Neuroradiology is a wide-ranging discipline which focuses on imaging the brain and related areas of the human body. The Heart of England Neuroradiology team co-operate extensively with our colleagues to ensure a comprehensive service which includes all four principle modalities: Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Angiography, and Nuclear Medicine Imaging.
Neuroradiology focuses on the detection and diagnosis of abnormalities in the central and peripheral nervous system, including the spine. The scans and tests we perform are aimed at characterizing the cause of symptoms which find their root in problems in these parts of the body.
Of the four imaging modalities listed above, the most commonly used are Computed Tomography [CT] and Magnetic Resonance Imaging [MRI]. You can read more about these modalities by clicking on the one in which you're most interested. In addition, Aangiography is sometimes used to diagnose problems in the vascular system, as well as lesions in other areas. We also make use of Nuclear Medicine Imaging.
The Neuroradiology team are a busy cohort of highly skilled radiologists with the experience and expertise necessary to perform and interpret the disparate scans and tests necessary in the discipline.