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Farhood Saremi, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
GNH 3D321 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7263


After receiving his medical degree and completing a radiology residency in 1988 from the University of Tehran, Dr. Saremi was employed as assistant professor of radiology at the same university. He also served as Chief of Radiology at Vali-Asr Hospital for four years and was later promoted to associate professor. During this period Dr. Saremi’s main interest was interventional radiology. He published several articles on the subject.

Dr. Saremi moved to the United States in 1995 and entered the radiology residency program at USC before completing two fellowships in neuroradiology and body imaging. In 2002 he was appointed as associate professor of radiology at the University of California, Irvine and in three years, was promoted to professor of radiology with a joint appointment in medicine. He then served as Chief of Cardiothoracic section at UCI for seven years and completed subspecialty fellowships in Cardiovascular MRI at Duke Medical Center and Cardiovascular CT at UCI. During this period, he published more than 30 articles in cardiac imaging and contributed to four cardiac imaging books as main author or co-author.

Currently, his research is mainly focused on CT and MRI of the heart and specifically on cardiac conduction system and arrhythmias.


RSNA: Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2001


Delayed Development of Multiple Pancreaticoduodenal Arcade Pseudoaneurysms after Abdominal Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct; 36:297. e11-297. e15. View in: PubMed

A correlative study of aortic valve rotation angle and thoracic aortic sizes using ECG gated CT angiography. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Apr; 89:60-66. View in: PubMed

Assessment of segmental myocardial blood flow and myocardial perfusion reserve by adenosine-stress myocardial arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Feb 02. View in: PubMed

Cardiac MR Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Application and Image Interpretation. Radiology. 2017 Jan; 282(1):17-32. View in: PubMed

Septal Atrioventricular Junction Region: Comprehensive Imaging in Adults. Radiographics. 2016 Oct 14; 160010. View in: PubMed

Extracardiac Pulmonary-Systemic Connection via Persistent Levoatriocardinal Vein in Adults. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 34:269. e1-7. View in: PubMed

Double-gated myocardial ASL perfusion imaging is robust to heart rate variation. Magn Reson Med. 2016 May 30. View in: PubMed

Impaired fasting glucose is associated with increased severity of subclinical coronary artery disease compared to patients with diabetes and normal fasting glucose: evaluation by coronary computed tomographic angiography. BMJ Open. 2016; 6(8):e005148. View in: PubMed

Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Myocardial Fat Deposits in Sarcoidosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):578-83. View in: PubMed

Imaging Evaluation of Tricuspid Valve: Analysis of Morphology and Function With CT and MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 May; 204(5):W531-42. View in: PubMed

Coronary Plaque Characterization Using CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W249-60. View in: PubMed

Modern day management of giant cell myocarditis. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15; 178:82-4. View in: PubMed

Anatomical Basis for the Cardiac Interventional Electrophysiologist. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:547364. View in: PubMed

Left circumflex coronary-pulmonary artery fistula and transmediastinal participation of bronchial arteries best shown by CT. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 20; 177(3):e120-4. View in: PubMed

Epicardial adipose tissue volume as a marker of coronary artery disease severity in patients with diabetes independent of coronary artery calcium: Findings from the CTRAD study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Nov; 106(2):228-35. View in: PubMed

Left atrial appendage: anatomy and imaging landmarks pertinent to percutaneous transcatheter occlusion. Heart. 2014 Oct 15; 100(20):1636-50. View in: PubMed

Paradoxical embolism: role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning. Radiographics. 2014 Oct; 34(6):1571-92. View in: PubMed

Comparison of epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary artery disease severity in asymptomatic adults with versus without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 1; 114(5):686-91. View in: PubMed

CT and MR Imaging of the Pulmonary Valve. Radiographics. 2014 Jan-Feb; 34(1):51-71. View in: PubMed

Left atrial anatomy relevant to catheter ablation. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:289720. View in: PubMed

Anomalous left hepatic vein draining into coronary sinus imaged with multidetector computed tomography. Clin Anat. 2013 Nov; 26(8):987-9. View in: PubMed

Dual origin, course and supply in coronary artery system. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4970-4. View in: PubMed

Incremental value of color coding in 3D volume rendered CT images for interpretation of complex cardiothoracic vascular malformations. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4692-8. View in: PubMed

Right to left shunting through communications between the left superior intercostal vein tributaries and the left atrium: a potential cause of paradoxical embolism. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 10; 167(6):2867-74. View in: PubMed

Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4. View in: PubMed

The art of color coding for three dimensional diagnostic mapping of unusual cardiothoracic vascular abnormalities. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 1; 166(3):e68-74. View in: PubMed

Morphological assessment of RVOT: CT and CMR imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May; 6(5):631-5. View in: PubMed

Assessment of post-atrial switch baffle integrity using a modified dual extremity injection cardiac computed tomography angiography technique. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 10; 162(2):e25-7. View in: PubMed

Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 1, Morphology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W39-50. View in: PubMed

Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 2, Function. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W51-61. View in: PubMed

Caseous mitral annular calcification along the anterolateral annulus causing mild mitral regurgitation: multi-modality imaging and diagnosis. Circ J. 2012; 76(12):2898-900. View in: PubMed

