Sina Houshmand, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address400 Parnassus Avenue, #C-106B
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA06/2021Diagnostic Radiology Residency
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    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center2021Radiology Resident Distinguished Achievement Award

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    Dr. Houshmand earned his medical degree (MD) at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his internship in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center Wakefield Campus in New York City, Dr. Houshmand completed his diagnostic radiology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and most recently, his abdominal imaging and ultrasound fellowship at UCSF.

    Dr. Houshmand received the Radiology Resident Distinguished Achievement Award during residency for his commitment to scholarship, accomplishment, service, and innovation. His recent research has included novel applications of PET for pediatric disorders, the use of 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG as molecular probes to evaluate atherosclerosis, and the evolving role of molecular imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride PET as a biomarker for calcium metabolism.
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    1. A Guideline for Open-Source Tools to Make Medical Imaging Data Ready for Artificial Intelligence Applications: A Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Survey. J Imaging Inform Med. 2024 Apr 01. Vahdati S, Khosravi B, Mahmoudi E, Zhang K, Rouzrokh P, Faghani S, Moassefi M, Tahmasebi A, Andriole KP, Chang P, Farahani K, Flores MG, Folio L, Houshmand S, Giger ML, Gichoya JW, Erickson BJ. PMID: 38558368.
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    2. PSMA PET imaging in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 12; 48(12):3610-3623. Houshmand S, Lawhn-Heath C, Behr S. PMID: 37493837; PMCID: PMC10682054.
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    3. Potential Applications of PET-Based Novel Quantitative Techniques in Pediatric Diseases and Disorders. PET Clin. 2020 Jul; 15(3):281-284. Alavi A, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Zaidi H. PMID: 32498983.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Detection of pulmonary artery atherosclerosis by FDG-PET/CT: a new observation. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2020; 10(3):127-134. Al-Zaghal A, Aras M, Borja AJ, Moghbel M, Demir Y, Houshmand S, Ciftci E, Werner TJ, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Torigian DA, Han Y, Alavi A. PMID: 32704403; PMCID: PMC7364383.
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    5. Assessing the effects of body weight on subchondral bone formation with quantitative 18F-sodium fluoride PET. Ann Nucl Med. 2020 Aug; 34(8):559-564. Khaw TH, Raynor WY, Borja AJ, Al-Zaghal A, Jonnakuti VS, Cheng N, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Alavi A. PMID: 32524505.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Quantification of global lung inflammation using volumetric 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy: a comparison of photon and proton radiation therapy. Nucl Med Commun. 2019 Jun; 40(6):618-625. Rice SR, Saboury B, Houshmand S, Salavati A, Kalbasi A, Goodman CR, Werner TJ, Vujaskovic Z, Simone CB, Alavi A. PMID: 31095527.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Physiologic colonic fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake may predict response to immunotherapy in patients with metastatic melanoma. Melanoma Res. 2019 06; 29(3):318-321. Boursi B, Werner TJ, Gholami S, Margalit O, Baruch E, Markel G, Eshet Y, Houshmand S, Shacham-Shmueli E, Mitchell TC, Mamtani R, Alavi A, Yang YX. PMID: 30557217.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG as molecular probes in the evaluation of atherosclerosis. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 11; 45(12):2190-2200. McKenney-Drake ML, Moghbel MC, Paydary K, Alloosh M, Houshmand S, Moe S, Salavati A, Sturek JM, Territo PR, Weaver C, Werner TJ, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Sturek M, Alavi A. PMID: 29978245; PMCID: PMC6182398.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Functional imaging of the interaction between gut microbiota and the human host: A proof-of-concept clinical study evaluating novel use for 18F-FDG PET-CT. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192747. Boursi B, Werner TJ, Gholami S, Houshmand S, Mamtani R, Lewis JD, Wu GD, Alavi A, Yang YX. PMID: 29447210; PMCID: PMC5813966.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Optimal FDG PET/CT volumetric parameters for risk stratification in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: results from the ACRIN 6668/RTOG 0235 trial. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Nov; 44(12):1969-1983. Salavati A, Duan F, Snyder BS, Wei B, Houshmand S, Khiewvan B, Opanowski A, Simone CB, Siegel BA, Machtay M, Alavi A. PMID: 28689281; PMCID: PMC5648620.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    11. An update on the role of PET/CT and PET/MRI in ovarian cancer. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Jun; 44(6):1079-1091. Khiewvan B, Torigian DA, Emamzadehfard S, Paydary K, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Alavi A. PMID: 28180966.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Update of the role of PET/CT and PET/MRI in the management of patients with cervical cancer. Hell J Nucl Med. 2016 Sep-Dec; 19(3):254-268. Khiewvan B, Torigian DA, Emamzadehfard S, Paydary K, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Shamchi SP, Werner TJ, Aydin A, Roy SG, Alavi A, Kumar R. PMID: 27824966.
