Cyrus Bateni, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Cyrus Bateni, M.D.

Clinical Professor

Division Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Program Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Program Co-Director, Medical Student Education

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Musculoskeletal Radiology

Radiology - Musculoskeletal Radiology



Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

My goal is to provide timely accurate care for each individual with the most appropriate imaging modality based upon their symptoms. I want to do everything I can as a radiologist to make you feeling healthy and staying physically active.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bateni is committed toward the education of fellows, residents, and medical students. He has an interest in image guided procedures.


Musculoskeletal Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2001

Medical School

M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2006


Internal Medicine, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix AZ 2006-2007


Diagnostic Radiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2007-2011


Breast Imaging, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2013


Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2011-2012

Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Radiology, UC Davis, 2017

Radiology Fellow Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Davis, 2013

Excellence in Teaching Musculoskeletal Radiology to Residents, University of Washington, 2012

Excellence in Professionalism, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2011

Bindra J, Boutin RD. Top 3 Differentials in Musculoskeletal Imaging. 2021 Thieme. Case contributor, Part 3 Upper Extremity: de Ga K, Bateni C, Darrow M, McGahan J, Randall RL, Chen D. Polyostotic osteoid osteoma: A case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Feb 8;15(4):411-415. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2020.01.012. PMID:32071661.

Shaw CB, Foster BH, Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bateni C, Boonsri P, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Nayak KS, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time three-dimensional MRI for the assessment of dynamic carpal instability. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 19;14(9):e0222704. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0222704. PMID:31536561.

Hodges CT, Shelton TJ, Bateni CP, Henrichon SS, Skaggs AW, Boutin RD, Lee CA, Haus, BM, Marder RA. The Medial Epicondyle of the Distal Femur is the Optimal Location for MRI Measurement of Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendon Cross-Sectional Area. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Nov;27(11):3498-3504. doi:10.1007/s00167-019-05421-6. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PMID:30809723.

Bateni C, Kahlon S, Kreulen C. Appropriate MRI evaluation of Lisfranc ligaments: how to avoid missing ligamentous Lisfranc injuries. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2019 March;18(1):29-36.

Golshani B, Bamrungchart S, Bateni CP. Radiographic evaluation of meniscal extrusion. Cureus. 2018 Sep 6;10(9):e3262. PMID:30430051

Judge SJ, Plescia TA, Bateni CP, Darrow MA, Evans CP, Canter RJ. Retroperitoneal extramedullary hematopoietic pseudotumor in ataxia-telangiectasia. Rare Tumors. 2018 Jul 22;10:2036361318789724. doi:10.1177/2036361318789724. PMID:30046399.

Boutin RD, Bamrunchart S, Bateni CP, Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Meehan JP, Lenchik L. CT of patients with hip fracture: muscle size and attenuation help predict mortality. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jun;208:W208-215. doi:10.2214/AJR.16.17226. Epub 2017 Mar 7. PMID:28267356.

Boutin RD, Netto AP, Nakamura D, Bateni C, Szabo RM, Cronin M, Foster B, Barfield WR, Seibert JA, Chaudhari AJ. “Knuckle cracking”: can blinded observers detect changes with physical examination and sonography? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr;475(4):1265-1271. doi:10.1007/s11999-016-5215-3. Epub 2017 Jan 3. PMID:28050816.

Boutin RD, Kaptuch JM, Bateni CP, Chalfant JS, Yao L. Influence of intravenous contrast administration on CT measures of muscle and bone attenuation: implications for sarcopenia and osteoporosis evaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Nov;207:1046-1054. doi:10.2214/AJR.16.16387. Epub 2016 Aug 24. PMID:27556335.  

Goodman LF, Bateni CP, Bishop JW, Canter RJ. Delayed phlegmon with gallstone fragments masquerading as soft tissue sarcoma. J Surg Case Rep. 2016 Jun 22;2016(6). doi:10.1093/jscr/rjw106. PMID:27333918.