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Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX, MD, Medical
2005The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, PHD, Neuroscience
1998Rice University, Houston, TX, MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering
1996The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Board Certifications


2/2016 National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, Recertification Date: 2/2018
7/2011 American Board of Radiology

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Chrisinger JSA, Salem UI, Kindblom LG, Amini B, Hansson M, Meis JM. Synovial sarcoma of peripheral nerves: Analysis of 15 cases. Am J Surg Pathol 41(8):1087-1096, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28498283.
  2. Schvartsman G, Wagner MJ, Amini B, Zobniw CM, Trinh VA, Barbo AG, Lin HY, Wang WL, Conley AP, Ravi V, Araujo DM, Zarzour MA, Benjamin RS, Patel S, Somaiah N. Treatment patterns, efficacy and toxicity of regorafenib in gastrointestinal stromal tumour patients. Sci Rep 7(1):9519, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28842575.
  3. Expert Panel on Musculoskeletal Imaging:, Beaman FD, von Herrmann PF, Kransdorf MJ, Adler RS,Amini B, Appel M, Arnold E, Bernard SA, Greenspan BS, Lee KS, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. ACR appropriateness criteria suspected osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, or soft tissue infection (excluding spine and diabetic foot). J Am Coll Radiol 14(5S):S326-S337, 2017. PMID: 28473089.
  4. Expert Panel on Musculoskeletal Imaging:, Bernard SA, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Arnold E, Cassidy RC, Greenspan BS, Lee KS, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. ACR appropriateness criteria Ccronic back pain suspected sacroiliitis-spondyloarthropathy. J Am Coll Radiol 14(5S):S62-S70, 2017. PMID: 28473095.
  5. Sridharan R, Engle MP, Garg N, Wei W, Amini B. Focal uptake at the rotator interval or inferior capsule of shoulder on 18F-FDG PET/CT is associated with adhesive capsulitis. Skeletal Radiology, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28161721.
  6. Gopalakrishnan V, Amini B, Wagner MJ, Nowell EN, Lazar AJ, Lin PP, Benjamin RS, Araujo DM. Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: A single institution review. Sarcoma 2017:2016752, 2017. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28655993.
  7. Tatsui CE, Lee SH, Amini B, Rao G, Suki D, Oro M, Brown PD, Ghia AJ, Bhavsar S, Popat K, Rhines LD, Stafford RJ, Li J. Spinal laser interstitial thermal therapy: A novel alternative to surgery for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. Neurosurgery 79 Suppl 1:S73-S82, 2016. PMID: 27861327.
  8. Deegan BJ, Ho JC, Allen PK, Jonasch E, Amini B, Wang X, Tatsui CE, Rhines L, Li J, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Toxicity profile of spine stereotactic radiosurgery among long-term survivors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 96(2S):S28-S29, 2016. PMID: 27675891.
  9. Tatsui CE, Belsuzarri TA, Oro M, Rhines LD, Li J, Ghia AJ, Amini B, Espinoza H, Brown PD, Rao G. Percutaneous surgery for treatment of epidural spinal cord compression and spinal instability: technical note. Neurosurg Focus 41(4):E2, 2016. PMID: 27690655.
  10. Ho JC, Tang C, Deegan BJ, Allen PK, Jonasch E, Amini B, Wang XA, Li J, Tatsui CE, Rhines LD, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. The use of spine stereotactic radiosurgery for oligometastatic disease. J Neurosurg Spine 25(2):239-47, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27035507.
  11. Daniels CD, Wang WL, Madewell JE, Wei W, Amini B. Pattern of recurrence of myxofibrosarcoma is not associated with pattern at presentation or rate of delayed diagnosis. Iranian Journal of Radiology 14(1), 2016. e-Pub 2016.
  12. Ghia AJ, Chang EL, Bishop AJ, Pan HY, Boehling NS, Amini B, Allen PK, Li J, Rhines LD, Tannir NM, Tatsui CE, Brown PD, Yang JN. Single-fraction versus multifraction spinal stereotactic radiosurgery for spinal metastases from renal cell carcinoma: secondary analysis of Phase I/II trials. J Neurosurg Spine 24(5):829-36, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 26799117.
  13. Roberts CC, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Bernard SA, Fries IB, Germano IM, Greenspan BS, Holly LT, Kubicky CD, Lo SS, Mosher TJ, Sloan AE, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. ACR aapropriateness criteria follow-up of malignant or aggressive musculoskeletal tumors. J Am Coll Radiol 13(4):389-400, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 26922595.
