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Farhood Saremi, MD

TitleProfessor of Clinical Radiology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentRadiology
AddressGNH 3D321
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9311
Phone+1 323 226 7263
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    RSNA2001Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award

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    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.


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    1. Saremi F, Hassani C, Lin LM, Lee C, Wilcox AG, Fleischman F, Cunningham MJ. Image Predictors of Treatment Outcome after Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair. Radiographics. 2018 Oct 12; 180025. PMID: 30312138.
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    2. Mori S, Tretter JT, Toba T, Izawa Y, Tahara N, Nishii T, Shimoyama S, Tanaka H, Shinke T, Hirata KI, Spicer DE, Saremi F, Anderson RH. Relationship between the membranous septum and the virtual basal ring of the aortic root in candidates for transcatheter implantation of the aortic valve. Clin Anat. 2018 May; 31(4):525-534. PMID: 29542191.
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    3. Tretter JT, Mori S, Saremi F, Chikkabyrappa S, Thomas K, Bu F, Loomba RS, Alsaied T, Spicer DE, Anderson RH. Variations in rotation of the aortic root and membranous septum with implications for transcatheter valve implantation. Heart. 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29146623.
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    4. Hassani C, Saremi F. Comprehensive Cross-sectional Imaging of the Pulmonary Veins. Radiographics. 2017 Nov-Dec; 37(7):1928-1954. PMID: 29131765.
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    5. Saremi F, Sánchez-Quintana D, Mori S, Muresian H, Spicer DE, Hassani C, Anderson RH. Fibrous Skeleton of the Heart: Anatomic Overview and Evaluation of Pathologic Conditions with CT and MR Imaging. Radiographics. 2017 Sep-Oct; 37(5):1330-1351. PMID: 28820653.
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    6. Yoon AJ, Do HP, Cen S, Fong MW, Saremi F, Barr ML, Nayak KS. Assessment of segmental myocardial blood flow and myocardial perfusion reserve by adenosine-stress myocardial arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Aug; 46(2):413-420. PMID: 28152238.
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    7. Saremi F, Cen S, Tayari N, Alizadeh H, Emami A, Lin L, Fleischman F. 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. PMID: 28267550.
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    8. Saremi F. Cardiac MR Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Application and Image Interpretation. Radiology. 2017 Jan; 282(1):17-32. PMID: 28005512.
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    9. Saremi F, Hassani C, Sánchez-Quintana D. Septal Atrioventricular Junction Region: Comprehensive Imaging in Adults. Radiographics. 2016 Nov-Dec; 36(7):1966-1986. PMID: 27740897.
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    10. Gurudevan S, Garg P, Malik S, Khattar R, Saremi F, Hecht H, DeMaria A, Narula J. 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 08 16; 6(8):e005148. PMID: 27531720; PMCID: PMC5013494.
    11. Prosper A, Saremi F. Delayed Development of Multiple Pancreaticoduodenal Arcade Pseudoaneurysms after Abdominal Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct; 36:297.e11-297.e15. PMID: 27427348.
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    12. Do HP, Yoon AJ, Fong MW, Saremi F, Barr ML, Nayak KS. Double-gated myocardial ASL perfusion imaging is robust to heart rate variation. Magn Reson Med. 2017 05; 77(5):1975-1980. PMID: 27238632.
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    13. Saremi F, Ho SY. Extracardiac Pulmonary-Systemic Connection via Persistent Levoatriocardinal Vein in Adults. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 34:269.e1-7. PMID: 27174352.
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    14. Sánchez-Quintana D, Doblado-Calatrava M, Cabrera JA, Macías Y, Saremi F. Anatomical Basis for the Cardiac Interventional Electrophysiologist. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:547364. PMID: 26665006.
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    15. Saremi F, Saremi A, Hassani C, Cen S, Lin L, Ng B, Shahriarian S. Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Myocardial Fat Deposits in Sarcoidosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):578-83. PMID: 25783799.
