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Aaron G. Filler

Medical Director

The Neurography Institute

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The Neurography Institute

2716 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 3035

Santa Monica, California,90405

United States

Company Description

The Neurography Institute was founded in May of 2000 to serve as the exclusive licensee and provider of the patented MR neurography medical scanning technology. Based in Santa Monica, California, the Neurography Institute serves thousands of patients worldwide... more

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Background Information

Employment History

13th President

SBMT University


Medical Director

Institute for Nerve Medicine


Chief Executive Officer

NeuroGrafix


Faculty

UCLA


Affiliations

Medical Group Of Beverly Hills Inc

Board Member


Molecular Synthetics

Chief Executive Officer


Royal College of Surgeons

Fellow


Brain Mapping Foundation

Board Member


American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Member


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member


North American Spine Society

Member


Pain

Board Member


SynGenix/Sirus

Founder


British company

Founder


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Medical Director


Education

American Board of Neurological Surgery


M.D.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


MD

Harvard


MD

University of Chicago


MD PhD FRCS

The Institute for Nerve Medicine


bachelor

Harvard University


master

University of Chicago


Web References(108 Total References)


Medical Papers and Reviews on MR Neurography - Neurography Institute

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Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS, JD
Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS, JD Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, et al: Report of the first clinical Neurography image: Lancet, 1993 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, et al: First report of the general capabilities of Neurography: Journal of Neurosurgery, 1996 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD: MR Neurography and Brachial Plexus Neurolysis in the Management of Thoracic Outlet Syndromes: Advances in Vascular Surgery, 2002 Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, et al: Major recent review of the state of the art in Neurography: Neurologic Clinics, 2005 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, et al: Sciatica of nondisc origin and piriformis syndrome: Journal of Neurosurgery, 2005 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD: Diagnosis and Management of Pudendal Neuralgia: Journal of Neurosurgery, April 2007 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD: Diagnosis and treatment of pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome subtypes: imaging, injections, and minimal access surgery: Journal of Neurosurgery, February 2009 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD: Magnetic Resonance Neurography and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Origins, History, and Clinical Impact of the First 50 000 Cases With An Assessment of Efficacy and Utility in A Prospective 5000-Patient Study Group: Neurosurgery Online, October 2009 Click to read article Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD: Magnetic Resonance Neurography and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Origins, History, and Clinical Impact of the First 50 000 Cases With An Assessment of Efficacy and Utility in A Prospective 5000-Patient Study Group: NIH Public Access PubMed Central (free download of complete paper), October 2009


Dr. Aaron G. Filler MD PhD FRCS, The Neurography Institute, 877-PAIN-MRI, exclusive MR neurography provider, Pasadena San Francisco Bay Area Ohio New York Pennsylvania Neurography

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Dr. Aaron G. Filler MD PhD FRCS, The Neurography Institute, 877-PAIN-MRI, exclusive MR neurography provider, Pasadena San Francisco Bay Area Ohio New York Pennsylvania Neurography Welcome! Dr. Aaron Filler Corporate Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS AS FOUNDER and chief of clinical services of Neurography Institute, Dr. Aaron Filler has led the way in nerve-tissue imaging and medical treatment innovation for more than a decade. Drawing on his research at the University of London in the 1990s, Dr. Filler made breakthroughs in using magnetic resonance imaging systems in completely revolutionary ways, through a combination of software imaging techniques and expertise in reading the scans. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Filler was driven to use technology to provide medical professionals with viewable images of nerve structures in the human body. His research into how protons behave in differing types of water in the human body resulted in two United States patents for what he would term "neurography," or the imaging of nerves. It is this patent portfolio and the resultant unique imaging technique and refinement process on which Neurography Institute is built. Today thousands of patients worldwide have benefitted directly from Dr. Filler's technological innovations, living healthier, fuller lives separated from the pain they once knew. Neurography Institute's mission mirrors that of Dr. Filler's professional goal: to help patients achieve a pain-free lifestyle wherever possible, using a balanced combination of the most advanced technologies and direct, personal involvement. General Background Dr. Aaron Filler is the world's leading expert in treatment of nerve pain. He has revolutionized nerve-pain treatment by inventing several new technologies, including, MR neurography, which enables doctors to use an MRI scanner to examine nerves - previously a difficult-to-impossible tissue to see through MR imaging. Dr. Filler's research in axonal transport is leading to a whole new generation of advanced pain medications. He has developed many new "minimal access" surgery methods that allow him to treat complex nerve problems with small outpatient surgeries. He has also pioneered the use of the Open MRI scanner to do surgeries and other therapies with the ultra-high precision and safety of the magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Filler has an MD from the University of Chicago, a PhD from Harvard University, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. Dr. Aaron Filler, MD PhD FRCS links Click to download Dr. Filler's curriculum vitae (December 2014) Click here for a selection of Dr. Filler's published works in the field of MR neurography Click here for a selection of Dr. Filler's patents in the field of MR neurography Visit Dr. Filler's Google Profile Visit the Wikipedia page on magnetic resonance neurography Visit the Wikipedia page on diffusion tensor imaging Dr. Aaron Filler Be an Authorized Center


How neurography works, MR Neurography images normally invisible nerve tissue, The Neurography Institute, 877-PAIN-MRI, Pasadena San Francisco Bay Area Ohio New York Pennsylvania Neurography

