Arthur Baghdanian

Title(s)Assistant Professor Of Clinical Radiology
Address1500 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2009  - 2010George McClellan Surgical Honor Society
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2009  - 2010Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2009  - 2010Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Boston University Medical Center 2014  - 2015RSNA Resident Research Award
    Boston Unviversity Medical Center 2015  - 2016John H. Harris Award for ASER scientific presentation
    Boston University Medical Center 2015  - 2016Roentgen Resident Research Award
    Boston University Medical Center 2013  - 2017Boston University Resident Research Award

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    Dr. Arthur Baghdanian received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College where he was inducted into the AOA medical honor society. He completed his Radiology residency at Boston University where he was awarded the resident researcher of the year by the Radiology Society of North America. Dr. Baghdanian was later awarded the Roentgen Ray Award for outstanding radiological research for both imaging and intervention in the acute care setting. He has had multiple peer reviewed publications as well as invited presentations at both the national and international meetings. Dr. Baghdanian went on to the University of California San Francisco where he completed subspecialty training in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention with a focus on the imaging and intervention of various abdominopelvic malignancies. After his fellowship year he was taken on as faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor. At this time, he became the section leader in MRI imaging of pancreatic and renal transplantations. He also continued his role as an educator, teaching radiology anatomy at the UCSF Medical School as well as teaching radiology fellows non-invasive image guided interventional therapies.

    After a year at UCSF, Dr. Baghdanian came to the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. He is now the clerkship coordinator for the third year medical student clerkship in radiology and is excited to continue his research and role as educator in Southern California. Dr. Arthur Baghdanian continues to specialize in abdominal imaging and non-vascular interventions at both Keck Medical Center and Los Angeles County USC hospital. He is the current chief of fluoroscopy at Keck Medical Center. His primary duties include reading ultrasound studies, abdominal imaging studies (CT, PET CT, MR, and plain film radiographs), supervising and performing GI and GU fluoroscopic studies, supervising and performing ultrasound and CT guided biopsies, and drain placements while supervising residents on service.

    Consultations comprise a substantial portion of each clinical day. While each imaging study generated at USC results in a written report which recorded into the patient’s medical record, a significant portion of the studies are also reported directly to physicians by phone or in-person. These consultations sometimes occur in the reading room with a team of clinicians as during respective clinical rounds. Also, additional time is contributed daily to the review of studies previously reported, as well as studies performed at outside facilities with the various clinical teams at USC. Approximately 10% of our case load consists of scans from outside institutions across the country. These reviews provide valuable guidance for the care of patients recently transferred to USC for specialty consultation, enrollment in clinical trials and sometimes require the generation of a formal re-interpretation report.

    Educating in the reading room is a component of the clinical duties. Dr. Baghdanian will review cases with a trainee in one-on-one teaching sessions to review radiological anatomy/pathology and the art of interpreting complex medical images. Additional teaching is performed in discussing the use of appropriate protocoling of studies based on various indications.

    Presenting at multi-disciplinary conferences is a vital service that requires substantial time. Abdominal Imaging Attending physicians present at the adrenal, gynecological, genitourinary, liver tumor board, and gastrointestinal tumor board to provide a detailed review of cases in order to help guide clinical management. More importantly, these conferences are a unique chance to tighten the bonds that exist between the Department of Radiology and the other Departments involved in these meetings. Most of the patients discussed have had imaging performed at outside institutions and have been referred to USC for surgical/oncologic care; we provide a second opinion on their imaging studies. In addition, on certain Wednesdays, Dr. Baghdanian will present at the LAC USC Hospital Gastrointestinal tumor board which involves complex GI cases from the prior week for the gastrointestinal medicine fellows and radiology residents/fellows.

    Dr. Baghdanian has been a member of the Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) which is dedicated to the advancement of Armenian American medical students in the United States. The AAMS serves to advise Armenian American medical and undergraduate students interested in advancing careers in medicine. In addition, the society raises and allocates funds for scholarship awards. Dr. Baghdanian has given a recent CME lecture to the society regarding the imaging findings of COVID to the AAMS society. Furthermore, Dr. Baghdanian was asked through the AAMS society to present a two part lecture to radiologists in Armenian regarding COVID imnaging findings as well as departmental workflow changes in the COVID pandemic at USC medical center.