Coronary CTA assessment of coronary anomalies. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan; 6(1):48-59. View in: PubMed

Coronary Veins: Comprehensive CT-Anatomic Classification and Review of Variants and Clinical Implications. Radiographics. 2012 Jan; 32(1):E1-E32. View in: PubMed

Coronary Artery Ostial Atresia Diagnosis of Conotruncal Anastomotic Collateral Rings Using CT Angiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Dec; 4(12):1320-3. View in: PubMed

Aberrant penetrating posterior descending artery from proximal right coronary artery. Clin Anat. 2011 Nov; 24(8):956-8. View in: PubMed

Intravenous leiomyomatosis presenting as acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):860-3. View in: PubMed

Posterior interatrial muscular connection between the coronary sinus and left atrium: anatomic and functional study of the coronary sinus with multidetector CT. Radiology. 2011 Sep; 260(3):671-9. View in: PubMed

Quantification of epicardial adipose tissue: correlation of surface area and volume measurements. Acad Radiol. 2011 Aug; 18(8):977-83. View in: PubMed

Eagle syndrome presenting with external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Emerg Radiol. 2011 Jun; 18(3):263-5. View in: PubMed

Diffusion-weighted imaging of the abdomen at 3 T: image quality comparison with 1. 5-T magnet using 3 different imaging sequences. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 May-Jun; 35(3):317-25. View in: PubMed

Effect of intravenous extracellular gadolinium based contrast medium on renal diffusion weighted images. Acad Radiol. 2011 Feb; 18(2):174-83. View in: PubMed

Multisite infective endocarditis with mural vegetations in the right atrium and right ventricle. Circulation. 2011 Feb 1; 123(4):457-8. View in: PubMed

Metabolic syndrome and ectopic fat deposition: what can CT and MR provide? Acad Radiol. Metabolic syndrome and ectopic fat deposition: what can CT and MR provide? Acad Radiol. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1302-12. View in: PubMed

Dual left anterior descending artery with dominant long left anterior descending artery ascending as posterior interventricular artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep; 90(3):1022. View in: PubMed

Coronary venous aneurysm in patients without cardiac arrhythmia as detected by MDCT: an anatomic variant or a pathologic entity. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Mar; 3(3):257-65. View in: PubMed

Study of hemodynamics of abdominal aortic dissection with ECG-gated CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 4(2):147; author reply 147. View in: PubMed

Characterization of genitourinary lesions with diffusion-weighted imaging. Radiographics. 2009 Sep-Oct; 29(5):1295-317. View in: PubMed

The role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in ablation procedures for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2009 Apr; 30(2):125-56. View in: PubMed

Isolated right ventricular infarction owing to anomalous origin of right coronary artery: role of MR and CT in diagnosis. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 Feb; 24(1):34-7. View in: PubMed

Cardiac conduction system: delineation of anatomic landmarks with multidetector CT. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009; 9(6):318-33. View in: PubMed

Myocardial calcinosis in chronic renal failure. J Radiol Case Rep. 2009; 3(2):16-9. View in: PubMed

Imaging of patent foramen ovale with 64-section multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):483-92. View in: PubMed

Bachmann Bundle and its arterial supply: imaging with multidetector CT--implications for interatrial conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. Radiology. 2008 Aug; 248(2):447-57. View in: PubMed

Optimizing cardiac MR imaging: practical remedies for artifacts. Radiographics. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(4):1161-87. View in: PubMed

Right atrial cavotricuspid isthmus: anatomic characterization with multi-detector row CT. Radiology. 2008 Jun; 247(3):658-68. View in: PubMed

MDCT of the S-shaped sinoatrial node artery. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun; 190(6):1569-75. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of left atrial appendage pseudothrombus filling defects in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun; 2(3):164-71. View in: PubMed

Multidetector computed tomography shows intramyocardial fat deposition. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun; 2(3):152-63. View in: PubMed

Diagnosis of variants of single right coronary trunk using 64 multidetector computed tomography. J Radiol Case Rep. 2008; 2(5):19-22. View in: PubMed

Arterial supply to sinuatrial and atrioventricular nodes: imaging with multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Jan; 246(1):99-107; discussion 108-9. View in: PubMed

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in diagnosis of "cor triatriatum sinister". J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2007 Dec; 1(3):172-4. View in: PubMed

Cardiac conduction system: anatomic landmarks relevant to interventional electrophysiologic techniques demonstrated with 64-detector CT. Radiographics. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6):1539-65; discussion 1566-7. View in: PubMed

Detection of phrenic nerves and their relation to cardiac anatomy using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Jul 1; 100(1):133-7. View in: PubMed

Utility of cardiac MRI for diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up of lupus myocarditis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Jun; 23(3):347-52. View in: PubMed

MRI of cranial nerve enhancement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Dec; 185(6):1487-97. View in: PubMed

Area beam equalization: optimization and performance of an automated prototype system for chest radiography. Acad Radiol. 2004 Apr; 11(4):377-89. View in: PubMed

Pharmacologic interventions in nuclear radiology: indications, imaging protocols, and clinical results. Radiographics. 2002 May-Jun; 22(3):477-90. View in: PubMed

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