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Scott H. Faro, MD


Scott H. Faro, MD


Professor, Radiology

Director, Functional Brain Imaging Center and Clinical MRI, Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Telephone:  215-707-4263

FAX: 215-707-9389

Email: scott.faro@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Radiology


Educational Background:


BS, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, 1979

MD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1986


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specialty Interests:



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research interests:


Functional MRI

Diffusion tensor MR imaging

Molecular imaging and therapy

NeuroImaging in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis

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professional affiliations:


President, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26435778. Barakat N, Shah P, Faro SH, Gaughan JP, Middleton D, Mulcahey MJ, Mohamed FB, Inter- and intra-rater reliability of diffusion tensor imaging parameters in the normal pediatric spinal cord. World J Radiol 7:9(279-85)2015 Sep 28

25441508. Conklin CJ, Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Technical considerations for functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 24:4(695-704)2014 Nov

24629515. Middleton DM, Mohamed FB, Barakat N, Hunter LN, Shellikeri S, Finsterbusch J, Faro SH, Shah P, Samdani AF, Mulcahey MJ, An investigation of motion correction algorithms for pediatric spinal cord DTI in healthy subjects and patients with spinal cord injury. Magn Reson Imaging 32:5(433-9)2014 Jun

24136644. Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Helpern JA, Jensen JH, Thulborn KR, Atkinson IC, Sair HI, Mikulis DJ, Hot topics in functional neuroradiology. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 34:12(2241-9)2013 Dec

23098383. Bellace M, Williams JM, Mohamed FB, Faro SH, An fMRI study of the activation of the hippocampus by emotional memory. Int J Neurosci 123:2(121-7)2013 Feb

22820891. Bennett DS, Mohamed FB, Carmody DP, Malik M, Faro SH, Lewis M, Prenatal tobacco exposure predicts differential brain function during working memory in early adolescence: a preliminary investigation. Brain Imaging Behav 7:1(49-59)2013 Mar

22300927. Barakat N, Mohamed FB, Hunter LN, Shah P, Faro SH, Samdani AF, Finsterbusch J, Betz R, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ, Diffusion tensor imaging of the normal pediatric spinal cord using an inner field of view echo-planar imaging sequence. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 33:6(1127-33)2012 Jun

21255179. Khorrami MS, Faro SH, Seshadri A, Moonat S, Lidicker J, Hershey BL, Mohamed FB, Functional MRI of sensory motor cortex: comparison between finger-to-thumb and hand squeeze tasks. J Neuroimaging 21:3(236-40)2011 Jul

21233227. Mohamed FB, Hunter LN, Barakat N, Liu CS, Sair H, Samdani AF, Betz RR, Faro SH, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ, Diffusion tensor imaging of the pediatric spinal cord at 1.5T: preliminary results. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32:2(339-45)2011 Feb

20303095. Pontari MA, Mohamed FB, Lebovitch S, Moonat S, Lebed B, Ruggieri MR, Faro SH, Central nervous system findings on functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients before and after treatment with anticholinergic medication. J Urol 183:5(1899-905)2010 May

19351556. Bennett DS, Mohamed FB, Carmody DP, Bendersky M, Patel S, Khorrami M, Faro SH, Lewis M, Response inhibition among early adolescents prenatally exposed to tobacco: an fMRI study. Neurotoxicol Teratol 31:5(283-90)2009 Sep-Oct

19190484. Pierce SR, Lauer RT, Prosser LA, Mohamed FB, Dougherty JB, Faro SH, Betz RR, Incidental findings during functional magnetic resonance imaging: ethical and procedural issues. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 88:4(275-7)2009 Apr

18579212. Levene HB, Mohamed FB, Faro SH, Seshadri AB, Loftus CM, Tuma RF, Jallo JI, Small mammal MRI imaging in spinal cord injury: a novel practical technique for using a 1.5 T MRI. J Neurosci Methods 172:2(245-9)2008 Jul 30

17729348. Patel SA, Hum BA, Gonzalez CF, Schwartzman RJ, Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Application of voxelwise analysis in the detection of regions of reduced fractional anisotropy in multiple sclerosis patients. J Magn Reson Imaging 26:3(552-6)2007 Sep

16808832. Sair HI, Mohamed FB, Patel S, Kanamalla US, Hershey B, Hakma Z, Faro SH, Diffusion tensor imaging and fiber-tracking in Marchiafava-Bignami disease. J Neuroimaging 16:3(281-5)2006 Jul

16436822. Mohamed FB, Faro SH, Gordon NJ, Platek SM, Ahmad H, Williams JM, Brain mapping of deception and truth telling about an ecologically valid situation: functional MR imaging and polygraph investigation--initial experience. Radiology 238:2(679-88)2006 Feb

16343562. Gordon NJ, Mohamed FB, Faro SH, Platek SM, Ahmad H, Williams JM, Integrated zone comparison polygraph technique accuracy with scoring algorithms. Physiol Behav 87:2(251-4)2006 Feb 28

14561616. Assaf BA, Mohamed FB, Abou-Khaled KJ, Williams JM, Yazeji MS, Haselgrove J, Faro SH, Diffusion tensor imaging of the hippocampal formation in temporal lobe epilepsy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 24:9(1857-62)2003 Oct

12427619. Koenigsberg RA, Black P, Faro SH, Rykken J, Lumbar disk pseudotumor: an unusual presentation of lumbar spinal fracture and stenosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:10(1662-4)2002 Nov-Dec

