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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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

Primary rosai-dorfman disease of the bone in a patient with history of breast cancer: Appearance on 99mTc-MDP scintigraphy, CT, and x-ray
Mannelli L., Monti S., Love J., Kussick S., McLuen A., Behnia F.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2015 Mar:247-249

Subcutaneously obstructed ventriculoperitoneal shuntogram
Mannelli L., Monti S., Shin D., Lomabardo I., Behnia F.
Clinical nuclear medicine. 2015 Mar:265-267

Vesicocolic fistula detected by 99mTc-MAG3 Renogram
Mannelli L., Monti S., Bastawrous S., Lomabardo I., Behnia F.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2015 Jan:73-75

Newer PET application with an old tracer: Role of18F-NaF skeletal PET/CT in oncologic practice
Bastawrous S., Bhargava P., Behnia F., Djang D., Haseley D.
Radiographics. 2014 Jan:1295-1316