Matthew Amans, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    RSNA2008Resident Research Fellowship Award

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    Matthew Amans, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology of Neuro Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at UCSF. He completed Diagnostic Radiology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011. From 2011-2012, Dr. Amans was a Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellow at UCSF and then worked as an attending Neuroradiologist at UCSF San Francisco General Hospital . Subsequently, he completed a two-year Neurointerventional Radiology fellowship at UCSF.

    Dr. Amans’ clinical focus is on the treatment of acute stroke, cerebral aneurysms and other vascular anomalies, and the use of directed chemotherapy for cerebral tumors, including pediatric retinoblastoma. His interest in pulsatile tinnitus led him to found and serve as co-director of the UCSF Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic, a multidisciplinary group of physicians and researchers in the departments of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychiatry.

    Neurointerventional Radiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology

    Minimally invasive treatment of complex cerebrovascular diseases, pulsatile tinnitus, stroke

    Professional Interests:
    Interventional neuroradiology, diagnostic neuroradiology, cerebral angiography, management of acute intracranial hemorrhage, stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, arteriovenous fistula, pediatric vascular malformations, pediatric stroke

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
    • Internship: New York School of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY
    • Residency: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
    • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco – Diagnostic Neuroradiology
    • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco – Neurointerventional Radiology

