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Raghunandan Vikram, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

Phone: 713-563-7808
Fax: 713-745-1302
Email: rvikram@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India, MBBS, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-7/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Ronelle DuBrow
2001-2006 Clinical Residency, Clinical Radiology, East Scotland Training Scheme, Edinburgh and Dundee, Scotland, Dr. Tom Taylor
1998-2001 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, National Health Service Hospitals, Carmarthen and Birmingham, United Kingdom, Drs A.S. Arvind, A. MacNamara, D. Young and R.D. Situnayake
1997 Clinical Residency, Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore, India, Dr. A.N. Prabhudev
1996-1997 Clinical Internship, Medicine and Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital, Belgaum, India, Dr. H. B. Rajashekar

Board Certifications

2010 American Board of Radiology
2004 Royal College of Radiology
2001 Royal College of Physicians

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology (ACR), Reston, VA
Member, Panel on Urologic Imaging, 8/2011-8/2012
Member, Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel for Uroradiology, 5/2010-present
Member, 3/2010-present
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Leesburg, VA
Member, 1/2004-present
European Society of Radiology (ESR), Vienna, Austria
Corresponding Member, 9/2007-present
Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), Houston, TX
Member, 12/2007-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Oak Brook, IL
Member, Uroradiology Subcommittee of the Education Exhibits Committee, 12/2010-12/2014
Member, Structured Reporting Template Development Subcommittee, Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT), 4/2009-present
Member, 10/2003-present
Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), London, United Kingdom
Fellow, 11/2004-present
Society of Uroradiology (SUR), Houston, TX
Fellow, 12/2007-present
Texas Medical Association (TMA), Austin, TX
Member, 12/2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Karam JA, Ahrar K, Vikram R, Romero CA, Jonasch E, Tannir NM, Rao P, Wood CG, Matin SF. Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumours with clinical, radiographical and pathological results. BJU Int 111:997-1005, 3/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMID: 23510233.
2. Shanbhogue AK, Vikram R, Paspulati RM, MacLennan G, Verma S, Sandrasegaran K, Prasad SR. Rare (<1%) histological subtypes of renal cell carcinoma: an update. Abdom Imaging 37(5):861-872, 11/2012. PMID: 22075767.
3. Philips S, Nagar A, Dighe M, Vikram R, Sunnapwar A, Prasad S. Benign non-cystic scrotal tumors and pseudotumors. Acta Radiol 53(1):102-111, 10/2012. e-Pub 10/2011. PMID: 22025740.
4. Canto MI, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Kamel IR, Schulick R, Zhang Z, Topazian M, Takahashi N, Fletcher J, Petersen G, Klein AP, Axilbund J, Griffin C, Syngal S, Saltzman JR, Mortele KJ, Lee J, Tamm E, Vikram R, Bhosale P, Margolis D, Farrell J, Goggins M, American Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium. Frequent detection of pancreatic lesions in asymptomatic high-risk individuals. Gastroenterology 142(4):796-804, 1/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMCID: PMC3321068.
5. Philips S, Shah SN, Vikram R, Verma S, Shanbhogue AK, Prasad SR. Pancreatic endocrine neoplasms: a current update on genetics and imaging. Br J Radiol 85(1014):682-96, 1/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMCID: PMC3474103.
6. Heng Tan C, Bedi D, Vikram R.. Sonography of thrombosis of the deep veins of the extremities: clinical perspectives and imaging review. J Clin Ultrasound 40(1):31-43, 1/2012. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22105376.
7. Tan CH, Vikram R, Boonsirikamchai P, Bhosale P, Marcal L, Faria S, Charnsangavej C. Extramural venous invasion by gastrointestinal malignancies: CT appearances. Abdom Imaging 36(5):491-502, 12/2011. e-Pub 12/2010. PMID: 21184063.
8. Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Eggli DF, Fulgham P, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R.. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® post-treatment follow-up of prostate cancer. J Am Coll Radiol 8(12):863-871, 9/2011. PMID: 22137005.
9. Shanbhogue AK, Virmani V, Vikram R, Prasad SR, Shanbhogue DK, Nagar A, Fasih N. Spectrum of medication-induced complications in the abdomen: role of cross-sectional imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(2):W286-W294, 8/2011. PMID: 21785055.
