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Specialties

Division of Neuroradiology

Montefiore's Division of Neuroradiology was the first in New York to perform endovascular embolization for aneurysms in the early 1990s. We were also the first in the tristate area to perform vertebroplasty, which established our lasting reputation for cutting-edge treatment of conditions such as acute stroke, aneurysms and back pain.

Our highly skilled, board certified team of 11 certificate of added qualifications (CAQ)-qualified neuroradiologists draws on many years of experience using state-of-the-art technology for clinical and research purposes. Our team members precisely interpret noninvasive imaging studies and perform neurointerventional procedures, including myelography, angiography, spinal and cerebral embolization, stroke intervention, vertebroplasty, CT-guided biopsies and pain management.

Our diagnostic imaging tools include these: 3 Tesla MRI, MR angiography, MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion, functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), Open MRI, 64-slice multidetector CT, CT angiography and spectral CT (coming soon).

In addition, we hold daily, multidisciplinary conferences that allow for enhanced patient care and close collaboration with our neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, general medical and pediatric colleagues.

Research

In the Division of Neuroradiology, we conduct research to continue to improve and enhance patient care. Active research projects include the following:

  • Einstein Soccer Study
  • Einstein Aging Study Neuroimaging Core
  • Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center's Translational Neuroimaging Core
  • MRI Findings in Macrocephaly and Microcephaly
  • Utility of Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Finding the Unknown Primary Site of Metastatic Cervical Lymphadenopathy
  • MR imaging of epilepsy (as part of the Consequences of Prolonged Febrile Seizures [FEBSTAT] study)
  • Systems-based and educational projects focusing on quality and safety
  • Central Control of Mobility in Aging—multiple projects in collaboration with the Integrated Divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging and Geriatrics (Neurology)
  • NeuroNEXT NIH Clinical Trials Network
  • Study of Latinos (SOL) project neuroimaging substudy
  • Elucidating the Necessary Components and Mechanisms of Cognitive Training
  • Distribution of Acute Embolic Stroke in Patients with Cardiogenic Embolisms: Common Aortic Arch Variants versus Normal Aortic Arch
  • Epidural Infection: Differentiating Tuberculosis from Pyogenic Osteomyelitis
  • Faster MRI Using Deep Learning
  • Trial of an intraluminal support device for wide-necked aneurysms
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Plus Rt-PA for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation Phase III (MISTIE III)
  • Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT)—dose escalation trial for fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for unresected brain metastases
Recent Publications

Making Feedback Easy: A Workflow-Integrated Quality Improvement Tool Increases Radiologist Engagement in the Technical Quality of Imaging Examinations
Goldberg-Stein S; Kaplun O; Scheinfeld MH; Burns J; Miller T; Erdfarb A.

Artificial Intelligence and Radiology: Have Rumors of the Radiologist's Demise Been Greatly Exaggerated?
Nawrocki T; Maldjian P; Slasky S; Contractor S.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Department of Defense Sport-Related Concussion Common Data Elements Version 1.0 Recommendations
Broglio SP; Kontos AP; Levin H; Schneider K; Wilde EA; Cantu RC; Feddermann-Demont N; Fuller GW; Gagnon I; Gioia GA; Giza C; Griesbach GS; Leddy JJ; Lipton ML; Mayer AR; McAllister TW; McCrea M; McKenzie LB; Putukian M; Signoretti S; Suskauer SJ; Tamburro R; Turner M; Yeates KO; Zemek R; Ala'i S; Esterlitz J; Gay K; Bellgowan PSF; Joseph K.

MR Implant: Rapid Evidence-Based Determination of Implant Safety Status
Fay JS; Milch HS; Gutman D; Law AS; Mardakhaev E; Saraiya MS; Lipton ML.

A Man With a Midline Lesion Within the Oral Tongue
Levitt A; Bello J; Shifteh K.

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Departmental Highlights

The Telegraph (April 8, 2018) quotes Michael Lipton, MD, PhD, about his study that finds soccer ball heading causes more cognitive impairment than unintentional collisions. Dr. Lipton is Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRCC) at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Director of MRI Services at Montefiore.

Links to additional coverage appear below:

Popular Science (November 15, 2017) interviewed Dr. Michael Lipton on his research that found women sustain more severe brain injury than men from soccer ball heading.

Fellowship Information

The Neuroradiology Fellowship training program offers trainees graded clinical responsibility in the interpretation of diagnostic cross-sectional and advanced neuroimaging studies, and in performing and interpreting neurointerventional procedures.

Contact Information

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR 
Director, Neuroradiology
Professor, Radiology and Neurosurgery
Email: jbello@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4030

Amanda Cruz
Administrator, Radiology
Email: acruz@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4030