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    16. Saremi F, Hassani C, Millan-Nunez V, Sánchez-Quintana D. Imaging Evaluation of Tricuspid Valve: Analysis of Morphology and Function With CT and MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 May; 204(5):W531-42. PMID: 25905959.
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    17. Saremi F, Achenbach S. Coronary plaque characterization using CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W249-60. PMID: 25714309.
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    18. Chaudhry MA, Correa A, Lee C, Yoon A, Grazette L, Saremi F, Fong MW. Modern day management of giant cell myocarditis. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15; 178:82-4. PMID: 25464225.
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    19. Saremi F, Emmanuel N, Wu PF, Wu PF, Ihde L, Shavelle D, Go JL, Sánchez-Quintana D. Paradoxical embolism: role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning. Radiographics. 2014 Oct; 34(6):1571-92. PMID: 25310418.
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    20. Saremi F, Patel A, Shavelle D, Licht JR, Kang J. 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. PMID: 25300659.
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    21. Mohar DS, Salcedo J, Hoang KC, Kumar S, Saremi F, Erande AS, Naderi N, Nadeswaran P, Le C, Malik S. 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. PMID: 25262111; PMCID: PMC4261017.
    22. Sánchez-Quintana D, López-Mínguez JR, Macías Y, Cabrera JA, Saremi F. Left atrial anatomy relevant to catheter ablation. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:289720. PMID: 25057427; PMCID: PMC4095734.
    23. Groves EM, Erande AS, Le C, Salcedo J, Hoang KC, Kumar S, Mohar DS, Saremi F, Im J, Agrawal Y, Nadeswaran P, Naderi N, Malik S. Comparison of epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary artery disease severity in asymptomatic adults with versus without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 01; 114(5):686-91. PMID: 25037677; PMCID: PMC4216806.
    24. Cabrera JA, Saremi F, Sánchez-Quintana D. Left atrial appendage: anatomy and imaging landmarks pertinent to percutaneous transcatheter occlusion. Heart. 2014 Oct; 100(20):1636-50. PMID: 24602852.
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    25. Saremi F, Gera A, Ho SY, Hijazi ZM, Sánchez-Quintana D. CT and MR imaging of the pulmonary valve. Radiographics. 2014 Jan-Feb; 34(1):51-71. PMID: 24428282.
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    26. Saremi F, Shavelle D. Dual origin, course and supply in coronary artery system. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4970-4. PMID: 23907040.
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    27. Lee C, Saremi F. Anomalous left hepatic vein draining into coronary sinus imaged with multidetector computed tomography. Clin Anat. 2013 Nov; 26(8):987-9. PMID: 23908095.
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    28. Saremi F, Bai C, Saremi A, Young C, Garon B, Lee C, Hassani C, Ihde L. 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. PMID: 23931978.
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    29. Chu H, Arsene D, Huang G, Saremi F, Rahimtoola SH. Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4. PMID: 23810407.
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    30. Saremi F, Ho SY, Sanchez-Quintana D. Morphological assessment of RVOT: CT and CMR imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May; 6(5):631-5. PMID: 23680375.
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    31. Saremi F, Hakim A, Saremi A, Bai C. The art of color coding for three dimensional diagnostic mapping of unusual cardiothoracic vascular abnormalities. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 01; 166(3):e68-74. PMID: 23398833.
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    32. Saremi F, Ho SY, Cabrera JA, Sánchez-Quintana D. Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 2, Function. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W51-61. PMID: 23255771.
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    33. Saremi F, Ho SY, Cabrera JA, Sánchez-Quintana D. Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 1, Morphology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W39-50. PMID: 23255770.
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    34. Lee C, Yoon AJ, Klipfel NE, Cunningham MJ, Saremi F. Caseous mitral annular calcification along the anterolateral annulus causing mild mitral regurgitation: multi-modality imaging and diagnosis. Circ J. 2012; 76(12):2898-900. PMID: 22971803.
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    35. Saremi F, Vojdani E, Vorobiof G, Shavelle D, Wilcox A, Madanipour S, Lundquist R. 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. PMID: 22882965.
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    36. Saremi F, Kang J, Rahmanuddin S, Shavelle D. 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. PMID: 22633436.
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    37. Saremi F, Muresian H, Sánchez-Quintana D. Coronary veins: comprehensive CT-anatomic classification and review of variants and clinical implications. Radiographics. 2012 Jan-Feb; 32(1):E1-32. PMID: 22236907.
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    38. Saremi F, Goodman G, Wilcox A, Salibian R, Vorobiof G. Coronary artery ostial atresia: diagnosis of conotruncal anastomotic collateral rings using CT angiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Dec; 4(12):1320-3. PMID: 22172789.
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    39. Pursnani A, Jacobs JE, Saremi F, Levisman J, Makaryus AN, Capuñay C, Rogers IS, Wald C, Azmoon S, Stathopoulos IA, Srichai MB. Coronary CTA assessment of coronary anomalies. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb; 6(1):48-59. PMID: 22264632.
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    40. Saremi F, Vorobiof G. Aberrant penetrating posterior descending artery from proximal right coronary artery. Clin Anat. 2011 Nov; 24(8):956-8. PMID: 21853470.
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    41. Saremi F, Mekhail S, Sefidbakht S, Thonar B, Malik S, Sarlaty T. Quantification of epicardial adipose tissue: correlation of surface area and volume measurements. Acad Radiol. 2011 Aug; 18(8):977-83. PMID: 21652235.
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    42. Barksdale J, Abolhoda A, Saremi F. Intravenous leiomyomatosis presenting as acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):860-3. PMID: 21620629.
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    43. Saremi F, Thonar B, Sarlaty T, Shmayevich I, Malik S, Smith CW, Krishnan S, Sánchez-Quintana D, Narula N. 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. PMID: 21555350.
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    44. Saremi F, Jalili M, Sefidbakht S, Channual S, Quane L, Naderi N, Schultze-Haakh H, Torrone M. 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. PMID: 21586923.
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    45. Mak GS, Milliken JC, Saremi F. Multisite infective endocarditis with mural vegetations in the right atrium and right ventricle. Circulation. 2011 Feb 01; 123(4):457-8. PMID: 21282522.
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    46. Dao A, Karnezis S, Lane JS, Fujitani RM, Saremi F. Eagle syndrome presenting with external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Emerg Radiol. 2011 Jun; 18(3):263-5. PMID: 21213007; PMCID: PMC3095808.
    47. Saremi F, Sefidbakht S, Quane L, Santa Maria J, Khararjian A, Jalili M. Effect of intravenous extracellular gadolinium based contrast medium on renal diffusion weighted images. Acad Radiol. 2011 Feb; 18(2):174-83. PMID: 21093324.
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    48. Saremi F, Abolhoda A. 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. PMID: 20732544.
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    49. Meng K, Lee CH, Saremi F. Metabolic syndrome and ectopic fat deposition: what can CT and MR provide? Acad Radiol. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1302-12. PMID: 20605492.
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    50. Saremi F, Channual S, Sarlaty T, Tafti MA, Milliken JC, Narula J. 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. PMID: 20223422.
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    51. Saremi F. Study of hemodynamics of abdominal aortic dissection with ECG-gated CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 4(2):147; author reply 147. PMID: 20430350.
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    52. Saremi F, Torrone M, Yashar N. Cardiac conduction system: delineation of anatomic landmarks with multidetector CT. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 01; 9(6):318-33. PMID: 19898655; PMCID: PMC2766580.
