Resident Research

The radiology residency program exposes the residents to both the academic and clinical practice of radiology. Although participation in research is not required by the program, it is encouraged.

Residents in the program regularly submit abstracts to national meetings or have manuscripts accepted for publication, under the guidance and support of faculty.

If a resident has a paper or abstract accepted, then the Department will support that resident to attend the meeting or conference.

Sample of Current Resident Involvement



Benson JC, Payabvash S, Thalken GL, Alonso J, Rykken J, Ott F, McKinney AM. Delineation of microhemorrhage in acute hepatic encephalopathy using susceptibility-weighted imaging. Eur J Radiol. 2016;85(3):629-634.

Benson JC, Payabvash S, Mortazavi S, Hoffman B, Oswood M, McKinney AM. Delay-insensitive CT perfusion in acute lacunar stroke: detection capabilities based on infarct location. Am J Neuroradiol. 2016. Published online ahead of print.

Payabvash S, Benson JC, Taleb S, Rykken JB, Hoffman B, Oswood MC, McKinney AM. Prominent cortical and medullary veins on susceptibility-weighted images of acute ischemic stroke. BJR. 2016;89(1068):20160714.

McKinney AM, Benson JC, Nascene DR, Eisengart J, Loes D, Zhang L, Patel K, Raymond G, Miller WP. Childhood cerebral x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: MR perfusion measurements and their use in predicting clinical outcome after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Neuroradiol. 2016;37(9):1713-20.

Payabvash S, Taleb S, Benson JC, McKinney AM. Interhemispheric asymmetry in distribution of infarct lesions among acute ischemic stroke patients presenting to hospital. J Stroke and Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016;25(1):2464-9.

Benson JC, Gilles S, Sanghvi T, Boyum J, Niendorf E. Aggressive Angiomyxoma: Case report and review of the literature. Radiol Case Rep. 2016;11(4):332-335.

Payabvash S, Taleb S, Benson JC, Burton P, McKinney AM. Acute ischemic stroke infarct topology: correlation with lesion volume, severity of symptoms at admission, and discharge. Am J Neuroradiol. 2016. Published online ahead of print.

Benson JC, Payabvash S, Hoffman B, Oswood M, McKinney AM. Response to letter to the editor. Am J Neuroradiol. 2016. Published online ahead of print.

Payabvash S, Benson JC, Taleb S, Hoffman B, Oswood MC, McKinney AM, Rykken JB. Susceptibility-diffusion mismatch in middle cerebral artery territory acute ischemic stroke: clinical and imaging implications. Acta Radiology. Published online ahead of print.

Rischall MA, Boegel KH, et al. Patterns of venous sinus compromise after acute skull fracture on MDCT venography. American Journal of Roentgenology. October 2016; 207:852-58.

Craig P. "Comparison of traditional and emerging surgical therapies for lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a review", has been accepted for publication in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology as a(n) Invited Submission January 2017

Craig P, Takahashi T, Ames J, Kirkham J. Kienbock's Disease. American Journal of Radiology Case-in-Point. Approved for publication, 2016.

Syed MI, Morar K, Shaikh A, Craig P, Khan O, Patel S, Khabiri H. Gastric Artery Embolization Trial for the Lessening of Appetite Nonsurgically (GET LEAN): Six-Month Preliminary Data. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Oct 31;27(10):1502-8.

Craig P, Saxe J. Prevalence and Predictors of Hernia Infection: Does Gender Matter?. The American Surgeon. 2016 Apr 1;82(4):E93.

Chauhan A, Faizi NA, Chen YJ, Jones LP, Garg N, Bhosale PR." Role of Ultrasound in Complications of Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation." Ultrasound Q. 2016 Sep;32(3):212-23. doi: 10.1097/P MID: 27556191

Richards, Masters M.; Maxwell, Joshua; Weng, Lihui; Angelos, Mathew G.; Golzarian, Jafar. “Intra-articular Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: from Anti-inflammatories to Products of Regenerative Medicine,” The Physician and Sports Medicine.  Accepted for publication 17 March 2016. 

Ziai P, Hayeri MR, Salavati Ali, et al. Role of Optimal Quantification of FDG PET Imaging in the Clinical Practice of Radiology. Radiographics. 2016;36:481-496.

Salavati A, Puranik A, Kulkarni HR, Budiawan H, Baum RP. Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) of Medullary and Nonmedullary Thyroid Cancer Using Radiolabeled Somatostatin Analogues. Semin Nucl Med. 2016;46:215-224.

McKenney-Drake ML, Territo PR, Salavati A, et al. (18)F-NaF PET Imaging of Early Coronary Artery Calcification. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;9:627-628.




Ali Salavati: Detection Rate of 18F-FACBC (Fluciclovine) PET/CT Scan as a Function of Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Level: Initial Experience of 76 Patients with Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer. RSNA (2018)

Ali Salavati: Immune checkpoint inhibitors in oncology: a primer for molecular imaging Cancer Care. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging(SNMMI) Annual Meeting (2018)
Ali Salavati: Extrastriatal I123-FP-CIT uptake in brain: is it constant? Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging(SNMMI) Annual Meeting (2018)
Ali Salavati: Side by side comparison of integrated whole-body PET/MR with PET/CT in prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging(SNMMI) Annual Meeting (2018)

Anthony Spano: Endovascular Repair of True Visceral Arterial Aneurysms: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Report of Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center.
Presented at RSNA , November 2017

Ali Salavati: MRI of Cervical Ligamentous Injuries: A Pictorial Review. RSNA (2017)

Craig P, Young S, Golzarian J, Rosenberg M. Results of Endovascular Management of May-Thurner Syndrome in the Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Setting. Oral presentation at Society of Inverventional Radiology (2017). 

Saeid Dianat: Multidisciplinary approach to Myxoid soft tissue tumors: Radiology, Pathology, and Treatment implications. RSNA 2017 educational exhibit with CME discussion (ID: 17014203)