10. Lalwani N, Prasad SR, Vikram R, Shanbhogue AK, Huettner PC, Fasih N. Histologic, molecular, and cytogenetic features of ovarian cancers: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Radiographics 31(3):625-646, 5/2011. PMID: 21571648.
11. Lalwani N, Prasad SR, Vikram R, Katabathina V, Shanbhogue A, Restrepo C. Pediatric and adult primary sarcomas of the kidney: a cross-sectional imaging review. Acta Radiol 52(4):448-457, 5/2011. PMID: 21498303.
12. Shanbhogue A, Shah SN, Zaheer A, Prasad SR, Takahashi N, Vikram R. Hepatocellular adenomas: current update on genetics, taxonomy, and management. J Comput Assist Tomogr 35(2):159-166, 3/2011. PMID: 21412084.
13. Tan CH, Tamm EP, Marcal L, Balachandran A, Charnsangavej C, Vikram R, Bhosale P. Imaging features of hematogenous metastases to the pancreas: pictorial essay. Cancer Imaging 11:9-15, 3/2011. PMID: 21367687.
14. Shanbhogue AK, Prasad SR, Takahashi N, Vikram R, Sahani DV. Recent advances in cytogenetics and molecular biology of adult hepatocellular tumors: implications for imaging and management. Radiology 258(3):673-693, 3/2011. PMID: 21339346.
15. Shanbhogue AK, Prasad SR, Takahashi N, Vikram R, Zaheer A, Sandrasegaran K. Somatic and visceral solitary fibrous tumors in the abdomen and pelvis: cross-sectional imaging spectrum. Radiographics 31(2):393-408, 3/2011. PMID: 21415186.
16. Tan CH, Vikram R, Boonsirikamchai P, Faria SC, Charnsangavej C, Bhosale PR. Pathways of extrapelvic spread of pelvic disease: imaging findings. Radiographics 31(1):117-133, 1/2011. PMID: 21257938.
17. Karam JA, Ahrar K, Wood CG, Jonasch E, Vikram R, Romero C, Tannir N, Matin SF. Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumors in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. J Urol 184(5):1882-1887, 11/2010. PMID: 20846689.
18. Katabathina VS, Vikram R, Nagar AM, Tamboli P, Menias CO, Prasad SR. Mesenchymal neoplasms of the kidney in adults: imaging spectrum with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics 30(6):1525-1540, 10/2010. PMID: 21071373.
19. Kei PL, Vikram R, Yeung HW, Stroehlein JR, Macapinlac HA. Incidental finding of focal FDG uptake in the bowel during PET/CT: CT features and correlation with histopathologic results. AJR Am J Roentgenol 194(5):W401-W406, 5/2010. PMID: 20410385.
20. Lalwani N, Shanbhogue AK, Vikram R, Nagar A, Jagirdar J, Prasad SR. Current update on borderline ovarian neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol 194(2):330-336, 2/2010. PMID: 20093592.
21. Vikram R, Sandler CM, Ng CS. Imaging and staging of transitional cell carcinoma: part 2, upper urinary tract. AJR Am J Roentgenol 192(6):1488-1493, 6/2009. PMID: 19457809.
22. Vikram R, Ng CS, Tamboli P, Tannir NM, Jonasch E, Matin SF, Wood CG, Sandler CM. Papillary renal cell carcinoma: radiologic-pathologic correlation and spectrum of disease. Radiographics 29(3):741-754; discussion 755-757, 5/2009. PMID: 19448113.
23. Rampurwala M, Ravoori MK, Wei W, Johnson VE, Vikram R, Kundra V. Visualization and quantification of intraperitoneal tumors by in vivo computed tomography using negative contrast enhancement strategy in a mouse model of ovarian cancer. Transl Oncol 2(2):96-106, 5/2009. PMCID: PMC2670577.
24. Vikram R, Balachandran A, Bhosale PR, Tamm EP, Marcal LP, Charnsangavej C. Pancreas: peritoneal reflections, ligamentous connections, and pathways of disease spread. Radiographics 29(2):e34, 3/2009. PMID: 19168761.
25. Vikram R, Yeung HD, Macapinlac HA, Iyer RB. Utility of PET/CT in differentiating benign from malignant adrenal nodules in patients with cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol 191(5):1545-1551, 11/2008. PMID: 18941099.
26. Vikram R, Iyer RB. PET/CT imaging in the diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of colorectal cancer. Cancer Imaging 8(Spec No A):S46-S51, 10/2008. PMCID: PMC2582503.
27. Bhat R, McBride K, Chakraverty S, Vikram R, Severn A. Primary cutting balloon angioplasty for treatment of venous stenoses in native hemodialysis fistulas: long-term results from three centers. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30(6):1166-1170, 11/2007. PMID: 17710477.
28. Vikram R, Ross RA, Bhat R, Griffiths GD, Stonebridge PA, Houston JG, Chakraverty S. Cutting balloon angioplasty versus standard balloon angioplasty for failing infra-inguinal vein grafts: comparative study of short- and mid-term primary patency rates. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30(4):607-610, 7/2007. PMID: 17393055.
29. Vikram R, McCulloch AS, Zealley IA. True gastrogastric intussusception: a rare radiologic diagnosis with surgical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 186(2):585-586, 2/2006. PMID: 16423980.

