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Maria Rosana Ponisio, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology
Nuclear Medicine

Specialty Areas

Nuclear Medicine
PET Imaging

Board Certifications

Diagnostic Radiology
Nuclear Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric and adult nuclear medicine studies, PET/CT and PET/MR studies, and neuroimaging studies using PET tracers.  

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

510 South Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Education

Education

Residency, Nuclear Medicine: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2013
Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011
Fellowship, Neuroradiology: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2010
Residency, Radiology: Children's Hospital: Sor M. Ludovica, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994
Medical Degree: Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

<sup>18</sup>F-FDOPA PET/MRI for monitoring early response to bevacizumab in children with recurrent brain tumors.
Gauvain K, Ponisio MR, Barone A, Grimaldi M, Parent E, Leeds H, Goyal M, Rubin J, McConathy J
Neurooncol Pract. 2018 Mar; 5(1)28-36. doi: 10.1093/nop/npx008.

PMID:
    29692922
    [PubMed]
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Children with sickle cell anemia with normal transcranial Doppler ultrasounds and without silent infarcts have a low incidence of new strokes.
Jordan LC, Roberts Williams DO, Rodeghier MJ, Covert Greene BV, Ponisio MR, Casella JF, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, Kirkham FJ, Meier ER, Fuh B, McNaull M, Sarnaik S, Majumdar S, McCavit TL, DeBaun MR
Am J Hematol. 2018 Mar 9; doi: 10.1002/ajh.25085.

PMID:
    29520844
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In vivo [<sup>18</sup>F]-AV-1451 tau-PET imaging in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Day GS, Gordon BA, Perrin RJ, Cairns NJ, Beaumont H, Schwetye K, Ferguson C, Sinha N, Bucelli R, Musiek ES, Ghoshal N, Ponisio MR, Vincent B, Mishra S, Jackson K, Morris JC, Benzinger TLS, Ances BM
Neurology. 2018 Mar 6; 90(10)e896-e906. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005064.

PMID:
    29438042
    [PubMed - in process]
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Intracranial vasculopathy and infarct recurrence in children with sickle cell anaemia, silent cerebral infarcts and normal transcranial Doppler velocities.
Choudhury NA, DeBaun MR, Ponisio MR, Jordan LC, Rodeghier M, Pruthi S, McKinstry RC
Br J Haematol. 2017 Oct 26; doi: 10.1111/bjh.14979.

PMID:
    29076125
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Multiparametric MRI and [<sup>18</sup>F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Is a Potential Prognostic Imaging Biomarker in Recurrent Glioblastoma.
Hassanzadeh C, Rao YJ, Chundury A, Rowe J, Ponisio MR, Sharma A, Miller-Thomas M, Tsien CI, Ippolito JE
Front Oncol. 2017; 7178. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00178.

PMID:
    28868256
    [PubMed]
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The Emerging Role of PET/MR Imaging in Gynecologic Cancers.
Ponisio MR, Fowler KJ, Dehdashti F
PET Clin. 2016 Oct; 11(4)425-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cpet.2016.05.005.

PMID:
    27593247
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of diagnostic performance of whole-body simultaneous PET/MRI in pediatric lymphoma.
Ponisio MR, McConathy J, Laforest R, Khanna G
Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Aug; 46(9)1258-68. doi: 10.1007/s00247-016-3601-3.

PMID:
    27003132
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnetic resonance angiography-defined intracranial vasculopathy is associated with silent cerebral infarcts and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase mutation in children with sickle cell anaemia.
Thangarajh M, Yang G, Fuchs D, Ponisio MR, McKinstry RC, Jaju A, Noetzel MJ, Casella JF, Barron-Casella E, Hooper WC, Boulet SL, Bean CJ, Pyle ME, Payne AB, Driggers J, Trau HA, Vendt BA, Rodeghier M, DeBaun MR
Br J Haematol. 2012 Nov; 159(3)352-9. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12034.

PMID:
    22958163
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Integrating anatomic and functional imaging through the application of novel techniques, PET tracers for neuroimaging, and combined methodologies such as simultaneous PET/MR.