What is Neuroradiology?

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The field of medicine has a lot of odd terminology and complex words. Neuroradiology is definitely one of these words. If you have the need to have a neuroradiology exam done, you are probably full of questions. Most importantly, you will want to know what it means and what is going to occur. Before you get nervous, you need to understand that Neuroradiology has revolutionized the field of medicine. Neuroradiology is used in neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, ear nose and throat, and ophthalmologic (big medical word for eye stuff). Here at Intermountain Medical Imaging, we use Neuroradiology to help take a look inside your body, without ever touching a scalpel.

A Picture on the Inside

Simply put, neuroradiology takes high resolution pictures of your body that is covered by your skin. Before the process of neuroradiology was discovered, the only way medical professionals could take a look inside your body was to use a scalpel. That means diagnosis was extremely invasive.. You will walk in to have the imaging completed and once completed, you will be able to walk out. If you want to get a bit technical, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are some of the most common ways to see a picture of what is going on inside your body. The machines go to work scanning and the images are put together layer by layer, until a complete picture is obtained. Since the information is uploaded onto a computer, it can be studied for any abnormality or issue. That sounds a whole lot better than a doctor with a scalpel, digging around inside your body. Instead, you get a radiologist, using a machine to take snapshots. Click here if you want to know more about radiologists and why they are a valuable part of your healthcare team.   

The Uses of Neuroradiology

Since Neuroradiology can take high resolution pictures of the inner workings of your body, it is used for the imaging and therapy of anything that goes wrong with your central nervous system (Pretty much, your brain, spinal cord and the associated nerves). Since Neuroradiology takes a picture a slice at a time, you will be able to get a computer image of your brain. Medical professionals can then peel back the layers of the detailed picture and see anything that is out of place. They can pinpoint the precise locations of lesions, aneurysms, tumors, vascular malformations, or the effects of a stroke. The images also give clues on how the problem will have an effect on movements, perception, or memory.

Neuroradiology at Intermountain Medical Imaging

At Intermountain Medical Imaging, we use Neuroradiology to take a look inside of your body.. . Medical imaging, including neuroradiology, has become a more pleasant experience for our patients and more efficient for our referring providers.