Update from ERA

In 2019, ERA successfully integrated three fellowship-trained radiologists. These physicians bring more depth and sub- specialization to the team.

Dr. Stephen Bradley Weldon is a board certified radiologist that joined ERA in September 2019. Dr. Weldon is a fellowship trained in Pediatrics and MSK (Musculoskeletal).

Dr. Brett MacAdam is a board certified radiologist that joined ERA in April 2019. He is fellowship trained in MSK (Musculoskeletal).

Dr. Bret Martel is a board-eligible radiologist that joined ERA in July 2019. He is fellowship trained in Nuclear Medicine.

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Bret Martell

Bret Martell, MD

Dr. Bret Martell is a board-eligible radiologist that joined ERA in July 2019. He is fellowship trained in Nuclear Medicine.

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Varicocele Embolization

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What is a varicocele? A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain and shrinking of the testicles. In healthy veins of the scrotum, a one-way valve allows blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart. In a varicocele, the one-way valve has failed resulting in pooled blood and enlarged veins around the testicle. What is Varicocele Embolization? The enlarged veins found in a varicocele can be treated using embolization. In embolization a small tube called a catheter is inserted in the groin area...

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Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG Block)

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What is Sphenopalatine Ganglion? The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is a group of nerves located in the skull behind the nasal passages. The SPG is also associated with the trigeminal nerve, the principle nerve involved in headache disorders. The SPG block may provide relief for a variety of pain syndromes including: Trigeminal neuralgia Sphenopalatine neuralgia Migraine headaches Cluster headaches Facial pain Temporomandibular joint pain Postherpetic neuralgia How is a SPG block done? We may apply a small amount of numbing medicine on a cotton...

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Tumor Microwave Ablation

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What is tumor microwave ablation? Tumor microwave ablation is a procedure that uses microwave energy to destroy cancer cells. Microwave ablation is used to treat tumors of the liver and some other tumors including bone tumors. How is tumor microwave ablation done? A needle-like microwave antenna will be placed inside with the tumor, more than one applicator may be used depending on the tumor size and location. Dr. Christenson will use ultrasound and other x-ray imaging to guide the antenna(s) to the treatment site. Once the antenna is in the correct...

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