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Neuroradiology


The Neuroradiology Division of the OSUWMC Department of Radiology performs diagnostic imaging and image-guided interventional procedures related to the brain, head and neck, and spine.  Approximately 80,000 neuroimaging studies, mostly MR and CT exams, are performed and interpreted at our institution each year.  As integral members of the health care team, our neuroradiologists perform a crucial function in diagnosis and management of a wide variety of diseases. Since our nationally ranked James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute recently opened a $1.1 billion state-of-the-art expansion tower and is now the third largest cancer hospital in the nation, the neuroradiology division has assumed a growing role in the care of patients with brain tumors, spine tumors, head and neck cancers, and skull base tumors, collaborating closely with experts in high-quality clinical subspecialties in otolaryngology, skull base surgery, neurosurgery, radiation medicine, and neuro-oncology.  As OSUWMC is a level I trauma center and a comprehensive stroke center, our neuroradiologists are essential to the timely assessment of trauma and stroke, in addition to the wide spectrum of emergent neurological disorders seen in our busy emergency department. Interventional procedures performed by our neuroradiologists include fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture, myelography, vertebroplasty, and image-guided spine and head and neck biopsies.  Our neuroradiology division also offers advanced imaging modalities, such as MR/CT perfusion, functional MRI and brain mapping, diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy, MR sialography, and MR neurography. In addition to weekly tumor boards, interdisciplinary conferences are regularly held with experts in other specialties, covering such topics as neurovascular surgery, stroke neurology, and deep brain stimulator surgery.

Our neuroradiologists also have interests and accomplishments in research, education, and other scholarly activities.  Click on the following links for more information on Neuroradiology Academic and Scholarly Activities and the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program.

Neuroradiologist section members:

 

More information on Neuroradiology can be found at the following web sites:

American Society of Neuroradiology

Patient Educational Resources:

RadiologyInfo.org:  a radiology information resource for patients provided by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

Medline Plus:  a web site by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health provides information on radiology procedures in its section on diagnostic tests.