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    13. Prognostic Implications of Total Hemispheric Glucose Metabolism Ratio in Cerebrocerebellar Diaschisis. J Nucl Med. 2017 05; 58(5):768-773. Segtnan EA, Grupe P, Jarden JO, Gerke O, Ivanidze J, Christlieb SB, Constantinescu C, Pedersen JE, Houshmand S, Hess S, Zarei M, Gjedde A, Alavi A, Høilund-Carlsen PF. PMID: 27789719.
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    14. Evolving Role of Molecular Imaging with (18)F-Sodium Fluoride PET as a Biomarker for Calcium Metabolism. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2016 08; 14(4):115-25. Raynor W, Houshmand S, Gholami S, Emamzadehfard S, Rajapakse CS, Blomberg BA, Werner TJ, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Baker JF, Alavi A. PMID: 27301549.
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    15. Novel assessment of global metabolism by 18F-FDG-PET for localizing affected lobe in temporal lobe epilepsy. Nucl Med Commun. 2016 Aug; 37(8):882-7. Peter J, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Rubello D, Alavi A. PMID: 27092666.
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    16. PET-Based Thoracic Radiation Oncology. PET Clin. 2016 Jul; 11(3):319-32. Simone CB, Houshmand S, Kalbasi A, Salavati A, Alavi A. PMID: 27321035.
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    17. Applications of global quantitative 18F-FDG-PET analysis in temporal lobe epilepsy. Nucl Med Commun. 2016 Mar; 37(3):223-30. Peter J, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Rubello D, Alavi A. PMID: 26588069.
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    18. Quantification of aging effects upon global knee inflammation by 18F-FDG-PET. Nucl Med Commun. 2016 Mar; 37(3):254-8. Saboury B, Parsons MA, Moghbel M, Rubello D, Brothers A, Torigian DA, Werner TJ, Houshmand S, Basu S, Lam MG, Alavi A. PMID: 26555103.
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    19. Role of Optimal Quantification of FDG PET Imaging in the Clinical Practice of Radiology. Radiographics. 2016 Mar-Apr; 36(2):481-96. Ziai P, Hayeri MR, Salei A, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Alavi A, Teytelboym OM. PMID: 26963458.
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    20. The role of PET/CT as a prognosticator and outcome predictor in lung cancer. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016; 10(3):317-30. Khiewvan B, Ziai P, Houshmand S, Salavati A, Ziai P, Alavi A. PMID: 26822467.
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    21. Functional MRI in clinical practice: Assessment of language and motor for pre-surgical planning. Neuroradiol J. 2015 Oct; 28(5):468-73. Mahdavi A, Azar R, Shoar MH, Hooshmand S, Mahdavi A, Kharrazi HH. PMID: 26443298; PMCID: PMC4757221.
