Clinical Focus

  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2012) IA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship (2014) CA
  • Board Certification: Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology (2014)
  • Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2012)
  • Residency: Boston University Med Ctr (2008) MA
  • Internship: Boston University Med Ctr (2007) MA
  • Medical Education: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (2006) MN


All Publications

  • 'Do not touch' lesions of the skull base JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY Dobre, M. C., Fischbein, N. 2014; 58 (4): 458-463


    Imaging of the skull base presents many challenges due to its anatomical complexity, numerous normal variants and lack of familiarity to many radiologists. As the skull base is a region which is not amenable to physical examination and as lesions of the skull base are generally difficult to biopsy and even more difficult to operate on, the radiologist plays a major role in directing patient management via accurate image interpretation. Knowledge of the skull base should not be limited to neuroradiologists and head and neck radiologists, however, as the central skull base is routinely included in the field of view when imaging the brain, cervical spine, or head and neck with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and hence, its nuances should be familiar to general radiologists as well. We herein review the imaging findings of a subcategory of lesions of the central skull base, the 'do not touch' lesions.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/1754-9485.12195

    View details for Web of Science ID 000340558100008

    View details for PubMedID 24964828

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