A Prospective Multicenter Study Of Its Usefulness In Clinical Practice. Sporea I, Badea R, Popescu A, Spârchez Z, Sirli RL, Dănilă M, Săndulescu L, Bota S, Calescu DP, Nedelcu D, Brisc C, Ciobâca L, Gheorghe L, Socaciu M, Martie A, Ioaniţescu S, Tamas A, Streba CT, Iordache M, Simionov I, Jinga M, Anghel A, Cijevschi Prelipcean C, Mihai C, Stanciu SM, Stoicescu D, Dumitru E, Pietrareanu C, Bartos D, Manzat Saplacan R, Pârvulescu I, Vădan R, Smira G, Tuţă L, Săftoiu A.; Ultraschall Med. 2014 Jun;35(3):259-266
  67. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a frequent condition in type 2 diabetic patients. Sima A, Timar R, Vlad A, Timar B, Rosu M, Dan I, Sirli R, Popescu A, Sporea I. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2014 Mar 21.
  68. Characterization of focal liver lesions using contrast enhanced ultrasound as a first line method: a large monocentric experience. Sporea I, Martie A, Bota S, Sirli R, Popescu A, Dănila M.; J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Mar;23(1):57-63
  69. Comparison between the M and XL probes for liver fibrosis assessment by transient elastography. Şirli R, Sporea I, Deleanu A, Culcea L, Szilaski M, Popescu A, Dănilă M.; Med Ultrason. 2014 Jun;16(2):119-22.
  70. Romanian national guidelines and practical recommendations on liver elastography. Sporea I, Bota S, Săftoiu A, Şirli R, Gradinăru-Taşcău O, Popescu A, Lupşor Platon M, Fierbinteanu-Braticevici C, Gheonea DI, Săndulescu L, Badea R.; Med Ultrason. 2014 Jun;16(2):123-38
  71. Effect of alpha 2 b Interferon treatment in hemodialyzed patients with Chronic Hepatitis C. Sporea I, Golea O, Ursu C, Totolici C, Popescu A, Șirli R, Miutescu E; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology 2001, 4, 285-288.
  72. The Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Western Romania. Sporea I, Popescu A, van Blankenstein M, Șirli R, Focșa M, Danila M.; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology 2003: 12(1). 15-18
  73. Ultrasound Assisted Liver Biopsy for the Staging of Diffuse Chronic Hepatopathies. Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Danila M, Străin M.; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2004, 4, 287-290.
  74. Peg Interferon Alpha 2a (40 kDa) in Patients on Chronic Haemodialysis with Chronic C Hepatitis. Preliminary Results. Sporea I, Șirli R, Golea O, Totolici C, Danila M, Popescu A.; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2004, 2, 99-102
  75. Colonoscopy in Romania. Sporea I, Popescu A, Danila M, Șirli R, Salha CA.; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005, 1, 15-18
  76. Sedation during colonoscopy. Sporea I, Popescu A, Sandesc D, Salha CA, Șirli R, Danila M.; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005, 2, 195-198
  77. Assesment of the quality of colonoscopy in Romania. Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Danila M; Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005, 3, 303-308
  78. Liver stiffness assessment by means of trasnsient elastography (FibroScan®) in patients with liver cirrhosis – a predictor of portal hypertension? Şirli R, Raţiu I, Deleanu A, Sporea I, Bota S, Dănilă M, Popescu A.; Med Ultrason. 2009: 11 (1);5-10
  79. Usefulness of contrast enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Șirli R, Sporea I, Popescu A, Danila M.; Med Ultrason. 2009: 11 (2);25-30
  80. Contrast enhanced ultrasound evaluation of the kidney. Şirli R, Sporea I, Popescu A, Danila M.; Med Ultrason. 2009: 11 (4);47-54
  81. Contrast enhanced ultrasound in the assessment of focal liver lesions. Popescu A, Sporea I, Şirli R, Dănilă M, Bota S, Guţă A.; Med Ultrason. 2009: 11 (1);11-16
  82. Current situation of colonoscopy in Romania - 3 years of colonoscopy performance. Sporea I, Popescu A, Șirli R, Danila M, Vernic C; Rom. J. Intern Med. 2009 47 (1); 19-24
  83. Peptic upper gastrointestinal bleeding: diagnosis and treatment. A monocentric experience on a 5 years period. Sporea I, Lazăr D, Popescu A, Sirli R, Goldiş A, Străin M, Tudora A, Dănilă M, Dănilă V, Vernic C.; Rom J Intern Med. 2009;47(4):347-54.
  84. The role of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with second generation contrast agents in the evaluation of focal splenic lesions. Popescu A, Sporea I, Şirli R, Dănilă M, Nicoliţă D, Martie A.; Med Ultrason 2009, Vol. 11, no. 3, 61–65
  85. Feasibility, accuracy and reproducibility of transient elastography Deleanu A, Şirli R, Popescu A, Sporea I.; Med Ultrason. 2009: 11 (4);31-35
  86. Is ARFI elastography reliable for predicting fibrosis severity in chronic HCV hepatitis? Sporea I, Șirli R, Bota S, Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici C, Petrişor A, Badea R, Lupşor M, Popescu A, Dănilă M.; World J Radiol. 2011 Jul 28;3(7):188-93
  87. Value of acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for the assessment of ascites syndrome. Bota S, Sporea I, Şirli R, Popescu A, Dănilă M, Şendroiu M.; World J Radiol 2011. 3(8):205 -209
  88. ARFI elastography for the evaluation of diffuse thyroid gland pathology: Preliminary results. Sporea I, Șirli R, Bota S, Vlad M, Popescu A, Zosin I.; World J Radiol. 2012 Apr 28;4(4):174-8
  89. Predictive factors for severe evolution in acute pancreatitis and a new score for predicting a severe outcome Bota S, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Strain M, Focsa M, Danila M, Chisevescu D.; Ann Gastroenterol 2013; 26 (2): 1-7
  90. How often hepatocellular carcinoma has a typical pattern in contrast enhanced ultrasound Martie A, Sporea I, Șirli R, Popescu A, Dănilă M.; Maedica, A Journal of Clinical Medicine 2012; 7(3): 236-240.
  91. Effectiveness of the immunochemical fecal test (FIT) for detection of advanced adenomas in colorectal carcinoma screening in an asymptomatic population. Miuţescu B, Sporea I, Popescu A, Bota S, Iovănescu D, Burlea A, Mos L, Palaghia M, Vasilescu A, Miuţescu E.; Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2013 Apr-Jun;117(2):302-7
  92. Aspects of renal function in patients with colorectal cancer in a gastroenterology clinic of a county hospital in Western Romania. Velciov S, Hoinoiu B, Hoinoiu T, Popescu A, Gluhovschi C, Grădinaru O, Popescu M, Moţiu F, Timar R, Gluhovschi GH, Sporea I.; Rom J Intern Med. 2013 Jul-Dec;51(3-4):164-71