Neuroradiology is comprised of fellowship-trained, board certified radiologists who are highly skilled in providing precise diagnosis and appropriate therapy for the best medical outcomes.
Neuroradiology is comprised of fellowship-trained, board certified radiologists who are highly skilled in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, perfusion imaging and MR spectroscopy. Our radiologists also perform image-guided procedures for diagnostic purposes including fluoroscopic-guided lumbar punctures, myelograms, cisternograms, and diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography.
A subspeciality of radiology, neuroradiology focuses on the diagnosis of diseases and disorders of the brain, spine, and the head and neck region. These diseases and disorders include trauma, stroke, brain tumors, head and neck cancer, aneurysms, vascular malformations, demyelinating disease and degenerative diseases of the spine.
There is active collaboration with specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, ear-nose-throat (ENT), and oncology to offer life-saving treatments. These treatments include coil embolization of aneurysms, arterial stenting, embolization of vascular malformations, thrombectomy for treatment of acute stroke. and biopsy of tumors that affect the head and spine. Neuroradiology is integral to VCU Health's designation as a Level I Stroke and Trauma Center.
Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques:
- Diagnostic MR imaging methods
- Catheter angiography
- Coil placement
- Stent placement