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Anderanik Tomasian, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Radiology
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Overview

After receiving his medical degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2005, Dr.Tomasian completed a 2-year research fellowship in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging at UCLA followed by Internal Medicine Internship at Yale New Haven Hospital-Saint Raphael Campus.

Dr.Tomasian completed his Radiology residency and Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He joined USC as Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology in 2015. Dr.Tomasian has co-authored over 40 journal articles and presented over 70 scientific and educational research topics in national and international meetings.

Dr.Tomasian's main interests are in minimally invasive percutaneous treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone, spine, and soft tissues utilizing vertebral augmentation and sacroplasty as well as thermal ablation including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and microwave ablation. He also enjoys bone and soft tissue biopsies, MRI in sports medicine, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Awards

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (HOA), 2015

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Coracoid: The Lighthouse of the Shoulder , 2015

ASSR: Louis A. Gilula, MD Mentor Research Award, 2015

SCCT: American College of Radiology (ACR) Liaison, FIRST Executive Committee , 2012-2014

RSNA: Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Hematologic malignancies of the pancreas, 2012

RSNA: Cum Laude Award, education exhibit: Hematologic malignancies of the liver, 2012

SCCT: Siemens Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Award, 2011

NASCI: Honorable Mention Certificate, 2011

NASCI: American Heart Association (AHA) Young Investigator Award, 2008

SCMR: Travel Award/Mini-Fellowship, 2008

NASCI: Bayer Poster Competition Award, 2007

Cambridge University Press, UK: Letter of Recognition, 2007

RSNA: Certificate of Merit, education exhibit: Time-resolved MR angiography, 2006

ASNR: AJNR News Digest, Spine Cryoablation, 2016

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctors, 2016

Publications

Mohammed H, Skalski MR, Patel DB, Tomasian A, Schein AJ, White EA, Hatch GF, Matcuk GR. Coracoid Process: The Lighthouse of the Shoulder. Radiographics. 2016 Nov-Dec; 36(7):2084-2101. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, McWilliams SR, Connolly SE, Symanski JS, Vaswani D, Tomasian A, Vyhmeister R, Lee AM, Madaelil TP, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW. Percutaneous Image-Guided Cryoablation of Musculoskeletal Metastases: Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Oct 13. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Wallace AN, Jennings JW. Pediculoplasty: Novel Steep Anteroposterior Projection Fluoroscopy for Imaging Guidance. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Jun; 27(6):924-6. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Treatment of Osteoid Osteomas Using a Navigational Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation System. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 May; 39(5):768-72. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Pacheco RA, Tomasian A, Hsi AC, Long J, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Erratum to: Fluoroscopy-Guided Percutaneous Vertebral Body Biopsy Using a Novel Drill-Powered Device: Technical Case Series. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Mar; 39(3):488. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Pacheco RA, Vyhmeister R, Tomasian A, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Fluoroscopy-guided intervertebral disc biopsy with a coaxial drill system. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Feb; 45(2):273-8. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Pacheco RA, Tomasian A, Hsi AC, Long J, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Fluoroscopy-Guided Percutaneous Vertebral Body Biopsy Using a Novel Drill-Powered Device: Technical Case Series. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Feb; 39(2):290-5. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Wallace A, Northrup B, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW. Spine Cryoablation: Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control for Vertebral Metastases. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jan; 37(1):189-95. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Vaswani D, Vyhmeister R, Chang RO, Jennings JW. Radiographic Local Control of Spinal Metastases with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation and Vertebral Augmentation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Dec 3. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Tomasian A, Hsi AC, Chang RO, Jennings JW. CT-guided percutaneous skull biopsy using a drill-assisted system: Technical report of two cases. Interv Neuroradiol. 2015 Dec; 21(6):774-9. View in: PubMed

Wallace AN, Chang RO, Tomasian A, Jennings JW. Drill-assisted, fluoroscopy-guided vertebral body access for radiofrequency ablation: Technical case series. Interv Neuroradiol. 2015 Oct; 21(5):631-4. View in: PubMed

Sandrasegaran K, Tomasian A, Elsayes KM, Nageswaran H, Shaaban A, Shanbhogue A, Menias CO. Hematologic malignancies of the pancreas. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Feb; 40(2):411-23. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Sandrasegaran K, Elsayes KM, Shanbhogue A, Shaaban A, Menias CO. Hematologic malignancies of the liver: spectrum of disease. Radiographics. 2015 Jan-Feb; 35(1):71-86. View in: PubMed

