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Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, MD

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Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MD (School of Medicine)
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Hospitals, Shiraz, Iran, 2002-2003.
Radiology Residency, Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran., 2005-2009.
Fellow (Pediatric Neuroradiology), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013.
Fellow (Neuroradiology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA., 2013-2014.
Fellow (Nuclear Radiology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015-2016.
American Board of Radiology - Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology, 2016.
American Board of Radiology - Board Certification in Neuroradiology, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I have been trained with various imaging techniques such as fetal MRI, spectroscopy, perfusion and permeability imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, functional MRI, and vessel wall imaging.

Description of Research Expertise

I have experience in different MR perfusion techniques to measure blood flow in pediatric and adult brain tumors. In addition, I have successfully used advanced MRI techniques such as arterial spin labeling (ASL) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) to investigate the vascular architecture of brain arteriovenous malformations. My current research efforts include multimodality imaging using structural and functional imaging with additional PET probes and molecular imaging techniques to better understand the complex nature of various brain pathologies.

Selected Publications

Lazor J, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA, Nabavizadeh SA: Metabolic changes of brain developmental venous anomalies on 18F-FDG-PET. Academic Radiology June 2018.

Nabavizadeh SA, Sundararajan SH, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA: Reversible Dilatation of the Superior Ophthalmic Vein in intubated patients. American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2018.

Chawla S, Wang S, Mohan S, Nasrallah M, Verma G, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Wolf RL, Poptani H, Nabavizadeh SA.: Differentiation of brain infection from necrotic glioblastoma using combined analysis of diffusion and perfusion MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging Apr 2018.

Assadsangabi R, Hajmomenian M, Nabavizadeh SA, Schmitt JE, Vossough A.: Reduced Intercarotid Artery Distance in Syndromic and Isolated Brachycephaly. Pediatr Neurol 79, Feb 2018.

Workman AD, Glicksman JT, Parasher AK, Carey RM, Brooks SG, Kennedy DW, Nabavizadeh SA, Learned KO, Palmer JN, Adappa ND: 18FDG PET/CT in Routine Surveillance of Asymptomatic Patients following Treatment of Sinonasal Neoplasms. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Aug 2017

Nabavizadeh SA, Pechersky D, Schmitt JE, Nasrallah M, Wolf RL, Laurie Loevner , Mamourian AC: Perilesional Hyperintensity on T1-Weighted Imaging in Intra-Axial Brain Masses other than Cavernous Malformations. Journal of Neuroimaging 27(5): 531-538, Sep 2017.

Schwartz JS, Brooks SG, Stubbs V, Ghosh A, Tajudeen BA, Khalili S, Palmer JN, Lee JY, Nabavizadeh SA, Learned KO, Adappa ND.: Temporal patterns of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography sinonasal uptake after treatment of sinonasal malignancy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 6(12): 1301-1307. Dec 2016.

Nabavizadeh SA, Vossough A, Ichord RN, Kwiatkowski J, Pukenas BA, Smith MJ, Storm PB, Zager EL, Hurst RW: Intracranial aneurysms in sickle cell anemia: clinical and imaging findings. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 8(4): 434-40, Apr 2016.

Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA: Hypothalamic Adhesions: Asymptomatic, Incidental, or Not? AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology Page: “ePub ahead of print” Feb 2016.

Nabavizadeh SA, Mamourian A, Schmitt JE, Cloran F, Vossough A, Pukenas B, Loevner LA, Mohan S: Utility of fat-suppressed sequences in differentiation of aggressive vs typical asymptomatic haemangioma of the spine. British journal of Radiology 89(1057): 1-6, 2016.

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