Marc D. Shapiro, MD, is a neuroradiologist with 20 years of experience in his field. He has a successful private office, Neuroskeletal Imaging Shapiro Marc D MD, located in Winter Park, Florida that features Central Floridas only 32 channel 3T open, wide bore MRI and is an international show site for Siemens most advanced 3T MRI. As a neuroradiologist he focuses on the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck using neuroimaging techniques. Dr. Shapiro has a remarkable career marked by a series of achievements, including having been selected by the University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine to teach their MRI fellows, who are already board certified radiologists. He studied at the University of Kentucky and trained at the University of South Florida, University of California at Los Angeles, and The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also fellowship trained in neuroradiology at Yale University, where he served as Chief of Neuro MRI & ENT Radiology. Certified by the American Board of Radiology - Radiology, he remains a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. Voted among Americas Top Radiologists between 2002 and 2011, he was declared Teacher of the Year by Yale Department of Radiology (1989) and Teacher of the Year by the University of Central Florida (2013). Dr. Shapiro is also the Co-Editor MRI of the Head and Neck Volume Radiologic Clinics of North America, Co-Educator of Radiology Clinicians of North America, MRI of the Head and Neck, Imaging of the Spine of 3T Free Tesla, MRI of the Spine, Author of 3T Spine Imaging, 2006 MRI Clinics of North America, invited lecturer on 3T MRI of the Brain and Spine: ISMRM, Berlin, Germany 2007, speaker at 2007- 2011 ASNR meetings, and author of chapter on 3T Imaging of the Spine 2012 Neuro Imaging Clinics N.A. edition on Applications of High Field Strength MRI in Neuroradiolology.
Education and Training
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Degree 1974
American Board of Radiology- Radiology
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YES. It will. READ MORE
It uses ultrasonic waves which have no ionizing radiation to image the organs (including your kidneys) in your abdomen. READ MORE
Yes. Definitely! READ MORE
It uses MRI to provide excellent depiction of the arteries to exclude an aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, complete blockage or significant narrowing of arteries READ MORE
Definitely MRI READ MORE
Yes. Trust the mammogram findings unless she has a growing mass. READ MORE
Completely safe unless you have a pacemaker or some other implantable electronic/metal device such as a Vagal Nerve Stimulator, which can be turned off prior to an MRI scan. READ MORE
MRI is far superior for imaging the spine. READ MORE
CT is better for evaluating the lungs READ MORE
MRI uses non ionizing energy. It is completely safe for any age unless one has a cardiac pacemaker or a defibrillator READ MORE
CT scans are best for detecting kidney stones. READ MORE
MRI scan is the best test for chronic headaches. Still, in people who suffer from migraine headaches the most common finding is a normal MRI scan which is reassuring to many patients READ MORE
Sometimes. However, biopsy is still recommended to determine the optimal treatment. Particularly, with new advanced genetic therapies. READ MORE
Yes. Particularly in the lung and bones READ MORE
Not at all. READ MORE
Don't eat for 2 hours prior to CT scan. READ MORE
Endoscopy by gastroenterologist and possibly a CT scan. READ MORE
Depending on the type of cancer it is commonly used to prevent recurrent cancer. This is better directed to a radiation oncologist. READ MORE
It is extremely unlikely! READ MORE
Sometimes a CT scan alone can make a definitive diagnosis of malignancy. Most often, a biopsy is required to determine the correct treatment. READ MORE
My X-ray showed a 3mm stone in the right kidney however it was not seen in the following x-ray. Why did this happen?
It most likely was excreted through the ureter and bladder READ MORE
Speak to his oncologist and radiation oncologist about the optimal treatment or consult a radiation oncologist at an academic center. READ MORE
Yes. You can be pre treated with medications to greatly decrease your chance of an allergic reaction READ MORE
This question should be directed to an oncologist preferably one who specializes in uro oncology. READ MORE
It can be related to a variety of reasons. An ultrasound and/or CT scan will be warranted if the problem persists. READ MORE
I am having numbness in my right leg. What test do you recommend? I am worried if it is an early sign of a stroke.
