Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Internship

    Internal Medicine - Yale University School of Medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT

    Residency

    Radiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Neuroradiology - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Board Certification

    Diagnostic Radiology
    Neuroradiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiologist

    Assistant Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Applications of advanced MRI techniques to pediatric and adult neuroimaging
    Image processing and 3D applications in neuroradiology
    Perfusion imaging
    Diffusion tensor imaging
    CT angiography
    Temporal bone imaging
    Fetal MRI

  • Publications

    Books

    2012

    Eskey CJ, Belden CJ, Pastel DA, Vossough A, Yoo AJ. Neuroradiology cases. (Cases in Radiology series). New York: Oxford University Press; 2012.

    2011

    Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA. Functional imaging based diagnostic strategy: intra-axial brain masses. In: Faro S, Mohamed FB, editors. Functional neuroradiology: principles and clinical applications. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2011.

    Vossough A, Darge K. Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. In: Panteliades CP, editor. Cerebral palsy: principles and management. Berlin: Dustri-Verlag; 2011.

    2009

    Roberts TP, Khrichenko D, Vossough A. Permeability imaging in adult brain neoplasia. In: Gillard JH, Waldman A, Barker PB, editors. Clinical MR neuroimaging: physiological and functional techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009. 

    2008

    Vossough A, Gonzalez RG, Henson J. Imaging neurologic manifestations of oncologic disease. In: Schiff D, Wen P, editors. Cancer neurology in clinical practice.2nd ed. Totowa: Humana Press; 2008.

    2007

    Vossough A, Lee MH. Cerebral infarction. In: Newton H, Jolesz F, editors. Handbook of neuro-oncologic neuroimaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.

    Vossough A, Gonzalez RG, Henson JW, Schaefer PW. Intracranial metastases. In: Newton H, Jolesz F, editors. Handbook of neuro-oncologic neuroimaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.

    2003

    Vossough A, Levine MS. Morphology of the oesophagus. In: Ekberg O, editor.  Radiology of the pharynx and oesophagus. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2003.

    Abstracts

    2009

    Feygin T, Bilaniuk LT, Shekdar K, Vossough A, Sutton L, Zimmerman RA. Applications of cine MR imaging techniques in central nervous system pathology in children. Oral presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology 47th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 2009.

    Schwartz ES, Zarnow DM, Vossough A, Storm PB, Dlugos DJ, Kessler S, Dell J, Roberts TPL. MEG in the evaluation of pediatric epilepsy. Oral presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology 47th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 2009.

    Shekdar K, Feygin T, Vossough A, Bilaniuk LT, Zimmerman RA. Analysis of MR imaging findings in the brain and orbits in pediatric patients referred for evaluation of papilledema. Oral presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology 47th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 2009.

    Vossough A, Feygin T, Chen E, Gilardino M, Bartlett S. Evaluation of skull base synchondroses in syndromic and nonsyndromic craniosynostoses. Oral presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology 47th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 2009.

    Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA, Chawla S, Poptani H, Baccon J, Zhang PJ, Melhem ER. Extraventricular neurocytoma and ganglioneurocytoma: advanced MR imaging, histopathologic, and genetic findings. Electronic presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology 47th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 2009.

    Beslow LA, Smith SE, Vossough A, Jones CI, Halperin AR, Gordon DM, Licht DJ, Ichord RI. Hemorrhagic transformation in childhood arterial ischemic stroke: a prospective cohort study. 38th Annual Meeting, Child Neurology Society. Louisville, KY October 2009.

    Nabavizadeh SA, Vossough A, Melhem ER. The many faces of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and its various mimickers: spectrum of findings and diagnostic pitfalls for the general radiologist. Electronic presentation. 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL Nov 2009.

    Vossough A, Nabavizadeh SA, Pomerantz SR, Wang S. Spectrum of imaging findings in central nervous system lymphoma. Electronic presentation. 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL Nov. 2009.

    Nabavizadeh SA, Chawla S, Vossough A, Poptani H, Melhem ER. Absence of choline elevation in low grade brain tumors: how often does it occur? Oral presentation. 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL Dec 2009.

    Papers

    2012

    Vossough A, Ziai P, Chatzkel JA. Red nucleus degeneration in hypertrophic olivary degeneration after pediatric posterior fossa tumor resection: use of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Pediatr Radiol. Epub 2012 Jan 5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22218736. Read the abstract

    2011

    Wusthoff CJ, Kessler SK, Vossough A, Ichord R, Zelonis S, Halperin A, et al. Risk of later seizure after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke: a prospective cohort study. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun;127(6):e1550-7. Epub 2011 May 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21576305. Read the abstract

    Abend NS, Beslow LA, Smith SE, Kessler SK, Vossough A, Mason S, et al. J Pediatr. Seizures as a presenting symptom of acute arterial ischemic stroke in childhood. 2011 Sep;159(3):479-83. Epub 2011 Mar 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21429519. Read the abstract

    Beslow LA, Smith SE, Vossough A, Licht DJ, Kasner SE, Favilla CG, et al. Hemorrhagic transformation of childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2011 Apr;42(4):941-6. Epub 2011 Feb 24. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21350202. Read the abstract

    Wang S, Kim S, Chawla S, Wolf RL, Knipp DE, Vossough A, et al. Differentiation between glioblastomas, solitary brain metastases, and primary cerebral 21lymphomas using diffusion tensor and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Mar;32(3):507-14. Epub 2011 Feb 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21330399. Read the abstract 

    Ahmed S, Iftekharuddin KM, Vossough A. Efficacy of texture, shape, and intensity feature fusion for posterior-fossa tumor segmentation in MRI. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2011 Mar;15(2):206-13. Epub 2011 Jan 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21216716. Read the abstract 

    2010

    Chawla S, Zhang Y, Wang S, Chaudhary S, Chou C, O'Rourke DM, et al. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in differentiating glioblastomas from primary cerebral lymphomas and brain metastases. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec;34(6):836-41. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21084897. Read the abstract

    Bilello M, Suri N, Krejza J, Woo JH, Bagley LJ, Mamourian AC, Vossough A, Chen JY, Millian BR, Mulderink T, Markowitz CE, Melhem ER. An approach to comparing accuracies of two FLAIR MR sequences in the detection of multiple sclerosis lesions in the brain in the absence of gold standard. Acad Radiol. 2010 Jun;17(6):686-95. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20457413. Read the abstract 

    Chatzkel JA, Vossough A. Metronidazole-induced cerebellar toxicity. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Aug;40(8):1453. Epub 2009 Nov 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19915830. No abstract available.

    2009

    Nabavizadeh SA, Vossough A. Malignant pediatric intracerebral nerve sheath tumor in neurofibromatosis type 1. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 May;25(5):517; author reply 519. Epub 2009 Mar 7. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19271223. No abstract available. 

    Licht DJ, Shera DM, Clancy RR, Wernovsky G, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, et al. Brain maturation is delayed in infants with complex congenital heart defects. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar;137(3):529-36; discussion 536-7.Cited in PubMed; PMID 19258059. Read the article

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions 

    Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Neuroradiology
    Reviewer, Radiology
    Reviewer, Radiographics
    Reviewer, International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Ad hoc reviewer, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
    Ad hoc reviewer, Critical Care Medicine
    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Neurology
    Ad hoc reviewer, Brain

    Academic positions

    Education Committee, Radiology Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Library Committee, Radiology Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia