Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology focusing on the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalites of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck. Interventional radiology is also a component in neuroradiology including pain management and intravascular procedures.

Imaging modalities and exams used for Neuroradiology:

  • MRI
  • MR angiography
  • Functional MRI
  • Multi-voxel MR spectroscopy
  • CT
  • CT angiography (CTA)
  • Conventional digital angiography
  • PET and PET/CT
  • Nuclear medicine SPECT scans
  • Myelography followed by CT Myelography
  • Discography
  • Image guided biopsy
  • Flouroscopic/CT guided Pain Management
Neuroradiology is commonly used to detect or evaluate:

  • Tumors of the brain
  • Developmental anomalies of the brain
  • Vascular anomalies of the head (aneurysm)
  • Disorders of the eyes and the inner ear
  • Stroke
  • Trauma patients
  • Disease in the pituitary gland
  • Certain chronic disorders of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
  • Causes of headache