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Bassem A. Georgy, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

About Bassem A. Georgy, MD

Dr. Bassem Georgy is Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of California at San Diego and in practice with North County Radiology (NCR) in Northern San Diego County (Oceanside and Escondido), CA. He is board certified in radiology and neuroradiology. His special expertise includes minimally invasive procedures of the spine.

Dr. Georgy received his dedical degree and master's degree in radiology at Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, where he also completed a radiology residency. He interned at Cairo University Hospitals. Under the tutelage of John Hesselink, MD and Robert Mattrey, MD.  Dr. Georgy received advanced training during a research fellowship. Thereafter, a diagnostic radiology residency was completed at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Two separate clinical rellowships, neuroradiology and magnetic resonance imaging, were completed at the University of California, San Diego under Dr. Hesselink's direction.

Dr. Georgy is the President of the American Society of Spine Radiology and past president of the San Diego Radiological Society. He is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Society of Interventional Neurosurgery, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, as well as a Senior Executive Committee member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He has received many honors and awards for his scientific research and presentations.

Further, he holds several editorial positions that include Associate Editor - Pain Physician, Reviewer - American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Reviewer - Yonsei Medical Journal. His publications list is extensive and includes journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

Publications

Publications
1. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR, Jernigan T. MR Imaging of the Corpus Callosum. AJR 160:949-955, 1993.

2. Georgy BA, Chong B, Chamberlain M, Hesselink JR, Kucharczyk W. MR Imaging of the Spine in Guillain Barre Syndrome. AJNR 15:300-301, 1994.

3. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Fat Suppression Technique for MR Imaging of Inflammatory and Neoplastic Spine Diseases. AJNR 15:409-417, 1994.

4. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. MR Imaging of the Spine: Recent Advances in Pulse Sequences and Special Techniques. AJR 162:923-934, 1994.

5. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Gadolinium Enhanced Fat Suppression MR Imaging of the Postoperative Back. Neuroradiology, 37:51-57, 1995.

6. Georgy BA, Casola G, Hesselink JR. Thymic Carcinoid Tumors, a report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Clinical Imaging, 19:25-29, 1995.

7. Croutch KL, Wong WH, Coufal F, Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. En-plaque Meningioma of the Basilar Meninges and Meckel's Cave: MR Appearance. AJNR 16:949-95, 1995.

8. Georgy BA, Brogdon BG, Powell RW, King JAC. Lateral Neck Mass in a Child. Academic Radiology 2:1026-1028, 1995.

9. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Fat Suppression Technique for MR Imaging of Inflammatory and Neoplastic Spine Diseases. Year book of Neuroradiology 361-362, 1995.

10. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Gadolinium Enhanced Fat Suppression MR Imaging of the Postoperative Back.. Year book of Neuroradiology 400, 1995.

11. Georgy BA, Snow DR, Hesselink JR. MR Imaging of Spinal Nerve Roots: Techniques, Enhancement Patterns, and Imaging Findings. AJR 166:173-179, 1996.

12. Rizk B, Georgy BA, West JD, Safron D, Brogdon BG. Calcified Pelvic Mass (Lithopedian). Academic Radiology 3:165-169, 1996.

13. Georgy BA, Casola G, Hesselink JR. Thymic Carcinoid Tumors, a report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Year book of Diagnostic Radiology 87-89, 1996.

14. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR, Middleton MS. Quantitative Analysis of Signal Intensities and Contrast after Fat Suppression in Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine. Academic Radiology 3:731-735, 1996.

15. Georgy BA, Rizk B, Snow DR, Lynn S, Thorneycroft I. Absence of Flow in Ovarian Vein by TOF MR Angiography. Clinical Imaging 21:203-206, 1997.

16. Georgy BA, Snow R, Brogdon BG, Williams P. Value of Bone Window Images in Routine Brain CT Examination Beyond Trauma. Applied Radiology 26(11):26-38, 1997.

17. Georgy BA, Brogdon BG, Snow RD, Wertelecki W. MRI and CT in Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome. AJNR 19:281-283, 1998.

18. Brogdon BG, Georgy BA. An unusual twist. (Case of the month) BJR 71:691-692, 1998.

19. Kono Y, Pinnell SP, Sirlin CB, Sparks SR, Georgy BA, Wong W, Mattrey RF. Carotid Artries: Contrast-enhanced US Angiography-Preliminary Clinical Experience. Radiology 2004; 230:561-568.

