Radiology Personnel

Fatemeh Behnia, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency program
Nuclear Medicine


Dr. Behnia is a UW assistant professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology. She was trained as a radiologist in Iran. With more than 10 years of experience, she moved to the US in 2004, where she completed additional training in nuclear medicine at the University of Washington.

She is board certified in nuclear medicine and radiology. Her areas of interest are general nuclear medicine and oncology imaging. She has a passion for teaching recognized by multiple teaching awards since becoming a faculty member.

Recent Publications

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A case of multiple aggressive osseous hemangiomas on bone scan
Qaseem Y., Bermo M., Matesan M., Behnia F., Verma N., Elojeimy S.
Radiology Case Reports. 2020 Mar:226-229

Imaging of merkel cell carcinoma: What imaging experts should know
Akaike G., Akaike T., Fadl S., Lachance K., Nghiem P., Behnia F.
Radiographics. 2019 Nov:2069-2084

Multimodality imaging evaluation for iliac crest apophysis avulsion injury
Keshav N., Verma N., Matesan M., Behnia F., Elojeimy S.
Radiology Case Reports. 2019 Aug:986-988

Long term follow-up of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) investigating early positron emission tomography (PET) scan as a predictor of outcome
Romine P., Martins R., Eaton K., Wood D., Behnia F., Goulart B., Mulligan M., Wallace S., Kell E., Bauman J., Patel S., Vesselle H.
BMC Cancer. 2019 Jan

Biochemical and Clinical Features of Insulinoma in a Patient with Turner Syndrome
Schneider D., Zare M., Behnia F., Matesan M., Tylee T.
Case Reports in Endocrinology. 2019 Jan

18F-fluciclovine uptake by an incidentally detected hepatocellular carcinoma in a case of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer
Sannananja B., Shah H., Behnia F.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2018 Sep:692-693

PET/CT in the diagnosis and workup of sarcoidosis: Focus on atypical manifestations
Akaike G., Itani M., Shah H., Ahuja J., Gunes B., Assaker R., Behnia F.
Radiographics. 2018 Sep:1536-1549

Spontaneous regression of a metastatic melanoma pulmonary deposit following biopsy
Behnia F., Zare M., Elojeimy S.
Radiology Case Reports. 2018 Jun:580-582

Hepatopulmonary shunting on Tc99m-MAA liver mapping: correlation with dynamic cross-sectional imaging and description of different shunting patterns
Bermo M., Matesan M., Itani M., Behnia F., Vesselle H.
Abdominal Radiology. 2018 Apr:1-8

Potential value of FDG PET-CT in diagnosis and follow-up of TAFRO syndrome
Behnia F., Elojeimy S., Matesan M., Fajgenbaum D.
Annals of Hematology. 2017 Mar:497-500