    In turn, Dr. Baghdanian's lecture resulted in a new network being from by the radiology department at USC medical center and the Armenian Medical International committee (AMIC). Dr. Baghdanian was tasked to assemble a group of North American and European radiologists to aid the advancement of both diagnostic imaging and interventional training in Armenia. Thus, far the taskforce formed by Dr. Baghdanian and his brother Dr. Armonde Baghdanian includes radiologists from the USA, Canada and Europe. The goal is to standardize imaging protocols, provide secondary interpretation of complex tumor cases and finding innovative ways to expand international radiology in Armenia.


    Current project involves a multi-center retrospective review of obstetrical trauma in collaboration with UCSF, Boston University and Washington University St. Louis. A recent data use agreement has been approved. After the appropriate radiologic and clinical data is extracted it will be sent over to Boston University that is coordinating the study.

    I am also playing role in a multi-center retrospective review of splenic trauma. This is in collaboration with five other academic centers. It also involves retrospective review of splenic injury imaging findings as well as clinical findings. These results will be sent to another institution for final statistical analysis of a much large sample volume of splenic traumas from multiple sites.

    A final research collaboration effort has been forged with the UCSF Urology department. Armonde Baghdanian, and I in a team effort with two UCSF fellows have reviewed over 400 cases of renal tumors and recorded various imaging features from contrast enhancement to nephrometry score. This data has been shared with the urology department for a joint paper involving OR cost Analysis. Our goal next, is to finalize abstracts using this data pool for our upcoming RSNA conference.