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Dr. Aaron Filler
Corporate This image was taken by Franklyn Howe in 1991 and shows Aaron Filler, MD, PhD loading an experimental MRI spectrometer (4.7 Tesla) at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London. Unlike other internal highlighting methods that rely on contrast agents (e.g. dyes), MR neurography is based on a method developed by Dr. Filler that tunes the MRI scanning station to the unique aspects of the water signal of a nerve. Part of his innovation involved the discovery that unique features of nerve tissue could be detected with specially designed MRI magnetic "pulse sequences" - thereby sending pulses especially for nerves and getting the results no other MRI scan had ever achieved. Dr. Filler set out in late 1991-early 1992 to devise a new MR pulse sequence strategy, making it possible to reliably identify a nerve in an image. How did all this get started? MR neurography was a classic "Eureka" moment, and it's just one of the many inventions and discoveries made by Dr. Aaron Filler, co-founder and chief of clinical services of Neurography Institute. Dr. Filler first became interested in seeing images of nerves while working on his Harvard University PhD thesis in the mid-1980s. While attempting to map complex branching nerve trees that control the back muscles in the human body, he found that no matter where he turned in medicine or science, there was simply no way to "see" nerves in medical images of the human body. After beginning his neurosurgery residency training in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Filler began work on the nerve imaging dilemma. His original plan was to develop a specialized contrast agent for nerves. The idea was to use a biological phenomenon called "axonal transport" to carry contrast molecules to the interior of nerves. He started the initial axonal transport project in Seattle in 1988. Two years later, Dr. Filler began a one-year clinical rotation in London, England, as part of his residency. It was during this period that great gains were made, as he began his MRI phase of contrast research which was funded by the Neurosciences Research Foundation of Atkinson Morley's Hospital (AMH) in Wimbledon, famed for its tennis event. Keep in mind that Dr. Filler's mission at this point was to devise a contrast agent to allow the viewing of nerves in MR images - and that modern MR neurography does not require any contrast agents whatsoever. So what happened? Dr. Filler did succeed in creating injectable contrast agents to enhance MRI scans, and the research progressed so well that he stayed an additional two-and-a-half years to further his studies. But in discussing his research with an Oxford University-trained physicist by the name of Franklyn Howe, Dr. Filler realized he needed to try a slightly different direction. As Dr. Howe argued, using contrast agents to identify nerves in MRI scans was providing a "circular" reasoning to his research: Dr. Filler was using the contrast agent both to show nerves and show the agent. Determined to accomplish this, Dr. Filler set out in late 1991 and early 1992 to devise a new MR pulse sequence strategy that would make it possible to reliably identify a nerve in an image, thereby allowing him to prove that his contrast-agent experiments were performing as his research had indicated. After much reflection on the biophysics of nerves and the complex physics of MR pulse sequences, Dr. Filler assembled a radically unique pulse sequence strategy. It was based on simultaneously suppressing the image signal from all the other tissues, with the pulse sequence actually "squeezing" together a variety of differing imaging strategies. Additional testing over the next few days confirmed the results: Dr. Filler's new pulse sequence had isolated nerves in a magnetic resonance scan for the first time. Dr. Filler's pulse sequence required an extraordinarily advanced MRI scanner. Using a clinical General Electric Signa MRI scanner modified to use his now-patented pulse sequence, Dr. Filler and his research partners were able to produce the above scan that highlights the sciatic nerve structure while darkenening all other surrounding tissue. Dr. Aaron Filler Be an Authorized Center


Diagnose and treat nerve pain with a genuine MR Neurography scan from The Neurography Institute - 877-PAIN-MRI

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Dr. Aaron Filler
Corporate Diffusion Tensor Imaging For Detailed Brain Evaluation The Neurography Institute is the world's leading expert source for Diffusion Tensor Imaging Brain Injury - when a routine brain MRI shows no abnormality DTI can often reveal the actual injury that is invisible on standard MRI why is this? - because DTI is the only method that can show the internal connecting tracts of the brain the long thin nerve fibers of the brain's "white matter" are the parts most subject to damage and disconnection only DTI can actually see the nerve tracts of the brain Our team - has more than twenty years experience with DTI because Dr. Filler was the lead inventor on the original DTI patent (US 5,560,360) - that's where the world's first DTI brain tract image was published Can DTI find the cause of cognitive deterioration? Dr. Aaron Filler Be an Authorized Center


Diagnose Piriformis Syndrome and sciatica, sciatica diagnosis neurography, The Neurography Institute, 877-PAIN-MRI, piriformis neurography, sciatica neurography, shooting leg pain diagnosis

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Patents | Patents | Click here for a selection of Dr. Aaron Filler's patents in the field of MR neurography. | Patents | click here.
Diagnose Piriformis Syndrome and sciatica, sciatica diagnosis neurography, The Neurography Institute, 877-PAIN-MRI, piriformis neurography, sciatica neurography, shooting leg pain diagnosis Welcome! Dr. Aaron Filler Corporate Aaron G. Filler, Franklyn A. Howe Aaron G. Filler, Franklyn A. Howe 1993 Letter from Dr. Michael E. Moseley, PhD, UCSF, to Dr. Aaron Filler Click here to download the 1993 letter from Michael Moseley to Aaron Filler (PDF format) ?The History, Development and Impact of Computed Imaging in Neurological Diagnosis and Neurosurgery: CT, MRI, and DTI, by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS Click here to download Aaron Filler's imaging history document (PDF format) Dr. Aaron Filler Be an Authorized Center


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