Arzu Ozturk, M.D.

Arzu Ozturk, M.D.







  • Associate Professor
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Ozturk specializes in diagnostic neuroradiology with particular interest in pediatric neuroradiology. Her research interests are advanced MRI techniques including but not limited to Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), tractography, and MR spectroscopy.  

She is interested in pediatric degenerative disorders, congenital anomalies, imaging of seizure disorders, and brain tumors. 




M.D., Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 1996


Radiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 1999-2004


Pediatric Radiology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2009-2010

Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2010-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Neuroradiology

Radiological Society of North America

Select Recent Publications

Ozturk A, Aygun N, Smith SA, Caffo B, Calabresi PA, Reich DS. Axial 3D gradient-echo imaging for improved multiple sclerosis detection in the cervical spinal cord at 3T. Neuroradiology. 2013 Mar; 55(4):431-9.

Ozturk A, Degaonkar M, Matson MA, Wells CT, Mahone EM, Horska A. MR spectroscopy correlates of frontal lobe function in healthy children. AJNR Am J Neuradiol. 2009 Aug;30(7):1308-14.

Ozturk A, Sasson AD, Farrell JAD, Landman BA, da Motta ACBS, Aralasmak A, Yousem DM. Regional Differences in Diffusion Tensor Imaging Measurements:Assessment of Intra-rater and Inter-rater Variability. AJNR Am J Neuradiol. 2008 Jun;29(6):1124-7.   

Ozturk A, Yousem DM, Mahmood A, El Sayed S. Prevalence of Asymmetry of Mamillary Body and Fornix Size on MR Imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Feb;29(2):384-7.

Ozturk A, Saatci I, Akmangit I, Erdo─čan C, Ozer E, Pamuk AG, Cekirge HS. Focal increased cortical density in immediate postembolization CT scans of patients with intracranial aneurysms. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Oct;27(9):1866-75.

Reich DS, Ozturk A, Calabresi PA, Mori S. Automated vs. conventional tractography in multiple sclerosis: variability and correlation with disability. Neuroimage. 2010 Feb 15;49(4):3047-56. 

Ozturk A, Smith SA, Gordon-Lipkin EM, Harrison DM, Shiee N, Pham DL, Caffo BS, Calabresi PA, Reich DS. MRI of the corpus callosum in multiple sclerosis: association with disability. Mult Scler. 2010 Feb;16(2):166-77.

Eran A, Ozturk A, Aygun N, Izbudak I. Medulloblastoma: atypical CT and MRI findings in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jul;40(7):1254-62. Review.

Oguz KK, Ozturk A, Cila A. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging and MR spectroscopy in glutaric aciduria type-1. Neuroradiology. 2005 Mar 47(3): 229-34.