Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the brain, head and neck, spine and vascular lesions using x-rays, magnetic fields, and ultrasound. These forms of energy are harnessed with machines such as the CT scanner, magnetic resonance imaging scanner and ultrasound machines. Neuroradiologists are physicians who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, head and neck, and spine.

Beaumont Hospital's Neuroradiology division operates nine MRI scanners, 12 multi-slice CT scanners, and five angiography rooms of which two are bi-plane. Our division is fully digital and operates at the hospitals and imaging centers. 

Beaumont's Neuroradiology division works closely with the divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Vascular surgery and Orthopaedics. Neuroradiology specialists use digital angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound (US), as well as plain x-rays, to study the brain, head and neck, and spine in their search for neurological diseases.

Beaumont's Neuroradiology division consists of a diagnostic imaging section and an interventional therapeutic section. Beaumont's Diagnostic Neuroradiology section deals with the diagnosis of many disorders, including the brain, spinal cord, head and neck.

The Interventional Neuroradiology section provides special procedures to aid in the treatment of neurovascular head and spine abnormalities. The use of these various procedural and imaging modalities aids in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

Interventional Neuroradiology is a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of vascular diseases of the central nervous system and spine. At Beaumont, we perform many procedures designed to treat endovascular diseases and conditions. Emergency consultation is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Aneurysms, vascular malformations, stenoses and tumors of the brain, head and neck, used to require surgical intervention but today's technology allows consideration for endovascular treatment approaches to reach the lesion. Interventional techniques, such as thrombolysis, are useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. Many disease processes of the spine may also be treated utilizing percutaneous techniques. These image-guided therapies allow treatment of previously untreatable or difficult to access lesions.

Physicians provide clinic appointments and are on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day and work in collaboration with the Neurosurgery and Neurology Divisions at Beaumont Hospital to insure patients receive optimal treatment planning and therapy.