Arzu Ozturk, M.D.

Arzu Ozturk, M.D.







  • Associate Professor


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Clinical Interests

Dr. Ozturk specializes in diagnostic neuroradiology with particular interest in pediatric neuroradiology. Her research interests are advanced MRI techniques including but not limited to Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), tractography, and MR spectroscopy.  

She is interested in pediatric degenerative disorders, congenital anomalies, imaging of seizure disorders, and brain tumors. 




M.D., Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 1996

Internship: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 1995-1996


Radiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey 1999-2004


Pediatric Radiology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2009-2010

Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2010-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology,

Certificates of added qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology,

Licensed in California,

Licensed in Maryland,

Professional Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society

American Society of Neuroradiology

American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology

Radiological Society of North America

Honors and Awards

The Joseph Tepas Non-Physician Award: �Age-Related Mortality in Abusive Head Trauma� at the Pediatric Trauma Society 5th Annual meeting, Houston TX, November 8 � 10, 2018

Select Recent Publications

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. PMID:31483141.

Nuño M, Ugiliweneza B, Bardini RL, Ozturk A, Stephenson JT, Magaña JN. Age-related mortality in abusive head trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct;87(4):827-835. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002255. PMID:30865156.

Pham N, Dahlin B, Ozturk A, Bobinski B, Gananazapir G. Subclavian Steal Phenomenon Diagnosed Using Time-Of-Flight and Ferumoxytol-Enhanced Neck MRA: A Technical Report. Neurographics. 2019 Jul-Aug;9(4):304-307.

Kramer M, Antony R, Ozturk A, Lehn K, Graff JP, Chung JH. A Palpable Back Mass as First Presenting Sign of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Pediatric Patient. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2019 Jan;41(1):77-78. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000001214. PMID:29750743.

Bosemani T, Ozturk A, Tekes A, Hemker MO, Huisman TA. Feasibility of an optimized MR enterography protocol in the evaluation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. JBR-BTR. 2013 Jul-Aug;96(4):196-202. doi:10.5334/jbr-btr.274. PMID:24224293.

Ozturk A, Aygun N, Smith SA, Caffo B, Calabresi PA, Reich DS. Axial 3D gradient-echo imaging for improved multiple sclerosis detection in the cervical spinal cord at 3T. Neuroradiology. 2013 Mar; 55(4):431-9. doi:10.1007/s00234-012-1118-5. Epub 2012 Dec 4. PMID:23208410.

Ozturk A, Degaonkar M, Matson MA, Wells CT, Mahone EM, Horska A. MR spectroscopy correlates of frontal lobe function in healthy children. AJNR Am J Neuradiol. 2009 Aug;30(7):1308-14. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A1576.

Ozturk A, Sasson AD, Farrell JAD, Landman BA, da Motta ACBS, Aralasmak A, Yousem DM. Regional Differences in Diffusion Tensor Imaging Measurements:Assessment of Intra-rater and Inter-rater Variability. AJNR Am J Neuradiol. 2008 Jun;29(6):1124-7. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A0998. Epub 2008 Mar 20. PMID:18356471.

Ozturk A, Yousem DM, Mahmood A, El Sayed S. Prevalence of Asymmetry of Mamillary Body and Fornix Size on MR Imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Feb;29(2):384-7. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A0801.

Ozturk A, Saatci I, Akmangit I, Erdo?an C, Ozer E, Pamuk AG, Cekirge HS. Focal increased cortical density in immediate postembolization CT scans of patients with intracranial aneurysms. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Oct;27(9):1866-75. PMID:17032858.