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



Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Neuroradiology
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Advanced MR techniques
  • Stroke Imaging
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroendocrine imaging
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neurology of infectious diseases including HIV-neurology
  • Brainstem and cranial nerve diseases
  • White matter disease
  • Pediatric neuroradiology
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Functional imaging
  • fMRI
  • Metabolic Imaging
Medical Education
  • MD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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 - New York
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender

Research & Publications


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


Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8320
Phone 2: 617-726-8354