The Neuroradiology fellowship provides extensive exposure to the performance and interpretation of all aspects of neuroimaging including plain films of the skull, facial bones, cervical spine thoracic and lumbar of the spine:
- CT and MRI of the brain, extracranial head and neck, TMJ, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine
- PET, SPECT, myelography, CT myelograms, intracranial and extracranial angiograms
- Spinal angiology
- Embolization procedures (external carotid and internal carotid/vertebral/complex)
- Angioplasty procedures of the head and neck.
Approximately 40 percent of the fellow’s time is spent protocoling and interpreting imaging studies including MR, CT, and plain films. All imaging studies are initially reviewed by the fellow, allowing each to reach his/her own diagnostic conclusions.
The imaging studies are then verified by the attending neuroradiology staff with discussions of the findings and teaching points.
All diagnostic reports generated by fellows are closely reviewed by the appropriate neuroradiology staff for content, differential diagnosis and clarity. One month of training is spent at Children's Hospital Medical Center under the direction of pediatric neuroradiologists.