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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  • Efficacy of unblinded facet joint anaesthesia for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

    Rana, A., Annesley-Williams, D. J., Southam, A.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Predicting contrast-induced nephropathy: creatinine versus estimated glomerular filtration rate

    Rana, A., Bebb, C., Lloyd, J. E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Coil embolization of ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms in the first 2 months of life

    Rana, A. K., Koumellis, P., Jaspan, T., Cartmill, M., Mcconachie, N. S.
    Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 232-235
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements may be more reliable and reproducible than lesion volume on diffusion-weighted images from patients with acute ischaemic stroke--implications for study design

    Rana, A. K., Wardlaw, J. M., Armitage, P. A., Bastin, M. E.
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 617-624
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Is diffusion imaging appearance an independent predictor of outcome after ischemic stroke?

    Wardlaw, J., Keir, S., Bastin, M., Armitage, P., Rana, A. K.
    Neurology, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 1381-1387
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • An Investigation into the Clincal Usefulness of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Stroke

    Keir, S. L., Wardlaw, J. M., Bastin, M. E., Armitage, P. A., Rana, A.
    Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 1444
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Can we agree on measurements from diffusion brain scans?

    Rana, A. K., Armitage, P., Wardlaw, J., ME, B.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Relationship between stroke severity and the ADC of water: implications for the use of DWI in research and clinical practice

    Wardlaw, J., Keir, S., Bastin, M., Armitage, P., Rana, A. K.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Evidence for differences in the time course of apparent diffusion coefficient changes in grey and white matter in human ischaemic stroke

    Bastin, M. E., Rana, A., Wardlaw, J. M., Armitage, P. A., Marshall, I., Keir, S.
    9th European Stroke Conference, pp. 25
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • A study of the apparent diffusion coefficient of grey and white matter in human ischaemic stroke

    Bastin, M. E., Rana, A. K., Wardlaw, J. M., Armitage, P. A., Keir, S. L.
    Neuroreport, vol. 11, no. 13, pp. 2867-2874
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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