Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology which involves imaging of the central and peripheral nervous systems, spine and head and neck. Primary diagnostic modalities are Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
At Radiology Associates of Richmond, our neuroradiologists have obtained an additional year of fellowship training focused on a multitude of neurologic diseases such as: stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain tumors, head and neck cancer, and other neurodegenerative processes. These radiologists have CAQ (certificates of added qualification) in neuroradiology offered by the American Board of Radiology.
Our neuroradiologists work together with emergency room physicians and neurologists to provide accurate and expeditious reports to patients presenting with stroke, when timely action is critical. When necessary, patients are directed to our own subspecialized neuro-intervention team. We also work closely with our surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists as a team to integrate imaging into the work up and follow up of cancer patients.
Neuroradiologists perform procedures such as lumbar punctures and myelography for diagnostic and occasionally therapeutic purposes.