Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology, which focuses on the diagnosis of abnormalities of the brain, spine, and head and neck.
Neuroradiologists are highly trained physicians who are important members of the diagnostic and treatment team assisting patients with a variety of disorders affecting the brain, spine and head and neck.
Each day, neuroradiologists are consulted many times by various kinds of doctors who seek guidance in choosing the correct imaging test and for understanding the interpretation of neuroimaging studies and diagnoses that are established.
Neuroradiologists interpret x-rays, magnetic resonance images (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain, spine and spinal cord, face and neck, and peripheral nerves. They also perform angiographic studies of the brain and spine and interpret the findings.
The examinations described above allow neuroradiologists to diagnose strokes, tumors, genetic conditions, aneurysms, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other causes of neurological dysfunction at an early stage.
Neurologists order and interpret x-rays, magnetic resonance images (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain, spine and spinal cord, face and neck, and peripheral nerves.
Early diagnosis allows the treating physician – a neurologist, neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, or a generalist – to accurately counsel the patient and start the best therapy at the earliest possible time.
Minimally invasive treatments for many neurological disorders, such as brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and compression fractures of the spine are mainly performed by neuroradiologists, many of whom have training in these special interventions.
Endovascular surgical neuroradiology (ESN), commonly known as interventional neuroradiology, is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited medical subspecialty specializing in minimally invasive image-based technologies and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head, neck, and spine. While ESN programs can be ACGME accredited, fewer than five programs in the U.S. are accredited. The number of physicians in the United States with an active interest and special competency in this field is estimated to be around 600.
Neurointerventional radiologists are doctors who perform surgery without making a surgical incision. Treatments without surgery are also known as endovascular treatments.
Neurointerventional radiologists are experts in minimally-invasive treatments, and use imaging equipment to see into the body and guide their procedures.
- Acute Stroke
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Back, Leg and Neck Pain
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Arteriovenous Malformation
- Brain Tumor
- Carotid-cavernous Fistula (CCF)
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Cerebral Vasospasm
- Coil Placement
- Contrast-enhanced Techniques
- CT angiography (CTA)
- CT methods
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
- Extracranial Atherosclerosis
- Extracranial Vascular Malformations
- Functional MRI (fMRI)
- Head &Neck Tumors
- Intracranial Atherosclerosis
- Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Tumor
- Lumbar Disc Disease
- MR Angiography
- MR Angiography (MRA)
- MR Spectroscopy (MRS)
- MRI Evaluation of Alzheimer’s
- Perfusion & Diffusion Techniques
- Perfusion Techniques
- PET Evaluation of Alzheimer’s
- Spinal Dural AVM &Arteriovenous Fistula
- Spinal Vascular Malformations
- Stent Placement
- TBTI &Concussion
- Traumatic Vascular Lesions
- Vein of Galen Malformations
- Venous Sinus Occlusive Disease
- Vertebral Body Compression Fractures
- Vertebral Body Tumors