John L. Go, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

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Dr. Go graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences Medical School in 1989. He later completed an internal medicine internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York from 1989-90, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He then came to USC for a two year neuroradiology fellowship, and has remained a faculty member of the Keck School of Medicine ever since. Currently, Dr. Go holds the following academic positions: assistant professor of radiology, assistant director of the neuroradiology fellowship program, director of magnetic resonance imaging and director of head and neck imaging. Dr. Go has been an active participant in radiology at the local, regional and national level. He has previously chaired the Education Committee for the Los Angeles Radiological Society and recently was president elect for the LARS at the 60th Annual Midwinter Radiology conference on January 26, 2008. He has previously been a member and chair of the Membership Committee for the Western Neuroradiological Society and currently is on the Program Committee. As a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology since 1996, he has served on the Electronic Education Committee for the past five years. He is currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Journal of Roentgenology and the journal Radiology; and has been an invited author for multiple textbooks and journals. He has previously co-edited two editions for Neuroimaging Clinics of North America on Intracranial Trauma and Infection.


  • Utility of Neuroimaging in the Management of Chronic and Acute Headache Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2022 Jun; 55(3):559-577. . View in PubMed
  • Can Imaging Predict Hearing Outcomes in Children With Cochleovestibular Nerve Abnormalities? Laryngoscope. 2022 06; 132 Suppl 8:S1-S15.. View in PubMed
  • Cochlear Implantation in a Child With Recurrent Meningitis Due to a Congenital Stapedial Footplate Defect Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Jul; 100(6):NP308-NP309. . View in PubMed
  • Common Data Elements in Head and Neck Radiology Reporting Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2020 Aug; 30(3):379-391. . View in PubMed
  • Genes Implicated in Rare Congenital Inner Ear and Cochleovestibular Nerve Malformations Ear Hear. 2020 Jul/Aug; 41(4):983-989. . View in PubMed
  • Abnormal cochleovestibular anatomy and imaging: Lack of consistency across quality of images, sequences obtained, and official reports Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Jul; 134:110021. . View in PubMed
  • Virtual Read-Out: Radiology Education for the 21st Century During the COVID-19 Pandemic Acad Radiol. 2020 06; 27(6):872-881. . View in PubMed
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): Pathophysiology and Neuro-Imaging Front Neurol. 2020; 11:463. . View in PubMed
  • Traumatic Neck and Skull Base Injuries Radiographics. 2019 Oct; 39(6):1796-1807. . View in PubMed
  • A de novo SIX1 variant in a patient with a rare nonsyndromic cochleovestibular nerve abnormality, cochlear hypoplasia, and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 12; 7(12):e995. . View in PubMed
  • Cochlear FLAIR Signal Changes in Hearing Preservation Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery Otol Neurotol. 2019 03; 40(3):375-383. . View in PubMed
  • Abnormal Cochleovestibular Anatomy and Hearing Outcomes: Pediatric Patients with a Questionable Cochleovestibular Nerve Status May Benefit from Cochlear Implantation and/or Hearing Aids Audiol Neurootol. 2018; 23(1):48-57. . View in PubMed
  • Intra-Orbital Meningioma Causing Loss of Vision in Neurofibromatosis Type 2: Case Series and Management Considerations Front Surg. 2018; 5:60. . View in PubMed
  • Is It or Is It Not? Brain Tumor Mimics. Semin Roentgenol. 2018 Jan; 53(1):62-76.. View in PubMed
  • Quadruple Neoplasms following Radiation Therapy for Congenital Bilateral Retinoblastoma Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Dec; 4(1):33-37. . View in PubMed
  • Recognizing malleus fracture in a woman with a head injury after a fall Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Aug; 96(8):E31-E32. . View in PubMed
  • Compound heterozygous mutations in MASP1 in a deaf child with absent cochlear nerves Neurol Genet. 2017 Jun; 3(3):e153. . View in PubMed
  • 7? Tesla. Otol Neurotol. 2017 01; 38(1):133-138.. View in PubMed
  • Imaging of the Sella and Parasellar Region Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 Jan; 55(1):83-101. . View in PubMed
  • Requirement for Jagged1-Notch2 signaling in patterning the bones of the mouse and human middle ear Sci Rep. 2017 05 31; 7(1):2497. . View in PubMed
  • Solitary Plasmacytoma in the Internal Auditory Canal and Cerebellopontine Angle Mimicking Meningioma Otol Neurotol. 2016 Dec; 37(10):e400-e401. . View in PubMed
  • Atypical central neurocytoma with metastatic craniospinal dissemination: a case report Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov – Dec; 40(6):1108-1111. . View in PubMed
  • Multifocal granulocytic sarcoma of the spine mimicking neurofibromatosis Type 2: case report J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Oct; 25(4):523-527. . View in PubMed
