Ricardo B. Fonseca, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences
M.D., Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Office Address
1161 21st Avenue, South
R-1302 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Clinical Description
Ricardo Fonseca, M.D., earned his medical degree from Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and fellowship in Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2003 and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2004. He was appointed Director of the Body Imaging Fellowship program in 2006.

Section: Body Imaging
Milam RA, Fonseca RB. Case 240: Meckel Diverticulitis. Radiology. 2017 Apr; 283(1): 303-7. PMID: 28318437, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2017150885, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Milam RA, Fonseca RB. Case 240. Radiology. 2016 Dec; 281(3): 967-8. PMID: 27870626, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2016150884, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Fonseca RB, Grzeszczak EF. Case 128: Bilateral ovarian fibromas in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Radiology. 2008 Jan; 246(1): 318-21. PMID: 18096544, PII: 246/1/318, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2461041824, ISSN: 1527-1315.

da Rocha AJ, Maia AC, Fonseca RB. MR imaging of upper motor neuron compromise in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [letter]. Radiology. 2006 Oct; 241(1): 321-2; author reply 322. PMID: 16990687, PII: 241/1/321, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2411051715, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Braga FT, da Rocha AJ, Fonseca RB. Supplemental oxygen concentration and increased signal intensity of cerebrospinal fluid on FLAIR MR images [letter]. Radiology. 2005 Jun; 235(3): 1085-6; author reply 1086. PMID: 15914487, PII: 235/3/1085, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2353041898, ISSN: 0033-8419.

da Rocha AJ, Oliveira AS, Fonseca RB, Maia AC, Buainain RP, Lederman HM. Detection of corticospinal tract compromise in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with brain MR imaging: relevance of the T1-weighted spin-echo magnetization transfer contrast sequence. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 Oct; 25(9): 1509-15. PMID: 15502129, PII: 25/9/1509, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Braga F, Rocha AJ, Gomes HR, Filho GH, Silva CJ, Fonseca RB. Noninvasive MR cisternography with fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and 100% supplemental O(2) in the evaluation of neurocysticercosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004 Feb; 25(2): 295-7. PMID: 14970035, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Braga FT, da Rocha AJ, Hernandez Filho G, Arikawa RK, Ribeiro IM, Fonseca RB. Relationship between the concentration of supplemental oxygen and signal intensity of CSF depicted by fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Oct; 24(9): 1863-8. PMID: 14561617, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Fonseca RB, Duarte PS, Susuki L. Vesicoureteral reflux in a patient with complete ureteral duplication detected on Tc-99m DTPA renography. Clin Nucl Med. 2003 Jun; 28(6): 498-500. PMID: 12917535, DOI: 10.1097/01.RLU.0000067513.70468.67, ISSN: 0363-9762.

Amaral, D. T., Fonseca, R. B., Skaf, A.. Correlation of Non-enhanced MRI, MR Arthrography, and CT Arthrography with Arthroscopy in the Evaluation of Labral, Chondral, and Ligamental Lesions of the Hip. 2003; Scientific Poster presented at RSNA(()).

Skaf, AY, Fonseca, RB, Amaral, DT, Toyama, C, Rocha, AJ.. MRI findings of intervertebral discal cysts. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2003; 180 (3)((Supplement)): 30-1.

Jasinowodolinski, D, Meirelles, GSP, Figueiredo, CM, Maciel, RP, Macedo, AC, Szarf, G, Fonseca, RB. Aplicacões da tomografia computadorizada multislice com sincronizacão cardíaca ("gating") no tórax. 2003; ((Poster presented in the Jornada Paulista de Radiologia, São Paulo, Brazil, May 1-4)).

Skaf, A., Fonseca, R. B., Amaral, D. T.. MRI and Kinematic MRI Evaluation of the Suprapatellar Fat Pad in Patients with Anterior Knee Pain. Radiology. 2002; 255 (P)(()): 210-1.

Fonseca, RB, Spies, WG, and Spies, SM. A simplified method for "Gestalt" interpretation of Ventilation/Perfusion (V/Q) scintigrams in suspected pulmonary embolism (PE): comparison with the modified Biello criteria and assessment of interobserver variability. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1997; 5((38)): 299.

Egofske, PJ, Fonseca, RB, Sansi, PK, and Trepashko, DW. Early experiences with Tl-201 brain SPECT to differentiate cerebral lymphoma from toxoplasmosis in HIV-positive patients. Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear. 1995; 5((14)): 339.

Blake, JJ, Conrad, A, Pickens, D, Yu, C, Wang, L, Fonseca, RB. Utilization of Repetitive Kidney Stone Protocol CT Scans.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 11/2/2009
- 2 Body Imaging Fellowship positions available each year.