Farrokh Dehdashti, MD

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD


Primary Academic Title

Professor, Radiology Senior Vice-chair and Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Nuclear medicine

Research Interest

In general, my main interest is the oncologic application of positron emission tomography (PET). PET provides unique information about the biology and behavior of tumors that can be used to improve management of cancer patients.


  • 1977: MD, Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran


  • 1977 - 1980: Resident and chief resident, radiology, Pahlavi University Hospitals, Shiraz, Iran
  • 1986 - 1989: Resident and chief resident, nuclear medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 1988 - 1989: Chief resident, nuclear medicine, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1989 - 1990: Fellow, PET imaging, Washington University

Board Certification

  • 1988: American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1980: Iranian Board of Radiololgy

Selected Research Publications

Summary: Appropriate Use Criteria for Estrogen Receptor-Targeted PET Imaging with 16α-18F-Fluoro-17β-Fluoroestradiol.
  • Ulaner GA, Mankoff DA, Clark AS, [...] Dehdashti F, [...] de Vries EGE
  • J Nucl Med 2023
First-in-Humans Evaluation of Safety and Dosimetry of 64Cu-LLP2A for PET Imaging.
  • Laforest R, Ghai A, Fraum TJ, [...] Dehdashti F
  • J Nucl Med 2023
Diagnostic Accuracy of 99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT for Characterization of Solid Renal Masses.
  • Parihar AS, Mhlanga J, Ronstrom C, [...] Dehdashti F, Wahl RL
  • J Nucl Med 2023
Pilot Study: PARP1 Imaging in Advanced Prostate Cancer.
  • Dehdashti F, Reimers MA, Shoghi KI, [...] Zhou D
  • Mol Imaging Biol 2022
Co-clinical FDG-PET radiomic signature in predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer.
  • Roy S, Whitehead TD, Li S, [...] Dehdashti F, Shoghi KI
  • Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2022
PET Imaging for Gynecologic Malignancies.
  • Friedman SN, Itani M, Dehdashti F
  • Radiol Clin North Am 2021
Standardized Uptake Value for 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Is a Marker of Inflammatory State and Immune Infiltrate in Cervical Cancer.
  • Floberg JM, Zhang J, Muhammad N, [...] Dehdashti F, [...] Schwarz JK
  • Clin Cancer Res 2021

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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