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    1. Talbott JF, Cooke DL, Mabray MC, Larson PS, Amans M, Hetts SW, Wilson MW, Moore T, Salegio EA. Accuracy of image-guided percutaneous injection into a phantom spinal cord utilizing flat panel detector CT with MR fusion and integrated navigational software. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Apr 17. PMID: 29666181.
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    2. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Amans M, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:284. PMID: 29279801.
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    3. Overdevest JB, Amans M, Zaki P, Pletcher SD, El-Sayed IH. Patterns of vascularization and surgical morbidity in juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: A case series, systematic review, and meta-analysis. Head Neck. 2018 Feb; 40(2):428-443. PMID: 29130560.
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    4. Shah VN, von Fischer ND, Chin CT, Yuh EL, Amans M, Dillon WP, Hess CP. Long-Term Effectiveness of Direct CT-Guided Aspiration and Fenestration of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Synovial Cysts. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan; 39(1):193-198. PMID: 29122762.
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    5. Hetts SW, Yen A, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Jolivalt P, Banaga J, Amans M, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Kim H, Halbach VV. Pial Artery Supply as an Anatomic Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke in the Treatment of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2315-2320. PMID: 28970244.
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    6. Kao E, Kefayati S, Amans M, Faraji F, Ballweber M, Halbach V, Saloner D. Flow patterns in the jugular veins of pulsatile tinnitus patients. J Biomech. 2017 02 08; 52:61-67. PMID: 28057349.
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    7. Kefayati S, Amans M, Faraji F, Ballweber M, Kao E, Ahn S, Meisel K, Halbach V, Saloner D. The manifestation of vortical and secondary flow in the cerebral venous outflow tract: An in vivo MR velocimetry study. J Biomech. 2017 01 04; 50:180-187. PMID: 27894675.
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    8. Alexander MD, Nicholson AD, Darflinger RJ, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Amans M, Higashida RT, Hetts SW, Halbach VV. Effects on vessel measurement accuracy and subsequent occlusion after calcium channel blocker infusion during treatment of cerebral aneurysms with the Pipeline embolization device. Interv Neuroradiol. 2017 Feb; 23(1):47-51. PMID: 27798327.
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    9. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, Maluste N, Fullerton HJ, Cooke DL, Amans M, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Pediatric intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: age-related differences in clinical features, angioarchitecture, and treatment outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 18(5):602-610. PMID: 27540826.
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    10. Alexander MD, Halbach V, Nicholson A, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Amans M. Transvenous ethanol sclerotherapy of feeding arteries for treatment of a dural arteriovenous fistula. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Mar; 9(3):e12. PMID: 27439888.
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    11. Alexander MD, Halbach V, Nicholson A, Settecase F, Darflinger RJ, Amans M. Transvenous ethanol sclerotherapy of feeding arteries for treatment of a dural arteriovenous fistula. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jul 15; 2016. PMID: 27432825.
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    12. Causey MW, Amans M, Han S, Higashida RT, Conte M. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome is a rare cause of stroke after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec; 64(6):1847-1850. PMID: 26924717.
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    13. Amans M, Dillon WP. Cerebral parenchymal cyst: A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction in an adult. Radiol Case Rep. 2013; 8(1):784. PMID: 27330614; PMCID: PMC4900199.
    14. Amans M, Phillips CD. Hepatoblastoma metastatic to brain mimicking intracranial hemorrhage: Case report and literature review. Radiol Case Rep. 2012; 7(2):611. PMID: 27326278; PMCID: PMC4899848.
    15. Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Amans M, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Hetts SW. Onyx embolization of an intraosseous pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery in a patient with meningiomatosis, McCune-Albright syndrome, and gray platelet syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):324-9. PMID: 26588455.
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    16. Settecase F, Hetts SW, Nicholson AD, Amans M, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Superselective Intra-Arterial Ethanol Sclerotherapy of Feeding Artery and Nidal Aneurysms in Ruptured Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):692-7. PMID: 26564434.
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    17. Narvid J, Amans M, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Dillon WP, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV. Spontaneous retroclival hematoma: a case series. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 124(3):716-9. PMID: 26252463.
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    18. Acevedo-Bolton G, Amans M, Kefayati S, Halbach V, Saloner D. Four dimensional magnetic resonance velocimetry for complex flow in the jugular vein. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2015 Aug; 5(4):635-7. PMID: 26435930; PMCID: PMC4559987.
    19. Hetts SW, Tsai T, Cooke DL, Amans M, Settecase F, Moftakhar P, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Halbach VV. Progressive versus Nonprogressive Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Characteristics and Outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Oct; 36(10):1912-9. PMID: 26206813.
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    20. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Kim AS, Nelson J, Kim H, Amans M, Settecase F, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Lesion location, stability, and pretreatment management: factors affecting outcomes of endovascular treatment for vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 May; 8(5):466-70. PMID: 25795438.
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    21. Moftakhar P, Cooke DL, Fullerton HJ, Ko NU, Amans M, Narvid JA, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Extent of collateralization predicting symptomatic cerebral vasospasm among pediatric patients: correlations among angiography, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, and clinical findings. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 15(3):282-90. PMID: 25555113.
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    22. Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Meyers PM, Amans M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Lesion stability characteristics outperform degree of stenosis in predicting outcomes following stenting for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Jan; 8(1):19-23. PMID: 25416828.
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    23. Amans M, Narvid J, Halbach VV. Intra-arterial chemotherapy for bilateral retinoblastoma via left ophthalmic artery and right anterior deep temporal artery. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 19; 2014. PMID: 25240013; PMCID: PMC4170497.
    24. Amans M, Stout C, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Hetts SW, Cooke CL, Narvid J, Halbach VV. .Resolution of pulsatile tinnitus after coil embolization of sigmoid sinus diverticulum. Austin J Cerebrovasc Dis & Stroke. 2014; 2(1):1010.
    25. Chow ML, Cooke DL, Fullerton HJ, Amans M, Narvid J, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Radiological and clinical features of vein of Galen malformations. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Jun; 7(6):443-8. PMID: 24789593.
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    26. Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Nelson J, Gupta N, Fullerton H, Amans M, Narvid JA, Moftakhar P, McSwain H, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Lawton MT, Kim H. Influence of patient age on angioarchitecture of brain arteriovenous malformations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jul; 35(7):1376-80. PMID: 24627452; PMCID: PMC4102659.
    27. Amans M, Cooke DL, Vella M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Contrast staining on CT after DSA in ischemic stroke patients progresses to infarction and rarely hemorrhages. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 20(1):106-15. PMID: 24556308; PMCID: PMC3971133.
    28. Amans M, Stout C, Fox C, Narvid J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, McSwain H, Halbach VV. Cerebral arteriopathy associated with Arg179His ACTA2 mutation. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Nov; 6(9):e46. PMID: 24353327.
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    29. Amans M, Stout C, Fox C, Narvid J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, McSwain H, Halbach VV. Cerebral arteriopathy associated with Arg179His ACTA2 mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Nov 29; 2013. PMID: 24293535; PMCID: PMC3847515.
    30. Kansagra AP, Cooke DL, English JD, Sincic RM, Amans M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Current trends in endovascular management of traumatic cerebrovascular injury. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jan; 6(1):47-50. PMID: 23322749.
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    31. Hasan DM, Amans M, Tihan T, Hess C, Guo Y, Cha S, Su H, Martin AJ, Lawton MT, Neuwelt EA, Saloner DA, Young WL. Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI to Image Inflammation within Human Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: A Pilot Investigation. Transl Stroke Res. 2012 Jul; 3(Suppl 1):166-73. PMID: 23002401; PMCID: PMC3445332.
    32. Amans M, Shih G, Zheng L, Yeh C, Brown M. Wiimote viewer enhances resident case conferences. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Oct; 7(10):810-3. PMID: 20889114.
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