Invited Articles

1. Vikram R, Balachandran A. Imaging in staging and management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Indian J Surg Oncol 2(2):78-87, 6/2011. e-Pub 12/2010. PMCID: PMC3244195.

Book Chapters

1. Vikram R, Patnana M, Devine C, Mansfield P, Phan A. Gastric Carcinoma. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) PM Silverman. Elsevier Saunders: Philadelphia, PA, 231-246, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4377-2232-1.
2. Sandler C, Vikram R, Matin S, Wood C, Jonasch E. Renal Tumors. In: Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) PM Silverman. Elsevier Saunders: Philadelphia, PA, 287-309, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4377-2232-1.
3. Vikram R, Bedi DG. Deep vein thrombosis in critically ill patients: ultrasound diagnosis. In: Critical Care for Cancer Patients. Ed(s) E Pravinkumar, N Rathi, S Haque. Springer: New York, 131-155, 2011. ISBN: 1441902813.
4. Patnana M, Vikram R. New staging system for gastric cancer. In: Advances in Surgical Pathology: Gastric Cancer. Ed(s) D Tan, G Lauwers. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA, 266-282, 2011.

Letters to the Editor

1. Tan CH, Wang M, Fu WJ, Vikram R. Nodular extramedullary multiple myeloma: hepatic involvement presenting as hypervascular lesions on CT. Ann Acad Med Singapore 40(7):329-331, 7/2011. PMID: 21870026.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Coursey CA, Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Dighe M, Fulgham P, Goldfarb S, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Majd M, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R. Acute onset flank pain - suspicion of stone disease. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.
2. Remer EM, Casalino DD, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Fulgham P, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Majd M, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R, Karmazyn B. Acute onset of scrotal pain - without trauma, without antecedent mass. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.
3. Israel GM, Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Eggli DF, Fulgham P, Goldfarb S, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R. Indeterminate renal masses. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®,, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.
4. Dighe M, Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Fulgham P, Goldfarb S, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R. Obstructive voiding symptoms secondary to prostate disease. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®,, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.
5. Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Eggli DF, Fulgham P, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R. Post-treatment follow-up of prostate cancer. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®,. e-Pub 2011.
6. Lazarus E, Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Eggli DF, Fulgham P, Goldfarb S, Israel GM, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Prasad S, Ramchandani P, Sheth S, Vikram R. Recurrent lower urinary tract infections in women. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®,, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.
7. Vikram R, Casalino DD, Remer EM, Arellano RS, Bishoff JT, Coursey CA, Dighe M, Eggli DF, Fulgham P, Israel GM, Lazarus E, Leyendecker JR, Nikolaidis P, Papanicolaou N, Ramchandani P, Sheth S. Renal cell carcinoma staging. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria®, http://www.acr.org/ac. e-Pub 2011.

Last updated: 8/9/2013