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Why UMMC Neuroradiology

The Division of Neuroradiology, a neuroscience-based specialized and focused branch of the Department of Radiology at UMMC, offers state-of-the-art imaging for the diagnosis of diseases of the brain, head, neck and spine in adult and pediatric patients.

In conjunction with colleagues in neurology and neurosurgery, our faculty members provide a wide array of neuro-interventional procedures. Neuro-imaging faculty members are fellowship trained with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) demonstrating their wide range of clinical experience and research interests. Their studies are frequently topics in various scientific publications.

Our wide array of experience enables us to actively promote clinical and research-based advancement of neuroradiology as we train and mold future neuro-imagers in the state of Mississippi.

We perform leading-edge cranio-spinal axis imaging with advanced stroke imaging. We also provide advanced brain tumor imaging with routine use of diffusion, perfusion, spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging and pre-surgical tumor mapping.

UMMC is the only facility in the state routinely performing fetal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and neonatal/pediatric MR imaging with use of general anesthesia.

Neuroradiology faculty members are actively involved as an integral part of various multidisciplinary conferences at UMMC's adult and children's hospitals. This enables comprehensive discussion of specific patient issues with doctors from other specialties, such as oncology, surgery, pathology and radiation oncology. We spearhead, as well as actively support, clinical services and also collaborate with other medical facilities on clinical, translational and basic research. The division also offers an ACGME-accredited neuroradiology fellowship.

The Division of Neuroradiology typically performs neuro-axis imaging, which includes:

  • Computed tomography (CT) of the brain, head, neck and spine. CT Myelograms also are routinely performed.
  • MR imaging of the brain and spine with special protocols dedicated for orbital, IAC, skull base, cranial nerves and brachial plexus imaging.
  • Advanced brain tumor imaging with DWI, PWI, spectroscopy and DTI imaging for pre-surgical tumor mapping.
  • Advanced stroke imaging with routine use of CTA and CTP imaging.
  • Fetal MR imaging.
  • Diagnostic catheter-based neuro-angiography.
  • Neck and spine biopsies with performance of both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
  • Neuro-intervention in head and neck tumors.