Javidan-Nejad C, Tomasian A, Najafpour E. Cardiac imaging in adults with congenital heart disease: unknowns and issues related to diagnosis. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2013 Oct; 15(5):663-74. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Tomasian A, Malik S, Desphande V, Laub G, Ruehm SG. Image quality and diagnostic accuracy of unenhanced SSFP MR angiography compared with conventional contrast-enhanced MR angiography for the assessment of thoracic aortic diseases. Eur Radiol. 2010 Jun; 20(6):1311-20. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Krishnam MS. Clinical image. MR angiography of midaortic syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Feb; 40(2):229. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Lai C, Ruehm S, Krishnam MS. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance and PET-CT of left atrial paraganglioma. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010; 12:1. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Malik S, Shamsa K, Krishnam MS. Congenital heart diseases: post-operative appearance on multi-detector CT-a pictorial essay. Eur Radiol. 2009 Dec; 19(12):2941-9. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Tomasian A, Malik S, Singhal A, Sassani A, Laub G, Finn JP, Ruehm S. Three-dimensional imaging of pulmonary veins by a novel steady-state free-precession magnetic resonance angiography technique without the use of intravenous contrast agent: initial experience. Invest Radiol. 2009 Aug; 44(8):447-53. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Tomasian A, Saleh RS, Singhal A, Krishnam MS, Finn JP. Ultra-low-dose, time-resolved contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of the carotid arteries at 3. 0 tesla. Invest Radiol. 2009 Apr; 44(4):207-17. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Salamon N, Krishnam MS, Finn JP, Villablanca JP. 3D high-spatial-resolution cerebral MR venography at 3T: a contrast-dose-reduction study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):349-55. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Krishnam MS, Lohan DG, Moghaddam AN, Finn JP. Adult Tetralogy of Fallot: quantitative assessment of pulmonary perfusion with time-resolved three dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Invest Radiol. 2009 Jan; 44(1):31-7. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Salamon N, Lohan DG, Jalili M, Villablanca JP, Finn JP. Supraaortic arteries: contrast material dose reduction at 3. 0-T high-spatial-resolution MR angiography--feasibility study. Radiology. 2008 Dec; 249(3):980-90. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Lell M, Currier J, Rahman J, Krishnam MS. Coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistulae with multiple aneurysms: radiological features on dual-source 64-slice CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 2008 Sep; 81(969):e218-20. View in: PubMed

Krishnam M, Tomasian A, Davies L, Littler J, Curtis J. CT-guided percutaneous transpulmonary adrenal biopsy - a technical note. Br J Radiol. 2008 Jul; 81(967):e191-3. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Tomasian A, Lohan DG, Tran L, Finn JP, Ruehm SG. Low-dose, time-resolved, contrast-enhanced 3D MR angiography in cardiac and vascular diseases: correlation to high spatial resolution 3D contrast-enhanced MRA. Clin Radiol. 2008 Jul; 63(7):744-55. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Tomasian A, Deshpande V, Tran L, Laub G, Finn JP, Ruehm SG. Noncontrast 3D steady-state free-precession magnetic resonance angiography of the whole chest using nonselective radiofrequency excitation over a large field of view: comparison with single-phase 3D contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography. Invest Radiol. 2008 Jun; 43(6):411-20. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Tomasian A, Iv M, Ruehm SG, Saleh R, Panknin C, Goldin JG. Left ventricular ejection fraction using 64-slice CT coronary angiography and new evaluation software: initial experience. Br J Radiol. 2008 Jun; 81(966):450-5. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Lohan DG, Laub G, Singhal A, Finn JP, Krishnam MS. Noncontrast 3D steady state free precession magnetic resonance angiography of the thoracic central veins using nonselective radiofrequency excitation over a large field of view: initial experience. Invest Radiol. 2008 May; 43(5):306-13. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Krishnam M, Saleh R, Tomasian A, Finn JP. MR imaging of the thoracic aorta. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2008 May; 16(2):213-34, viii. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Krishnam M, Tomasian A, Saleh R, Finn JP. Time-resolved MR angiography of the thorax. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2008 May; 16(2):235-48, viii. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Tomasian A, Saleh R, Krishnam M, Finn JP. Hypervascular thyroid nodules on time-resolved MR angiography at 3 T: radiologic-pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Apr; 190(4):W255-60. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Tomasian A, Krishnam M, Jonnala P, Blackwell KE, Finn JP. MR angiography of lower extremities at 3 T: presurgical planning of fibular free flap transfer for facial reconstruction. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Mar; 190(3):770-6. View in: PubMed

Lohan DG, Saleh R, Tomasian A, Krishnam M, Finn JP. Current status of 3-T cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Feb; 19(1):3-13. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Lai C, Finn JP, Gelabert H, Krishnam MS. Cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery: features on 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2008; 10:38. View in: PubMed

Krishnam MS, Suh RD, Tomasian A, Goldin JG, Lai C, Brown K, Batra P, Aberle DR. Postoperative complications of lung transplantation: radiologic findings along a time continuum. Radiographics. 2007 Jul-Aug; 27(4):957-74. View in: PubMed

Akhlaghpoor S, Tomasian A, Arjmand Shabestari A, Ebrahimi M, Alinaghizadeh MR. Percutaneous osteoid osteoma treatment with combination of radiofrequency and alcohol ablation. Clin Radiol. 2007 Mar; 62(3):268-73. View in: PubMed

Tomasian A, Iv M, Lai C, Jalili M, Krishnam MS. Cardiac hemangioma: features on cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2007; 9(6):873-6. View in: PubMed

Akhlaghpoor S, Tomasian A. Safety of chorionic villus sampling in the presence of asymptomatic subchorionic hematoma. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2007; 22(5):394-400. View in: PubMed

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