Keck School Faculty

Armonde Baghdanian

Armonde Baghdanian

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Radiology
Radiology
1500 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Radiology Society of North America: RSNA Resident Travel Award, 2015-2016

Boston University Medical College Radiology Department: Resident Research Award, 2013-2017

Sidney Kimmel Medical College: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2008-2012

University of California Los Angeles: College and Departmental Honors, 2003-2007

Updated guidelines for intravenous contrast use for CT and MRI Emerg Radiol. 2020 Apr; 27(2):115-126. . View in PubMed

Differences in negative predictive value of prostate MRI based in men with suspected or known cancer Radiol Bras. 2019 Sep-Oct; 52(5):281-286. . View in PubMed

Multidetector Computed Tomography Imaging of Damage Control Surgery Patients Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Jul; 57(4):671-687. . View in PubMed

Computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of bladder and ureteral trauma: indications, technique, and diagnosis Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 12; 44(12):3962-3977. . View in PubMed

Imaging Manifestations of Peptic Ulcer Disease on Computed Tomography Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Apr; 39(2):183-192. . View in PubMed

Utility of MDCT findings in predicting patient management outcomes in renal trauma Emerg Radiol. 2017 Jun; 24(3):263-272. . View in PubMed

Effect of an Institutional Triaging Algorithm on the Use of Multidetector CT for Patients with Blunt Abdominopelvic Trauma over an 8-year Period Radiology. 2017 Jan; 282(1):84-91. . View in PubMed

Damage control surgery: use of diagnostic CT after life-saving laparotomy Emerg Radiol. 2016 Oct; 23(5):483-95. . View in PubMed

CT of Major Vascular Injury in Blunt Abdominopelvic Trauma Radiographics. 2016 May-Jun; 36(3):872-90. . View in PubMed

Cardiac-gated bright blood MR imaging to determine retrieval feasibility of a chronic foreign body J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Jan; 23(1):151-2. . View in PubMed

Genomewide clonal analysis of lethal mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster eye: comparison of the X chromosome and autosomes Genetics. 2007 Oct; 177(2):689-97. . View in PubMed

Dr. Baghdanian grew up in West Hills and attended the University of California Los Angeles for his undergraduate degree in biology and graduated with university and departmental honors. He then completed medical school in Philadelphia at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Baghdanian’s medical training began at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where he completed an internship in Internal Medicine. He went on to complete diagnostic radiology residency at Boston University Medical Center where he received the Residency Research Award. He went on to complete an abdominal imaging and ultrasound fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. After a year of fellowship, Dr. Baghdanian was hired as an assistant professor of Radiology at UCSF in abdominal imaging. Following a year of service on faculty at UCSF, Dr. Baghdanian moved to the department of radiology at the University of Southern California to be closer to his family in Los Angeles.

Dr. Baghdanian now serves as an assistant professor of Radiology at the University of Southern California and attends on the Abdominal Imaging services and interventions at the Los Angeles County USC Hospital, Norris Cancer Center, and Keck Medical Center. He is the director of body CT at the Los Angeles County hospital of USC and directs the clinical workflow of diagnostic CT studies related to abdominal and pelvic oncology and imaging of hospital inpatients.

His primary duties include reading abdominal imaging studies (CT, MR, and plain film radiographs), reading ultrasound examinations (head/neck, soft tissue, abdominal, pelvic), supervising and performing GI and GU fluoroscopic studies, supervising and performing ultrasound and CT guided biopsies, and supervising residents and trainees on service.

While working at USC, Dr. Baghdanian has had the opportunity to become a member of the Armenian Medical International Committee to help improve Radiology services in the Republic of Armenia. In addition, his research interests at USC involve imaging of abdominal and pelvic malignancies and emergency radiology.
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