20. Brown GG, Eyler Zorrilla LT, Georgy, BA, Kindermann SS, Wong EC, Buxton RB. BOLD and perfusion response to finger-thumb apposition after acetazolamide administration: differential relationship to global perfusion. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2003 Jul;23(7):829-37.

21. Georgy BA, Wong DW. Plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation assisted percutaneous cement injection for treating advanced malignant vertebral compression fractures. AJNR 2007, April; 28(4):700-5.

22. Georgy BA. Interventional Techniques in Managing Persistent Pain After Vertebral Augmentation Procedures: A Retrospective Evaluation Retrospective Evaluation.Pain Physician 2007, Sept; 10:673-676

23. Georgy BA. Metastatic Spinal lesions; state of the art, treatment options and future trends. AJNR 2008, Oct; 29:1605-1611

Abstracts
1. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Fat Suppression Technique for MR Imaging of Inflammatory and Neoplastic Spine Diseases. Western Neuroradiology Society (WNRS), San Francisco, October 1992.

2. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR. Gadolinium Enhanced Fat Suppression MR Imaging othe Postoperative Back. The 78th Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, November 1992.

3. Martin RA, Georgy BA, Jones KL. Lack of significant subclavian artery hypoplasia in Poland Syndrome anomaly by routine and Magnetic Resonance Arteriography. Western Society of Pediatric Research (WSPR). Feb. 1993, Carmel, CA.

4. Saunders HB, Georgy BA, Hsu B, Steinbach GC, Baergen RN, Mattrey RF. High meeting, Association of University Radiologist (AUR), Cincinnati, OH, May 1993.

5. Cho KS, Georgy BA, Mattrey RF. MR Imaging with GD-DTPT Enhancement in the Acute Testicular Infarction in Rat Model. Korean Radiological Society, Seoul, October 1993.

6. Georgy BA, Snow R, Brogdon BG, Williams P. Value of Bone Window Images in Routine Brain CT Examination Beyond Trauma. The 18th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Neuroradiological Society, Orlando FL, October 1994.

7. Georgy BA, Snow RD, Hesselink JR. MR Imaging of Spinal Nerve Roots. The 18th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Neuroradiology Society, Orlando, FL, Oct. 1994.

8. Georgy BA, Snow RD, Harpen M. The Use of Rapid Increased Flip-Angle Spin- Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Imaging Gadolinium-Enhanced Brain Pathology. The 88th Annual Meeting, Southern Medical Association (SMA), Orlando FL, November 1994.

9. Wong W, Yaghamai R, Georgy BA. Primary Leiomyoma of the CNS Mimicking Features of Schwannoma on MRI. Case report, The 29th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Palm Springs CA, October 1997

10. Brown GG, Zorrilla LT, Georgy BA, Buxton RB, Kindermann SS, Wong EC. Simultaneous Alternation of Perfusion-weighted and BOLD-weighted Contrast by Acetazolamide Infusion. The 6th Scientific Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Sydney, Australia, April 1998.

11. Georgy BA, Hesselink JR, Adkinson D. 3D CISS in MR Imaging of the cervical spine. The 36th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Philadelphia, PA, May 1998.

12. Snow RD, Georgy BA, Brogdon BG, , Wertelecki W. Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography in Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome. The 36th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Philadelphia, PA, May 1998.

13. Georgy BA, Wong WH. Catheter Garanuloma Causing Spinal cord compression in High-dose Intrathecal Morphine Therapy (Case report) .The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, October 1998.

14. Georgy BA, Wong WH, Karpiniski NC. Lumbar Intradural Paraganglioma, MRI Findings (case report).The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, October 1998.

15. Georgy BA Haas RH, Wong WH, Hesselink JR. Typical and Atypical MRI findings in MELAS Syndrome, A Report of 9 cases.The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, October 1998.

16. Georgy BA, Wong WH, Hesselink JR. CT, MRI and Angiography in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. A report of 13 cases. The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, October 1998.

17. Georgy BA, Wong WH. Extra-axial Plasma Cell Granuloma mimicking Meningioma (case report). The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, October 1998.

