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Interventional procedures including angioplasty and vascular stenting, spinal procedures, embolizations are only a few of the many procedures the fellow will be able to perform. The specialty curriculum offers significant case volume to participate in the full range of neuroradiologic examinations, procedures, and interpretations. The curriculum includes:
- 4 weeks of dedicated training in pediatric neuroradiology.
- 4 weeks of dedicated training in head and neck radiology.
- 4 weeks of training in spine radiology including non-invasive studies and image-guided procedures such as access to the spinal canal for myelography and medication installation, biopsy, discography, and therapeutic spine procedures.
- 6 weeks of training in vascular neuroradiology. (The program must offer the opportunity for fellows to perform and interpret non-invasive and invasive diagnostic catheter-based cervicocerebral angiography. Experience in microcatheter techniques for thrombolysis treatment of acute stroke and endovascular treatment of aneurysms.)
- Remaining time in general adult diagnostic neuroradiology
Didactic instruction includes the performance and interpretation of all non-invasive imaging studies of the brain, spine, neck, organs of special sense and vascular supply to these regions, and new and evolving imaging techniques. There are daily interpretation sessions and bi-monthly conferences specifically prepared for fellows, as well as departmental and interdepartmental conferences with clinical departments such as neurology, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, and neurovascular and fetal neuroradiology conferences.