Radiology Personnel

Majid Chalian, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Musculoskeletal Radiology


Dr. Chalian is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington. He grew up in Tehran, Iran and received his M.D. from Iran University of Medical Sciences followed by Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chalian completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Case Western Reserve University and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention at University of Virginia. Dr. Chalian is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology.

Research Interests

Dr. Chalian is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group with main interest in translational research and quantitative assessment of imaging biomarkers. He wants to provide clinical background to basic science researchers to provide techniques for reliable and quantitative analysis of pathologies, disease progression, and treatment response with imaging.

  • Cartilage imaging
  • Musculoskeletal oncology imaging
  • New techniques for musculoskeletal imaging
  • Image guided interventions and therapies


2017-2018 – Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship.  University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

2013-2017 – Residency, Radiology.  University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.

2012-2013 – Internship, Internal Medicine.  Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT.

2009-2012 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology.  Johns Hopkins Hospital,  Baltimore, MD.

2006 – M.D., Medicine.  Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in diagnosis, staging, and treatment response assessment of multiple myeloma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
P. Torkian, B. Mansoori, J. Hillengass, et al. - Published 2022 - SKELETAL RADIOLOGY

Imaging More than Skin-Deep: Radiologic and Dermatologic Presentations of Systemic Disorders
Mehrzad Shafiei, Firoozeh Shomal Zadeh, B. Mansoori, et al. - Published 2022 - DIAGNOSTICS

Articular Findings on Chest Computed Tomography: An Algorithmic Approach for Radiologists.
B. Mansoori, Vijaya Kosaraju, James Yoon, et al. - Published 2022 - JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY

Advanced Imaging in Multiple Myeloma: New Frontiers for MRI
P. Torkian, J. Azadbakht, Pietro Andrea Bonaffini, et al. - Published 2022 - DIAGNOSTICS

Approaches to Greening Radiology.
Christina Sumner, I. Ikuta, T. Garg, et al. - Published 2022 - ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY

Neuropathy Score Reporting and Data System: A Reporting Guideline for MRI of Peripheral Neuropathy With a Multicenter Validation Study.
A. Chhabra, S. Deshmukh, A. Lutz, et al. - Published 2022 - AJR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY

Dual-energy CT-generated bone marrow oedema maps improve timely visualisation and recognition of acute lower extremity fractures.
A. Narayanan, N. Dettori, M. Chalian, et al. - Published 2021 - CLINICAL RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle tenotomy using Tenex system for refractory lateral epicondylitis; short and long-term effectiveness and contributing factors
M. Chalian, N. Nacey, Udit Rawat, et al. - Published 2021 - SKELETAL RADIOLOGY

Role of magnetic resonance neurography in intercostal neuralgia; diagnostic utility and efficacy.
M. Chalian, D. Hoang, S. Rozen, et al. - Published 2021 - THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY

Musculoskeletal imaging manifestations of beta-thalassemia
M. Hajimoradi, S. Haseli, A. Abadi, et al. - Published 2021 - SKELETAL RADIOLOGY