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Steven Hetts, M.D.

Neurointerventional radiologist

Dr. Steven Hetts specializes in interventional neuroradiology, the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, atherosclerosis and tumors.

Hetts earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at UCSF. In his research, he studies pediatric brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations and interventional MRI. He also is chief of neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital and an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF.

Clinics

Neurointerventional Radiology
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room M-327
San Francisco, CA 94143
Consultation: (415) 353-1863
Scheduling: (415) 353-1869
Fax: (415) 353-8606

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alexander MD, Meyers PM, English JD, Stradford TR, Sung S, Smith WS, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Symptom Differences and Pretreatment Asymptomatic Interval Affect Outcomes of Stenting for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar 27.
  2. Losey AD, Lillaney P, Martin AJ, Cooke DL, Wilson MW, Thorne BR, Sincic RS, Arenson RL, Saeed M, Hetts SW. Magnetically Assisted Remote-controlled Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MR Imaging: In Vitro Navigation at 1.5 T versus X-ray Fluoroscopy. Radiology. 2014 Jun; 271(3):862-9.
  3. Amans MR, Cooke DL, Vella M, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Contrast Staining on CT after DSA in Ischemic Stroke Patients Progresses to Infarction and Rarely Hemorrhages. Interv Neuroradiol. 2014 Feb; 20(1):106-15.
  4. Lillaney P, Caton C, Martin AJ, Losey AD, Evans L, Saeed M, Cooke DL, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Comparing deflection measurements of a magnetically steerable catheter using optical imaging and MRI. Med Phys. 2014 Feb; 41(2):022305.
  5. Sincic RS, Caton CJ, Lillaney P, Goodfriend S, Ni J, Martin AJ, Losey AD, Shah N, Yee EJ, Evans L, Malba V, Bernhardt AF, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Saeed M, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. System architecture for a magnetically guided endovascular microcatheter. Biomed Microdevices. 2014 Feb; 16(1):97-106.
  6. Potts MB, Shah JK, Molinaro AM, Blevins LS, Tyrrell JB, Kunwar S, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Aghi MK. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2014 Feb; 116(3):593-600.
  7. Suhail MS, Wilson MW, Hetts SW, Saeed M. Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of circumferential and longitudinal strain under various coronary interventions in swine. World J Radiol. 2013 Dec 28; 5(12):472-83.
  8. Cooke DL, Su H, Sun Z, Guo Y, Guo D, Saeed MM, Hetts SW, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Young WL, Halbach VV. Endovascular biopsy: evaluating the feasibility of harvesting endothelial cells using detachable coils. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):399-408.
  9. Hetts SW, English JD, Stiver SI, Singh V, Yee EJ, Cooke DL, Halbach VV. Bilateral cervical spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with intracranial venous drainage mimicking a foramen magnum dural arteriovenous fistula. Interv Neuroradiol. 2013 Dec 20; 19(4):483-8.
  10. Amans MR, Stout C, Fox C, Narvid J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, McSwain H, Halbach VV. Cerebral arteriopathy associated with Arg179His ACTA2 mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013.
  11. Hetts SW, Turk A, English JD, Dowd CF, Mocco J, Prestigiacomo C, Nesbit G, Ge SG, Jin JN, Carroll K, Murayama Y, Gholkar A, Barnwell S, Lopes D, Johnston SC, McDougall C. Stent-Assisted Coiling versus Coiling Alone in Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in the Matrix and Platinum Science Trial: Safety, Efficacy, and Mid-Term Outcomes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Apr; 35(4):698-705.
  12. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Wilson MW. Assessment of microembolization associated with revascularization in acute myocardial infarction: MDCT cardiac perfusion and function study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Dec; 29(8):1861-9.
  13. Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Albers GW, Bello JA, Derdeyn CP, Hetts SW, Johnson MH, Kidwell CS, Lev MH, Liebeskind DS, Rowley HA, Schaefer PW, Sunshine JL, Zaharchuk G, Meltzer CC. Imaging Recommendations for Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients: A Joint Statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Nov; 10(11):828-32.
  14. Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Albers GW, Bello J, Derdeyn C, Hetts SW, Johnson MH, Kidwell C, Lev MH, Liebeskind DS, Rowley H, Schaefer PW, Sunshine JL, Zaharchuk G, Meltzer CC. Imaging Recommendations for Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients: A Joint Statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):E117-27.
  15. Sheth SA, Potts MB, Sneed PK, Young WL, Cooke DL, Gupta N, Hetts SW. Angiographic features help predict outcome after stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of pediatric arteriovenous malformations. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Feb; 30(2):241-7.
  16. Hetts SW, Saeed M, Martin AJ, Evans L, Bernhardt AF, Malba V, Settecase F, Do L, Yee EJ, Losey A, Sincic R, Lillaney P, Roy S, Arenson RL, Wilson MW. Endovascular Catheter for Magnetic Navigation under MR Imaging Guidance: Evaluation of Safety In Vivo at 1.5T. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):2083-91.
  17. Wilson MW, Martin AB, Lillaney P, Losey AD, Yee EJ, Bernhardt A, Malba V, Evans L, Sincic R, Saeed M, Arenson RL, Hetts SW. Magnetic catheter manipulation in the interventional MR imaging environment. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):885-91.
  18. Thampi S, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Stewart PJ, Robbins E, Banerjee A, Dubois SG, Char D, Halbach V, Matthay K. Superselective intra-arterial melphalan therapy for newly diagnosed and refractory retinoblastoma: results from a single institution. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013; 7:981-9.
  19. Losey AD, Lillaney P, Martin AJ, Halbach VV, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Saloner DA, Wilson MW, Saeed M, Hetts SW. Safety of retained microcatheters: an evaluation of radiofrequency heating in endovascular microcatheters with nitinol, tungsten, and polyetheretherketone braiding at 1.5 T and 3 T. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 May 1; 6(4):314-9.
  20. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Do L, Wilson MW. Coronary microemboli effects in preexisting acute infarcts in a swine model: cardiac MR imaging indices, injury biomarkers, and histopathologic assessment. Radiology. 2013 Jul; 268(1):98-108.

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