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Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a rapidly growing subspecialty of medical imaging focused on diagnosing conditions of the brain, spine, and central nervous system. With the help of today’s powerful, versatile imaging modalities, neuroradiologists are now better able to identify a broad spectrum of conditions — everything from pinched nerves in the spine to blockages in the brain’s tiny blood vessels.

Often, accurate interpretation of these tests can identify potentially disastrous problems early, when treatment can be most effective. At Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants (AMIC), we offer a complete range of neuroradiology exams, including every available modern application. And because several of our board-certified radiologists are subspecialty fellowship-trained in neuroradiology, we offer the high-level expertise required to ensure thorough, accurate diagnoses for your patients.

comprehensive neuroimaging capabilities.

CT and MR Imaging – CT and MR imaging of the brain and spine have revolutionized neurologic and neurosurgical treatment of a variety of central nervous system disorders in recent years.  CT scanning represents an excellent screening tool for patients with a history of trauma, severe acute-onset headache, or suspected intracranial bleeding or stroke.  MRI is more sensitive in diagnosing and characterizing early ischemia, brain masses and tumors, and a wide range of infectious and inflammatory disorders.  The remarkable clarity offered by CT and MRI gives our radiologists more accurate information on which doctors can base their treatment plans.

CT and MR angiography (CTA and MRA) – Angiography is especially useful in evaluating blockages in the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain. New capabilities with CTA and MRA have created excellent alternatives to traditional catheter angiography. With CTA and MRA, we are often able to image the arteries and veins without the risk of invasive procedures. And with MRA, contrast agents may be eliminated entirely, a particular medical concern in patients with diabetes, renal insufficiency, or certain allergies.

MR spectroscopy (MRS) – MRS uses radiofrequency information to identify different chemical compounds in brain tissue. We use MRS to look for metabolic disorders, tumors, and certain inflammatory diseases.

PET and Alzheimer’s disease – PET scanning can diagnose early Alzheimer’s as well as help monitor and direct treatment. Medicare’s coverage of PET scans includes “beneficiaries with suspected Alzheimer’s disease”.

 

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