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.
Lazor J, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA, Nabavizadeh SA: Metabolic changes of brain developmental venous anomalies on 18F-FDG-PET Academic Radiology : 2018.
Nabavizadeh SA, Sundararajan SH, Schmitt JE, Loevner LA: Reversible Dilatation of the Superior Ophthalmic Vein in intubated patients American Journal of Neuroradiology : 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 : 2018.
Assadsangabi R, Hajmomenian M, Nabavizadeh SA, Schmitt JE, Vossough A.: Reduced Intercarotid Artery Distance in Syndromic and Isolated Brachycephaly. Pediatr Neurol 79 : 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. : 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): 531-538,2017.
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.,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): 434-40,2016.
Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA: Hypothalamic Adhesions: Asymptomatic, Incidental, or Not? AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology : “ePub ahead of print” ,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.