18. Chopko BW, Georgy BA, Wong WH, Kerber C. Papaverine in the Endovascular treatment of Vaospasm.The 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Santa Fe, NM, Ocober. 1998.

19. Georgy BA Haas RH, Wong WH, Hesselink JR. Typical and Atypical MRI findings in MELAS Syndrome, A Report of 9 cases. The 37th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), San Diego, CA, May 1999.

20. Georgy BA, Wong WH. Extra-axial Plasma Cell Granuloma mimicking Meningioma (case report). The 37th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), San Diego, CA, May 1999.

21. Ferrett CG, Georgy BA, Healy JH, Wong WH, Hesselink JR. MR Diffusion imaging in brain pathology other than stroke. European Society of Neuroradiology, Vienna, Austria, September 1999.

22. Ferrett CG, Georgy BA, Wong WH. Catheter Garanuloma Causing Spinal cord compression in High-dose Intrathecal Morphine Therapy (Case report) European Society of Neuroradiology, Vienna, Austria, September 1999.

23. Ferrett CG, Georgy BA, Wong WH, Karpiniski NC. Lumbar Intradural Paraganglioma, MRI Findings (case report).European Society of Neuroradiology, Vienna, Austria, September 1999.

24. Georgy BA, Ghobrial E, Chopko P, Buxton R, Wong W, Kerber C, Hesselink J. MRI Perfusion Images in brain Arteriovenous Malformations; Early Experience. The 31st Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Kona, HI, October 1999.

25. Georgy BA, Chopko P, Buxton R, Wong W, Kerber C, Hesselink J. Imaging of Intracranial aneurysms, Comparison of 4 Modalities. The 31st Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society, Kona, HI, October 1999.

26. Ferrett CG, Georgy BA, Chopko P, Wong W, Kerber C, Hesselink J. et al. Imaging of Intracranial aneurysms, Comparison of 4 Modalities. The 85th Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, November 1999.

27. Ferrett CG, Georgy BA, Yousem D, Wong W, Hesselink J.CT, MRI and Angiography in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. A report of 13 cases. The 85th Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, November 1999.

28. Sirlin CB, Kono Y, Georgy BA, Wong WH, Sparks S, Mattrey RF. Ultrasound Contrast Angiography of Carotid Arteries in Human Subjects. The 85th Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, November 1999.

29. Chopko BW, Wong WH, Georgy BA, Kerber C. Percutaneous use of a snar in treatment of Acute MCA thrombosis. (Case Report). Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. San Francisco, CA , April 2000.

30. Georgy, BA, Nakaji P, Garres G. Percutaneous Injection of Calcitonin for Treatment of C4 Aneurysmal Bone Cyst. 4th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) . Marco Island, FL, February 2002.

31. Georgy BA, James B. Combined Coblation Technology and Percutaneous Cement Injection in Treatment of Malignant Vertebral Lesions. 7th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) . Miami Beach , FL, February 2004.

32. Georgy BA, Watanabe A, Wong W. Percutaneous Bone Cement for Sacral Fractures: Sacroplasty. 7th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), Miami Beach , FL, Feb 2004.

33. Watanabe A, Georgy BA. Comparison of multiple injection devices for Percutaneous Bone Cement. 7th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), Miami Beach , FL, Feb 2004.

34. Georgy BA, James B. Combined Coblation Technology and Percutaneous Cement Injection in Treatment of Malignant Vertebral Lesions. The 42th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), June 2004 Seattle, WA.

35. Georgy BA, Watanabe A, Wong W. Percutaneous Bone Cement for Sacral Fractures: Sacroplasty. The 42th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), June 2004 Seattle, WA.

36. Georgy BA, Wong W. Combined Coblation Technology and Percutaneous Cement Injection in Treatment of Malignant Vertebral Lesions. The 37st Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS), Carlsbad, CA, October 2005.

37. Georgy BA, Wong W. Plasma-mediated radiofrequency-based ablation in conjunction with percutaneous cement injection for treating painful vertebral compression fractures resulting from metastasizing malignancy. 9th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), Las Vegas, NV, February 2006.

38. Georgy BA, Wong W. A Technique To Improve Bone Cement Placement When Treating Vertebral Compression Fracture Due to Malignancy. 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of Society of Interventional radiology (SIR), Toronto, Canada, March 2006.

