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Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Radiology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentRadiology
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Radiology, Gray 2
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-8143
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  1. Ghasemi-Rad M, England JS, Brinegar KN, Ferrone CR, Oklu R. Endovascular diagnosis of radiographically and intraoperatively occult insulinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 May; 26(5):760-2.
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  2. Paul AB, Oklu R, Saini S, Prabhakar AM. How Much Is That Head CT? Price Transparency and Variability in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 May; 12(5):453-7.
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  3. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Platt JT, Brink JA, Oklu R. Response. Radiology. 2015 Mar; 274(3):940-1.
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  4. Oklu R, Ghasemi-Rad M, Irani Z, Brinegar KN, Toner E, Hirsch JA. Aspiration thrombectomy using the penumbra catheter. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Mar; 26(3):454-5.
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  5. Deipolyi AR, Oklu R, Al-Ansari S, Zhu AX, Goyal L, Ganguli S. Safety and Efficacy of 70-150 µm and 100-300 µm Drug-Eluting Bead Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Apr; 26(4):516-22.
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  6. Misono AS, Oklu R, Prabhakar AM. Time-driven activity-based costing trumps traditional cost accounting for radiologists. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Feb; 204(2):W217.
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  7. Hesketh RL, Zhu AX, Oklu R. Radiomics and circulating tumor cells: personalized care in hepatocellular carcinoma? Diagn Interv Radiol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 21(1):78-84.
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  8. Mohammadi A, Ghasemi-Rad M, Oklu R. Primary hydatid cyst in the adrenal gland. BMJ Case Rep. 2014; 2014.
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  9. Deipolyi AR, Zhu AX, Oklu R. Intratumoral Vascular Shunting: Biomarker of Clinical Outcome and Source of Circulating Tumor Cells? Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct 20.
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  10. Gunn AJ, Oklu R. A preliminary observation of weight loss following left gastric artery embolization in humans. J Obes. 2014; 2014:185349.
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  11. Hesketh RL, Zhu AX, Oklu R. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Can Circulating Tumor Cells and Radiogenomics Deliver Personalized Care? Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 18.
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  12. Deipolyi AR, Kalva SP, Oklu R, Walker TG, Wicky S, Ganguli S. Reduction in portal venous pressure by transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for treatment of hemorrhagic stomal varices. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Sep; 203(3):668-73.
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  13. Deipolyi AR, Iafrate AJ, Zhu AX, Ergul EA, Ganguli S, Oklu R. High lung shunt fraction in colorectal liver tumors is associated with distant metastasis and decreased survival. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Oct; 25(10):1604-8.
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  14. Donaldson CW, Oklu R, Watkins MT, Donaldson MC, Abtahian F, Schainfeld RM, Jaff MR, Weinberg I. Popliteal venous aneurysms: characteristics, management strategies, and clinical outcomes-a modern single-center series. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 28(8):1816-22.
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  15. Deipolyi AR, Alexander B, Rho J, Hirsch JA, Oklu R. Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling using desmopressin or corticotropic-releasing hormone: a single-center experience. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul 4.
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  16. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Platt JT, Brink JA, Oklu R. Engaging our patients: shared decision making and interventional radiology. Radiology. 2014 Jul; 272(1):9-11.
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  17. Irani Z, Alexander B, Zhang D, Liu B, Ghoshhajra B, Oklu R. Novel lead-free drape applied to the X-ray detector protects against scatter radiation in the angiography suite. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Aug; 25(8):1200-8.
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  18. Hirsch JA, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Nicola GN, Oklu R, Schoppe KA, Silva E, Manchikanti L. The ICD-10 system: a gift that keeps on taking. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jun 20.
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  19. Yamamoto S, Korn RL, Oklu R, Migdal C, Gotway MB, Weiss GJ, Iafrate AJ, Kim DW, Kuo MD. ALK molecular phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer: CT radiogenomic characterization. Radiology. 2014 Aug; 272(2):568-76.
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  20. Phillips D, Deipolyi AR, Hesketh RL, Midia M, Oklu R. Pelvic congestion syndrome: etiology of pain, diagnosis, and clinical management. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 May; 25(5):725-33.
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  21. Meehan T, Stecker MS, Kalva SP, Oklu R, Walker TG, Ganguli S. Outcomes of transcatheter arterial embolization for acute hemorrhage originating from gastric adenocarcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Jun; 25(6):847-51.
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  22. Deipolyi AR, Golberg A, Yarmush ML, Arellano RS, Oklu R. Irreversible electroporation: evolution of a laboratory technique in interventional oncology. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 20(2):147-54.
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  23. Oklu R, Stone JR, Albadawi H, Watkins MT. Extracellular traps in lipid-rich lesions of carotid atherosclerotic plaques: implications for lipoprotein retention and lesion progression. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Apr; 25(4):631-4.
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  24. Butros SR, Walker TG, Salazar GM, Kalva SP, Oklu R, Wicky S, Ganguli S. Direct translumbar inferior vena cava ports for long-term central venous access in patients with cancer. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Apr; 25(4):556-60.
