Bijan Bijan


Adjunct Professor

Phone: Organizational affiliation:
E-mail: Department:
BBijan2002@yahoo.com Diagnostic Radiology


About me


Dr. Bijan has been affiliated with University of California, Davis for the past 15 years and currently is visiting Clinical Professor (WOS), involved in training of over 100 radiology residents and fellows. He has initiated many clinical projects, mainly involving functional MR Imaging (DWI) and Molecular Imaging (PET/FDG) in oncology. He regularly lectures on the results of his projects at numerous regional, national and international scientific conferences, authoring numerous posters, scientific paper presentations and CME/SAM sessions.

He wrote numerous book chapters including Oncologic PET Imaging chapter in Fundamental of Diagnostic Imaging. He has been invited over 200 times in the past 15 years as lecturing guest professor to many universities and institutions and has given numerous scientific prestigious awards. Dr. Bijan has been serving as an examining member on the American Board of Radiology for the past seven years. He serves on editorial board for numerous national and international scientific journals, including International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.



Certificate Paper



Cross-sectional Body Imaging/MRI & Nonvascular Interventional Radiology


Montreal General Hospital

McGill University

Montréal, Québec, Canada

July 1999 - June 2000


Diagnostic Radiology


State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, New York

July 1996 - June1999


Nuclear Medicine


Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois

July 1994 - June 1996


Internal Medicine


University of Illinois in Chicago Hospital and Medical Center

University of Illinois in Chicago (U.I.C.)

Chicago, Illinois

July 1993 - June 1994


MRI and Nuclear Medicine/PET

Research Fellowship

Université de Louis Pasteur  

Strasbourg, France



Diagnostic Radiology


Hacettepe University Hospital

Ankara, Turkey

1990 – 1993


Medical Education

Hacettepe University Medical Faculty

Ankara, Turkey

Graduation: July 1990

McGill Medical School


Sutter Medical Group - Sacramento

Staff Radiologist – Fulltime - Shareholder

Cross-sectional Body Imaging & Nuclear Medicine Divisions

Since June 23rd, 2011


University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)

Position: Visiting Clinical Professor of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine - WOS

Address: UCDMC - Lawrence Ellison, Ambulatory Care Center 4860 Y Street, Suite 3100, Sacramento, CA  95817

Radiology Department Administrative Office: (916) 734-3606

Cross-sectional Body Imaging / M.R.I. & Nonvascular Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine / P.E.T. Divisions

Duration:         Fulltime:                      July 2000-Oct 2003

Since Oct 2003 (Continued)


Radiology Expert Consultants (R.E.C.)

Position:          President & CEO

Address:          P.O. Box 163361, Sacramento, CA 95816

Duration:         Since March 2001


Elk Grove Diagnostic Imaging (E.D.I.)-MRI Medical Center

Position:          Director of Radiology

Address:          9281 Office Park Circle, Suite 115, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Duration:         3/2005-12/2010


Hilltop Diagnostic Imaging (H.D.I.)

Address:          2970 Hilltop mall Road, Suite 103, Richmond, CA 94806

Position:          Director of Radiology

Duration:         2009


Sacramento Diagnostic Imaging (S.D.I.)

Imaging Division of Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Center

Address:          500 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816

Position:          Director of Radiology

Duration:         1/2007- 12/2009


Stockton MRI & Molecular Imaging Medical Center

Address:          2320 North California Street, Stockton, California 95204

Office phone: (209) 466-2000

Position:          Staff Radiologist Physician

In-charge of PET-CT and Body MRI Divisions

Duration:         9/2003 – 6/2005



University of California Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, California

2000 - Present

Current appointment: Visiting Clinical Professor of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine – W.O.S.

Department of Radiology

Cross-sectional Body Imaging/M.R.I. & Nonvascular Interventional Radiology & Nuclear Medicine/P.E.T. Divisions


University of California Los Angeles Harbor Medical Center

Volunteer Visiting Professor of Radiology (WOS)

Radiology Department

2012 – present


Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Visiting Professorship

March 2016 - Present

List of Publications

  1. PET/CT for Pancreatic Malignancy: Potentials & Pitfalls, Jha P, Bijan B, Journal of Nuclear medicine Technology, jnmt.114.145458v1, April 9 2014
  2. Single-Step Transvaginal Aspiration and Drainage for Suspected Pelvic Abscesses Refractory to Antibiotic Therapy., Lee BC, McGahan JP, Bijan B.,  J Ultrasound Med; 21:731 738
  3. Sonographic Detection of In Utero Isolated Cerebellar Hemorrhage, Hiller L, McGahan JP, Bijan B, Melendres G, Towner D.,  J Ultrasound Med; 22:649-652.
  4. Sonographic Duplication Artifact of the Spinal Cord in Infants and Children, Austin M, Gerscovich E, Fogata M, Gillen M, Bijan B, J Ultrasound Med 2004, 23:799-803
  5. Physics Module of Nuclear Physics Training, Radiology Society of North America (RSNA), December 2009, 14-E549. Physics Tutorial for Residents: Top 10 Nuclear Medicine Artifacts With Correction Strategies and 10 High-Yield Points, Javan, R.1; Carroll, J.1; Holt, L.1; Craven, D.1Bijan, B.2 , 1. Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN; 2. University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, AJR Supplement: E549: http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/content/full/196/5_Supplement/A262
  6. Unusual imaging findings in Wilson's disease, Akhan O, Akpinar E, Oto A, Koroglu M, Ozmen MN, Akata D, Bijan B., Eur Radiol. 2002 Dec;12 Suppl 3:S66-9. E.pub 2002 Sep 03. , PMID: 12522607
  7. Ultrasound Case of the Day- # 4, McGahan JP, Bijan B, Gillen MA, Dumars MC, Melendres GM, Gorges SW., Radiology (Supplement); Nov 2 (EE): 643.
  8. The Fast Scan for Acute Renal Trauma, Bijan B, McGahan JP, Richards J, et al., Abdominal Radiology Course,
  9. The FAST Scan in Blunt Abdominal, Bijan B, Richards J, Knopf A, et al., Trauma in children. The Society of Pediatric Radiology.
  10. Ultrasound Case of the Day. Radiology (Supplement), McGahan JP, Bijan B, Gillen MA, Dumars MC, Melendres G. , (EE): 643. Nov 2
  11. Ultrasound Case of the Day. Radiology, McGahan JP, Bijan B, Gillen MA, Dumars MC, Melendres GM, Gorges SW, Nov. 2. 2001 (P): 64.
  12. Multilocular cystic nephroma, Bijan B, McGahan JP, Wotton Gorges S.,Online: Ultrasound Cases of the Day, RSNA Web Link http://www.rsna.org
  13. Extralobar pulmonary Sequestration, Melendres G, McGahan JP, Bijan B., Online: Ultrasound Cases of the Day – RSNA, Web Link http://www.rsna.org
  14. Accuracy of MR Imaging in Detecting Endometrial Pathology in Postmenopausal Women, Bijan B, Reinhold C, Ascher SM, Liang L., Radiology (Supplement), Nov 6; Vol 217 (p):276.

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Honors & Awards


Gold Medal of Academic Excellence



Outstanding Service Recognition Award:       2007   

Clinica Tepati – UC Davis Charity Clinic


Outstanding Service Recognition Award:       2006

SHIFA Clinic – UC Davis Charity Clinic


Award of “Excellence in Teaching”

Outstanding teacher of the year award:           June 2005

Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

University of California Davis


Award of “Excellence in Teaching”

Outstanding teacher of the year award:           June 2003

Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

University of California Davis


Dean’s List

Hacettepe Medical School, 1990