    53. Saremi F, Knoll AN, Bendavid OJ, Schultze-Haakh H, Narula N, Sarlati F. Characterization of genitourinary lesions with diffusion-weighted imaging. Radiographics. 2009 Sep-Oct; 29(5):1295-317. PMID: 19755597.
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    54. Saremi F, Tafti M. 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. PMID: 19358443.
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    55. Saremi F, Gurudevan SV, Harrison AT. 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. PMID: 19242301.
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    56. Kempf AE, Momeni MG, Saremi F. Myocardial calcinosis in chronic renal failure. J Radiol Case Rep. 2009; 3(2):16-9. PMID: 22470643; PMCID: PMC3303290.
    57. Kempf AE, Saremi F. Diagnosis of variants of single right coronary trunk using 64 multidetector computed tomography. J Radiol Case Rep. 2008; 2(5):19-22. PMID: 22470606; PMCID: PMC3303248.
    58. Saremi F, Channual S, Raney A, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Fowler S, Abolhoda A, Milliken JC. Imaging of patent foramen ovale with 64-section multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):483-92. PMID: 18780828.
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    59. Saremi F, Channual S, Krishnan S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. Bachmann Bundle and its arterial supply: imaging with multidetector CT--implications for interatrial conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. Radiology. 2008 Aug; 248(2):447-57. PMID: 18641248.
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    60. Saremi F, Grizzard JD, Kim RJ. Optimizing cardiac MR imaging: practical remedies for artifacts. Radiographics. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(4):1161-87. PMID: 18635635.
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    61. Saremi F, Channual S, Abolhoda A, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Milliken JC. MDCT of the S-shaped sinoatrial node artery. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun; 190(6):1569-75. PMID: 18492908.
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    62. Saremi F, Pourzand L, Krishnan S, Ashikyan O, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Kaushal K, Raney A. Right atrial cavotricuspid isthmus: anatomic characterization with multi-detector row CT. Radiology. 2008 Jun; 247(3):658-68. PMID: 18487534.
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    63. Saremi F, Channual S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. 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. PMID: 19083941.
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    64. Raney AR, Saremi F, Kenchaiah S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Narula N, Channual S. Multidetector computed tomography shows intramyocardial fat deposition. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun; 2(3):152-63. PMID: 19083940.
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    65. Saremi F, Abolhoda A, Ashikyan O, Milliken JC, Narula J, Gurudevan SV, Kaushal K, Raney A. Arterial supply to sinuatrial and atrioventricular nodes: imaging with multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Jan; 246(1):99-107; discussion 108-9. PMID: 18024438.
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    66. Saremi F, Krishnan S. 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. PMID: 18025502.
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    67. Saremi F, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in diagnosis of "cor triatriatum sinister". J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2007 Dec; 1(3):172-4. PMID: 19083906.
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    68. Matsumoto Y, Krishnan S, Fowler SJ, Saremi F, Kondo T, Ahsan C, Narula J, Gurudevan S. Detection of phrenic nerves and their relation to cardiac anatomy using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Jul 01; 100(1):133-7. PMID: 17599455.
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    69. Saremi F, Ashikyan O, Saggar R, Vu J, Nunez ME. Utility of cardiac MRI for diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up of lupus myocarditis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Jun; 23(3):347-52. PMID: 17006729.
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    70. Saremi F, Helmy M, Farzin S, Zee CS, Go JL. MRI of cranial nerve enhancement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Dec; 185(6):1487-97. PMID: 16304002.
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    71. Xu T, Shikhaliev PM, Berenji GR, Tehranzadeh J, Saremi F, Molloi S. Area beam equalization: optimization and performance of an automated prototype system for chest radiography. Acad Radiol. 2004 Apr; 11(4):377-89. PMID: 15109010.
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    72. Saremi F, Jadvar H, Siegel ME. Pharmacologic interventions in nuclear radiology: indications, imaging protocols, and clinical results. Radiographics. 2002 May-Jun; 22(3):477-90. PMID: 12006682.
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