Northwest Radiology would not be successful without the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team! We are proud to have such outstanding team members who not only provide exceptional care to our clients, but who also work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day.
We want to thank our team members for their service and show everyone what a wonderful team we have, so we want you to “Meet the NWR Team.”
Please meet … Beverly. She joined the team in 1990, making this her 30-year anniversary with Northwest Radiology! Learn more about Beverly.
Q: What is your title and role with NWR?
A: Demo Representative. I am responsible for making sure patients’ mailing addresses and insurance information are correct in the billing system. I also handle in-house deposits and mailing for the business office.
Q: What was NWR like when you started?
A: When I was hired in 1990, our office was at 8220 Naab Road on the third floor. I have done just about every job in the billing department at some point. I have trained new employees. I was here back when we were called Premiere Radiology Network.
Q: How has NWR changed over the years?
A: I am impressed by how green our company has gotten with using less paper and the way we obtain our information through computer technology. A beneficial change for me personally has been the fact that every time the billing office has changed locations, it has moved closer to my home!
Q: What do you like most about working for NWR?
A: I enjoy the family-oriented atmosphere, caring co-workers and beautiful work space. I have enjoyed the company parties and family outings the company has had for us. I have learned a lot of different jobs and met lots of people over the years. I’m very proud to work for NWR.
CT scans and MRI scans are two different medical imaging methods used to create detailed images of internal body parts, such as bones, joints and organs. They both help diagnose a wide range of medical conditions. They reduce the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures. They both have similar uses, but they produce images in different ways.
Two-thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. are women; women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men; and migraines are a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Is there a connection between migraines and Alzheimer’s, and why are women more likely to have both? Northwest Radiology Network’s Dr. Marc Underhill talks with WISH-TV Channel 8’s Annessa Chumbley.
Our own Dr. Hallett recently presented at the AHA International Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia on the topic of vascular lesions of the upper extremity in athletes. See Dr. Hallett’s presentation here:
Annual Indianapolis Monthly feature highlights best physicians in their fields
Northwest Radiology Network is pleased to announce eight of its doctors are included in Indianapolis Monthly as 2019 “Indy’s Top Doctors.”
The list honors the top board-certified specialists based on peer reviews and recommendations from other physicians.
“We are honored to see so many of our radiologists recognized this year, and many of them for multiple years in a row,” said Northwest Radiology Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus. “This annual guide of physicians and specialists highlights those professionals who have the expertise and experience as well as the respect of their fellow doctors. We are proud to be included on that list.”
Congratulations to the following radiologists from Northwest Radiology who are included on the 2019 Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors list:
Peter D. Arfken, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Arfken’s interests include body imaging and nuclear/PET imaging. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship in body imaging at Indiana University Medical Center.
Eric E. Beltz, MD – Neuroradiology
Dr. Beltz’s expertise is head and neck radiology and neuroradiology. His interests include advanced imaging for tumors, dementia imaging and csf leaks. He received his doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden. After completing his radiology residency, he completed a neuroradiology fellowship at Emory University.
Richard L. Hallett II, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Hallett’s special interests include cardiovascular imaging and cardiac CT angiography. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University School of Medicine-Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University Medical Center in California, where he continues to teach as Adjunct Assistant Professor Radiology.
Brian Jellison, MD – Neuroradiology
Dr. Jellison’s interests include advanced, physiologic neuroimaging techniques along with ENT head and neck imaging. He also performs a wide range of neurointerventional procedures, with specialized experience in spine therapies. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Wisconsin. He then completed a fellowship in neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Benjamin B. Kuzma, MD – Neuroradiology
Dr. Kuzma’s special interests include imaging of the brain, spine, head and neck. He performs myelography and CT-guided biopsy. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in neuroradiology at The George Washington University Medical Center.
John A. Morton, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Morton’s specialties include nuclear medicine and PET imaging. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Indiana University Medical Center.
Frank J. Pistoia, MD – Neuroradiology
Dr. Pistoia’s special interests include imaging diagnosis and therapy of acute stroke as well as kyphoplasty. He is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and former President of the Indianapolis Stroke Coalition. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed a residency at Hartford Hospital and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Lori J. Wells, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Wells’ special interests include breast imaging and intervention. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency at Indiana University Medical Center.
Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Susan J.F. Meyer, M.D., as a new musculoskeletal radiologist.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in biology from Indiana University, Dr. Meyer received her Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
She completed her radiology residency in diagnostic radiology at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis followed by a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. She is also a member of the Radiological Society of North America and American Roentgen Ray Society.
Dr. Meyer has presented numerous lectures on the musculoskeletal applications of CT and MRI, particularly in the realm of sports injuries. She has taught radiology residents, musculoskeletal radiology fellows, primary care sports medicine fellows and orthopedic sports medicine fellows as well as podiatry residents. She has also contributed to a number of publications.
Dr. Meyer joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.
Most drownings and near-drownings occur during late spring and summer (May through August), and Northwest Radiology’s Dr. Marc Underhill recently spoke with WTHR-TV Channel 13 about drowning, the misleading term “dry drowning,” and symptoms to look for after having a water-related incident.
Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-4.
It is the No. 2 cause of unintentional injury-related death for children up to 14.
Drowning is a process of aspiration leading to hypoxia and eventually cardiac arrest. However, it is not synonymous with death: it can be interrupted.
“Dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” are both misleading terms propagated by social media – causing a lot of unnecessary panic surrounding the idea that some patients may worsen due to pulmonary edema after aspirating small amounts of water. (reference below or other articles)
Anyone who experiences consistent cough, breathlessness or other worrisome symptoms such as vomiting or extreme sleepiness within 8 hours of a water-related incident should seek medical advice immediately.
Prevention is key! Small children should be continuously and uninterruptedly supervised within arm’s reach while in the water, even if a lifeguard is present.
Other preventive measures are lifejackets, fences completely enclosing pools or ponds, and swimming and water safety lessons.
Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Richard Leroy Becker, M.D., as a new pediatric radiologist.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and Purdue University, respectively, he worked as a field engineer for an oilfield services company. He was later commissioned in the United States Navy and returned to academic study, receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
After training and serving as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Becker completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland, the nation’s leading academic military medical center. He served a total of 14 years on active duty, most recently as flight surgeon and staff radiologist at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, and remains active in the Navy reserve currently. He has received the Navy Commendation Medal three times as well as the Joint Services Commendation Medal.
Dr. Becker completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Pediatric Radiology.
He has contributed to a number of publications and presentations on topics including glenohumeral joint sepsis; pre-natal evaluation of lower extremity anomalies; and non-refluxing, non-obstructed primary megaureter.
Dr. Becker joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.
Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Rachel Elizabeth Seltman, M.D., as a new neuroradiologist.
After receiving her dual Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and biology from Anderson University, Dr. Seltman received her Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
She completed her radiology residency in diagnostic radiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine followed by a neuroradiology fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is board eligible by the American Board of Radiology. She is also a member of the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, Women in Radiology (Indiana University School of Medicine Chapter) and American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Seltman has contributed to a number of publications and presentations on topics including brain tumors, petrous apex lesions, cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis, neoplasia-related jugular vein thrombosis and frontotemporal dementia.
She was the recipient of the medical student scholarship given at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, and she received the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student of Excellence Award the following year.
Dr. Seltman is a teacher in the fourth-year medical student radiology clerkship lecture series at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and she is also a contributor to the IU Department of Radiology’s “Case of the Day” series for neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.
Dr. Seltman joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Dr. Brown received his Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
He completed his radiology residency at the University of Toledo followed by a nuclear medicine fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Mo. He has dual board certification by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Brown has contributed to a number of publications and presentations on topics including Klippel-Feil syndrome, a congenital, musculoskeletal condition characterized by the fusion of at least two vertebrae of the neck; and Sprengel deformity, a rare disorder in which the scapula is too high on one side of the body.
His research experience includes working to update the nuclear medicine sections of the third edition of the “Essential Radiology” textbook. In addition, he has a paper being published this fall in “Radiology: Imaging Cancer,” a new journal from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Dr. Brown joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.