Radiology Personnel

Fatemeh Behnia, M.D.

Assistant Professor
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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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

Lacrimal gland uptake on F-18 florbetapir amyloid positron emission tomography scan
Itani M., Gunes B., Akaike G., Behnia F.
Radiology Case Reports. 2017 Jan

Biliary Leak in the Postsurgical Abdomen: A Primer to HIDA Scan Interpretation
Matesan M., Bermo M., Cruite I., Shih C., Elojeimy S., Behnia F., Lewis D., Vesselle H.
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017 Jan

A Case of Nasal Merkel Cell Carcinoma Draining to a Buccinator Sentinel Lymph Node
Bermo M., Leung A., Behnia F.
Clinical nuclear medicine. 2016 Nov:e480-e481

Deep Vein Thrombosis Presenting on Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion Scintigraphy
Itani M., Fair J., Hillman Z., Behnia F., Elojeimy S.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2016 Aug

SPECT/CT bone scintigraphy to evaluate low back pain in young athletes: Common and uncommon etiologies
Matesan M., Behnia F., Bermo M., Vesselle H.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. 2016 Jul