James D. Collins, M.D.

James D. Collins, M.D. is a full-time Professor and General Radiologist in the UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences. He specializes in bilateral 3D MRI/MRA imaging of the brachial plexus, and has been performing these studies since 1985. The bilateral 3D MRI/MRA has provided anatomic evidence of thoracic outlet syndrome (compression of the bicuspid valves within the internal jugular and subclavian veins) for neurological evaluation and corrective physical therapy and surgery. The entire procedure is monitored by Dr. Collins at the workstation. After the MRI/MRA/MRV imaging is complete, Dr. Collins spends a great deal of time annotating images and explaining his findings to his patients. He is a favorite of patients, past and present.

Dr. Collins has published extensively in journals such as Clinical Anatomy and Family Practice Recertification. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), the British Association of Clinical Anatomists (BACA), the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the California Radiological Society (CRS), the Los Angeles Radiological Society (LARS), the Radiology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA), and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Collins is currently the radiology editor for the Journal of National Medical Association.

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