Biography

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 from Arkansas State University, and received a master's degree in nuclear and radiological engineering from the University of Tennessee. He then obtained a doctral degree in medical physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before 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 also board certified in nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM), and 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. He also served for six years as the first full-time medical physicist at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City.

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

Education

Undergraduate
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

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Construction of an Anthropomorphic Phantom for Use in Evaluating Pediatric Airway Digital Tomosynthesis Protocols.
Kasraie N, Robinson A, Chan S, Radiol Res Pract 2018 2018 3835810
Fundamental Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging: A Brief Overview
Nima Kasraie Medical Physics International 2017 5 2 193-194
Implementation of a competency check-off in diagnostic fluoroscopy for radiology trainees: impact on reducing radiation for three common fluoroscopic exams in children.
Shah S, Desouches SL, Lowe LH, Kasraie N, Reading B, Pediatr Radiol 2015 Feb 45 2 228-34
Characterization of atherosclerotic plaque: a contrast-detail study using multidetector and cone-beam computed tomography.
Kasraie N, Mah P, Keener CR, Clarke GD, J Appl Clin Med Phys 2014 Jan 15 1 4308
Characterizing atherosclerotic plaque with computed tomography: a contrast-detail study
N Kasraie, GD Clarke Proc. SPIE 2012 83181M
On the use of molecular weight cutoff cassettes to measure dynamic relaxivity of novel gadolinium contrast agents: example using hyaluronic Acid polymer complexes in phosphate-buffered saline.
Kasraie N, Oviatt HW, Clarke GD, Radiol Res Pract 2011 2011 808795

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology (2020)
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Radiological Society of North America