Vasantha Aaron, MD, is a nuclear medicine radiologist and has been a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Radiology faculty since 2010. She completed her nuclear medicine fellowship at IU and has given educational lectures at the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiologic Society of North America, and the Central Chapter of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging conferences. Dr. Aaron’s interests include developing protocols in fusion imaging, radionuclide therapies, and the advancement of clinical PET/MRI. Dr. Aaron also currently serves as the Associate Service Line Leader and Vice Chair of Clinical Services for the Department of Radiology. She participates actively on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Committee.
Nay JW, Aaron VD, Gunderman RB. “Using Radiology to Teach Physiology.” JACR 2011;8(2):117-123
Aaron VD. “Chapter 9: Nuclear Medicine. Cases 6-10.” 2014 Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-890705-22-0
Aaron VD. “Chapter 10: Nuclear Medicine. Cases 5-8.” 2015 Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-890705-24-4
Aaron VD. “Chapter 9: Nuclear Medicine: Cases 9-12.” 2016 Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-890705-26-8
Ladd LM, Bonaminio DN, Gonda AS, Gasparis PT, Bell WL, Aaron VD, Heitkamp DE. A Mentorship and Networking Group for Women in Radiology. JACR 2017;14(7):987-990.
Heitkamp DE, Ford JM, Madden CM, Smith KL, Nartker MJ, Ponting JM, Steenburg SD, Aaron VD, Kamer AP. Transitioning to Independent Practice: A Successful Fourth-Year Radiology Resident Curriculum. JACR 2017;14(12):1604-1606.
Hinton J, Cerra-Franco A, Shiue K, Shea L, Aaron V, Billows G, Al-Hader A, Lautenschlaeger T. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome in a Patient with Locally Advanced Lung Cancer with Good Response to Definitive Chemoradiation: A Case Report. J Medical Case Reports 2018;12:301.
Ryan JL, Aaron VD, Sims JB. PET/MRI vs PET/CT in Head and Neck Imaging: When, Why, and How? Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI 2019:40(5);376-390.
Davis K, Ryan JL, Aaron VD, Sims JB. PET and SPECT Imaging of the Brain: History, Technical Considerations, Applications, and Radiotracers. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI 2020:41(6);521-529.
Titles & Appointments
- Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
- IUH Adult AHC Radiology Geochief