Neuroradiology subspecialists use a variety of techniques to obtain images of the structure and function of the central nervous system, brain, head, and neck to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, headaches, MS, and brain tumors.
Subspecialized neuroradiologists work closely with neurologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, and others to provide a coordinated, informed, effective approach to neurological patient care.
RPI provides a wide range of cutting-edge neuroradiological studies to address acute and chronic clinical concerns. Stroke imaging is tailored to the specific needs of the patient by employing the latest software and protocols such as RAPID perfusion and high-resolution CTA. Brain tumors can be evaluated with multivoxel proton MR spectroscopy, dynamic perfusion MRI, as well as PET. Neuroradiologists at RPI are dedicated to using the latest technology and national recommendations to best serve patients across the full spectrum of neurological disease. Multiple fellowship trained neuroradiologists are available daily to answer questions, evaluate imaging, and assist with any radiology need.
RPI is able to address any neuroradiology question a patient may have. Whether the concern is common, rare, acute, or chronic, RPI will utilize state of the art imaging to provide an accurate diagnosis and allow clinicians to provide appropriate treatment. Additionally, RPI physicians are active participants at multidisciplinary conferences in which neuroradiologists provide specific recommendations and input to assist with care planning in particular regard to oncology and epilepsy patients.
Neurological imaging procedures include:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce high resolution images of organs, soft tissues, and bones. RPI neuroradiologists utilize MRI in order to diagnose a number of neurologic conditions including stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, and aneurysms.
Computed tomography (CT) images equipment obtains multiple images to produce highly detailed cross-sections of the inside of the body, providing a multidimensional view. RPI neuroradiologists interpret CT exams to assess stroke, tumors, back pain, and bleeding in the brain.
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging utilizes small amounts of radioactive material in order to evaluate disorders of the brain, including tumors, seizures, and other central nervous system disorders.