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  25. Albadawi H, Oklu R, Cormier NR, O'Keefe RM, Heaton JT, Kobler JB, Austen WG, Watkins MT. Hind limb ischemia-reperfusion injury in diet-induced obese mice. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):683-91.
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  26. Prabhakar AM, Oklu R, Harvey HB, Harisinghani MG, Rosman DA. The radiology job market: analysis of the ACR jobs board. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 May; 11(5):507-11.
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  27. Long CA, Boulom V, Albadawi H, Tsai S, Yoo HJ, Oklu R, Goldman MH, Watkins MT. Poly-ADP-ribose-polymerase inhibition ameliorates hind limb ischemia reperfusion injury in a murine model of type 2 diabetes. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec; 258(6):1087-95.
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  28. Harvey HB, Prabhakar AM, Oklu R. Bringing transparency to physician-industry relationships: what the Physician Payment Sunshine Act will mean for interventional radiologists. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Nov; 24(11):1589-92; quiz 1593.
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  29. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Oklu R. Thirty-day hospital re-admissions: a metric that matters. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Oct; 24(10):1509-11.
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  30. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Oklu R. The medical device excise tax--before it begins? N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 5; 369(10):983-4.
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  31. Oklu R, Deipolyi AR, Wicky S, Ergul E, Deik AA, Chen JW, Hirsch JA, Wojtkiewicz GR, Clish CB. Identification of small compound biomarkers of pituitary adenoma: a bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Sep; 6(7):541-6.
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  32. Harvey HB, Prabhakar AM, Gowda V, Oklu R. Removing the veil: price transparency in interventional radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep; 24(9):1343-6.
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  33. Sillesen M, Jin G, Oklu R, Albadawi H, Imam AM, Jepsen CH, Hwabejire JO, Ostrowski SR, Johansson PI, Rasmussen LS, Alam HB. Fresh-frozen plasma resuscitation after traumatic brain injury and shock attenuates extracellular nucleosome levels and deoxyribonuclease 1 depletion. Surgery. 2013 Aug; 154(2):197-205.
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  34. Sheth RA, Hesketh R, Kong DS, Wicky S, Oklu R. Barriers to drug delivery in interventional oncology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Aug; 24(8):1201-7.
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  35. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Hirsch JA, Wicky S, Oklu R. Medical device excise tax: implications for interventional radiologists. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):795-6.
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  36. Oklu R, Albadawi H, Jones JE, Yoo HJ, Watkins MT. Reduced hind limb ischemia-reperfusion injury in Toll-like receptor-4 mutant mice is associated with decreased neutrophil extracellular traps. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1627-36.
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  37. McDermott S, Oliveira GR, Wicky S, Oklu R. Measurements of the left common iliac vein diameter may not be consistent over time. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Apr; 24(4):606-7.
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  38. Oklu R, Wicky S. Catheter-directed thrombolysis of deep venous thrombosis. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2013 Jun; 39(4):446-51.
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  39. Wicky S, Pinto EG, Oklu R. Catheter-directed thrombolysis of arterial thrombosis. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2013 Jun; 39(4):441-5.
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  40. Brazeau NF, Pinto EG, Harvey HB, Oliveira GR, Pomerantz BJ, Wicky S, Oklu R. Critical limb ischemia: an update for interventional radiologists. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(2):173-80.
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  41. Brazeau NF, Harvey HB, Pinto EG, Deipolyi A, Hesketh RL, Oklu R. May-Thurner syndrome: diagnosis and management. Vasa. 2013 Mar; 42(2):96-105.
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  42. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Wicky S, Hirsch JA, Thrall JH, Oklu R. What's brewing: how interventional radiologists can learn from the reinvention of Starbucks. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Aug; 10(8):559-61.
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  43. Gunn AJ, Iqbal SI, Kalva SP, Walker TG, Ganguli S, Salazar GM, Oklu R, Wicky S. Intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement using a single-puncture technique in 99 patients. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Feb; 47(2):97-101.
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  44. Sheth RA, Hesketh R, Deipolyi AR, Oklu R. Circulating tumor cells: personalized medicine in interventional oncology? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Feb; 24(2):221-8.
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  45. Nikolic B, Rose SC, Ortiz J, Martin LG, Zaki R, Borsa JJ, Oklu R, Saad WA. Standards of reporting for interventional radiology treatment of renal and pancreatic transplantation complications. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Dec; 23(12):1547-56.
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  46. Deipolyi AR, Hirsch JA, Oklu R. Caution during use of desmopressin in IPSS. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Sep 1; 5(5):e28.
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  47. Albadawi H, Haurani MJ, Oklu R, Trubiano JP, Laub PJ, Yoo HJ, Watkins MT. Differential effect of zoledronic acid on human vascular smooth muscle cells. J Surg Res. 2013 Jun 15; 182(2):339-46.
