Osama Anwar Ahmed Raslan, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.B.Ch. for UC Davis Health

Osama Anwar Ahmed Raslan, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.B.Ch.

Associate Clinical Professor

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Nuclear Medicine


Radiology - Neuroradiology

Radiology - Nuclear Medicine

3D Printing - Augmented Reality



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I provide the highest-quality patient-centered care, while contentiously advancing patient care through novel leading edge research and techniques like 3D priting and augmented reality.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Raslan has clinical interests in neuroradiology, focusing on advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques of brain tumors and advanced imaging visualization including medical 3D printing and augmented reality.

His research interests also include head and neck imaging as well as nuclear and molecular neuroimaging.

In addition, Dr. Raslan has a strong interest in radiology education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Raslan's research focuses on the advanced neuroimaging techniques, especially the role of magnetic resonance imaging in the early detection, preoperative surgical planning and post treatment care of patients with brain tumors.

Dr. Raslan's research interests also include the use of advanced medical imaging visualization techniques such as 3D printing and augmented reality in patient care and staff education.

Dr. Raslan also has strong interests in nuclear neuroimaging.



Medical School

M.B.B.Ch., Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 1999

Other School

M.Sc., Diagnostic Radiology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 2004


Translational internship, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 2000-2001


Diagnostic Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt 2001-2004


Nuclear Medicine, St. Louis University, St. Louis MO 2012-2015


Neuroradiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago IL 2016-2017


PET/CT, St. Louis University, St. Louis MO 2015-2016


Interventional Radiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL 2010-2011


Neuroradiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester MA 2011-2012

MAGIS Star Recognition, Loyola University Medical Center, 2016, 2017

RSNA Press Release: PET/CT Shows Pituitary Abnormalities in Veterans with PTSD, 2014

"RSNA On-the-Air" Radio show, RSNA (Estimated audience 43,800), 2014

Young Professionals Committee (YPC) Award (3rd place), SNMMI, 2014

Shah CC, Spampinato MV, Parmar HA, Raslan OA, Tomà P, Lin DDM, Vymazal J, Colosimo C, Enterline DS. Safety and diagnostic efficacy of gadoteridol for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine in children 2 years of age and younger. Pediatr Radiol. 2021 Sep;51(10):1895-1906.

Raslan OA, Ozturk A, Pham N, Chang J, Strong EB, Bobinski M. A Comprehensive Review of Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Nasolacrimal Drainage Apparatus: What Radiologists Need to Know. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Dec;213(6):1331-1340. doi:10.2214/AJR.19.21507. Epub 2019 Sep 4. PubMed PMID:31483141.

Rosenbaum MD, Heiferman DM, Raslan OA, Martin B, Dominguez JF, de la Peña PM, Ashley WW, Rosenblum JD, Germanwala AV. Basilar Apex Aneurysms in the Setting of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Case Series and Angiographic Anatomic Study. Curr Neurovasc Res. 2019;16(1):12-18. doi:10.2174/1567202616666190129150403. PMID:30706810.

Muzaffar R, Raslan O, Ahmed F, Goldfarb L, Sterkel B, Osman MM. Incidental Findings on Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Images. J Nucl Med Technol. 2017 Sep;45(3):175-180. doi:10.2967/jnmt.117.195487. Epub 2017 Jul 13. PMID:28705926.

Bauer K, Lathrum A, Raslan O, Kelly PV, Zhou Y, Hewing D, Botkin C, Turner JA, Osman M. Do Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Affect (18)F-FDG PET/CT Uptake in the Dentate Nucleus and the Globus Pallidus? A Pilot Study. J Nucl Med Technol. 2017 Mar;45(1):30-33. doi:10.2967/jnmt.116.180844. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

Raslan OA, Parkar ND, Muzaffar R, Doherty C, Osman MM. Case 227: Endobronchial Carcinoid Tumor with Incidental Metastatic Breast Cancer Detected with Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy ((111)In Pentreotide). Radiology. 2016 Mar;278(3):949-55. doi:10.1148/radiol.2016141475. PMID:26885736.

Raslan OA, Muzaffar R, Shetty V, Osman MM. Image findings of cranial nerve pathology on [18F]-2- deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography with computerized tomography (PET/CT): a pictorial essay. Cancer Imaging. 2015 Dec 3;15:20. doi:10.1186/s40644-015-0054-0. PMID:26634826.

Muzaffar R, Raslan O, Osman MM. 18F-FDG-avid plantar nodules on true whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT in cancer patients. Nucl Med Commun. 2015 Sep;36(9):881-6. doi:10.1097/MNM.0000000000000334. PMID:25932543.

Ahmed F, Raslan O, Muzaffar R, Parkar N, Marwaha N, Osman M. Sjogren syndrome complicated by mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia. Front Oncol. 2015 Aug 06;5:179. doi:10.3389/fonc.2015.00179. PMID:26301203.

Raslan O, Debnam JM, Ketonen L, Kumar AJ, Schellingerhout D, Wang J. Stereoscopic visualization of diffusion tensor imaging data: a comparative survey of visualization techniques. Radiol Res Pract. 2013;2013:780916. doi:10.1155/2013/780916. Epub 2013 Oct 22. PMID:24251037.

3D Printed Models Provide Road Map to Rare Cloacal Repair Surgeries