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Neuroradiology


Mission

The mission of the Neuroradiology section at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is to practice and maintain excellence in patient care, education, and research.

Faculty

The Neuroradiology section consists of six, full-time faculty members:

 

Jody Tanabe, M.D., is a Professor of Radiology, Section Chief​ of Neuroradiology and Vice Chair for Research. A board-certified radiologist with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) and Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) in Neuroradiology, Dr. Tanabe's research interests include using neuroimaging to understand the neurobiology of substance dependence. Her clinical interests focus on neuroimaging in movement disorders. 

 

David Rubinstein, M.D., is Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair for Education.  A board-certified Radiologist, Dr. Rubinstein oversees the department’s residency program. His interests include non-invasive neurovascular imaging and MR and radiation safety.


Tom Borges, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Radiology. Dr. Borges is a board-certified Radiologist with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology. His clinical interests focus on neuroradiology of the sella and skull base. 

Justin Honce, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Program Director for the Neuroradiology Fellowship. A board-certified Radiologist with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, Dr. Honce’s research interests focus on quantitative neuroimaging in multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as functional MRI and diffusion tractography for pre-surgical planning.

Lidia Nagae, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Radiology. A board-certified radiologist,  Dr. Nagae’s clinical interests include epilepsy and brain tumors, while her research interests focus on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).

Eric Nyberg, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Radiology. A board-certified radiologist with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Neuroradiology, Dr. Nyberg’s research interests focus on morphologic neuroplastic changes observed in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegerative disorders, as well as changes associated with medical, surgical and alternative therapies. His clinical interests include use of advanced imaging modalities, such as functional and diffusion tensor MRI for diagnosis and treatment planning. Other interests include vascular imaging and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

 

Patient Care

The Neuroradiology section performs more than 25,000 exams per year across a broad range of service areas such as brain, spine, head and neck MRI and CT. The Neuroradiology section is capable of performing task-based fMRI using verbal, motor, and visual stimulation paradigms, resting-state fMRI, and 32-direction DTI.


Education

The Division of Neuroradiology participates in a full range of educational activities for fellows, residents and medical students. Activities include didactic lectures series, case conferences and mentorship on scholarly projects. The Neuroradiology division sponsors two Neuroradiology fellows each year through its ACGME accredited fellowship program.  During the fellowship, participants during gain advanced training in all aspects of adult neuroradiology, as well as focused training in pediatric neuroradiology and neuro-interventional procedures. Past fellows have pursued successful careers in both academics and private practice.


Research

Our faculty members are actively involved in a broad range of research projects, including the application of quantitative neuroimaging methods to study multiple sclerosis, structural and functional imaging in Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, and substance dependence. The Neuroradiology section uses an array of imaging analysis software, including SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, DTI Studio, NordicNeurolab, AFNI, and GIFT. The research faculty also has access to a 3T Siemens Skyra and Philips CT/PET system. Additionally, our imaging analysis laboratory supports National Institute of Health, industry, and foundation-funded neuroimaging projects.