Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Center neuroradiologists devote the majority of their efforts to providing a high level of interpretation of imaging studies to accommodate the needs of Clinical Center patients, their physicians, and other clinical staff. Current facilities include dual source multidetector CT (MDCT), 320 and 256 slice MDCT (2009), and 64 slice CT. Multiple state-of-the-art MRI scanners are available, including three 3T units and two 1.5T scanners, with an additional 3T obesity scanner being installed in 2009.
Neuroradiology studies are performed either in the Clinical Center or the NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) Center. In addition to interpretation of these imaging studies, neuroradiologists perform myelograms and cervical and lumbar punctures in patients requiring such procedures to comply with requirements of a protocol or as part of a diagnostic work up. Diagnostic angiographic procedures are available, as well as interventional endovascular approaches in the evaluation of patients prior to surgery.
Neuroradiologists consult with clinical colleagues to assist them in better understanding abnormalities found in the imaging studies. They also conduct and participate in clinical conferences with various groups of physicians, covering in-depth discussions of diagnostic problems as well as planning for the best possible management of their patients. Members of the neuroradiology service collaborate extensively with physicians in different Institutes in support of clinical research conducted at NIH.
For more information on consultations or protocol development at NIH, contact:
Dr. Nicholas Patronas
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This page last updated on 06/22/2018