  14. Amini B, Beaman CB, Madewell JE, Allen PK, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE, Tannir NM, Li J, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Osseous pseudoprogression in vertebral bodies treated with stereotactic radiosurgery: A secondary analysis of prospective Phase I/II clinical trials. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 37(2):387-92, 2016. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26494690.
  15. Kamali F, Wang WL, Guadagnolo BA, Fox PS, Lewis VO, Lazar AJ, Conley AP, Ravi V, Toliyat M, Ladha HS, Hobbs BP, Amini B. MRI may be used as a prognostic indicator in patients with extra-abdominal desmoid tumors. Br J Radiol 89(1058), 2016. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26577289.
  16. Lee SH, Tatsui CE, Ghia AJ, Amini B, Li J, Zavarella SM, Tannir NM, Brown PD, Rhines LD. Can the spinal instability neoplastic score prior to spinal radiosurgery predict compression fractures following stereotactic spinal radiosurgery for metastatic spinal tumor?: A post hoc analysis of prospective phase II single-institution trials. J Neurooncol 126(3):509-17, 2016. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26643804.
  17. Subbiah V, Holmes O, Gowen K, Spritz D, Amini B, Wang WL, Schrock AB, Meric-Bernstam F, Zinner R, Piha-Paul S, Zarzour M, Elvin JA, Erlich RL, Stockman DL, Vergilio JA, Suh JH, Stephens PJ, Miller V, Ross JS, Ali SM. Activity of c-Met/ALK inhibitor crizotinib and multi-kinase VEGF inhibitor pazopanib in metastatic gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumor harboring EWSR1-CREB1 fusion. Oncology 91(6):348-353, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27764830.
  18. Tatsui CE, Stafford RJ, Li J, Sellin JN, Amini B, Rao G, Suki D, Ghia AJ, Brown P, Lee SH, Cowles CE, Weinberg JS, Rhines LD. Utilization of laser interstitial thermotherapy guided by real-time thermal MRI as an alternative to separation surgery in the management of spinal metastasis. J Neurosurg Spine 23(4):400-411, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26140398.
  19. Tang C, Hess K, Bishop AJ, Pan HY, Christensen EN, Yang JN, Tannir N, Amini B, Tatsui C, Rhines L, Brown P, Ghia A. Creation of a prognostic index for spine metastasis to stratify survival in patients treated with Ssinal stereotactic radiosurgery: secondary analysis of mature prospective trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 93(1):118-125, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26130231.
  20. Bishop AJ, Tao R, Rebueno NC, Christensen EN, Allen PK, Wang XA, Amini B, Tannir NM, Tatsui CE, Rhines LD, Li J, Chang EL, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Outcomes for Ssine stereotactic body radiation therapy and an analysis of predictors of local recurrence. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 92(5):1016-26, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26025777.
  21. Sensarma A, Madewell JE, Meis JM, Kumar R, Lin PP, Amini B. Regression of an enchondroma: a case report and proposed etiology. Skeletal Radiol 44(5):739-42, 2015. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25331356.
  22. Kubicki SL, Richardson ML, Martin T, Rohren E, Wei W, Amini B. The acetabular fossa hot spot on (18) F-FDG PET/CT: epidemiology, natural history, and proposed etiology. Skeletal Radiol 44(1):107-14, 2015. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25283982.
  23. Khoury M, Sim GC, Harao M, Radvanyi L, Amini B, Benjamin RS, Pisters PW, Pollock RE, Tseng WW. Multicystic dedifferentiated retroperitoneal liposarcoma: tumour cyst fluid analysis and implications for management. BMJ Case Rep 2015(pii):bcr2015211218, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26156843.
  24. Pan HY, Allen PK, Wang XS, Chang EL, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE, Amini B, Wang XA, Tannir NM, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Incidence and pedictive factors of pain flare after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy: Secondary analysis of Phase 1/2 trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90(4):870-6, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25227497.
  25. Kumar R, dos Reis Teixeira Neto A, Deavers MT, Amini B, Lewis VO. Spontaneous hip dislocation secondary to intraarticular neurofibroma: a case report. Skeletal Radiol 43(7):1007-11, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 24492891.
  26. Salem U, Zhang L, Jorgensen JL, Kumar R, Amini B. Adhesive capsulitis mimicking metastasis on 18F-FDG-PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med 40(2):e145-7, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 24999685.
