About Otto Rapalino, MD

Dr. Otto Rapalino is the director of Brain Tumor Imaging and advanced MR neuroimaging in the Division of Neuroradiology.

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Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8320
Phone: 617-726-8354

Medical Education

  • MD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
  • Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology

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  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    1. Fagundes J, Longo MG, Huang SY, Rosen BR, Witzel T, Heberlein K, Gonzalez RG, Schaefer P, Rapalino O. Diagnostic Performance of a 10-Minute Gadolinium-EnhancedBrain MRI Protocol Compared with the Standard Clinical Protocol for Detection of Intracranial Enhancing Lesions. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2017;38(9):1689-1694. PubMed [journal] PMID: 287058162. Longo MG, Fagundes J, Huang S, Mehan W, Witzel T, Bhat H, Heberlein K, Rosen BR, Rosenthal D, Gonzalez RG, Schaefer PW, Rapalino O. Simultaneous Multislice-Based 5-Minute Lumbar Spine MRI Protocol: Initial Experience in a Clinical Setting. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society ofNeuroimaging. 2017; 27(5):442-446. PubMed [journal] PMID: 285746653. Prakkamakul S, Schaefer P, Gonzalez G, Rapalino O. MRI Patterns of Isolated lesions in the Medulla Oblongata. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal ofthe American Society of Neuroimaging. 2017; 27(1):135-143. PubMed [journal] PMID: 272215824. Prakkamakul S, Witzel T, Huang S, Boulter D, Borja MJ, Schaefer P, Rosen B, Heberlein K, Ratai E, Gonzalez G, Rapalino O. Ultrafast Brain MRI: ClinicalDeployment and Comparison to Conventional Brain MRI at 3T. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 2016;26(5):503-10. PubMed [journal] PMID: 27273370