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    22. Multimodality Imaging Approaches in Alzheimer's disease. Part II: 1H MR spectroscopy, FDG PET and Amyloid PET. Dement Neuropsychol. 2015 Oct-Dec; 9(4):330-342. Promteangtrong C, Kolber M, Ramchandra P, Moghbel M, Houshmand S, Schöll M, Werner TJ, Alavi A, Buchpiguel C. PMID: 29213982; PMCID: PMC5619315.
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    23. Multimodality Imaging Approach in Alzheimer disease. Part I: Structural MRI, Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Magnetization Transfer Imaging. Dement Neuropsychol. 2015 Oct-Dec; 9(4):318-329. Promteangtrong C, Kolber M, Ramchandra P, Moghbel M, Houshmand S, Schöll M, Bai H, Werner TJ, Alavi A, Buchpiguel C. PMID: 29213981; PMCID: PMC5619314.
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    24. Dual-time-point Imaging and Delayed-time-point Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/Computed Tomography Imaging in Various Clinical Settings. PET Clin. 2016 Jan; 11(1):65-84. Houshmand S, Salavati A, Segtnan EA, Grupe P, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Alavi A. PMID: 26590445.
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    25. (18)F-NaF PET Imaging of Early Coronary Artery Calcification. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 05; 9(5):627-8. McKenney-Drake ML, Territo PR, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Persohn S, Liang Y, Alloosh M, Moe SM, Weaver CM, Alavi A, Sturek M. PMID: 26189122.
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    26. Applications of Fluorodeoxyglucose PET/Computed Tomography in the Assessment and Prediction of Radiation Therapy-related Complications. PET Clin. 2015 Oct; 10(4):555-71. Houshmand S, Boursi B, Salavati A, Simone CB, Alavi A. PMID: 26384600.
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    27. Quantifying [¹⁸F]fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the arterial wall: the effects of dual time-point imaging and partial volume effect correction. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Aug; 42(9):1414-22. Blomberg BA, Bashyam A, Ramachandran A, Gholami S, Houshmand S, Salavati A, Werner T, Zaidi H, Alavi A. PMID: 25962589.
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    28. Assessment of atherosclerosis in large vessel walls: A comprehensive review of FDG-PET/CT image acquisition protocols and methods for uptake quantification. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 22(3):468-79. Gholami S, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Werner TJ, Alavi A. PMID: 25827619.
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    29. Feasibility and performance of an adaptive contrast-oriented FDG PET/CT quantification technique for global disease assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma and a brief review of the literature. Hell J Nucl Med. 2015 Jan-Apr; 18(1):11-8. Marin-Oyaga VA, Salavati A, Houshmand S, Pasha AK, Gharavi M, Saboury B, Basu S, Torigian DA, Alavi A. PMID: 25679073.
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    30. Application of partial volume effect correction and 4D PET in the quantification of FDG avid lung lesions. Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Feb; 17(1):140-8. Salavati A, Borofsky S, Boon-Keng TK, Houshmand S, Khiewvan B, Saboury B, Codreanu I, Torigian DA, Zaidi H, Alavi A. PMID: 25080325.
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    31. An update on novel quantitative techniques in the context of evolving whole-body PET imaging. PET Clin. 2015 Jan; 10(1):45-58. Houshmand S, Salavati A, Hess S, Werner TJ, Alavi A, Zaidi H. PMID: 25455879.
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    32. The role of molecular imaging in diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014; 4(5):406-25. Houshmand S, Salavati A, Hess S, Ravina M, Alavi A. PMID: 25143860; PMCID: PMC4138136.
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    33. Developing optimized fMRI protocol for clinical use: comparison of different language paradigms. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Aug; 34(2):413-9. Mahdavi A, Houshmand S, Oghabian MA, Zarei M, Mahdavi A, Shoar MH, Ghanaati H. PMID: 21780233.
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    34. Cortical representation of Persian word production: an fMRI study. Arch Iran Med. 2010 May; 13(3):223-9. Mahdavi A, Saberi H, Hooshmand S, Rezvanizadeh A, Lavasani A, Nilipour R, Zarei M, Oghabian MA. PMID: 20433227.
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