Alison G. Wilcox, MD

Professor of Clinical Radiology

Medical Director: Radiology-Keck Hospital

Section Chief for Cardiothoracic Imaging

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Dr. Wilcox originates from Cincinnati, Ohio but grew up in Northern California. She came to Southern California for her undergraduate degree from Occidental College where she majored in biology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Then she attended medical school at the USC School of Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar. Following medical school, she completed her radiology residency and body imaging fellowship with USC. She then joined the faculty of USC’s Department of Radiology with a specialized interest in Cardiothoracic imaging. For the past eight years she has been the program director of the residency training program, and stepped down to assume the role of the director of Cardiothoracic imaging. She is also the Medical Director for Imaging, for Keck Hospital of USC.


  • Symptomatic Intragraft Thrombus following Endovascular Repair of Blunt Thoracic Aortic InjuryAnn Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul; 42:305. e7-305. e12. . View in PubMed
  • MR Multitasking-based multi-dimensional assessment of cardiovascular system (MT-MACS) with extended spatial coverage and water-fat separation Magn Reson Med. 2023 04; 89(4):1496-1505. . View in PubMed
  • Association of aberrant subclavian arteries with aortic pathology and proposed classification system J Vasc Surg. 2020 11; 72(5):1534-1543. . View in PubMed
  • Image Predictors of Treatment Outcome after Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair Radiographics. 2018 Nov-Dec; 38(7):1949-1972. . View in PubMed
  • Little League Shoulder in a 15-Year-Old Male Baseball Pitcher J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 01; 48(1):51. . View in PubMed
  • Computerized tomography angiography by direct intra-aortic low volume contrast injection in patients being evaluated for EVAR Vascular. 2017 Oct; 25(5):451-458. . 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
  • Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. . View in PubMed
  • 2012 Jan 01; 3(1):123-9. . 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
  • Arch and visceral/renal debranching combined with endovascular repair for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 54(1):30-40; discussion 40-1. . View in PubMed
  • Caseous mitral annular calcifications: Multimodality imaging characteristics World J Radiol. 2010 Apr 28; 2(4):143-7. . View in PubMed
  • High-dose B vitamin supplementation and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis: a randomized controlled trial Stroke. 2009 Mar; 40(3):730-6. . View in PubMed
  • Does pelvic hematoma on admission computed tomography predict active bleeding at angiography for pelvic fracture? Am Surg. 2005 Sep; 71(9):759-62.. View in PubMed
  • Can we rely on computed tomographic scanning to diagnose pulmonary embolism in critically ill surgical patients? J Trauma. 2004 Mar; 56(3):518-25; discussion 525-6.. View in PubMed
  • High-resolution CT: what is it good for in pulmonary fibrosis? Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2003 Sep; 9(5):431-5.. View in PubMed
  • Interferons and interstitial lung disease Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2000 Sep; 6(5):397-8. . View in PubMed
  • Small airway involvement in interstitial lung disease: radiologic evidence Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2000 Sep; 6(5):399-403. . View in PubMed
  • Advances in radiology for interstitial lung disease Curr Opin Pulm Med. 1999 Sep; 5(5):278-83. . View in PubMed
  • High-resolution CT pulmonary findings in adults with Gaucher’s disease Clin Imaging. 1998 Sep-Oct; 22(5):339-42. . View in PubMed