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William Alan Copen, MD

  • Director, Advanced Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School




Dr. Copen is an assistant radiologist in the Division of Neuroradiology and director of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging.



Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

N Suwanwela, U Can, JA Moreira, WA Copen. Hyperacute stroke: evaluation with combined multisection diffusion-weighted and hemodynamically weighted echo-planar MR imaging.Radiology, 1996,

AG Sorensen, WA Copen, L Ostergaard, FS Buonanno. Hyperacute stroke: simultaneous measurement of relative cerebral blood volume, relative cerebral blood flow, and mean tissue transit time. Radiology, 1999,

AG Sorensen, O Wu, WA Copen, TL Davis. Human Acute Cerebral Ischemia: Detection of Changes in Water Diffusion Anisotropy by Using MR Imaging 1. Radiology, 1999,

G Rordorf, WJ Koroshetz, WA Copen, SC Cramer. Regional ischemia and ischemic injury in patients with acute middle cerebral artery stroke as defined by early diffusion-weighted and perfusion-weighted MRI. Stroke, 1998, Am Heart Assoc.

L ?stergaard, FS Buonanno, WA Copen. Predicting tissue outcome in acute human cerebral ischemia using combined diffusion-and perfusion-weighted MR imaging. Stroke, 2001, Am Heart Assoc.

RG Gonzalez, D Bakker, L ?stergaard, WA Copen. Magnetic resonance perfusion-weighted imaging of acute cerebral infarction effect of the calculation methods and underlying vasculopathy. Stroke, 2002, Am Heart Assoc.

WA Copen, LH Schwamm, RG Gonz?lez, O Wu. Ischemic Stroke: Effects of Etiology and Patient Age on the Time Course of the Core Apparent Diffusion Coefficient 1. Radiology, 2001 -

PW Schaefer, WA Copen, MH Lev. Diffusion-weighted imaging in acute stroke. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2005 Aug;15(3):503-30, ix-x.

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Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit St
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8323
Phone 2: 617-726-8320
Fax: 617-724-3338

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