Neuroradiology specialists use advanced imaging tools to see inside the brain, head, neck and spine, getting clearer and less invasive access to the diseases, disorders and injuries causing neurological problems.
Neuroradiologists at the Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Neuroscience Center have access to some of the most advanced imaging tools in the world, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET (positron emission tomography), CT (computed tomography), angiography, ultrasound and x-rays.
Neuroradiology techniques are used to diagnose conditions of the brain, head, neck and spinal cord. Interventional neuroradiology techniques are used to treat those conditions. Interventional neuroradiologists use imaging tools to guide treatment in patients, usually resulting in small (or no) incisions, very targeted treatments, faster recoveries and better healing.
Common problems our experts treat include:
Patients are cared for at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the most well-equipped and staffed facility in the region for management of neurovascular disorders. The service is home to two $2 million dollar bi-plane digital angiographic units dedicated to neurovascular procedures.
For a referral to a Washington University neurologist or neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call 855.925.0631.