  27. Amini B, Madewell JE, Chuang HH, Haygood TM, Hobbs BP, Fox PS, Bassett RL, Costelloe CM. Differentiation of benign fluid collections from soft-tissue sarcomas on FDG-PET/CT. J Cancer 5(5):328-35, 2014. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 24723975.
  28. Amini B, Kumar R, Wang WL. Soft tissue Langerhans cell histiocytosis with secondary bone involvement in extremities: evolution of lesions in two patients. Skeletal Radiol 42(9):1301-9, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23609170.
  29. Amini B, Patel CB, Lewin MR, Kim T, Fisher RE. Diagnostic nuclear medicine in the ED. Am J Emerg Med 29(1):91-101, 2011. PMID: 20825918.
  30. Amini B, Geller MD, Mathew M, Gerard P. MRI features of Lyme arthritis of the hips. Pediatr Radiol 37(11):1163-5, 2007. e-Pub 2007. PMID: 17704909.
  31. Amini B, Bidani A, Zwischenberger JB, Clark JW. A Model of the pacemaking neuron of the respiratory central pattern generator. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 13(2):120-4, 2005. PMID: 16003888.
  32. Amini B, Yang PB, Swann AC, Dafny N. Differential locomotor responses in male rats from three strains to acute methylphenidate. Int J Neurosci 114(9):1063-84, 2004. PMID: 15370174.
  33. Amini B, Bidani A, Zwischenberger JB, Clark JW. A model of the rat phrenic motor neuron. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51(7):1103-14, 2004. PMID: 15248527.
  34. Amini B, Bidani A, Zwischenberger JB, Clark JW. A model of the respiratory central pattern generator. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 6:4580-3, 2004. PMID: 17271326.
  35. Steffen MA, Seay CA, Amini B, Cai Y, Feigenspan A, Baxter DA, Marshak DW. Spontaneous activity of dopaminergic retinal neurons. Biophys J 85(4):2158-69, 2003. PMID: 14507682.
  36. Yang PB, Amini B, Swann AC, Dafny N. Strain differences in the behavioral responses of male rats to chronically administered methylphenidate. Brain Res 971(2):139-52, 2003. PMID: 12706230.
  37. Amini B, Clark JW, Canavier CC. Calcium dynamics underlying pacemaker-like and burst firing oscillations in midbrain dopaminergic neurons: A computational study. J Neurophysiol 82(5):2249-61, 1999. PMID: 10561403.
  38. Bishop AJ, Tao R, Guadagnolo BA, Allen PK, Rebueno NC, Wang XA, Amini B, Tatsui CE, Rhines LD, Li J, Chang EL, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Spine stereotactic radiosurgery for metastatic sarcoma: patterns of failure and radiation treatment volume considerations. J Neurosurg Spine:1-9. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28644075.
  39. Subbiah V, Khawaja MR, Hong DS, Amini B, Yungfang J, Liu H, Johnson A, Schrock AB, Ali SM, Sun JX, Fabrizio D, Piha-Paul S, Fu S, Tsimberidou AM, Naing A, Janku F, Karp DD, Overman M, Eng C, Kopetz S, Meric-Bernstam F, Falchook GS. First-in-human trial of multikinase VEGF inhibitor regorafenib and anti-EGFR antibody cetuximab in advanced cancer patients. JCI Insight 2(8). e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28422758.
  40. Tatsui CE, Nascimento CN, Suki D, Amini B, Li J, Ghia AJ, Thomas JG, Stafford RJ, Rhines LD, Cata JP, Kumar AJ, Rao G. Image guidance based on MRI for spinal interstitial laser thermotherapy: technical aspects and accuracy. J Neurosurg Spine:1-8. e-Pub 2017. PMID: 28186470.
  41. McConnell MF, Garvey PB, Amini B, Haygood TM, Madewell JE, Costelloe CM. VIDEO: Preoperative CT angiography for anterolateral thigh flap reconstructions. AJR Am J Roentgenol:1. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 28026973.
  42. Kumar R, Meis JM, Amini B, McEnery KW, Madewell JE, Rhines LD, Benjamin RS. Giant cell tumor of cervical spine presenting as acute asphyxia: Successful surgical resection after down-staging with denosumab. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27792106.
  43. McConnell M, Kumar R, Amini B, Lin PP, Wang WL. Calcified synovial metastasis in the knee from renal cell carcinoma: a case report. Skeletal Radiol. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27761602.
  44. Liu H, Liu Z,Du J, He J, Lin P, Amini B, Starbuck MW, Novane N, Shah J, Davis RE, Hou J, Gagel RF, Yang J. Thymidine phosphorylase exerts complex effects on bone resorption and formation in myeloma. Science Translational Medicine 8(533):353ra113. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27559096.
  45. Tao R, Bishop AJ, Brownlee Z, Allen PK, Settle SH, Chang EL, Wang X, Amini B, Tannir NM, Tatsui C, Rhines LD, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for spinal metastases in the postoperative setting: A secondary analysis of mature Phase 1-2 trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 95(5):1405-13. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27209509.

