Neuroradiologists specialize in the radiology of the spine, brain, head and neck. Their additional training and experience in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology enhances their interpretation and performance of neuroradiological procedures.
Neuroradiological procedures include: CT scans, MRI scans, myelography, neuroanigiography and neurointerventional procedures. These procedures help specialists better understand and treat complex medical conditions. For example, an MRI gives great detail about the brain and spine and can pick up an abnormality even if a CT scan is negative.
Neuroanigiography involves x-ray pictures of the blood vessels of the head and neck used to evaluate blockages or partial blockages of the arteries. Physicians often will request a conventional angiography before surgery to confirm a finding from another test. Also, neuroangiography is used for evaluation of cerebral (brain) aneurysms, strokes, arteriovenous malformations, vasculities and other cerebrovascular diseases.