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Steven Needell,MD

Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Boca Radiology Group, PA

SNeedell@bocaradiology.com

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Department of Radiology
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486
561.391.1728 (office)
561.955.5015 (fax)

CLINICAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine (Boca Raton, Florida)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Boca Radiology Group, P.A. (Boca Raton, Florida) - March 1999 to present
Concept Medical Diagnostic Center (Lake Worth, Florida) - July 1996 - March 1999

EDUCATION AND HONORS

University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, Florida)
Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, Florida)
Fellowship Training in Musculoskeletal Imaging and MRI, July 1995 to June 1996

Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach, Florida)
Resident, Department of Radiology, July 1991 to June 1995
Evelyn and Harry Indursky Outstanding Resident in Diagnostic Radiology, June 1995
Chief Resident, July 1993-94

Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, Louisiana) June 1991

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Degree: B.A. in Psychology 1987; Dean's List

INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS

Partners in Practice: Rheumatology and Radiology. ISEMIR 2016 Conference: Integrating Treat-to-Target Strategies into the Management of Musculoskeletal Diseases. Miami, FL. April 8, 2016.

Needell S, Borzykowski R, Carreira D, Kozy J. CT false profile view of the hip: A reproducible method of measuring anterior center edge angle using volume CT data. Society of Skeletal Radiology. San Diego, CA. March 2014.

Genta M & S Needell. Usefulness of Extremity Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Diagnosis of Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis.Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. EULAR London, England, May 2011.

Use of Small Magnet MRI in Rheumatology Office Practice. 4th Annual International Society of Extremity MRI in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) Conference. Chicago, IL. April 15, 2011.

MRI Interpretation for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Practice vs. Clinical Research<. 3rd Annual International Society of Extremity MRI in Rheumatology (ISEMIR). Rome, Italy. June 15, 2010.

Gaylis N & S Needell. A Pilot Study of 10 Patients Measuring High and Low Field MRI Findings and Clinical Outcomes on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Abatacept. Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2010 Rome, Italy, June 2010.

Office Based MRI: What You Need to Know: Certification. 2nd Annual International Society of Extremity MRI in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) Conference. Miami, FL. March 27, 2009.

eMRI in Clinical Practice: A Radiologist's Perspective. The International Society of Extremity MRI in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) Inaugural Conference. Chicago, IL. April 10, 2008. [click on lecture title above to view video]

Gaylis N & S Needell. Changes in Erosive Status Detected on In-Office MRI After One Year Follow-Up of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Infliximab Therapy. Presented atEULAR (Vienna, Austria). June 8, 2005.

Gaylis N, S Needell and D Rudensky. Comparison of In-Office MRI Versus Conventional Radiography in Detecting Changes in Erosions After One Year Follow-Up Exams In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Infliximab Therapy. Presented at EULAR (Vienna, Austria). June 8, 2005.

Gaylis N & S Needell. Use of in-office MRI in the evaluation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis on infliximab therapy. Presented at EULAR (Berlin, Germany). June 10, 2004.

Advanced Imaging of the Acutely Painful Joint. American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants (ASOPA). West Palm Beach, Florida. July 14, 2000.

3D Helical CT: Foot & Ankle Imaging. EXPO 2000 - Joint American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons ACFAS / The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) / Podiatric Research Society - Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar. Miami, Florida. February 11, 2000.

Comparison of Fast Spin-Echo Versus Conventional Spin-Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Detection of Rotator Cuff Pathology. International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), New York. May 2, 1996.

MRI of the Rotator Cuff: Spectrum of Abnormalities in Asymptomatic Individuals. Radiologic Society of North America(RSNA), Chicago, Illinois. December 1, 1993.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND SEMINARS

Imaging of Rheumatic Diseases: A Review of Options. Clinical Congress of Rheumatology. Miramar Beach, FL May 13, 2016; Ambler, PA May 3, 2016; Largo, FL April 6, 2016; Tampa, FL July 26, 2016.

Imaging of Orthopedic Injury. Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine. Boca Raton, FL. February 7, 2017, February 9, 2016; August 18, 2015; February 10, 2015; August 19, 2014; February 18, 2014; August 20, 2013.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. CE seminar. BRRH. November 19, 2015.

Extremity MRI of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Radiologist’s Perspective. [Webinar].Sponsored by ISEMIR. September 30, 2015.

Advanced Imaging of Orthopedic Hardware. BRRH CME lecture, Boca Raton, FL. March 4, 2015

MRI of Orthopedic Hardware (MARS Imaging). CME lecture, Boca Raton, FL April 10, 2013 & Wellington, FL April 17, 2013.

MRI of the Tarsal Tunnel. Palm Beach County Podiatric Medical Association. Boca Raton, FL. January 29, 2008.

Musculoskeletal Imaging. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. December 10 , 2007.

