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Rafeeque Bhadelia, MD

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Staff Radiologist, BIDMC
Clinical Director Neuroradiology
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Education:


Neuroradiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA; CAQ - Neuroradiology, ABR


Diagnostic Radiology, S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda, India
Diagnostic Radiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA


M.P. Shah Medical College Hospitals, India

Medical School

M.S. University, India

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
  • Swedish Board of Radiology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology, India


Recent Publications:

  • Brodoefel H, Ramachandran R, Pental G, Qiu WQ, Scott T, Bergethon P, Rojas R, Rosenberg I, Bhadelia RA. Association between Linear Measurements of Corpus Callosum and Gait in the Elderly. European Radiology (in press)
  • Bhadelia RA, Madan N, Zhao Y, Wagshul ME, Heilman C, Butler JP, Patz S. Physiology-based MRI assessment of CSF flow at the foramen magnum with a Valsalva maneuver. Am J Neuroradiology 2013 (in press)
  • Zhu H, Bhadelia RA, Liu Z, Vu L, Li H, Scott T, Bergethon P, Mwamburi M, Rosenzweig JL, Rosenberg I, Qiu WQ. The association between small vessel infarcts and the activities of Amyloid-? peptide degrading proteases in ApoE4 carriers. Angiology. 2012 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract
  • Drew DA, Bhadelia RA, Tighiouart H, Novak V, Scott TM, Lou KV, Shaffi K, Weiner DE, Sarnak MJ. Anatomic brain disease in hemodialysis patients: A cross-sectional study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases-AJKD 2012 Oct 3. doi:pii: S0272-6386(12)01177-8. 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.08.035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract
  • Erbay SH, Brewer E, French R, Midle JB, Zou KH, Lee GM, Erbay KD, Bhadelia RA. T2 Hyperintensity of Medial Lemniscus is an Indicator of Small Vessel Disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul;199(1):163-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Koo BB, Bergethon P, Qui WQ, Scott T, Hussain M, Rosenberg I, Caplan LR, Bhadelia RA. Clinical prediction of fall Risk and white matter abnormalities: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Arch Neurol. 2012 Jun;69(6):733-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Hochberg AR*, Rojas R, Thomas AJ, Reddy AS, Bhadelia RA. Accuracy of on-call resident interpretation of CT angiography for intracranial aneurysm in subarachnoid hemorrhage. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Dec;197(6):1436-41. PubMed Abstract
  • Gansler DA, Lee AK, Emerton BC, D'Amato C, Bhadelia R, Jerram M, Fulwiler C. Prefrontal regional correlates of self-control in male psychiatric patients: Impulsivity facets and aggression. Psychiatry Res. 2011 Jan 30; 191(1):16-23. PubMed Abstract
  • Sun X**, Bhadelia R**, Liebson E, Bergethon P, Folstein M, Zhu JJ, Mwamburi DM, Patz S, Qiu WQ. The relationship between plasma amyloid-ß peptides and the medial temporal lobe in the homebound elderly. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Jun;26(6):593-601. doi: 10.1002/gps.2568. ** First two authors contributed equally to the manuscript. PubMed Abstract
  • Bhadelia RA, Frederick E, Patz S, Dubey P*, Erbay SH, Do-Dai D, Heilman C. Cough associated headache in patients with Chiari I malformation: CSF flow analysis by means of cine phase-contrast MR Imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Apr;32(4):739-42. Epub 2011 Feb 17. PubMed Abstract
