Bradley Spieler, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Joint Appointment)

Associate Professor of Clinical Urology (Joint Appointment)

Vice Chairman of Research

LSUHSC Faculty Senate President 2017-2018
(504) 568-4647


Doctor of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
Tulane University 
New Orleans, LA


Dr. Spieler is a native of the greater New Orleans area, and completed nearly his entire education in New Orleans (including medical school at LSU in New Orleans graduating with AOA honors), except for residency and his fellowship in abdominopelvic imaging, which he completed at New York University in New York City, graduating as fellow of the year, an award recognizing excellence in resident education. Dr. Spieler is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Research for the Department of Radiology and practicing as a member of the abdominopelvic imaging section in the department of diagnostic radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is an active mentor to medical students and residents as well as an active contributor to clinical literature with particular research interest in magnetic resonance / CT enterography and prostate MRI. Dr. Spieler is the co-course director for multiple interdisciplinary conference series involving the departments of Surgery, Urology, Gastroenterology and Gynecology. He is also faculty on multiple annual medical student and resident conference series particularly in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as the coordinator for the longitudinal radiology elective for second year medical students. Dr. Spieler is also actively involved in multiple University based committees, also serving as a member of the Faculty Assembly for the School of Medicine and as member of the Faculty Senate for the Health Sciences Center.

Clinical Interests

Utility of MRI in diagnosis and management of infectious disease and oncology, MRI of the prostate and other advanced pelvic MRI applications including dynamic pelvic MRI and defocography ;  Gastrointestinal imaging with a focus on MR entrography,  CT enterography, and virtual colonoscopy; Whole body diffusion weighted imaging, applications of ultrasound elastography, imaging of fatty liver and spectral CT applications.

Research Interests

MRI of the prostate and other advanced pelvic MRI applications including dynamic pelvic MRI and MR elastography. Gastrointestinal imaging with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease through MR  and CT enterography. Virtual colonoscopy. Whole body diffusion weighted imaging.

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Dr. Spieler serves as the Vice Chairman of Research for the Department of Radiology and coordinates the department's annual research symposium.

He is also an active member in multiple societies including the American Roentgen Ray Society serving as an item writer for CME activities and consulting editor for the American Journal of Radiology for genitourinary imaging. He is also a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals including Abdominal Radiology and the Ochnser Journal as well as a grant reviewer for the Louisiana Biomedical Collaborative Research Program. 

Selected Publications

Yu J, Spieler B, et al.  Promoting Collaborations between Radiologists and Basic Scientists. Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan;25(1):9-17.

Shaffer W, Maher M, Maristany M, Ustunsoz B , Spieler B. Persistent Sciatic Artery: A Favorable Anatomic Variant in a Setting of Trauma. Ochsner Journal. 2017 Summer; 17 (2):189-194.

Guillory S, Jordan M, Spieler, B; et al.  A 44 –Year Old Woman with Jaundice and Abdominal Pain. Journal of the LA State Medical Society. 2014.May/June; 166 (1) 129-133.

Spieler B, Hindman N, Levy J; et al. Contrast-enhanced MR enterography as a stand-alone tool to evaluate Crohn's disease in a pediatric population. Clinical Radiology. 2013 Oct; 68(10):1024-30.

Rosenkrantz AB, Andrade T, Spieler B; et al. Association of the apparent diffusion coefficient of high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with metastatic disease: preliminary results. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.2012;35:1478–1483.

Rosenkrantz AB, Spieler B; et al. Utility of MRI Features For Differentiation of Retroperitoneal Fibrosis and Lymphoma. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2012; 199:118-126.

Rosenkrantz AB, Sigmund EE, Winnick A, Niver BE, Spieler B; et al. Assessment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using Apparent Diffusion Coefficient and Diffusion Kurtosis Indices: Preliminary Experience in Fresh Liver Explants. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Dec;30(10):1534-40.

Rosenkrantz AB, Deng FM, Kim S, Lim R, Hindman H, Mussi TC, Spieler B; et al. Prostate Cancer: Multiparametric MRI for Index Lesion Localization-A Multi-Reader Study. American Journal of Roentgenology 2012;199:830-837.

Macari M, Spieler, B, Babb, J, Pachter HL. Can the location of the mesenteric twist be used to differentiate sigmoid from cecal/ascending colon volvulus? Clinical Radiology.2011; 66: 112.

Macari M, Spieler B, Kim D,Graser A, Megibow A; et al.  Dual Source Dual Energy MDCT:  Comparison of 80 kVp and weighted average 120 kVp data on pancreatic lesion conspicuity. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2010; 194:W27-W32.

Spieler B, Chaney S, Lopez A; et al. A presentation of Crohn’s Disease in a 44- year- old patient. Journal of the LA State Medical Society. 2005 Jan-Feb;157 (1):18-22.

Additional Info

Prior to his medical training, Bradley attended Tulane College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Earlier on, he hailed from Bonnabel High School, graduating as Valedictorian. He is an avid world traveler, music lover, devoted Saints fan, and enthusiast of all things “New Orleans”. He has and continues to serve the community through active involvement in nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Camp Tiger and Charlie's Saints Marching Club.