Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D.

  • Professor of Radiology
Department/Division
  • Neuroradiology
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7218
Fax 919-684-7168
Training
  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1987
Residency
  • Transitional Internship, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, 1987-1988
  • Radiology, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, 1988-1992
Fellowship
  • Neuroradiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1994
  • MRI (Research), National Institutes of Health Imaging Sciences Training Program, 1994-1997
National Roles
  • Committee Member, Practice Guidelines and Standards, American College of Radiology
  • Committee Member, Practice Guidelines and Standards, American Society of Neuroradiology
Clinical Interests
  • Functional MRI
  • Presurgical planning
  • Dementia
  • Research Interests
  • Quantitating and modeling physiologic processes in normal and diseased states in the central nervous system through the use of imaging
  • Application and development of advanced MR imaging technologies (e.g., diffusion, perfusion and fMRI) as well as advanced image processing and analysis techniques
  • Elucidating the functional unpinnings of cognitive impairment in early stage Alzheimer's disease
  • Development of functional imaging biomarkers for early diagnosis and monitoring of dementia
  • Functional MRI as an aid to preoperative planning in patients with potentially resectable brain lesions