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    1. Updated guidelines for intravenous contrast use for CT and MRI. Emerg Radiol. 2020 Apr; 27(2):115-126. Huynh K, Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Sun DS, Kolli KP, Zagoria RJ. PMID: 31925592.
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    2. Computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of bladder and ureteral trauma: indications, technique, and diagnosis. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 12; 44(12):3962-3977. Haroon SA, Rahimi H, Merritt A, Baghdanian A, Baghdanian A, LeBedis CA. PMID: 31494707.
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    3. 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. Baghdanian AA, Kim YJ, Baghdanian AH, Nguyen HN, Shinohara K, Westphalen AC. PMID: 31656343.
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    4. Multidetector Computed Tomography Imaging of Damage Control Surgery Patients. Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Jul; 57(4):671-687. Ahmad ZY, Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA. PMID: 31076025.
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    5. Arteriovenous malformation of the ureter diagnosed by CT urogram. Urol Case Rep. 2018 Jul; 19:20-22. Calabrese E, Baghdanian AH, Zagoria RJ, Behr SC. PMID: 29888180.
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    6. Imaging Manifestations of Peptic Ulcer Disease on Computed Tomography. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Apr; 39(2):183-192. Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Puppala S, Tana M, Ohliger MA. PMID: 29571554.
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    7. Utility of MDCT findings in predicting patient management outcomes in renal trauma. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Jun; 24(3):263-272. Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Armetta A, Babayan RK, LeBedis CA, Soto JA, Anderson SW. PMID: 28004326.
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    8. 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. Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Armetta A, Krastev M, Dechert T, Burke P, LeBedis CA, Anderson SW, Soto JA. PMID: 27618453.
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    9. Damage control surgery: use of diagnostic CT after life-saving laparotomy. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Oct; 23(5):483-95. Baghdanian AA, Baghdanian AH, Khalid M, Armetta A, LeBedis CA, Anderson SW, Soto JA. PMID: 27166966.
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    10. CT of Major Vascular Injury in Blunt Abdominopelvic Trauma. Radiographics. 2016 May-Jun; 36(3):872-90. Baghdanian AH, Armetta AS, Baghdanian AA, LeBedis CA, Anderson SW, Soto JA. PMID: 27163596.
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    11. 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. Call GB, Olson JM, Chen J, Villarasa N, Ngo KT, Yabroff AM, Cokus S, Pellegrini M, Bibikova E, Bui C, Cespedes A, Chan C, Chan S, Cheema AK, Chhabra A, Chitsazzadeh V, Do MT, Fang QA, Folick A, Goodstein GL, Huang CR, Hung T, Kim E, Kim W, Kim Y, Kohan E, Kuoy E, Kwak R, Lee E, Lee J, Lin H, Liu HC, Moroz T, Prasad T, Prashad SL, Patananan AN, Rangel A, Rosselli D, Sidhu S, Sitz D, Taber CE, Tan J, Topp K, Tran P, Tran QM, Unkovic M, Wells M, Wickland J, Yackle K, Yavari A, Zaretsky JM, Allen CM, Alli L, An J, Anwar A, Arevalo S, Ayoub D, Badal SS, Baghdanian A, Baghdanian AH, Baumann SA, Becerra VN, Chan HJ, Chang AE, Cheng XA, Chin M, Chong F, Crisostomo C, Datta S, Delosreyes A, Diep F, Ekanayake P, Engeln M, Evers E, Farshidi F, Fischer K, Formanes AJ, Gong J, Gupta R, Haas BE, Hahm V, Hsieh M, Hui JZ, Iao ML, Jin SD, Kim AY, Kim LS, King M, Knudsen-Robbins C, Kohanchi D, Kovshilovskaya B, Ku A, Kung RW, Landig ME, Latterman SS, Lauw SS, Lee DS, Lee JS, Lei KC, Leung LL, Lerner R, Lin JY, Lin K, Lim BC, Lui CP, Liu TQ, Luong V, Makshanoff J, Mei AC, Meza M, Mikhaeil YA, Moarefi M, Nguyen LH, Pai SS, Pandya M, Patel AR, Picard PD, Safaee MM, Salame C, Sanchez C, Sanchez N, Seifert CC, Shah A, Shilgevorkyan OH, Singh I, Soma V, Song JJ, Srivastava N, StaAna JL, Sun C, Tan D, Teruya AS, Tikia R, Tran T, Travis EG, Trinh JD, Vo D, Walsh T, Wong RS, Wu K, Wu YW, Yang NX, Yeranosian M, Yu JS, Zhou JJ, Zhu RX, Abrams A, Abramson A, Amado L, Anderson J, Bashour K, Beyer E, Bookatz A, Brewer S, Buu N, Calvillo S, Cao J, Chan A, Chan J, Chang A, Chang D, Chang Y, Chen Y, Choi J, Chou J, Dang P, Datta S, Davarifar A, Deravanesian A, Desai P, Fabrikant J, Farnad S, Fu K, Garcia E, Garrone N, Gasparyan S, Gayda P, Go S, Goffstein C, Gonzalez C, Guirguis M, Hassid R, Hermogeno B, Hong J, Hong A, Hovestreydt L, Hu C, Huff D, Jamshidian F, Jen J, Kahen K, Kao L, Kelley M, Kho T, Kim Y, Kim S, Kirkpatrick B, Langenbacher A, Laxamana S, Lee J, Lee C, Lee SY, Lee TS, Lee T, Lewis G, Lezcano S, Lin P, Luu T, Luu J, Marrs W, Marsh E, Marshall J, Min S, Minasian T, Minye H, Misra A, Morimoto M, Moshfegh Y, Murray J, Nguyen K, Nguyen C, Nodado E, O'Donahue A, Onugha N, Orjiakor N, Padhiar B, Paul E, Pavel-Dinu M, Pavlenko A, Paz E, Phaklides S, Pham L, Poulose P, Powell R, Pusic A, Ramola D, Regalia K, Ribbens M, Rifai B, Saakyan M, Saarikoski P, Segura M, Shadpour F, Shemmassian A, Singh R, Singh V, Skinner E, Solomin D, Soneji K, Spivey K, Stageberg E, Stavchanskiy M, Tekchandani L, Thai L, Thiyanaratnam J, Tong M, Toor A, Tovar S, Trangsrud K, Tsang WY, Uemura M, Vollmer E, Weiss E, Wood D, Wu J, Wu S, Wu W, Xu Q, Yamauchi Y, Yarosh W, Yee L, Yen G, Banerjee U. PMID: 17720911.
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