Medical School
Maulana Azad Medical College-Delhi University (1996)
Willington Hospital-Delhi University (1999), Radiology
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute (2002), Onco-radiology
Brookdale University Hosp. & Med. Ctr. (2003), Internal Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine (2007), Diagnostic Radiology
Temple University Dept. of Radiology (2008), Musculoskeletal Radiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • CT Guided Bone Biopsy
  • CT Guided Facet Injection or Si Joint Injection
  • CT Guided Intramuscular Injection (Includes Botox for Pirformis, Scalene)
  • CT Guided Vertebral or Rib Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Aspiration of Soft Tissue Fluid Collection or Abscess
  • Ultrasound Guided Baker Cyst Aspiration &/or Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Calcific Tendinitis Treatment
  • Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling of Tendon or Scar Tissue (Tenotomy)
  • Ultrasound Guided Ganglion Cyst Aspiration &/or Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Joint Injections & Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound or CT Guided Bursal Injection (Scapulothoracic, Gluteal, Iliopsoas)
  • Ultrasound or CT Guided Perineural Injection (Sciatic, Femoral, Obturator,Genitofemoral, Pudenal, Cluneal, Posterior Femoral Cutaneous, Radial Tunnel)
  • Ultrasound or CT Guided Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Research Interest

    • Sports Imaging, Sarcoma imaging, MR Neurography, Novel cartilage and molecular imaging.


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Diffusion-weighted MR Neurography of Extremity Nerves at 3.0 T: Feasibility Study.
    Zhao L, Wang G, Wu L, Yang L, Lin X, Chhabra A. AJR 2013 June
    A systematic approach to magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of epiphyseal lesions.
    Thawait SK, Thawait GK, Frassica FJ, Andreisek G, Carrino JA, Chhabra A Magn Reson Imaging 2013 Apr 31 3 418-31
    Magnetic resonance neurography-simple guide to performance and interpretation.
    Chhabra A Semin Roentgenol 2013 Apr 48 2 111-25
    High-resolution magnetic resonance-guided posterior femoral cutaneous nerve blocks.
    Fritz J, Bizzell C, Kathuria S, Flammang AJ, Williams EH, Belzberg AJ, Carrino JA, Chhabra A Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Apr 42 4 579-86
    Plexiform nerve sheath tumor or vascular malformation-role of advanced MR neurography and diffusion tensor imaging.
    Jalali-Farahani S, Blakeley JO, Belzberg AJ, Carrino JA, Chhabra A Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Mar
    High-Resolution 3T MR Neurography of the Brachial Plexus and Its Branches, with Emphasis on 3D Imaging.
    Chhabra A, Thawait GK, Soldatos T, Thakkar RS, Grande FD, Chalian M, Carrino JA AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2013 Mar 34 3 486-97
    Epithelioid sarcoma presenting as radial mononeuropathy: anatomical, magnetic resonance neurography and diffusion tensor imaging appearances.
    Wadhwa V, Salaria SN, Thakkar RS, Chhabra A Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Mar
    Quantification of muscle fat in patients with low back pain: comparison of multi-echo MR imaging with single-voxel MR spectroscopy.
    Fischer MA, Nanz D, Shimakawa A, Schirmer T, Guggenberger R, Chhabra A, Carrino JA, Andreisek G Radiology 2013 Feb 266 2 555-63
    Anatomic MR Imaging and Functional Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Peripheral Nerve Tumors and Tumorlike Conditions.
    Chhabra A, Thakkar RS, Andreisek G, Chalian M, Belzberg AJ, Blakeley J, Hoke A, Thawait GK, Eng J, Carrino JA AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2013 Jan
    Meralgia paresthetica: 3-Tesla magnetic resonance neurography.
    Chhabra A, Del Grande F, Soldatos T, Chalian M, Belzberg AJ, Williams EH, Jalali FS, Thawait GK, Eng J, Carrino JA Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Jan


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    Honors & Awards

    • 2nd place award. AUR
    • Certificate of merit. CIRSE
    • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
    • Gatewood fellowship award. JHU
    • 1st place awards. ESR and AUR
    • Certificate of merit. RSNA
    • Young investigator award. SSR
    • GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF)
    • 2nd prize & Certificate of Merit. Annual PA radiological society meeting
    • 1st prize & Certificate of Merit. APARSM
    • Certificate of Merit. RSNA
    • 1st prize & Certificate of Merit. Annual PA radiological society meeting
    • Certificate of merit. RSNA
    • Outstanding Academic Achievement award for all four consecutive years

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • International Skeletal Society (ISS) (2012)
    • International society of magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM) (2011)
    • Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) (2011)
    • American University Radiologists (AUR) (2004)
    • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) (2003)
    • Radiological society of North America (RSNA) (2003)