It can be a sign of a stroke but also commonly is related to spine pathology. READ MORE
Pediatric radiology is a sub specialty in radiology. Radiation doses from X rays and/or CT scans are usually less than for adults no matter where your child has the study. READ MORE
This question is better directed to a radiation oncologist rather than a radiologist. READ MORE
Extremely unusual. MRI has no psychological after effects unless a patient has severe claustrophobia prior to the MRI READ MORE
Yes. Either an ultrasound or CT scan are the best initial tests for abdominal masses. READ MORE
I have persistent cough, however my doctor says there is no need for a X-ray. Should I still go for one?
If it continues for a month or longer you should probably have a CT scan of the chest which is far superior to plain x rays particularly if you have a smoking history READ MORE
NO. X rays aren't used to evaluate kidney function, Lab values (BUN, Creatinine and GFR) drawn with by a trained phlebotomist at any reputable laboratory will best determine your kidney function. READ MORE
Ultrasound and/or CT scans are best for evaluating abdominal pain. READ MORE
No! Oral Anti Inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Aspirin) are the primary treatment providing you don't have ulcers. Anti inflammatory injections directly into the joint space are the next step. READ MORE
There will be no after effects following the MRI scan. READ MORE
NO. Open MRI systems have magnetic field strengths ranging from 0.2 Tesla to 1.2 Tesla. Routine MRIs range from 1.5 Tesla to 3 Tesla. This increased field strength provides increased signal/noise ratio which allows for thinner sections and more detailed images. In addition, most new routine MRI scanners are short, wide bore systems which help with claustrophobia. They can also accommodate patients weighing up to 550 lbs. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local, Regional, National, and International Public Speaking; Speaks to Medical Students, University of Miami, University of Central Florida -
- Teacher of the Year, Yale Department of Radiology, 1989
- Teacher of the Year, University of Central Florida, 2013
- Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program
- University of California at Los Angeles; The Mount Sinai Hospital
- University of South Florida
- Yale University (Neuroradiology)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Neuroradiology, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society
Articles and Publications
- Co-Educator of Radiology Clinicians of North America, MRI of the Head and Neck, Imaging of the Spine of 3T Free Tesla, MRI of the Spine
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard Work, Passion, Love for his Work
Hobbies / Sports
- Working Out, Tennis, Running, His Dogs
Favorite professional publications
- American Journal of Neuroradiology
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Get to know Dr. Marc Shapiro of Neuro Imaging Winter Park.
Dr. Marc Shapiro, MD is a Diagnostic Radiologist/Neuroradiologist practicing at Neuro Imaging in Florida. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed an internship at the University of South Florida. He gained a fellowship in neuroradiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He joined radiology residencies at UCLA Medical Center, University of South Florida, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Shapiro practices at Neuro Imaging, a facility selected by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to teach MRI fellows.The practice is a leading on-site radiology practice with commitment to clinical excellence and service. It offers a broad range of medical imaging and related services, from X-ray, CT and MRI to nuclear medicine, bone density testing and injections for pain.
Featuring extensive knowledge in all aspects of his field, Dr. Shapiro specializes in musculoskeletal MRI drawing on his orthopaedic training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Shapiro’s mission is to have the world’s best MRI technology in Central Florida. He’s achieving his goal with the addition of the Siemens Verio 32 Channel 3T MRI equipment installed in his facility.
Dr. Shapiro is a distinguished member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He was elected Teacher of the Year by Yale Department of Radiology in 1989 and Teacher of the Year in University of Central Florida in 2013. As an author, Dr. Shapiro conducts research, writes, and publishes articles on 3T MRI in leading radiology journals.
Neuroradiology is the medical subspecialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord, head and neck, and vascular lesions using x-rays, magnetic fields, radio waves, and ultrasound. These forms of energy are harnessed with machines such as the CT (CAT) scanner, magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, and ultrasound machines.