  • A case report of two different skull base pathologies causing hearing loss in the same ear: vestibular schwannoma and superior semicircular canal dehiscence Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):488-91. . View in PubMed
  • Cerebellopontine angle and intracanalicular masses mimicking vestibular schwannomas Otol Neurotol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):491-7. . View in PubMed
  • Paradoxical embolism: role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning Radiographics. 2014 Oct; 34(6):1571-92. . View in PubMed
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of infectious meningitis and ventriculitis in adults Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Oct; 23(5):315-25. . View in PubMed
  • Neurofibromatosis 2 invasion of the internal auditory canal wall: clinical significance Otol Neurotol. 2014 Oct; 35(9):1662-8. . View in PubMed
  • Diffusion restriction in a non-enhancing metastatic brain tumor treated with bevacizumab – recurrent tumor or atypical necrosis? Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct; 38(5):724-6.. View in PubMed
  • Image coregistration: quantitative processing framework for the assessment of brain lesions J Digit Imaging. 2014 Jun; 27(3):369-79. . View in PubMed
  • Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma Head Neck. 2013 Nov; 35(11):E343-5. . View in PubMed
  • Petrous apex cholesterol granuloma: pictorial review of radiological considerations in diagnosis and surgical histopathology J Laryngol Otol. 2013 Apr; 127(4):339-48. . View in PubMed
  • Radiology quiz case 2Iatrogenic ectopic thyroid. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 139(2):189-91. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging case of the month: Fibrous dysplasia causing superior canal dehiscence Otol Neurotol. 2013 Jan; 34(1):e1-2. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of neurocysticercosis Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Nov; 22(4):659-76. . View in PubMed
  • Spine infections Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Nov; 22(4):755-72. . View in PubMed
  • FDG-PET/MRI fusion demonstrating cricoarytenoid muscle hypermetabolism due to contralateral true vocal cord paralysis Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 31(6):362-3. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical and imaging findings in three patients with advanced inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy associated with nerve root hypertrophy J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2012 Mar; 13(3):105-12. . View in PubMed
  • Acute parotitis after injection of poly-L-lactic acid for malar augmentation: a case report and review of relevant anatomy Dermatol Surg. 2011 Mar; 37(3):381-6. . View in PubMed
  • Perfusion and permeability MR imaging of gliomas Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Feb; 10(1):59-71. . View in PubMed
  • Trigeminal neuralgia resulting from auditory brainstem implant cable compression J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan; 114(1):186-8. . View in PubMed
  • Striatal Hypodensities, Not White Matter Hypodensities on CT, Are Associated with Late-Onset Depression in Alzheimer’s Disease J Aging Res. 2011; 2011:187219. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of primary central nervous system lymphoma Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Nov 15; 21(5):E4. . View in PubMed
  • MRI of cranial nerve enhancement AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Dec; 185(6):1487-97. . View in PubMed
  • MRI evaluation of neurofibromatosis 2 patients: a standardized approach for accuracy in interpretation Otol Neurotol. 2005 Jul; 26(4):733-40. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of the pituitary and parasellar region Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2003 Jan; 14(1):55-80vi. . View in PubMed
  • Cranial nerve XII: the hypoglossal nerve Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2002 Jun; 23(3):256-65. . View in PubMed
  • The trigeminal nerve Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2001 Dec; 22(6):502-20. . View in PubMed
  • Computed tomographic characteristics of chronic subdural hematomas Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2000 Jul; 11(3):479-89. . View in PubMed
  • Fungal infections of the central nervous system Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2000 May; 10(2):409-25. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of neurocysticercosis Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2000 May; 10(2):391-407. . View in PubMed
  • Intracerebral Whipple’s disease diagnosed by stereotactic biopsy: a case report and review of the literature Neurosurgery. 1999 Jan; 44(1):203-9. . View in PubMed
  • Unique CT imaging advantagesHemorrhage and calcification. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1998 Aug; 8(3):541-58. . View in PubMed
  • CT of head trauma Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1998 Aug; 8(3):525-39. . View in PubMed
  • Image processing and quantitative assessment in computer tomography for non-surgical treatment of brain tumours Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1982; 64(1-2):19-37. . View in PubMed