Neuroradiology Overview


Neuroradiology is the subspecialty concerning imaging and radiological procedures related to the brain, spine, head and neck in adults. The imaging studies and procedures our 9 fellowship-trained Neuroradiologists provide for adults and children include:

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MR Angiography (MRA)
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Angiography (CTA)
  • Myelography
  • Dentascans (for presurgical planning in dental implantation)
  • Office patient consultations (often in conjunction with Neurointerventional services)
  • Advanced imaging techniques such as MR spectroscopy and functional MRI (fMRI)

Our outpatient Neuroradiologic imaging facilities include 7 high-field 1.5 T MRI scanners and two open MRIs (including a new 0.7 T high-field open MRI). We have 7 CT scanners (including a state-of-the-art 64-slice multidetector CT and a 16-slice multidetector CT).

Four of our physicians provide Neurointerventional services in our affiliated hospitals, including:

  • Treatment of brain aneurysms (using coils, balloons, etc.)
  • Treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain (coils, balloons, glue, particles, etc.)
  • Angioplasty and stenting of the carotid arteries and intracranial blood vessels
  • Presurgical tumor embolization
  • Stroke therapy
  • Vertebroplasty - designed to alleviate the pain related to spine compression fractures
  • Discography
  • CT guided biopsies

Our Neuroradiologists are also involved in multiple research projects including:

  • Use of new coils, stents, and other devices and procedures in aneurysm and AVM treatment
  • Early detection and treatment of stroke
  • Functional MRI in children with autism

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