Jennifer Nicole Alcala
- Clinical Assistant Professor
- Albany Medical College
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (2003 - Ongoing)
Licensure & Certification
- Radiologist, American Board of Radiology (2002)
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- Taljanovic, M. S., Alcala, J. N., Gimber, L. H., Rieke, J. D., Chilvers, M. M., & Latt, L. D. (2021). High-resolution US and MR imaging of peroneal tendon injuries--erratum. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 35(2), 651.
- Taljanovic, M. S., Alcala, J. N., Gimber, L. H., Rieke, J. D., Chilvers, M. M., & Latt, L. D. (2021). High-resolution US and MR imaging of peroneal tendon injuries. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 35(1), 179-99.More infoInjuries of the peroneal tendon complex are common and should be considered in every patient who presents with chronic lateral ankle pain. These injuries occur as a result of trauma (including ankle sprains), in tendons with preexisting tendonopathy, and with repetitive microtrauma due to instability. The peroneus brevis and peroneus longus tendons are rarely torn simultaneously. Several anatomic variants, including a flat or convex fibular retromalleolar groove, hypertrophy of the peroneal tubercle at the lateral aspect of the calcaneus, an accessory peroneus quartus muscle, a low-lying peroneus brevis muscle belly, and an os peroneum, may predispose to peroneal tendon injuries. High-resolution 1.5-T and 3-T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with use of dedicated extremity coils and high-resolution ultrasonography (US) with high-frequency linear transducers and dynamic imaging are proved to adequately depict the peroneal tendons for evaluation and can aid the orthopedic surgeon in injury management. An understanding of current treatment approaches for partial- and full-thickness peroneal tendon tears, subluxation and dislocation of these tendons with superior peroneal retinaculum (SPR) injuries, intrasheath subluxations, and peroneal tendonopathy and tenosynovitis can help physicians achieve a favorable outcome. Patients with low functional demands do well with conservative treatment, while those with high functional demands may benefit from surgery if nonsurgical treatment is unsuccessful. Radiologists should recognize the normal anatomy and specific pathologic conditions of the peroneal tendons at US and MR imaging and understand the various treatment options for peroneal tendon and SPR superior peroneal retinaculum injuries. Online supplemental material is available for this article.
- Erly, W. K., Ashdown, B. C., Lucio, R. W., Carmody, R. F., Seeger, J. F., & Alcala, J. N. (2003). Evaluation of emergency CT scans of the head: is there a community standard?. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 180(6), 1727-30.More infoThis study was designed to assess the accuracy of general radiologists in the interpretation via teleradiology of emergency CT scans of the head.
- Taljanovic, M. S., Hunter, T. B., Krupinski, E. A., Alcala, J. N., Fitzpatrick, K. A., & Ovitt, T. W. (2003). Academic radiology: the reasons to stay or leave. Academic radiology, 10(12), 1461-8.More infoTo find major reasons why junior academic radiologists leave academia for private practice and to suggest future changes to motivate them to stay.
- Alcala, J. N. (2015. High-Resolution US and MR Imaging of Peroneal Tendon Injuries(pp 179-99). Jan-Feb;35(1).