Ricardo B. Fonseca, M.D.

Associate Professor
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

Ricardo Fonseca, MD, earned his medical degree from Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed residencies in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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


Huang J, Fonseca RB. Stump appendicitis [Internet]. RSNA Case Collection. 2022 Sept. DOI: 10.1148/cases.20228197 

Fonseca RB, Straub Hogan MM, Kapp ME, Cate F, Coogan A, Arora S, Gordetsky J, Smelser WW, Clark PE, Cates J, Giannico GA. Diagnostic renal mass biopsy is associated with individual categories of PADUA and RENAL nephrometry scores: Analysis of diagnostic and concordance rates with surgical resectionUrol Oncol [print-electronic]. 2021 Mar 3/24/2021; PMID: 33773915, PII: S1078-1439(21)00103-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2021.02.022, ISSN: 1873-2496.

Emmons E, Fonseca RB, et al. Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture [Internet]RSNA Case Collection. 2020 Oct 10/22/2020 [cited 2020 Nov 30].

Sundaram KM, Gaulding J, Gellert LL, Fonseca RBDevelopment of multiple adrenal myelolipomas after trauma-induced adrenal haemorrhageBMJ Case Rep. 2019 Dec 12/19/2019; 12(12): PMID: 31862816, PII: 12/12/e232439, DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-232439, ISSN: 1757-790X.

Milam RA, Fonseca RBCase 240: Meckel DiverticulitisRadiology. 2017 Apr; 283(1): 303-7. PMID: 28318437, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2017150885, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Milam RA, Fonseca RBCase 240Radiology. 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 syndromeRadiology. 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 RBMR 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 RBSupplemental 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 sequenceAJNR 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 RBNoninvasive MR cisternography with fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and 100% supplemental O(2) in the evaluation of neurocysticercosisAJNR 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 RBRelationship between the concentration of supplemental oxygen and signal intensity of CSF depicted by fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imagingAJNR 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 renographyClin 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 PainRadiology. 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, RBUtilization of Repetitive Kidney Stone Protocol CT Scans.