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Department of Radiology

Ghaneh Fananapazir, M.D. View profile as PDF

Ghaneh  Fananapazir

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fananapazir’s clinical interests include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound of diseases in the abdomen and pelvis. He also has an interest in image-guided non-vascular interventional procedures in the chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Research/Academic Interests

Research interests include dual energy CT scanning, novel MRI contrast agents, and prostate MRI.


Assistant Professor



Abdominal Imaging


M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007
B.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2000


Transitional Program, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2008


Radiology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2012


Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duram, NC, 2013

Board Certifications:

American Board of Radiology,

Professional Memberships:

American College of Radiology
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, 2013

Chief Resident, 2011

String of Pearls Winner for Humanism and Dedication to Teaching, 2010

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006

Humanism in Medicine Award, 2006

Images of Women Essay First Place Award, 2000

College Scholars Honors Program, Vanderbilt University, 2000

Select Recent Publications:

Singer AD, Fananapazir G, Maufa F, Narra S, Ascher S. Pulmonary embolism following 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate/lipiodol injection for obliteration of gastric varices: an imaging perspective. J of Radiology Case Reports. 2012 Feb; 6(2):17-2 2012

Fananapazir G, Allison, SJ. Common applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the emergency department. Clinics of North America. April 2011 (Vol 6, Issue 2, pp 215-226) 2011

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