Radiology Personnel

James Fink, M.D.

Associate Professor
Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director


Dr. Fink is a neuroradiologist who has focused his research efforts on neuro-oncology and brain tumor imaging. His clinical duties as an associate professor of radiology in the Neuroradiology Section include diagnostic neuroimaging studies and procedures at UWMC, HMC and the VA Puget Sound.

He conducts research on imaging-based diagnosis, grading and treatment response assessment for brain tumors. He has long held a special interest in assisting his colleagues in neuro-oncology to provide optimal care to their patients.

Dr. Fink earned his bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and his M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Being a Southern California native, he went on to complete his residency in diagnostic radiology and his fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, before arriving at the UW in 2005.

Dr. Fink is board certified in diagnostic radiology and holds a C.A.Q. in diagnostic neuroradiology. He has been a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology since 2005. He has been a General Electric-Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Foundation (GERRAF) grant recipient, and he is currently a national study co-chair for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN).

Recent Publications

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Subacute Combined Degeneration from Nitrous Oxide Abuse
Mogensen M.A., Fink J.R.
PM and R. 2020 Apr:428-429

Assessment of the Prognostic Value of Radiomic Features in 18F-FMISO PET Imaging of Hypoxia in Postsurgery Brain Cancer Patients: Secondary Analysis of Imaging Data from a Single-Center Study and the Multicenter ACRIN 6684 Trial
Muzi M., Wolsztynski E., Fink J.R., O'Sullivan J.N., O'Sullivan F., Krohn K.A., Mankoff D.A.
Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.). 2020 Mar:14-22

Updates in the Neuoroimaging and WHO Classification of Primary CNS Gliomas: A Review of Current Terminology, Diagnosis, and Clinical Relevance From a Radiologic Prospective
Colip C., Oztek M., Lo S., Yuh W., Fink J.
Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019 Apr:73-84

Principles of Modern Neuroimaging
Fink K., Fink J.
Principles of Neurological Surgery. 2018 Jan:62-86.e2

ACRIN 6684: Multicenter, phase II assessment of tumor hypoxia in newly diagnosed glioblastoma using magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Fink J., Muzi M., Hanna L., Greco E., Richards T., Kim D., Andronesi O., Mintz A., Kostakoglu L., Prah M., Ellingson B., Schmainda K., Sorensen G., Barboriak D., Mankoff D., Gerstner E.
PloS one. 2018 Jan:e0198548

Comparison of gadoterate meglumine and gadobutrol in the MRI diagnosis of primary brain tumors: A double-blind randomized controlled intraindividual crossover study (the REMIND study)
Maravilla K., San-Juan D., Kim S., Elizondo-Riojas G., Fink J., Escobar W., Bag A., Roberts D., Hao J., Pitrou C., Tsiouris A., Herskovits E., Fiebach J.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2017 Sep:1681-1688

ACRIN 6684: Assessment of tumor hypoxia in newly diagnosed glioblastoma using 18F-FMISO PET and MRI
Gerstner E., Zhang Z., Fink J., Muzi M., Hanna L., Greco E., Prah M., Schmainda K., Mintz A., Kostakoglu L., Eikman E., Ellingson B., Ratai E., Sorensen A., Barboriak D., Mankoff D.
Clinical Cancer Research. 2016 Oct:5079-5086

Multimodality brain tumor imaging: MR imaging, PET, and PET/MR imaging
Fink J., Muzi M., Peck M., Krohn K.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2015 Oct:1554-1561

<sup>18</sup>F-fluoromisonidazole quantification of hypoxia in human cancer patients using image-derived blood surrogate tissue reference regions
Muzi M., Peterson L., O'Sullivan J., Fink J., Rajendran J., McLaughlin L., Muzi J., Mankoff D., Krohn K.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2015 Jan:1223-1228

Applications of PET imaging with the proliferation marker [18F]-FLT
Peck M., Pollack H., Friesen A., Muzi M., Shoner S., Shankland E., Fink J., Armstrong J., Link J., Krohn K.
Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 2015 Jan:95-104