Neuroradiology is the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases of the brain, spine, head and neck using neuroimaging techniques. At the Washington University Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, our neuroradiology team serves a wide range of patients.
We offer care for both routine and trauma situations. Whether you need to schedule an exam to evaluate a potential neurovascular disorder or require emergency treatment, we provide the expert care you need.
Neuroradiology: Why Choose Us?
When you come to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you will find:
- Exceptional accreditations: Barnes-Jewish Hospital has the distinction of being a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our neuroradiology team is an integral part of treating these critical stroke patients.
- High volume: The neuroradiology team performs more than 800 exams per year. This strong volume of patients gives our radiologists the experience and expertise to handle the most complex and critical cases.
- Comprehensive services: We provide the full spectrum of neuroradiology services, including analyzing hundreds of stroke patients to see if they are candidates for potentially life-saving thrombectomy procedures. We also provide endocrine disorder testing, perform diagnostic exams for neurovascular disorders and administer chemotherapy.
- Experienced team available around the clock: As a designated stroke center, our team manages patient care 24/7, 365 days a year. Our radiologists are always able to respond with the high level of care and expertise you expect. Meet our radiology team.
- Advanced technology: We have two neuroangiography suites with the latest biplane technology for treating our most critically ill patients. We manage neurovascular, brain and spinal procedures in our neuroradiology unit.
- Support for those at highest risk: We have the skilled team and advanced technologies necessary to care for high-risk patients, emergency situations and complex cases.
Preparing for Your Neuroradiology Appointment
Before you come in for a neuroradiology appointment, please follow this checklist:
- Arrive 30 minutes early: Unless provided different directions by those scheduling your procedure, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for registration time and to ask any questions you may have before your procedure.
- Have these documents with you:
- A photo ID (driver’s license or state ID)
- Insurance card(s)
- A completed Medication Record
- List of any allergies
- Check with your referring physician about lab work: Most procedures require certain lab work and imaging prior to the procedure, which your referring physician will order.
- Food, drink and medication: Take your medication as you normally do, with small sips of water, unless your referring physician has told you otherwise. For any procedure requiring sedation, do not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to your exam. Most of our procedures require that you have a responsible adult with you who will be able to drive you home after the procedure. Also, if you use a CPAP or BiPAP machine at home, please bring it with you to your appointment.
- Be prepared to discuss your medical history: We may ask you about your completed Medication Record, allergies and any previous surgeries. Women should always inform their physician and the neuroradiology staff if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
New patients: To schedule an appointment, please call 314.362.7111 or toll free at 877.992.7111. Please note: You or your referring physician will need to provide a referral order before your appointment.
Current neuroradiology patients: Please call the neuroradiology department at 314.362.7113 with any questions about your neuroradiology procedure. Get all the patient information you need, including additional contact information and maps to our locations.