  • Atalay B, Riesenburger RI, Schirmer CM, Bhadelia RA, Weller SJ. Vertebral reconstruction using the telescopic plate spacer-thoracolumbar (TPS-TL) device. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Jul;23(5):338-46. PubMed Abstract
  • Buell JS, Dawson-Hughes B, Scott TM, Weiner DE, Dallal GE, Qiu WQ, Bergethon PR, Rosenberg IH, Folstein MF, Patz S, Bhadelia RA, Tucker KL. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, dementia, and cerebrovascular pathology in elders receiving home services. Neurology. 2010 Jan 5; 74(1):18-26. Epub 2009 Nov 25. PubMed Abstract
  • Bhadelia RA, Price LL, Tedesco KL*, Scott T, Qiu WQ, Patz S, Folstein M, Rosenberg I, Caplan LR, Bergethon P. Diffusion tensor imaging, white matter lesions, the corpus callosum, and gait in the elderly. Stroke. 2009 Dec; 40(12):3816-20. PubMed Abstract
  • Moore DW, Bhadelia RA, Billings RL, Fulwiler C, Heilman KM, Rood KM, Gansler DA. Hemispheric connectivity and the visual-spatial divergent-thinking component of creativity. Brain Cogn. 2009 Aug;70(3):267-72. PubMed Abstract
  • House M, Bhadelia RA, Myers K, Socrate S. Magnetic resonance imaging of three-dimensional cervical anatomy in the second and third trimester. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 May;144 Suppl 1:S65-9. Epub 2009 Mar 17. PubMed Abstract
  • Erbay S, Han R, Aftab M, Zou KH, Polak JF, Bhadelia RA. Is intracranial atherosclerosis an independent risk factor for cerebral atrophy? A retrospective evaluation. BMC Neurol. 2008 Dec 22;8:51. PubMed Abstract
  • Peri N, Lee PH, Anderson MP, Bhadelia RA. Acute infarction of meningioma demonstrated by diffusion-weighted MR imaging. J Neurooncol. 2008 Dec;90(3):275-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Lee PH, Lee AS, Bhadelia RA. Aberrant middle turbinate masquerading as a nasopharyngeal mass. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Sep;29(8):1564-5. PubMed Abstract
  • Hwang SW, Bhadelia RA, Wu J. Thoracic spinal iophendylate-induced arachnoiditis mimicking an intramedullary spinal cord neoplasm. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Mar;8(3):292-4. PubMed Abstract
  • Bhadelia RA, Tedesco KL, Hwang S, Erbay SH, Lee PH, Shao W, Heilman C. Increased cochlear fluid-attenuated inversion recovery signal in patients with vestibular schwannoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Apr;29(4):720-3. PubMed Abstract
  • Chiu O, Erbay SH, Bhadelia RA. Lemierre's syndrome revisited: case report and imaging findings. Australas Radiol. 2007 Dec;51 Suppl:B196-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Elkins JS, Longstreth WT Jr, Manolio TA, Newman AB, Bhadelia RA, Johnston SC. Education and the cognitive decline associated with MRI-defined brain infarct. Neurology. 2006 Aug 8;67(3):435-40. PubMed Abstract
  • Erbay SH, O'Callaghan MG, Bhadelia RA, Polak JF. Unusual case of 2 renal cell carcinoma metastases ipsilateral to an occluded internal carotid artery. J Neuroimaging. 2006 Apr;16(2):176-8. PubMed PMID: 16629743. PubMed Abstract
  • Erbay SH, Bhadelia RA, O'Callaghan M, Gupta P, Riesenburger R, Krackov W,Polak JF. Nerve atrophy in severe trigeminal neuralgia: noninvasive confirmation at MR imaging--initial experience. Radiology. 2006 Feb;238(2):689-92. PubMed Abstract
  • Erbay SH, Bhadelia RA, Riesenburger R, Gupta P, O'Callaghan M, Yun E, Oljeski S. Association between neurovascular contact on MRI and response to gamma knife radiosurgery in trigeminal neuralgia. Neuroradiology. 2006 Jan;48(1):26-30. PubMed Abstract
  • House M, O'Callaghan M, Bahrami S, Chelmow D, Kini J, Wu D, Patz S, Bhadelia RA. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervix during pregnancy: effect of gestational age and prior vaginal birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;193(4):1554-60. PubMed Abstract