Advances in Podiatric Imaging. Palm Beach County Podiatric Association. Boca Raton, FL. May 17, 2007.

Musculoskeletal Imaging. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. December 4 , 2006.

Science and the In-Office MRI: A Radiologist's Perspective. Sponsored by Hologic. Washington, D.C. November 12, 2006.

Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Office-Based MRI. Florida Society of Rheumatology. Kissimmee, FL. June 25, 2006.

Innovations and Emerging Technology in Foot & Ankle Imaging: What to Order, When to Order... Palm Beach County Podiatric Association. Boca Raton, FL. April 18, 2006.

MRI for Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter. San Francisco, CA. October 26, 2005.

Musculoskeletal Imaging. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. October 3, 2005.

Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Office-Based MRI. CME lecture, Metropolitan Atlanta Rheumatology Society. Atlanta, GA. September 29, 2005.

Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Office-Based MRI. Sponsored by GE Health Care & Centocor. Cincinnati, OH. September 1, 2005.

RA Metrics: Steering Committee. Sponsored by Amgen. Miami Beach, FL. April 21-22, 2005.

Foot & Ankle Imaging: Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology. West Palm Beach, FL. December 2, 2004.

Orthopedic Imaging. What to Order, When to Order. BRRH. Boca Raton, FL. November 1, 2004.

Early Detection of Erosions in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sponsored by GE Health Care and Amgen. West Palm Beach, FL. July 20, 2004.

Soft Tissue Tumors of the Foot. Palm Beach County Podiatric Association. Boca Raton, FL. November 18, 2003.

MRI in 2003: What to Order, When to Order. Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). West Palm Beach, FL. April 23, 2003.

Advanced Imaging of the Painful Upper Extremity. Boca Raton Regional Hospital CME Seminar. Boca Raton, FL. April 15, 2003.

MRI of the Elbow. GE MR Masters Series Physicians Training. Westin, FL. April 5, 2003.

MRI of the Foot & Ankle. GE MR Masters Series Physicians Training. Westin, FL. April 5, 2003.

Foot & Ankle MRI: What You Need to Know. Palm Beach County Podiatric Association. Boca Raton, FL. March 18, 2003.

Advances in Upper Extremity Imaging: 2K2. West Palm Beach, FL. September 25, 2002.

MRI of the Elbow. GE MR Masters Series Physicians Training. Westin, FL. April 28, 2002.

MRI of the Foot & Ankle. GE MR Masters Series Physicians Training. Westin, FL. April 28, 2002.

Imaging Bone Marrow Pathology in the Foot & Ankle. Miami VA Podiatry Residency Grand Rounds. March 13, 2002.

Orthopedic Imaging. Florida Atlantic University Athletic Program. April 9, 2001.

Advanced Orthopedic Imaging Techniques:2K1. Boca Raton Regional Hospital. CEU Seminar. March 17, 2001.

Orthopedic Imaging in the New Millenium. Jupiter, FL. Florida Medical Association CME seminar. March 14, 2001.

Advanced Lower Extremity Imaging. Crown Plaza, West Palm Beach, FL. April 12, 2000.

Advances in Foot & Ankle Imaging for the 21st Century. Boca Raton Regional Hospital. CME Seminar. February 23, 2000.

Podiatry Online , Online Clinical Conferences. 1999 to present.

Technical Innovations in Foot & Ankle MRI. 4th Annual Medical Imaging Conference. Palm Beach Community College. September 18,1999.

Directions in Musculoskeletal Imaging. Dade County Medical Association. CME Seminar. November 5, 1998.

Orthopedic MRI. Ritz Carlton, Manalapan, FL. Florida Medical Association CME seminar. April 17, 1997.

Foot & Ankle MRI. Palm Beach County Podiatric Medical Association. December 5,1996.

Fat Suppressed MR Imaging of the Shoulder. University of Miami Department of Radiology Fellow's Day. May 5, 1996.

MRI of the Ankle and Foot, Grand Rounds. Jackson Memorial Hospital. Miami, FL. April 5, 1996.

MRI of the Shoulder, Grand Rounds. Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL. May 16, 1995.

MR Imaging, CEU Seminar. Concept Medical Diagnostic Center, Lake Worth, FL. June 16, 1998 & December 17, 1997.

Applications of Computed Tomography , CEU Seminar. Concept Medical Diagnostic Center, Lake Worth, FL. July 21, 1998 & February 21, 1998.

Genitourinary Radiology , CEU Seminar. Concept Medical Diagnostic Center, Lake Worth, FL. April 21, 1998.

General Radiology Course, Course Director and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. Miami, Florida. 1991-1993.