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  48. Salazar G, Yeddula K, Wicky S, Oklu R, Ganguli S, Waltman AC, Walker TG, Kalva SP. Image-guided placement of port catheters: is there an increased risk of infection if the port is immediately accessed and used? J Vasc Access. 2013 Apr-Jun; 14(2):170-4.
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  49. McDermott S, Oliveira G, Ergül E, Brazeau N, Wicky S, Oklu R. May-Thurner syndrome: can it be diagnosed by a single MR venography study? Diagn Interv Radiol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 19(1):44-8.
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  50. Deipolyi AR, Hirsch JA, Oklu R. Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling with desmopressin. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Sep 1; 5(5):487-8.
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  51. Oklu R, Albadawi H, Watkins MT, Monestier M, Sillesen M, Wicky S. Detection of extracellular genomic DNA scaffold in human thrombus: implications for the use of deoxyribonuclease enzymes in thrombolysis. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 May; 23(5):712-8.
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  52. Atkinson W, Forghani R, Wojtkiewicz GR, Pulli B, Iwamoto Y, Ueno T, Waterman P, Truelove J, Oklu R, Chen JW. Ligation of the jugular veins does not result in brain inflammation or demyelination in mice. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33671.
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  53. McDermott S, Deipolyi A, Walker T, Ganguli S, Wicky S, Oklu R. Role of preoperative angiography in colon interposition surgery. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2012 May-Jun; 18(3):314-8.
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  54. Walker TG, Kalva SP, Ganguli S, Öklü R, Salazar GM, Waltman AC, Wicky S. Image optimization during endovascular aneurysm repair. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jan; 198(1):200-6.
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  55. Oklu R, Habito R, Mayr M, Deipolyi AR, Albadawi H, Hesketh R, Walker TG, Linskey KR, Long CA, Wicky S, Stoughton J, Watkins MT. Pathogenesis of varicose veins. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Jan; 23(1):33-9; quiz 40.
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  56. Fan Y, Liu Y, Oklu R, He NS, Li P, Wu Q, Deipolyi A, Wicky S, Song HY. Balloon occlusion of the right main bronchus in an ovine model provides sufficient time for emergent interventions in massive pulmonary embolism. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1):127-31.
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  57. Ganguli S, Kalva S, Oklu R, Walker TG, Datta N, Grabowski EF, Wicky S. Efficacy of lower-extremity venous thrombolysis in the setting of congenital absence or atresia of the inferior vena cava. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Oct; 35(5):1053-8.
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  58. Deipolyi AR, Hirsch JA, Oklu R. Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling. J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 May; 4(3):215-8.
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  59. Deipolyi A, Karaosmanoglu A, Habito C, Brannan S, Wicky S, Hirsch J, Oklu R. The role of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the diagnostic evaluation of Cushing syndrome. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1):132-8.
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  60. Oklü R, Hesketh R, Wicky S, Metcalfe JC. Expression of mRNA isoforms of latent transforming growth factor-ß binding protein-1 in coronary atherosclerosis and human tissues. Biochem Genet. 2011 Apr; 49(3-4):213-25.
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  61. Oklü R, Hesketh R, Wicky S, Metcalfe J. TGFß/activin signaling pathway activation in intimal hyperplasia and atherosclerosis. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2011 Sep; 17(3):290-6.
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  62. Oklü R, Hesketh R, Wicky S, Metcalfe JC. Localization of latent transforming growth factor-ß binding protein-1 in human coronary atherosclerotic plaques. Circ J. 2011; 75(1):196-200.
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  63. Oklu R, Walker TG, Wicky S, Hesketh R. Angiogenesis and current antiangiogenic strategies for the treatment of cancer. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Dec; 21(12):1791-805; quiz 1806.
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  64. Plett SK, Berdon WE, Cowles RA, Oklu R, Campbell JB. Cushing proximal symphalangism and the NOG and GDF5 genes. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):209-15.
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  65. Oklü R, Hesketh R. The latent transforming growth factor beta binding protein (LTBP) family. Biochem J. 2000 Dec 15; 352 Pt 3:601-10.
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  66. Oklu, Rahmi. Expression of Latent Transforming Growth factor-Beta 1 in Atherosclerosis. 2000.
  67. Oklü R, Hesketh TR, Metcalfe JC, Kemp PR. Expression of alternatively spliced human latent transforming growth factor beta binding protein-1. FEBS Lett. 1998 Sep 18; 435(2-3):143-8.
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  68. Oklü R, Metcalfe JC, Hesketh TR, Kemp PR. Loss of a consensus heparin binding site by alternative splicing of latent transforming growth factor-beta binding protein-1. FEBS Lett. 1998 Mar 27; 425(2):281-5.
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  69. Garrick M, Scott D, Walpole S, Finkelstein E, Whitbred J, Chopra S, Trivikram L, Mayes D, Rhodes D, Cabbagestalk K, Oklu R, Sadiq A, Mascia B, Hoke J, Garrick L. Iron supplementation moderates but does not cure the Belgrade anemia. Biometals. 1997 Apr; 10(2):65-76.
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