This imaging section is involved in imaging of the central and peripheral nervous system as well as the head and neck region using various imaging modalities. The section is headed by a fellowship-trained Neuroradiologist; the multidisciplinary approach to patient care evident in this section provides residents with a holistic approach to neuroradiology.
Imaging examinations of the brain, extracranial head and neck, and spine are carried out in this section, including CT cerebral angiography, MR angiography, and MRI brachial plexus on 256-slice Siemens Somatom CT, 64-slice General Electric CT, 3T Philips Ingenia and 1.5T General Electric MRI scanners.
The section provides diagnostic support to the busy hospital neurological, neurosurgical, spine, ENT and maxillofacial clinical services with approximately 3500 MRI examinations annually.
The clinical highlight of the week in this section is the Tuesday morning clinical meeting with hospital Neurologists and Neurosurgeons during which challenging cases are discussed, as well as the general tumour board meetings on Monday afternoon which facilitate a multidisplinary team approach for head and neck cancer patients.
Residents rotating through this section are expected to report CT and MR imaging of the brain, extracranial head and neck and spine that are reviewed at daily rounds. These examinations also represent an important segment of emergency work that will be encountered by residents on call.
Residents are expected liaise with referring clinicians to decide on appropriate imaging techniques and to guide technologists on the appropriate protocols. Residents are also expected to participate in the patient selection for and carrying out of CT cisternography and ultrasound-guided neck lesion FNAs or biopsies.
The section is a collaborator in providing information for the institution stroke and multiple sclerosis registries.
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