Marc D. Shapiro, MD, is a Seasoned Neuroradiologist and Owner of Neuro Imaging Winter Park in Winter Park, Florida
Marc D. Shapiro, MD, is a brilliant neuroradiologist currently serving as the medical director and reading radiologist for a successful private office, Neuro Imaging Winter Park in Winter Park, Florida. Featuring extensive knowledge in all aspects of his field, Dr. Shapiro holds particular expertise in musculoskeletal MRI drawing on his orthopaedic training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Shapiro is on a mission to bring the world’s best MRI technology to Central Florida, which he has successfully achieved with the Siemens Verio 32 Channel 3T MRI equipment. Dr. Shapiro trusts that this technology will enhance the provision of accurate diagnostic imaging of the same superior quality as that offered by some of the most prestigious academic centers in the world, such as Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General Hospital, or the Mayo Clinic Hospitals. A sought-after speaker at preeminent national and international lectures on MRI, including the RSNA neuroradiology sessions (moderator, 2006-2011) and American Society of Neurology (speaker, 2008 and 2009) meetings, Marc D. Shapiro, MD, has been selected for the third consecutive year as one of only eight doctors in the world to speak at the 3rd annual international symposium on 3T whole body MRI. As a researcher, he was engaged in working with Siemens on setting new protocols for MRI that radiologists worldwide now use to better identify abnormalities. Dr. Marc D. Shapiro is also engaged in training already board-certified radiologists in the fellowship program of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Fellow radiologists spend three months of their fellowship program training under the tutelage of Dr. Shapiro. He is a Volunteer Associate Professor with the University. Also affiliated with University of Miami Hospital, he is the former chief of neuro MRI and ENT radiology at Yale University School of Medicine, author of 3T Spine Imaging published in 2006 by MRI Clinics of North America. Voted among America’s Top Radiologists since 2002, he was an invited lecturer on 3T MRI of the brain and spine at ISMRM in Berlin, Germany, in 2007. Dr. Shapiro also authored a chapter on 3T imaging of the spine for 2011 Neuro Imaging Clinics Edition on Neuroradiology applications in high field MRI. For more information about Dr. Marc D. Shapiro, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8132080-Marc-Shapiro-radiologist-Winter-Park-Florida-32792.
Neuro Imaging Winter Park is the private practice of Marc D. Shapiro, MD, a preeminent neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist. The practice is located in Winter Park, Florida, and is the only practice in Central Florida to feature a state-of-the-art equipment such as the 32 Channel Open Bore MRI. World-class institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital or Mayo Clinic Rochester visit regularly Neuro Imaging Winter Park to see the latest and most sophisticated technologies in the field of MRI optimized. Neuro Imaging Winter Park is an international show site for Siemens’ most advanced 3T MRI. Siemens’ 32 Channel 3 Tesla Verio is the most advanced MRI technology available using combined strength of the 3T and full 32 channels of MRI system, which allows the most accurate MRI diagnosis possible. The equipment is able to detect abnormalities that are missed on other scanners. The ultra-short length, wide bore design of the Verio provides all patients, including claustrophobia and obesity) with maximum comfort. One of the main services is MR arthrography, which is a technique of imaging the tendons and ligaments of joints (most commonly the shoulder, knee, and wrist) by injecting MR contrast fluid into the joint to be imaged. With MR arthrography, the diagnostic accuracy of an MRI is markedly improved. On site sedation is also available as well as filmless imaging. For more information about Neuro Imaging Winter Park, please visit http://www.nsiwinterpark.com/.
A highly-regarded neuroradiologist with an impressive professional journey marked by numerous outstanding achievements, Marc D. Shapiro, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky - College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1974. Furthermore, Dr. Shapiro interned at the University of South Florida and served his residency at the University of California at Los Angeles in California and The Mount Sinai Hospital. Fellowship-trained in neuroradiology at Yale University, he is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Imaging and Neuroradiology. Dr. Shapiro is a distinguished member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He was elected Teacher of the Year by Yale Department of Radiology in 1989 and Teacher of the Year in University of Central Florida in 2013. As an author, he published chapters on spine imaging and surface coil development for MRI Clinics of North America’s edition on 3 Tesla MRI. Furthermore, Dr. Marc D. Shapiro acts as co-editor of the head and Neck Imaging issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America He frequently conducts research, writes, and publishes articles on 3T MRI in leading radiology journals. Dr. Shapiro reads regularly The American Journal of Neuroradiology and dedicates to working out, playing tennis, running, and his dogs outside medical practice. He attributes his success to hard work, love for his work and passion for the field. For more information about Dr. Marc D. Shapiro, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8132080-Marc-Shapiro-radiologist-Winter-Park-Florida-32792.
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