PUBLICATIONS

N. Gaylis, Needell S, Sagliani J. The Effect of Corticotropin (ACTH 80 Units Weekly or Biweekly) in Combination with MTX in Newly Diagnosed RA Patients from a Clinical and Structural Perspective as Measured by a CDAI Score and Osteitis, Synovitis, and Erosions on MRI. Ann Rheum Dis. 06/2015; 74(Suppl 2):1066.3-1067.

Needell S, R Borzykowski, D Carreira, J Kozy. CT false profile view of the hip: A reproducible method of measuring anterior coverage using volume CT data. Skeletal Radiol, 2014, Nov 43(11): 1605-1611.

Gaylis N, S Needell, Sagliani J. Assessment of Structural Benefits of SC Abatacept Using MRI in Patients with RA Who Have Failed 1 or 2 TNFs and Correlated with Clinical Outcomes as Measured by DAS28(ESR). Ann Rheum Dis 2014;73(Suppl2): 955.

S NeedellMRI of the Shoulder: Utilizing the Glenoid Clockface Orientation. MAGNETOM Flash. 49:4-7. Feb 2012.

Genta MS, S NeedellUsefulness of Extremity Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Diagnosis of Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. EULAR London, England, May 2011.

Gaylis N & S NeedellA Pilot Study of 10 Patients Measuring High and Low Field MRI Findings and Clinical Outcomes on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Abatacept. Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2010 Rome, Italy, June 2010.

Gaylis N & S Needell. In-office magnetic resonance imaging to monitor responses to therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatology International, December 2009;30:269-273.

Gaylis N, S Needell and D Rudensky. Comparison of In-office MRI Versus Conventional Radiography in Detecting Changes in Erosions After One Year of Infliximab Therapy in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Modern Rheumatology,2007;17:273-278.

Gaylis N & S NeedellComparison of Two In-Office 0.2T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems and Standard Radiographs in an Outpatient Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Population. Submitted for publication.

Gaylis N. & S NeedellChanges in Erosive Status Detected on In-Office MRI After One Year Follow-Up of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Infliximab Therapy. Annals of Rheumatic Disease, July 2005.

Needell SD, MRI of the Foot: Bone Pathology & Soft Tissue Masses. Online CME course <www.podiatricresidency.com>. November 2004.

Needell SD. Value of 3D T1W & STIR MRI Sequences in Diagnosing Erosions in Rheumatoid Arthritis. GE Medical Systems. March 2004.

Gaylis N and Needell SDUse of In-Office MRI In The Evaluation Of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis On Infliximab Therapy. Annals of Rheumatic Disease, July 2004.

Needell SD, MRI of the Ankle: Tendons & Ligaments. Online CME course <www.podiatricresidency.com>. November 2003.

Zlatkin MB, Needell SD, Hoffman C. Shoulder Anatomy. MRI of the Shoulder, 2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. December 2002.

Needell SD, Cutler J. Morton Neuroma. July 2001. Medscape Reference.

Needell SD. 3D Helical CT: Complex fracture evaluationFlorida Medical Business. December 11, 2000:13:12.

Needell SD, Looking Within: Foot & Ankle Imaging. Foot Health Care Answer PortalDecember 20, 1999.

Needell SD, BocaRadiology.com. Website designer and editor. September 1999 to present.

Needell SD, Zlatkin MB. Comparison of fat supression FSE vs CSE imaging of rotator cuff pathology. JMRI. 1997:7:674-677.

Needell SD, Zlatkin MB, Sher J, Murphy BJ, Uribe J. MR imaging of the rotator cuff: spectrum of tendinous, peritendinous, and bony abnormalities in an asymptomatic population. AJR 1996:44:863-867.

Needell, SD. Zlatkin MB. MRI of the Shoulder. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Multimedia Virtual Textbook. Passariello, R (ed.).

Zlatkin MB, Needell SD, Anne Ouellette E. High resolution MRI and MR arthrography of wrist ligament anatomy. InProceedings of the ISMRM. Fourth Scientific Meting, vol 1. New York, 1996, p. 213..

Zlatkin MB, Needell SD (contributor). MRI of the Wrist. MRI of the Shoulder. Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Second Edition. Edelman R, Hesselink J, Zlatkin MB (Eds.) WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1997.

Calafiore R, Alejandro R, Needell SD, Mintz DH. Microencapsulation of living cells and tissues. Theoretical and practical aspects. Recent Progress in Medicine. 1987; 78:87-90.

Calafiore R, Koh N, Needell SD, Alejandro R. Xenotransplantation of micro-encapsulated canine islets in diabetic mice.Transactions of the Association of American Physicians. 1986; 99:28-33.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified, American Board of Radiology, June 1995
Controlled Substance DEA Registration, 1993 to present
Provider, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. July 1993 to present

State Medical Licenses:
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Wyoming

ORGANIZATIONS

Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA)
International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR)
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IAC / ICAMRL)