Advanced Imaging

Our team of dedicated, subspecialty trained neuroradiologists utilize state-of-the-art technology, while limiting radiation dose to the absolute minimum necessary to obtain the most precise results.

Neuroscience imaging

Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Thanks to advances in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic neuroradiology has made tremendous advances in recent years. Our Division provides the most technologically advanced imaging services including:

  • MR spectroscopy - for the study of brain tumors and epilepsy
  • MR and CT perfusion imaging - for the study of stroke and brain tumors
  • MR and CT angiography - for the noninvasive study of the arteries that supply the brain

We also provide high level of expertise in imaging for cancers of the head and neck.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional neuroradiology is a specialty within neuroradiology primarily dedicated to the treatment of disorders of the blood vessels of the neck and brain from inside the blood vessels.

Patients who may have required surgery for aneurysms, vascular malformations and tumors of the brain, spine, head and neck may be considered for treatment using a safe and effective endovascular (inside the blood vessels) approach to reach the lesion.

Advanced Spinal Imaging

Spinal dural fistulas are the most common type of spinal vascular malformations. Our neuroradiology division treats subtle spinal dural fistulas with noninvasive localization. This approach reduces the time for endovascular localization and treatment from the typical three hours to less than 30 minutes.

Additional cutting-edge spine procedures we perform include:

  • Vertebroplasty - designed to alleviate the pain from spine fractures resulting from osteoporosis
  • Kyphoplasty - designed to fix spinal deformities without surgery

Leaders in Research and Education

The Penn Division of Neuroradiology is among the top programs in the United States with a full complement of outstanding faculty and staff dedicated to providing excellent clinical care, cutting-edge research and first-rate education.

Our advanced equipment consists of:

  • Eight 1.5T and three 3T state of the art clinical MR systems
  • 1.5 Tesla MR scanners
  • Helical multi detector CT scanners
    • 1.5T and 3T dedicated research MR scanners
    • Seven multi-detector CT scanners, as well as a portable 8-slice unit
    • Two biplane neuroangiography suites (one with rotational capabilities)
    • Suites dedicated to spinal procedures and diagnostic and interventional neuroangiography

In This Section

Neuroradiology Services

The Neuroradiology Division of Penn Radiology provides comprehensive diagnostic and interventional imaging of the brain, spine, and neck.

Neuroradiology Team

Penn Radiology's neuroradiology team works together to offer you the best possible options for your radiological care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our frequently asked questions about neuroradiology services within the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine.

Forms, Instructions and Guides

Download and complete forms in advance of your neuroradiology imaging appointment with Penn Radiology.

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