12203759. Mohamed FB, Pinus AB, Faro SH, Patel D, Tracy JI, BOLD fMRI of the visual cortex: quantitative responses measured with a graded stimulus at 1.5 Tesla. J Magn Reson Imaging 16:2(128-36)2002 Aug

11827876. Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Tracy JI, Elfont RM, Pinus AB, Lublin FD, Koenigsberg RA, Chen CY, Tsai FY, Quantitative functional MR imaging of the visual cortex at 1.5 T as a function of luminance contrast in healthy volunteers and patients with multiple sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:1(59-65)2002 Jan

11682290. Koenigsberg RA, Greco D, Yatzi J, Zigmund B, Faro SH, Gul N, Romano GJ, Croul S, Imaging and neurological manifestations of an unusual thymic carcinoma. Clin Imaging 25:5(327-31)2001 Sep-Oct

11358659. Mohamed FB, Vinitski S, Gonzalez CF, Faro SH, Lublin FA, Knobler R, Gutierrez JE, Increased differentiation of intracranial white matter lesions by multispectral 3D-tissue segmentation: preliminary results. Magn Reson Imaging 19:2(207-18)2001 Feb

11105715. Mohamed FB, Tracy JI, Faro SH, Emperado J, Koenigsberg R, Pinus A, Tsai FY, Investigation of alternating and continuous experimental task designs during single finger opposition fMRI: a comparative study. J Comput Assist Tomogr 24:6(935-41)2000 Nov-Dec

10918739. Faro SH, Higginson SN, Koenigsberg R, Poon CM, Swidryk JP, Mohammed FB, Zimmerman RA, Chen CY, Phakomatoses. Part I: Neurofibromatosis type 1: common and uncommon neuroimaging findings. J Neuroimaging 10:3(138-46)2000 Jul

10874146. Koenigsberg RA, Dave A, McCormick D, Weiss J, Higashida RT, Faro SH, Grandinetti LM, Tsai FY, Complicated stent supported cerebrovascular angioplasty: case analyses and review of literature. Surg Neurol 53:5(465-74)2000 May

10694465. Tracy JI, Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Pinsk M, Pinus A, Functional localization of a "Time Keeper" function separate from attentional resources and task strategy. Neuroimage 11:3(228-42)2000 Mar

10589586. Mohamed FB, Vinitski S, Faro SH, Ortega HV, Enochs S, A simple method to improve image nonuniformity of brain MR images at the edges of a head coil. J Comput Assist Tomogr 23:6(1008-12)1999 Nov-Dec

10195583. Mohamed FB, Vinitski S, Faro SH, Gonzalez CF, Mack J, Iwanaga T, Optimization of tissue segmentation of brain MR images based on multispectral 3D feature maps. Magn Reson Imaging 17:3(403-9)1999 Apr

10094358. Koenigsberg RA, Wysoki M, Weiss J, Faro SH, Tsai FY, Risk of clot formation in femoral arterial sheaths maintained overnight for neuroangiographic procedures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 20:2(297-9)1999 Feb

9646802. Wysoki MG, Nassar CJ, Koenigsberg RA, Novelline RA, Faro SH, Faerber EN, Head trauma: CT scan interpretation by radiology residents versus staff radiologists. Radiology 208:1(125-8)1998 Jul

9457212. Faro SH, Mohamed FB, Chen CY, Ortega HV, Vinitski S, Carotid artery bifurcation: multiple-flip-angle, three-dimensional, time-of-flight MR angiographic technique. Radiology 206:2(555-9)1998 Feb

9442589. Wysoki M, Koenigsberg RA, Camras L, Ortiz O, O'Mara E, Faro SH, Magnetic resonance imaging of traumatic cervical nerve injuries. J Neuroimaging 8:1(38-41)1998 Jan

9296205. Faro SH, Turtz AR, Koenigsberg RA, Mohamed FB, Chen CY, Stein H, Paraganglioma of the cauda equina with associated intramedullary cyst: MR findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 18:8(1588-90)1997 Sep

8888229. Chen CY, Chou TY, Zimmerman RA, Lee CC, Chen FH, Faro SH, Pericerebral fluid collection: differentiation of enlarged subarachnoid spaces from subdural collections with color Doppler US. Radiology 201:2(389-92)1996 Nov

8837080. Faro SH, Vinitski S, Ortega HV, Mohamed FB, Chen CY, Flanders AE, Gonzales CF, Zimmerman RA, Carotid magnetic resonance angiography: improved image quality with dual 3-inch surface coils. Neuroradiology 38:5(403-8)1996 Jul

8791920. Faro SH, Koenigsberg RA, Turtz AR, Croul SE, Melanocytoma of the cavernous sinus: CT and MR findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 17:6(1087-90)1996 Jun-Jul

7747913. Tavill MA, Poje CP, Wetmore RF, Faro SH, Plunging ranulas in children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 104:5(405-8)1995 May

8439835. Faro SH, Mahboubi S, Ortega W, CT diagnosis of rib anomalies, tumors, and infection in children. Clin Imaging 17:1(1-7)1993 Jan-Mar

2107671. Faro SH, Racette CD, Lally JF, Wills JS, Mansoory A, Traumatic lumbar hernia: CT diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 154:4(757-9)1990 Apr

6267597. Myers JC, Chu ML, Faro SH, Clark WJ, Prockop DJ, Ramirez F, Cloning a cDNA for the pro-alpha 2 chain of human type I collagen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78:6(3516-20)1981 Jun

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