Updated: Feb 24, 2022
Internationally recognized neuroradiologist Dr. Bradley Jabour joins Dr. Phil to offer important information about brain bleeds, warning signs and breakthroughs on the treatment of brain degeneration, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders and essential tremors.
“With a head injury, I’d rather err on the side of overreaction rather than underreaction,” Dr. Jabour
Dr. Jabour gained national recognition for developing new techniques in cancer imaging in the head and neck using PET/CT. His most recent interest is in the field of functional MRI (fMRI) and its role in evaluating neurological disorders.
“The dangerous one is the person who has a head injury, gets up says, Oh, that wasn't so bad.” -Dr. Jabour
“It's just the accumulation of mechanical trauma can damage the brain.” -Dr. Jabour
“These are game-changers in neuropsychiatric disorders. I hope people really hear this and act on it. Don't continue to suffer.” Dr. Phil
“Not even primarily psychological in nature when we look at things like depression, anxiety, PTSD. Some of these things have significant neurological underpinnings.” Dr. Phil
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BRADLEY A. JABOUR, MD CEO/Chief of Radiology
Founded multiple leading medical companies utilizing his academic and research expertise:
Medical Imaging Center of Southern California in both Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, the premier multi-modality outpatient imaging facility in Los Angeles.
DISC Surgery Center (Directed Interventional Surgery Center, Inc.), specializing in spine pain management, minimally invasive prostate surgery, and breast surgery.
Smart Brain and Health was founded to focus on the latest neuroimaging and neurotherapeutic techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of various neurological disorders including Depression and OCD.
He also founded a comprehensive breast center and WIMI facility (Women’s Imaging at Medical Imaging), dedicated to women’s health issues.
He founded Smart Heart and Health, a concierge-style innovative preventive imaging company and developed the Zero-Rad scan, a non-invasive zero radiation whole-body MRI; a powerful tool for the safe early detection and screening of disease. Smart Heart and Health also performs CT Coronary Angiograms and other screening studies such as Virtual Colonoscopy.
Prostate MRI Health – a highly-specialized, non-invasive prostate MRI exam that scans for prostate abnormalities
Dr. Jabour is an internationally recognized Neuroradiologist with more than 30 years of experience in academic and clinical practice having authored dozens of peer-reviewed research articles as well as textbook chapters.
Served his radiology residency at Stanford University and University of Southern California (USC).
He is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), having performed Fellowship in Neuroradiology at USC and Interventional Radiology and Head and Neck fellowship at University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA).
He was appointed to the radiology faculty at UCLA where he was Attending Professor in Head and Neck Radiology and was Chief of Neuroradiology at the VA UCLA Medical Center.
Until as recently as 2013, he was Attending Radiologist at the UCLA Head and Neck Grand Rounds.
Dr. Jabour received the prestigious Certificate of Merit Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in 1991 for his research in defining the role of PET scanning in detecting cancer in the extracranial head and neck.
In addition, Dr. Jabour gained national recognition for developing new techniques in cancer imaging in the head and neck using PET/CT.
Dr. Jabour’s most recent interest is in the field of functional MRI (fMRI) and its role in evaluating neurological disorders including brain degeneration, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychiatric disorders.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), California Radiology Society, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and Society for Spine Radiology.
Dr. Jabour continues to be a leading innovator in multiple fields of radiology and has been featured as a guest on many media venues in the United States as a medical expert, including Dr. Phil and The Doctors.
Preventive Imaging Q & A
At Medical Imaging Center of Southern California, the radiologists use the most advanced equipment and the latest techniques, including MRI, CT, and PET, to detect the most common diseases associated with the highest mortality in the United States. The goal is to detect these diseases before you show signs or symptoms. Using preventive imaging, the team can check for:
ZeroRad™ Whole Body MRI -Tumors and diseases throughout body and spine
CT coronary angiogram and calcium score (Smart Heart Scan)- Coronary artery disease
MRA of your neurovascular system - Stroke
CT Virtual colonoscopy-Colon cancer
Low-dose lung CT - Lung cancer
mp Prostate MRI - Prostate cancer
Screening mammogram, ABUS ultrasound, Breast MRI - Breast cancer
DEXA bone densitometry - Osteopenia/osteoporosis
The goal is to enable you to view your study one-on-one with the specialist radiologist to provide you with immediate results, peace of mind, and, if necessary, a management plan. How do the different preventive imaging studies work? The following imaging procedures are available on their own or as part of a customized program. The ZeroRad Scan™ - Whole Body MRI This MRI allows radiologists to review major organs from your head to your upper thigh. It’s a great option for asymptomatic patients who are looking to screen their whole body. ZeroRad Whole Body MRI includes your brain, the soft tissue in your neck, your chest, your abdomen, and your pelvis. Results from this MRI provide insight to where abnormalities in your body may be located. Additional scans dedicated to specific areas may be recommended based on the findings from this whole body MRI. Smart Heart Scan (includes calcium score and CT coronary angiogram)
Calcium score: Measures the amount of calcium in your coronary artery walls and provides a numeric score that evaluates the risk of heart disease relative to your age and gender.
CT coronary angiogram: This noninvasive CT coronary angiogram visualizes the arterial channel or lumen. Using a 64-detector CT scanner, your radiologist images the coronary arteries to detect unstable and life-threatening soft plaque that projects into the lumen and creates narrowing in the arterial channels. In most asymptomatic individuals, it’s usually the unstable soft plaque that ruptures without warning, causing heart attacks or strokes. By detecting the soft plaque early and initiating aggressive lifestyle changes and interventional therapies, you can avoid premature death.
Smart Stroke Risk Scan MR angiogram of the carotid arteries in your neck and the Circle of Willis in your brain detect narrowing in your neck and brain vasculature that may put you at risk for stroke. It also detects aneurysms that have the potential to rupture. Smart Lung Scan—Low Dose Chest CT Low dose chest CT of the lungs takes approximately two minutes and detects early cancers. It’s an excellent screening tool for smokers, family members of smokers, or anyone with a family history of lung cancer. Virtual colonoscopy It’s noninvasive than the conventional study and provides a three-dimensional tour of your colon to detect polyps, tumors, and diverticulitis. This does require the use of CT radiation. To stay one step ahead of your health, call Medical Imaging Center of Southern California to schedule an appointment. Smart Brain Scan MRI, functional MRI, and PET scans of your brain help to rule out degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and multi-infarct dementia (MID). Radiologists can also evaluate for traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatric disease. mp prostate MRI A multi-parametric prostate MRI evaluates for prostate cancer and inflammation of the prostate. It prevents the need for a 12-needle TRUS biopsy. This MRI allows radiologists to calculate risk in the tissues of the prostate and its perimeter. Targeted biopsies resulting from information provided from this MRI are much more effective and less invasive. Screening and Diagnostic Breast MRI (Siemens 3T Open) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breasts is the ultimate supplementary screening and diagnostic tool. It’s an ideal option involving no radiation for women with a family or personal history of breast or ovarian cancer. Breast MRIs can also be used to screen for cancer in women who have silicone granulomas and those with breast implants to determine the integrity of the implants. When used in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound, breast MRIs are effective in detecting and staging breast cancer cases not detected through other means.