RAM Radiology has board-certified, fellowship-trained neuroradiologists to interpret all of your Neurological radiology studies and answer all of your imaging needs.
The role of neuroradiology in the diagnosis of neuropathologic conditions continues to grow with the advancement of modern technology. Cross-sectional imaging, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, has revolutionized the diagnostic approach to pathology of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Newer advanced imaging techniques, including functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and perfusion imaging, provide new valuable information that facilitates diagnosis and monitors response to therapy. Familiarity with neuroradiology imaging studies and basic neuroimaging patterns is therefore invaluable to the practicing neuropathologist, and the neuroradiologist and neuropathologist should work together to provide clinically useful information.
Neuroradiology is a common term to describe the clinically available imaging tools used to provide diagnostic images of the brain and spine. Each of the commonly used modalities – computed tomography, MRI, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy are discussed in this entry, as well as the history of this field in general. More details regarding each individual diagnostic imaging modality can be found in separate encyclopedia entries for each technique. The role of imaging in the diagnosis and management of the broad categories of neurological disorders (vascular, infectious, etc.) is discussed briefly. More detailed information regarding the imaging findings for each specific neurological disorder is found in the encyclopedia entry for that individual disease.