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Radiology / Diagnostic - Neuroradiology

Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division, Diagnostic Radiology
Section, Neuroradiology

Specialty Areas
Diagnostic Radiology

Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8131
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest

Board Certification
Diagnostic Radiology -- Certified
Neuroradiology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1993
Ph.D.: Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
Medical Degree: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2000
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2004

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Amersham Health MRI Fellowship Program, 2004

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Education Stipend Award, 2004

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)/Association of University Radiologists (AUR)/American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Introduction to Research Award, 2003

Internation Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine(ISMRM) Clinical Resident Stipend Award, 2003

Intern of the Year, Forest Park Hospital, 2001


American Journal of Radiology

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Su Y, Arbelaez AM, Benzinger TL, Snyder AZ, Vlassenko AG, Mintun MA, Raichle ME. Noninvasive estimation of the arterial input function in positron emission tomography imaging of cerebral blood flow. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012 Oct 17.

Jagadeesan BD, Cross DT 3rd, Delgado Almandoz JE, Derdeyn CP, Loy DN, McKinstry RC, Benzinger TL, Moran CJ. Susceptibility-weighted imaging: a new tool in the diagnosis and evaluation of abnormalities of the vein of Galen in children. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Oct.

Mettenburg JM, Benzinger TL, Shimony JS, Snyder AZ, Sheline YI. Diminished performance on neuropsychological testing in late life depression is correlated with microstructural white matter abnormalities. Neuroimage. 2012 May 1.

Vlassenko AG, Benzinger TL, Morris JC. PET amyloid-beta imaging in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Mar.

Vlassenko AG, Mintun MA, Xiong C, Sheline YI, Goate AM, Benzinger TL, Morris JC. Amyloid-beta plaque growth in cognitively normal adults: longitudinal [11C]Pittsburgh compound B data. Ann Neurol. 2011 Nov.

Chen CI, Mar S, Brown S, Song SK, Benzinger TL. Neuropathologic correlates for diffusion tensor imaging in postinfectious encephalopathy. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 May.

Jagadeesan BD, Delgado Almandoz JE, Moran CJ, Benzinger TL. Accuracy of susceptibility-weighted imaging for the detection of arteriovenous shunting in vascular malformations of the brain. Stroke. 2011 Jan.

Benzinger TL, Brody D, Cardin S, Curley KC, Mintun MA, Mun SK, Wong KH, Wrathall JR. Blast-related brain injury: imaging for clinical and research applications: report of the 2008 st. Louis workshop. J Neurotrauma. 2009 Dec.

Shimony JS, Sheline YI, D'Angelo G, Epstein AA, Benzinger TL, Mintun MA, McKinstry RC, Snyder AZ. Diffuse microstructural abnormalities of normal-appearing white matter in late life depression: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Aug 1.

Benzinger TLS, Mathur A, Ozcan A, Snyder AZ, Wang HX, Kean M, Inder TE, and Neil JJ. Diffusion-weighted MRI analysis of the effects of prematurity and white matter injury on cerebral cortical development, Manuscript in preparation

Benzinger TLS. Radiologic approach to Alzheimer's diesase and other demntias: The Emerging Role of Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Applied Radiology 2005; S25-S33

Burkoth TS, Benzinger TLS, Urban V, Morgan DM, Gregory D<, Thiyagarajan P, Botto R, Meredith SC and Lynn DG. Structure of the beta-amyloid ((10-35)) fibril. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2000; 122(33): 7883-7889

Thiyagarajan P, Burkoth TS, Urban V, Seifert S, Benzinger TLS, Morgan DM, Gordon D, Meredith SC and Lynn DG. pH dependent self assembly of beta-amyloid(10-35) and beta-amyloid(10-35)PEG3000. Journal of Applied Crystallography 2000; Vol 33(1):535-539

Benzinger TLS, Gregory DM, Burkoth TS, Miller-Auer H, Lynn DG, Botto R, and Meredith SC. The two-dimensional structure of the beta-Amyloid Fibril. Biochemistry, 2000; March 28; 39(12):3491-3499

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