39. Georgy BA, Wong W. Plasma-mediated radiofrequency-based ablation in conjunction with percutaneous cement injection for treating painful vertebral compression fractures resulting from metastasizing malignancy. 43rd Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR,. San Diego, CA, May 2006.

40. Georgy BA, Wong W. Plasma-mediated radiofrequency-based ablation in conjunction with percutaneous cement injection for treating painful vertebral compression fractures resulting from metastasizing malignancy. 1st World Conference of Interventional Oncology, Como, Italy June 2006.

41. Georgy BA, Percutaneous Cement Augmentation in Lytic Lesions of the Sacrum and Pelvis. 10th Annual meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), Marco Island, FL, February 2007.

42. Georgy BA, Percutaneous Cement Augmentation in Lytic Lesions of the Sacrum and Pelvis. . 44th Annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Chicago, IL 2007.

43. Georgy BA Combined percutaneous cementation and plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation in advanced metastatic disease of the spine; Post CT evaluation of cement deposition and leakage American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), 11th Annual Meeting, Palm Spring, CA, February 2008.

44. Georgy BA Sacroplasty using a side hole device. American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), 11th Annual Meeting, Palm Spring, CA, February 2008.

45. Georgy BA Combined percutaneous cementation and plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation in advanced metastatic disease of the spine; Post CT evaluation of cement deposition and leakage American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 45th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2008.

46. Georgy BA. Sacroplasty using a side hole device. American Society Neuroradiology (ASNR) 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2008.

47. Georgy BA. Sacroplasty using a side hole device. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. (CIRSE) Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2008.

48. Georgy BA. Early clinical experience with CONFIDENCE vertebral body augmentation system: occurrence and degree of cement leakage as compared to kyphoplasty. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. (CIRSE) Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2008.

49. Georgy BA. Combined percutaneous cementation and plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation in advanced metastatic disease of the spine; Post CT evaluation of cement deposition and leakage Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 94nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 2008.

Book Chapters
Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3rd Edition; By Robert R. Edelman, MD, John R. Hesselink, MD, FACR, Michael B. Zlatkin, MD and John V. Crues, III, MD. Elsevier, 2006. Lower Face & Salivary Glands.

Articles Written by Bassem A. Georgy, MD

Symptoms of a Spinal Tumor

Benign and malignant spinal tumors almost always present with back pain as the foremost symptom. Coincidentally, back pain is also the most common symptom of non-tumor spinal disorders.

Types of Spinal Tumors

Types of spinal tumors include bone, vascular (blood vessels), cartilage, and plasma (white blood cells). Read on to learn more about benign and malignant spinal tumors.

Spine Tumor Development and Growth

Spinal tumors can develop (grow) within the spine's bony structures and/or spinal cord (neural structures). A spinal tumor may develop anywhere within the spine and at any level.

Benign or malignant? What is the difference?

Learn what the primary differences are between a non-cancerous spinal tumor and a malignancy.

Patient Guide to Spinal Tumors: Purpose and Introduction

Here you will learn about spinal tumors, how and where they develop, the diagnostic process, and treatment.

Spinal instability; a possible complication

Benign and malignant spinal tumor development and growth can affect the strength, load-bearing ability, and stability of the spine's bony anatomy.

Surgical treatment of spinal tumors

The benefits, risks and complications, as well as projected outcome (prognosis) are weighed as part of the decision process shared by you and your doctor.

Nonsurgical treatment of spinal tumors

Not all spinal tumors—benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancerous) require spine surgery. Your doctor may recommend a combination of therapies, some of which may be administered at different times. The best treatment may involve a thoughtful balance between complete elimination of the tumor to reducing its size.

Spinal tumor specialists; your medical team

The team approach is common in the treatment of a patient with a benign (not cancer) or malignant spinal tumor. Specialists who may be involved in managing care include the patient's primary care doctor, oncologist, radiologist, and spine surgeon.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

This list of questions will help you to get the answers you need to make an informed decision about a spinal tumor diagnosis and treatment.

What is a spinal tumor? Am I at risk?

"What is a spinal tumor and am I at risk if a family member has been diagnosed with a tumor in the spine? Are all spine tumors serious?

Diagnosis of a Spinal Tumor

Evidence of a spinal tumor may be found incidental to a work up for a different disorder. However, back pain is the foremost symptom that prompts a patient to see their doctor.

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