Dr Arnab Rana

Dr Arnab Rana
Dr Arnab Rana

Dr Arnab Rana

BSc (Hons) (Med Sci), MBChB, FRCR, FRCP

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

About

Radiology Department

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Foresterhill

Aberdeen AB12 3RT

UK

Research

Research Overview

Current interests

  • Fast Field Cycling MRI
  • Brain tumours
  • Stroke

Previous interests

  • Aneurysms
  • Diffusion weighted imaging
  • Dementia
  • Vertebroplasty

Research summary, skills gained, statistical and software expertise

2017-

Fast field cycling MRI in brain lesions

 

Principal Investigator (PI). Regulatory liaison - ethics, IRAS and University Sponsorship achieved. Research protocol, GP letter, patient information sheet and invitation letter written. Patient recruitment/consent. Follow up. Maintenance of confidential and anonymised spreadsheets. Training non-medical staff about brain images and highlighting abnormal areas to physicist. MS SharePoint for document collaboration.

 

 

2017-

Named radiologist for DASH, DexEnceph, TWIST, TRIMETHS

 

Named contact for these trials between NHS Radiology and Research.

 

 

2014-2018

Meningioma - systematic review of recurrence rates

 

Medical student supervision

 

 

2014-2018

Glioblastoma multiforme non-tumour presentations

 

Radiology registrar project supervision.

 

 

2013-2018

Hippocampal volume and cognitive ageing

 

Study design. R statistical software. Basic and advanced statistics including principal components analysis and receiver-operator characteristics. Risk plot creation. Administration in R including use of add-on packages. Checking of data and appreciation of data set limitations. Research team group dynamics.

 

 

2015-2016

Hyperdense middle cerebral artery in acute stroke

 

Manual measurements in Carestream PACS. Spreadsheet creation.

 

 

2012-2013

Likelihood of aneurysms in patients who are unenhanced CT negative, LP xanthochromia positive and CTA negative

 

Co-ordinating biochemistry and neuroradiology. Lyx/LaTeX/BibTeX for manuscript creation.

 

 

2010-2011

Symptom relief from facet joint blocks pre-vertebroplasty

 

Ploticus software for producing beehive plot. MS Excel for spreadsheets. MS PowerPoint for poster.

 

 

2008-2009

Predicting contrast-induced nephropathy from creatinine vs eGFR

 

Receiver Operator Characteristics using Rockit software

 

 

2006-2007

Pathophysiology and embolization of cerebral aneurysms in neonates – literature review and case series

 

First author paper publication.

 

 

1999-2003

Diffusion weighted imaging in acute stroke

 

Manual measurement of regions of interest, anatomical identification of contralateral (control) regions of interest, correlation coefficients. Multiple published papers, posters and abstracts. Unix, Analyze, Excel, SPSS.

 

1998-1999

Dyslexia, brain morphology and a hypothesis – Neuroscience BSc thesis

 

Library research, OVID paper searching, reading abstracts, critical appraisal, manuscript preparation, referencing, hypothesis generation. MS Word document editing with cross-references, automatic numbered citations, proper use of heading styles.

 

Current Research

I am PI for Fast Field Cycling MRI in Brain Lesions.

I am the Named Radiologist for DASH, DexEnceph, TWIST and TRIMETHS studies.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

MBChB year 2 lecturing on

  • Neurovascular anatomy, cerebral aneurysms and basic stroke syndromes [3D lecture]
  • Ventricles, hemispheres, venous sinuses and skull base [3D lecture]
  • Neuroradiology

Postgraduate Neurosurgical tutor for

  • Aberdeen FRCS(Neuro Surg) viva course
  • Aberdeen White Matter Dissection Course
Publications

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  • Three cases of vomiting-associated cervical artery dissection

    Clarke, R., Bagchi, A., Rana, A., Tyagi, V., Reid, J. M.
    Journal of Radiology and Medical Imaging, vol. 1, 1004
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A comparison of measurement methods of hippocampal atrophy rate for predicting Alzheimer's dementia in the Aberdeen Birth Cohort of 1936

    Rana, A. K., Sandu, A., Robertson, K. L., McNeil, C. J., Whalley, L. J., Staff, R. T., Murray, A. D.
    Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, vol. 6, pp. 31-39
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Disappearance of the hyperdense MCA sign after stroke thrombolysis: implications for prognosis and early patient selection for clot retrieval

    Elofuke, P., Reid, J. M., Rana, A., Macleod, M.
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 81-86
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Re: Benign and malignant disease of the clivus. A reply

    Neelakantan, A., Rana, A.
    Clinical Radiology, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 566-566
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • A longitudinal study of cognitive and hippocampal ageing in late life

    Sandu-Giuraniuc, A., Rana, A., Robertson, K. L., Ahearn, T., McNeil, C. J., Staff, R., Murray, A. D.
    British Neuroscience Association, 2015 Festival of Neuroscience
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Thrombolysis in a patient with capsular warning syndrome and incidental pineal tumor

    Bain, L., Rana, A., Bhatt, P., Clarke, R., Reid, J. M.
    Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke, vol. 2, no. 1, 10322
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the clivus

    Neelakantan, A., Rana, A.
    Clinical Radiology, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 1295-1303
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • CT-negative, lumbar puncture-positive and CTA-negative patients have a low risk of aneurysms

    Rana, A. K., Turner, H. E., Deans, K. A.
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, vol. 85, no. 8
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • Normal basal ganglia signal from 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners in different age groups

    Narayanan, L., Rana, A.
    37th European Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, pp. S112-S113
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Likelihood of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in patients with normal unenhanced CT, CSF xanthochromia on spectrophotometry and negative CT angiography

    Rana, A. K., Turner, H. E., Deans, K. A.
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 200-206
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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