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Vamsi R. Narra, MD

Vamsi Narra, MD, MBA
Professor, Radiology
Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Senior Vice Chair, Imaging Informatics and New Business Development
Chief, Radiology, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Specialty Areas

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Abdominal Imaging
Radiology

Board Certifications

Diagnostic Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

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

Areas of Clinical Interest

Body MRI, MR angiography (MRA), MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), MRI of the liver, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, and female pelvis, 3D imaging, 3D image post processing, advanced visualization analysis, computer applications in radiology

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

12634 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-996-8511
Fax: 314-996-8515

Education

Education

Fellowship: Body MRI, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1998
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan 1997
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, A.P, India 1993
Medical Degree: Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P, India 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Utility of a multidisciplinary tumor board in the management of pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal diseases: an observational study.
Brauer DG, Strand MS, Sanford DE, Kushnir VM, Lim KH, Mullady DK, Tan BR Jr, Wang-Gillam A, Morton AE, Ruzinova MB, Parikh PJ, Narra VR, Fowler KJ, Doyle MB, Chapman WC, Strasberg SS, Hawkins WG, Fields RC
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Feb; 19(2)133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.11.002.

PMID:
    27916436
    [PubMed - in process]
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Multimodality Imaging Approach towards Primary Aortic Sarcomas Arising after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Case Series Report.
Kamran M, Fowler KJ, Mellnick VM, Sicard GA, Narra VR
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Jun; 39(6)940-7. doi: 10.1007/s00270-015-1280-3.

PMID:
    26721588
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Emergency thoracic vascular magnetic resonance imaging: protocols and clinical considerations.
Raptis CA, Fowler KJ, Narra VR, Menias CO, Bhalla S
Semin Roentgenol. 2014 Apr; 49(2)157-68. doi: 10.1053/j.ro.2014.01.003.

PMID:
    24836491
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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PACS administrators' and radiologists' perspective on the importance of features for PACS selection.
Joshi V, Narra VR, Joshi K, Lee K, Melson D
J Digit Imaging. 2014 Aug; 27(4)486-95. doi: 10.1007/s10278-014-9682-3.

PMID:
    24744278
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Whole-body simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET)-MR: optimization and adaptation of MRI sequences.
Fowler KJ, McConathy J, Narra VR
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb; 39(2)259-68. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24308.

PMID:
    24436150
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma: what the radiologist needs to know about biphenotypic liver carcinoma.
Shetty AS, Fowler KJ, Brunt EM, Agarwal S, Narra VR, Menias CO
Abdom Imaging. 2014 Apr; 39(2)310-22. doi: 10.1007/s00261-013-0069-6.

PMID:
    24407728
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of donor kidney volume on recipient outcomes: "dose" matters.
Vijayan A, Yano M, Narra VR, Hoffman K, Pilgram TK, Lin MF
Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15; 95(7)e46. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182865624.

PMID:
    23545514
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of apparent diffusion coefficient maps to T2-weighted images for target delineation in cervix cancer brachytherapy.
Esthappan J, Ma DJ, Narra VR, Raptis CA, Grigsby PW
J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2011 Dec; 3(4)193-8. doi: 10.5114/jcb.2011.26470.

PMID:
    23346128
    [PubMed]
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Tumor volume and subvolume concordance between FDG-PET/CT and diffusion-weighted MRI for squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix.
Olsen JR, Esthappan J, DeWees T, Narra VR, Dehdashti F, Siegel BA, Schwarz JK, Grigsby PW
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Feb; 37(2)431-4. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23830.

PMID:
    23023940
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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MR imaging findings of ectopic pregnancy: a pictorial review.
Parker RA 3rd, Yano M, Tai AW, Friedman M, Narra VR, Menias CO
Radiographics. 2012 Sep-Oct; 32(5)1445-60; discussion 1460-2. doi: 10.1148/rg.325115153.

PMID:
    22977029
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.
Desjardins B, Rybicki FJ, Kim HS, Fan CM, Flamm SD, Gerhard-Herman MD, Kalva SP, Koss SA, Mansour MA, Mohler ER 3rd, Narra VR, Schenker MP, Tulchinsky M, Weiss C
J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Sep; 9(9)613-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2012.05.021.

PMID:
    22954541
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Renal measurements on CT angiograms: correlation with graft function at living donor renal transplantation.
Yano M, Lin MF, Hoffman KA, Vijayan A, Pilgram TK, Narra VR
Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1)151-7.

PMID:
    22798224
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnetic resonance imaging of focal liver lesions: approach to imaging diagnosis.
Fowler KJ, Brown JJ, Narra VR
Hepatology. 2011 Dec; 54(6)2227-37. doi: 10.1002/hep.24679.

PMID:
    21932400
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnetic resonance enterography: safe and effective imaging for stricturing Crohn's disease.
Ha CY, Kumar N, Raptis CA, Narra VR, Ciorba MA
Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Oct; 56(10)2906-13. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-1781-0.

PMID:
    21688128
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ACR Appropriateness Criteria(®) on suspected lower extremity deep vein thrombosis.
Ho VB, van Geertruyden PH, Yucel EK, Rybicki FJ, Baum RA, Desjardins B, Flamm SD, Foley WD, Jaff MR, Koss SA, Mammen L, Mansour MA, Mohler ER 3rd, Narra VR, Schenker MP
J Am Coll Radiol. 2011 Jun; 8(6)383-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2011.02.016.

PMID:
    21636051
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Empirical investigation of radiologists' priorities for PACS selection: an analytical hierarchy process approach.
Joshi V, Lee K, Melson D, Narra VR
J Digit Imaging. 2011 Aug; 24(4)700-8. doi: 10.1007/s10278-010-9332-3.

PMID:
    20824302
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnetic resonance characterization of pheochromocytomas in the abdomen and pelvis: imaging findings in 18 surgically proven cases.
Elsayes KM, Menias CO, Siegel CL, Narra VR, Kanaan Y, Hussain HK
J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Jul; 34(4)548-53. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181d529f2.

PMID:
    20657223
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnetic resonance diffusion characteristics of histologically defined prostate cancer in humans.
Xu J, Humphrey PA, Kibel AS, Snyder AZ, Narra VR, Ackerman JJ, Song SK
Magn Reson Med. 2009 Apr; 61(4)842-50. doi: 10.1002/mrm.21896.

PMID:
    19215051
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Benign hepatic neoplasms: an update on cross-sectional imaging spectrum.
Prasad SR, Sahani DV, Mino-Kenudson M, Narra VR, Menias C, Wang HL, Middleton WD, Chintapalli KN
J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008 Nov-Dec; 32(6)829-40. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31815a5748.

PMID:
    19204440
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ACR appropriateness criteria on recurrent symptoms following lower-extremity angioplasty.
Rybicki FJ, Nallamshetty L, Yucel EK, Holtzman SR, Baum RA, Foley WD, Ho VB, Mammen L, Narra VR, Stein B, Moneta GL, American College of Radiology.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Dec; 5(12)1176-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2008.08.010.

PMID:
    19027679
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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