Dr Arnab Rana
BSc (Hons) (Med Sci), MBChB, FRCR, FRCP
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
- Fast Field Cycling MRI
- Brain tumours
- Diffusion weighted imaging
Research summary, skills gained, statistical and software expertise
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.
Named radiologist for DASH, DexEnceph, TWIST, TRIMETHS
Named contact for these trials between NHS Radiology and Research.
Meningioma - systematic review of recurrence rates
Medical student supervision
Glioblastoma multiforme non-tumour presentations
Radiology registrar project supervision.
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.
Hyperdense middle cerebral artery in acute stroke
Manual measurements in Carestream PACS. Spreadsheet creation.
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.
Symptom relief from facet joint blocks pre-vertebroplasty
Ploticus software for producing beehive plot. MS Excel for spreadsheets. MS PowerPoint for poster.
Predicting contrast-induced nephropathy from creatinine vs eGFR
Receiver Operator Characteristics using Rockit software
Pathophysiology and embolization of cerebral aneurysms in neonates – literature review and case series
First author paper publication.
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.
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.
I am PI for Fast Field Cycling MRI in Brain Lesions.
I am the Named Radiologist for DASH, DexEnceph, TWIST and TRIMETHS studies.
MBChB year 2 lecturing on
- Neurovascular anatomy, cerebral aneurysms and basic stroke syndromes [3D lecture]
- Ventricles, hemispheres, venous sinuses and skull base [3D lecture]
Postgraduate Neurosurgical tutor for
- Aberdeen FRCS(Neuro Surg) viva course
- Aberdeen White Matter Dissection Course
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Three cases of vomiting-associated cervical artery dissectionJournal of Radiology and Medical Imaging, vol. 1, 1004Contributions to Journals: Articles
A comparison of measurement methods of hippocampal atrophy rate for predicting Alzheimer's dementia in the Aberdeen Birth Cohort of 1936Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, vol. 6, pp. 31-39Contributions to Journals: Articles
Disappearance of the hyperdense MCA sign after stroke thrombolysis: implications for prognosis and early patient selection for clot retrievalJournal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 81-86Contributions to Journals: Articles
Re: Benign and malignant disease of the clivus. A replyClinical Radiology, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 566-566Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
A longitudinal study of cognitive and hippocampal ageing in late lifeBritish Neuroscience Association, 2015 Festival of NeuroscienceContributions to Conferences: Abstracts
Thrombolysis in a patient with capsular warning syndrome and incidental pineal tumorAustin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke, vol. 2, no. 1, 10322Contributions to Journals: Articles
Benign and malignant diseases of the clivusClinical Radiology, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 1295-1303Contributions to Journals: Articles
CT-negative, lumbar puncture-positive and CTA-negative patients have a low risk of aneurysmsJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, vol. 85, no. 8Contributions to Journals: Letters
Normal basal ganglia signal from 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners in different age groups37th European Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, pp. S112-S113Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
Likelihood of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in patients with normal unenhanced CT, CSF xanthochromia on spectrophotometry and negative CT angiographyJournal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 200-206Contributions to Journals: Articles