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Asim K. Bag, MBBS, MD, EDiNR
Asim K. Bag, MBBS, MD, EDiNR

Asim K. Bag, MBBS, MD, EDiNR

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Interim Director, Neuroimaging Section



MBBS, MD – Medical College Calcutta, Kolkata, India
EDiNR – European Diploma in Neuroradiology
Residency – Medical College Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Neuroradiology Fellowship – UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
Nuclear Medicine Fellowship – UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

Research Interests

  • Response assessment of immunotherapy and radiation therapy
  • MR sequence optimization
  • Imaging of hippocampus mediated memory function

Selected Publications

Waters AM, Johnston JM, Reddy AT, Fiveash J, Madan-Swain A, Kachurak K, Bag AK, Gillespie GY, Markert JM, Friedman GK. Rationale and Design of a Phase I Clinical Trial to Evaluate HSV G207 Alone or with a Single Radiation Dose in Children with Progressive or Recurrent Malignant Supratentorial Brain Tumors. Hum Gene Ther Clin Dev Feb 24, 2017. doi: 10.1089/hum.2017.002.

Maravilla KR, San-Juan D, Kim SJ, Elizondo-Riojas G, Fink JR, Escobar W, Bag A, Roberts DR, Hao J, Pitrou C, Tsiouris AJ, Herskovits E, Fiebach JB. Comparison of Gadoterate Meglumine and Gadobutrol in the MRI Diagnosis of Primary Brain Tumors: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Intraindividual Crossover Study (the REMIND Study). AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 38:1681-1688, 2017. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A5316.

Venkatraman A, Khawaja A, Bag AK, Mirza M, Szaflarski JP, Pati S. Perfusion MRI can impact treatment decision in ictal-interictal continuum. Clin Neurophys Jul;34(4):e15-e18, 2017.  doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000350

Lodge MA, Holdhoff M, Leal JP, Bag AK, Nabors LB, Mintz A, Lesser GJ, Mankoff DA, Desai AS, Mountz JM, Lieberman FS, Fisher JD, Desideri S, Ye X, Grossman SA, Schiff D, Wahl RL. Repeatability of (18)F-FLT PET in a Multicenter Study of Patients with High-Grade Glioma. J Nucl Med Mar;58(3):393-398, 2017. doi:10.2967/jnumed.116.178434.

Baldwin J, Bag AK, O’Malley J, White S, Palot-Manzil F. All you need to know as an authorized user. AJR Am J Roentgenol 205:251-8, 2015. PMID: 26204272

Bag AK, Kim H, Gao Y, Bolding M, Warren PP, Fathallah-Shaykh HM, Markert JM, Fiveash J, Beasley TM, Gurler D, Khawaja A, Friedman GK, Chapman PR, Nabors LB, Han XS. Prolonged treatment with bevacizumab is associated with brain atrophy: A pilot study in patients with high-grade gliomas. J Neuro-oncol 122:585-93, 2015. PMID: 25711673

Amaral LF, Gaddikeri S, Chapman PR, Roy R, Gaddikeri RS, Marussi VH, Bag AK. Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation: Clinico-radiological Approach to Diagnosis. J Neuroimaging 25:539-51, 2015. PMID: 25545045

Scribner E, Saut O, Province P, Bag AK, Fathallah-Shaykh HM. Glioblastoma grows during anti-angiogenesis: model to clinical predictions. PLOS One 9(12):e115018, 2014. PMID: 25506702

Bag AK, Davenport JJ, Hackney JR, Roy R, Fathallah-Sheikh HM. Case 272: CLIPPERS. Radiology 273:940-7, 2014. PMID: 25420171

Bag AK, Cezayirili PC, Gaddikeri S, Fathallah-Sheikh HM, Davenport JJ, Cantors A, Han XS, Nabors LB. Survival analysis in patients with newly diagnosed primary Glioblastoma multiforme using pre- and post-treatment peritumoral perfusion imaging parameters. J Neurooncol 120:361-70, 2014. PMID: 25098699

Gebhardt BJ, Dobelbower MC, Ennis WH, Bag AK, Markert JM, Nabors LB, Fiveash JB. Patterns of failure of Glioblastoma multiforme following limited-margin radiation and concurrent temozolomide. Radiat oncol Jun 6;9(1):130, 2014. PMID: 24906388

Last update: August 2018