Dr. Singhal started his professional career with Texas Radiology Associates in 1989 and found his niche. He graduated with honors from Harvard College and made the Dean’s list each semester. He completed a senior thesis on the use of logistic regression in the analysis of medical data at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Singhal then graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He finished a radiology residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serving as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Singhal served as a fellow in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at The University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. This is a pioneering location for the treatment of intracranial vascular lesions. Dr. Charles Drake started and built the neurosurgery department, and the interventional neuroradiology division rose to equal heights supporting it. Dr. Singhal is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.
Currently, Dr. Singhal performs diagnostic neuroradiology and also selected interventional neuroradiology procedures. One of his major interests is the cement stabilization of spinal fractures, having performed over 1200 procedures, from as far cephalad as the T2 level, to as low as the sacrum (over 60 sacroplasties). His goal is to truly make the procedure as safe and minimally invasive as possible. In this year, he intends to add thermal tumor ablation to cement stabilization procedures, when applicable.
Dr. Singhal is on the Medical Executive Committee for the Medical Center of Plano for the 2013-2014 session. He is also heavily involved in optimizing the diagnostic imaging of stroke patients brought to the Medical Center of Plano with analytical studies beginning. Dr. Singhal has performed intracranial vascular interventions, and he will help provide the coverage needed for acute stroke rescue. It is the epitome of a team effort.
Dr. Singhal believes that the rewards of his profession come from helping the patient and the patient’s family select and achieve the best possible outcome for whatever medical issue that has befallen them.
When not working, Dr. Singhal and his wife are raising two young boys.
Dr. Vincent Chu is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in interventional radiology. Dr. Chu recently completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he served as chief resident. He then completed his vascular interventional radiology fellowship at Brown University. He is originally from Plano, Texas.
- American College of Radiology
- Society of Interventional Radiology
- Texas Medical Association
- American Roentgen Ray Society
- Texas Radiology Society
Interventional Neuroradiology (also known as Neurointerventional Surgery or Endovascular Neurosurgery) is a sub-specialty that performs minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, head, neck, and spine. Neurointerventional procedures use state-of-the-art devices and image-guided techniques to deliver treatments through a small puncture in the skin of the groin or arm instead of open surgery.
The neurointerventional radiologists at Texas Radiology Associates oversee a highly skilled team of practitioners to treat some of the most complex neurological diseases. They work as a part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, intensivists, interventionalists, and otolaryngologists to provide complete neurological care. The neurointerventionalradiologists at TRA are all licensed medical doctors who are board-certified in diagnostic radiology, have advanced fellowship training in neurointerventional surgery, interventional radiology, and/or neuroradiology, and are members of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), and/or American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR).
Innovative Treatment of a Wide Spectrum of Neurological Disease:
There is a wide spectrum of cerebrovascular disease that can be treated by these innovative endovascular techniques which were previously unavailable in the past. Some of the specific disease entities that can be treated by these methods include ruptured and unrupturedbrain aneurysms, stroke, carotid artery disease,arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, osteoporotic and pathologic vertebral fractures, and tumors of the brain, head, neck, and spine. These minimally invasive procedures involve small or no incisions, less pain, and shorter recovery times than traditional open surgery.
Multimodality imaging techniques for diagnosis of blood vessel disorders of the brain and spine, including cerebral arteriography, venography, and myelography.
Minimally invasive procedures for treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke, artery stenosis, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, and brain and spinal tumors.
Management of back pain, nerve pain, vertebral tumors, and spinal vascular malformations and fistulas.
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) occur when an abnormal connection develops between arteries and veins in the brain or dura (i.e. coverings of the brain)
An aneurysm occurs as a result of a weakening of a blood vessel wall. This results in stretching of that blood vessel wall and development of an outpouching that may be prone to rupture and intracranial bleeding.
The treatment of acute ischemic stroke is continuously evolving as new technology develops. The currently available devices are able to retrieve or aspirate clots in the intracranial arteries to remove the blockage and rapidly restore flow to viable brain tissue.