Invited Articles

  1. Amini B, Yellapragada S, Shah S, Rohren E, Vikram R. State-of-the-Art imaging and staging of plasma cell dyscrasias. Radiol Clin North Am 54(3):581-96, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27153790.
  2. Tseng WW, Amini B, Madewell JE. Follow-up of the soft tissue sarcoma patient. J Surg Oncol 111(5):641-5, 2015. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25322963.
  3. Amini B, Jessop AC, Ganeshan DM, Tseng WW, Madewell JE. Contemporary imaging of soft tissue sarcomas. J Surg Oncol 111(5):496-503, 2015. e-Pub 2014. PMID: 25348367.
  4. Amini B, Huang SY, Tsai J, Benveniste MF, Robledo HH, Lee EY. Primary lung and large airway neoplasms in children: current imaging evaluation with multidetector computed tomography. Radiol Clin North Am 51(4):637-57, 2013. PMID: 23830790.
  5. Carter BW, Benveniste MF, Betancourt SL, de Groot PM, Lichtenberger JP, Amini B, Abbott GF. Imaging Evaluation of Malignant Chest Wall Neoplasms. Radiographics 36(5):1285-306. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27494286.

Other Articles

  1. Expert Panel on Musculoskeletal Imaging: Bernard SA, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Arnold E, Cassidy RC, Greenspan BS, Lee KS, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. Chronic back pain: suspected sacroiliitis/spondyloarthropathy, 2016.
  2. Expert Panel on Musculoskeletal Imaging: Beaman FD,Herrmann PF, Kransdorf MJ, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Arnold E, Bernard SA, Greenspan BS, Lee KS, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. Suspected osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, or soft tissue infection (excluding spine and diabetic foot), 2016.
  3. Tuite MJ, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Bernard SA, Dempsey ME, Fries IB, Greenspan BS, Khurana B, Mosher TJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN ACR appropriateness criteria acute trauma to the knee. J Am Coll Radiol 12(11):1164-72, 2015. PMID: 26541130.

Book Chapters

  1. Amini B, Metwalli Z. Muscuoloskeletal Imaging. In: Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology. McGraw-Hill Professional: New York, 405-484, 2014.
  2. Zaer N, Amini B, Elsayes KM. Overview of Diagnostic Modalities and Contrast Agents. In: Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology. McGraw-Hill Professional: New York, 1-36, 2014.
  3. Amini B. 45-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer (Chapter 11). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  4. Amini B. 73-year-old woman with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (Chapter 12). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  5. Amini B. 73-year-old man with man with lung cancer (Chapter 13). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  6. Amini B. 6-year-old boy undergoing staging for Ewing sarcoma (Chapter 14). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  7. Amini B. 50-year-old man with back pain (Chapter 15). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  8. Amini B. 62-year-old man with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Chapter 16). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  9. Amini B. 67-year-old man with chronic renal disease and recently diagnosed renal cell carcinoma (Chapter 17). In: Intergalactic Online MSK Conference: Cool Case Book 4. BareBoneBooks.com: Seattle, WA, 2014.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Adams PL, Tam AL, Amini B, Hoang QB, Lewis VO, Huang SY. Percutaneous cryoablation of scapular metastasis associated with iatrogenic Injury to the suprascapular, subscapular, and axillary nerves. J Vasc Interv Radiol 26: 1247-1249, 2015.