Nima Kasraie, Ph.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Medical Physics division.

Dr. Kasraie earned a bachelor's degree in Physics first from University of Tehran, then Arkansas State University, and received a Master's degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He then obtained a doctral degree in medical physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with specialty in Diagnostic Imaging, before going on to a postdcotral stint in Biomedical Physics at California State University in Fresno.

He holds certificates in nuclear and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) at The Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom, and in Advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy from the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Kasraie is double board certified in Nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM), as well as in diagostic radiology physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019, Dr. Kasraie served as Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri in Kansas City Department of Radiology, where he also served for six years as the first full-time imaging medical physicist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Dr. Kasraie is an active (committee) member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). 


Arkansas State University (1999), Physics
Graduate School
University of Tennessee-Knoxvi (2005), Nuclear Engineering
Graduate School
Univ of Tx Health Science Ctr (2012), Medical Physics

Research Interest

  • Nuclear Medicine and PET imaging physics, pediatric imaging


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Large variation in radiation dose for routine abdomen CT: reasons for excess and easy tips for reduction.
Smith-Bindman R, Kang T, Chu PW, Wang Y, Stewart C, Das M, Duong PA, Cervantes L, Lamba R, Lee RK, MacLeod F, Kasraie N, Neill R, Pike P, Roehm J, Schindera S, Chung R, Delman BN, Jeukens CRLPN, Starkey LJ, Szczykutowicz TP, Eur Radiol 2023 Sep
Phantom and clinical evaluation of Block Sequential Regularized Expectation Maximization (BSREM) reconstruction algorithm in 68Ga-PSMA PET-CT studies.
Sadeghi F, Sheikhzadeh P, Kasraie N, Farzanehfar S, Abbasi M, Salehi Y, Ay M, Phys Eng Sci Med 2023 Jul
Impact of Region-of-Interest Delineation on Stability and Reproducibility of Liver SNR Measurements in 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT.
Fooladi M, Rezaei S, Aghahosseini F, Salehi Y, Kasraie N, Sheikhzadeh P, World J Nucl Med 2023 Jun 22 2 124-129
Organ doses, effective dose, and cancer risk estimation from head and neck CT scans
Samira Kamrani, Nima Kasraie, Fatemeh Jahangiri, Davood Khezerloo, Peyman Sheikhzadeh Radiation Physics and Chemistry 2023 212 November
Reference phantom selection in pediatric computed tomography using data from a large, multicenter registry.
Chu PW, Yu S, Wang Y, Seibert JA, Cervantes LF, Kasraie N, Chu CA, Smith-Bindman R, Pediatr Radiol 2021 Dec
Diagnostic reference levels and median doses for common clinical indications of CT: findings from an international registry.
Bos D, Yu S, Luong J, Chu P, Wang Y, Einstein AJ, Starkey J, Delman BN, Duong PT, Das M, Schindera S, Goode AR, MacLeod F, Wetter A, Neill R, Lee RK, Roehm J, Seibert JA, Cervantes LF, Kasraie N, Pike P, Pahwa A, Jeukens CRLPN, Smith-Bindman R, Eur Radiol 2021 Oct
Pre-procedural CT imaging aids neonatal PDA stenting for ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow with reduction in overall procedural morbidity.
Arar Y, Dimas VV, Nugent AW, Hussain T, Kasraie N, Reddy SRV, Zellers TM, Herbert C, Cardiol Young 2021 Oct 1-6
Comparison of the Effectiveness of Single-Component and Multicomponent Interventions for Reducing Radiation Doses in Patients Undergoing Computed Tomography: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Smith-Bindman R, Chu P, Wang Y, Chung R, Lopez-Solano N, Einstein AJ, Solberg L, Cervantes LF, Yellen-Nelson T, Boswell W, Delman BN, Duong PA, Goode AR, Kasraie N, Lee RK, Neill R, Pahwa A, Pike P, Roehm J, Schindera S, Starkey J, Suntharalingam S, Jeukens CRLPN, Miglioretti DL, JAMA Intern Med 2020 Mar
Identification of aspirated radiolucent foreign bodies in the pediatric airway using digital tomosynthesis: a multireader phantom study
Russell G, Kasraie N, Noel-MacDonnell J, Robinson AL, Chan SS J. Med. Imag. 2020 7 5

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Faculty
    U.S. State Department (2020-2023)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2017)